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  • Should I Apologize After an Accident?

    It’s no secret that car accidents are stressful. If you’ve been involved in an accident, it’s easy to become disoriented, confused, and even stressed about your situation, and that may lead you to try and immediately ease the tension however possible. For many people, this manifests itself in the form of apologizing to other drivers, just to be cordial and show good will in that you wish to work ...
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  • What is Connecticut's Attractive Nuisance Doctrine?

    Parents can always tell you one of their worst fears is their children running off and getting hurt or worse trying to play with something when they don’t recognize the danger of doing so. Kids can find nearly anything interesting, including things that you may not even think twice about such as a pile of wood or other large piece of junk lying around. Unfortunately a large number of kids are ...
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  • What Youth Sports Have the Highest Concussion Rates?

    Youth sports programs have shown they have tremendous numbers of benefits for kids, including improving their people and teamwork skills, hand-eye coordination, and overall fitness levels in ways that they carry with them for the rest of their life. However, they also expose kids to a significantly increased risk of a traumatic brain injury, including concussions. Studies have shown that young, ...
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  • Should You Apologize After an Accident?

    Car accidents are stressful situations, and to help escalate the tension, many people will often apologize to the other people involved. Some people do so because they think they may have contributed to the accident occurring, while others may do so even if they don’t think it was their fault at all. Regardless of the situation, this isn’t a smart decision. Apologizing can have some serious ...
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  • How Can an Attorney Help with My Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

    Just because your insurance company accepts your monthly check, doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be ready to accept your claim in the event of a disaster. It is important to remember that insurance companies are concerned with their interests over yours. This means that when you file a claim, you are essentially entering into a business negation with your insurer. Although you are paying ...
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  • Can I Sue If I Slipped On an Icy Walkway?

    Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises safe and hazard-free. This includes ensuring that their walkways, driveways, parking lots, and other common areas are clear of ice and snow. When ice and snow are allowed to accumulate, it can create very dangerous conditions that can cause serious injuries. Owners who allow dangerous conditions to exist on their property, can be held liable ...
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  • What Are My Rights In a Breach of Contract Case?

    A business contract contains specific obligations that must be fulfilled by the parties entering into the agreement. When one party fails to uphold their contractual obligations, it is known as a "breach" of the contract. A breach of contract can happen when one party fails to perform their duties on time, does not perform their duties in accordance with the terms of the agreement, or does not ...
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  • Attorney Carlos Santos Named Top Attorney for Citizen’s News

    Our firm, Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C., is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Carlos Santos has been named the 2017 Reader’s Choice Top Attorney for Citizen’s News! This weekly local news source conducts an annual selection process for various professionals in the Naugatuck community. We are proud to work alongside such a highly respected, prestigious, and results-driven Naugatuck ...
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  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Why They Should Be Taken Seriously

    Regarding all of the possible injuries following an accident, many people are least concerned with soft tissue injuries as they are generally considered to be less serious. While other injuries, such as broken bones or TBIs are certainly incredibly severe, soft tissue injuries still have the potential to be quite dangerous. Soft tissue injuries include those concerning your muscles, tendons, ...
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  • What If My Injuries Presented Themselves Long After an Accident?

    In any accident, our bodies tend to go into a state of shock. This means we are less likely to immediately notice any injuries we have sustained until later, when the adrenaline has left our body. However, this may present a problem when it comes to pursuing the compensation you are entitled to. When another person is the cause behind your injuries, they are expected to be held liable for any ...
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  • Premises Liability: Snow & Ice Accidents

    Slip and fall accidents tend to increase during the winter time. Sometimes, these accidents are caused by a negligent property owner who fails to keep their walkways free of snow, ice, and other hazardous debris. If you are injured in an accident caused by snow and ice, you might be entitled to financial compensation. However, not all accident situations equate legal liability. In this blog, we ...
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  • Taking Pictures of Your Car Accident

    Car collisions aren’t just scary, they can be deadly. From serious injuries to accident-related fatalities, determining who is liable often comes down to which driver has the best photographic evidence on their side. Taking pictures of the accident scene can help you establish liability early on. The more pictures you take the better, as photos typically aren’t subjected to interpretation the same ...
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  • Why Wearing a Seat Belt is Important

    Despite the fact that motor vehicles are equipped with more safety features than ever before, including tire pressure monitoring systems, back-up cameras, and lane departure prevention systems, none of these innovations are as critical to the safety of passengers as a seat belt. Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers choose to ignore this effective injury-prevention device, putting themselves ...
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  • Connecticut Police Officer Unanimously Wins Appeal, Granted Pension

    On Friday July 21st, Connecticut’s Medical Examining Board overturned its previous denial and granted a Connecticut police officer, represented by Attorney Tim Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos & Sousa, her service connected disability retirement (“pension”). In February 2013, Officer suffered a torn meniscal injury to her right knee. Following the first surgery, twenty percent of the ...
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  • Can Social Media Affect My Injury Claim?

    Did you know that 74% of adults who use the internet also use one or more social media sites? While these platforms give people a place to share their personal thoughts and feelings, there are times when such sentiments can be used against you. Your personal injury case is one of them. It is now a common practice for insurance companies to scour through your social media accounts in hopes of ...
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