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2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • Am I a Victim of Insurance Bad Faith?

    Insurance companies are governed by a massive number of laws and codes that regulate how they should act and what they’re required to do. One of these requirements is to act in good faith, which essentially means to follow through on their promises as a policy distributor quickly and in the best interests of their policyholder. However, because insurance companies are in business to make money and ...
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  • What Is a Repetitive Stress Injury?

    Have you ever noticed that after a long day of swinging a hammer or pickaxe that your back and arms start to hurt? These are injuries caused by repeated stress. However, you don’t have to do back-breaking work in order to cause a stress injury. In fact over time even small and seemingly innocuous motions can build up and create serious wear and tear on the body, resulting in tremendous pain. These ...
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  • Do Speed Limits Actually Keep Us Safer?

    It seems like a headline we see all too often: a motorist was killed as result of a high-speed crash while flying down the road at insane speeds. It’s incidents like this that bring law enforcement, politicians, community safety groups, and car insurance companies out to all say the same message: speed kills. They also use this as justification for speed limits on our local roads, slowing drivers ...
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  • The "Big Three" Causes of Car Accidents

    Each year, thousands of people are killed and hundreds of thousands more suffer serious injuries as a result of car accidents. However, the overwhelming majority of these accidents come from well-known causes. In fact, when it comes to car accidents, these are known as the “big three,” and account for over 95 percent of all incidents each year. On this blog, we’ll discuss this “big three” of car ...
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  • What's in Your Car Insurance Policy?

    Car insurance is an important part of your daily life. If you own a car, you need to have insurance to cover it in order to legally drive it on public roads. However, this minimum insurance is rarely enough to provide you and the drivers around you with proper protection should you be involved in an accident. To help you better understand what’s in your car insurance policy, our Waterbury car ...
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  • Drowsy Driving & Commercial Truck Accidents – Understanding the Correlation

    Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. This makes them very dangerous. A collision between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle can have devastating results, and victims could suffer serious injuries or death. Our firm is involved with The Sleep Help Institute, an organization devoted to spreading awareness about sleep health and wellness. We recently ...
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  • What is the Compassionate Allowance Program?

    The Social Security Disability program allows many people to get the benefits they need in order to receive medical treatment and wage replacement when they’ve suffered a serious injury. However, the program is inundated with new claims each and every day, and getting and ultimate decision on your claim is not a short process. In fact, it can take anywhere from several months to even a year or ...
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  • Why You Need to Act Quickly After a Truck Accident

    In order to operate safely and legally, commercial truck operators and trucking companies often carry extensive insurance policies backed by companies who handle an immense number of claims every year. With so much liability on the line, these companies know that the best way to protect their bottom line is to respond quickly in the event of a truck accident, get to the scene, and conduct an ...
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  • The Top Five Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    A traumatic brain injury can have devastating consequences. Even minor injuries such as whiplash or a minor concussion can lead to serious problems later on in life, including memory loss, increased chances of Alzheimer’s, and much more. However, despite the serious nature of these injuries, they can come from a wide variety of different causes. The majority of these injuries come from sharp, ...
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  • Is Southwest Airlines Liable for the Fatal Engine Explosion?

    Earlier this month, a mid-air engine explosion caused a Southwest Airlines flight on its way from New York to Dallas to make an emergency landing in the city of Philadelphia. While the pilot has been hailed as a hero for her ability to bring the plane down while under such immense pressure, the explosion resulted in the first fatality in Southwest Airlines’ 51-year history, and the first ...
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  • Who Should You Hold Liable for a Defective Product?

    Have you ever encountered a defective product? Most often a defect simply means something that doesn’t work as it’s supposed to when it comes out of the box, usually an electronic or gadget that has a flaw in its electronic circuitry. However, any product can be defective, and if the defect happens to be serious enough to the point where it causes someone to become injured, then the injury victim ...
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  • Can You Sue a Bar For Getting Someone Too Drunk?

    Getting too drunk is not only bad for your health, but dangerous to those around you. Intoxicated individuals are a serious injury risk, bot to themselves and to those they may come in contact with. Whether it’s by driving while intoxicated or by starting a fist fight, an intoxicated person can cause bodily injury that they could be held accountable for. However, while they’re directly liable for ...
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  • Air Travel Injuries & Your Rights as a Passenger

    Spring is here, and that means vacation season is just around the corner! Whether you plan on getting away for spring break or taking a journey this summer, millions of people across the country will be heading to the airport in order to board a plane and get where they need to go. Air travel is a fast, convenient, and inexpensive way to reach distant destinations quickly and safely, however it’s ...
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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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