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  • Brain Injuries

    The latest posts for Brain Injuries are listed below.
    • 3 Factors that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

      After an accident, your primary concern should be recovering from your injuries, not focusing on a personal injury lawsuit. However, the steps you take immediately following a serious accident can have a major impact on the outcome of your case. In this blog, we talk about three factors that can affect your personal injury lawsuit . #1: Failing to Seek Medical Attention If you have been involved ...
    • 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, ...

    Bus Accidents

    The latest posts for Bus Accidents are listed below.
    • 3 Factors that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

      After an accident, your primary concern should be recovering from your injuries, not focusing on a personal injury lawsuit. However, the steps you take immediately following a serious accident can have a major impact on the outcome of your case. In this blog, we talk about three factors that can affect your personal injury lawsuit . #1: Failing to Seek Medical Attention If you have been involved ...
    • Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

      Accidents can be devastating, leaving victims injured and faced with unexpected medical bills. Navigating the legal aspects of a personal injury claim can have people feeling hopelessly lost, on top of recovering from their injuries. There are steps you can take after a personal injury to help you prepare for filing a lawsuit or claim. These are the top tips for handling a personal injury claim: ...
    • Why are Bus Accidents So Common?

      Reports show us that many people feel safer on a bus than in a car. Whether it is because they know that the vehicle is controlled by a professional driver or due to the size of the vehicle, most commuters admit to letting down their guard when riding on a bus. However, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation, you should be more concerned about your safety on buses. Data shows that bus ...

    Car Accidents

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • 3 Factors that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

      After an accident, your primary concern should be recovering from your injuries, not focusing on a personal injury lawsuit. However, the steps you take immediately following a serious accident can have a major impact on the outcome of your case. In this blog, we talk about three factors that can affect your personal injury lawsuit . #1: Failing to Seek Medical Attention If you have been involved ...
    • What Are Connecticut's Dram Shop Laws?

      In normal cases, when one person injures another, the person who caused the injury is liable for the damages and losses that the injured person suffers. However, that’s not always the case—when alcohol is involved, the establishment who initially sold it to the intoxicated individual could also find themselves facing a lawsuit from the injured person. This statute is known as Connecticut’s “dram ...
    • 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 ...

    Dog Bite

    The latest posts for Dog Bite are listed below.
    • Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

      Accidents can be devastating, leaving victims injured and faced with unexpected medical bills. Navigating the legal aspects of a personal injury claim can have people feeling hopelessly lost, on top of recovering from their injuries. There are steps you can take after a personal injury to help you prepare for filing a lawsuit or claim. These are the top tips for handling a personal injury claim: ...
    • Is It Worth Reporting a Dog Bite Incident?

      Dog bites are a serious matter, yet many dog bite incidents go unreported. Our Waterbury personal injury attorneys have seen numerous potential cases go unfiled, simply because people make excuses for the incident taking place. If a dog has bitten you, understand that reporting the incident is important. Most people feel like they shouldn’t report a dog bite for one of the following reasons: “Dog ...

    Drowsy Driving

    The latest posts for Drowsy Driving are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Estate Planning

    The latest posts for Estate Planning are listed below.
    • What Is a Special Needs Trust?

      Do you have a loved one in your life who is disabled? Do you want to leave money or property for them after you die? If so, you will need to include a special needs trust in your estate plan . Without a special needs trust, your loved one might be ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits. Let’s say you want to leave your loved one $10,000 in cash upon your death. ...
    • Three Reasons to Hire a Probate Attorney

      Although it is never pleasant to think about the matters your loved ones will have to handle when you die, it is important to take the time to review your estate and make sure it is prepared for probate. The probate court will decide how all of your personal property should be divided and distributed. Here are three reasons why you should hire an experienced probate attorney to guide you through ...
    • How Do I Plan My Estate for Minor Beneficiaries?

      If you are a parent, you know how important it is to ensure your minor children are taken care of if something happens to you. Although you might have the best intentions, poor estate planning on your end can result in your loved ones losing out on the assets you left behind. If you have minor children, you should consider using the following estate planning tools : Revocable Living Trust: A major ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • How to Handle Your Assets & Debts During Divorce

      Getting through divorce is hard for most couples, especially when it comes to separating finances and property. If you are getting divorced but don’t know what you need to do to ensure the best possible outcome, you should consider the following things: List Your Finances If you want to reach a fair divorce settlement , you need to understand all of your finances. Make a list of all your assets ...
    • Summer Vacation Tips for Divorced Parents

      If you are divorced and have to share custody of your children with your ex, you already know how difficult summer can be for both parents. As parents, it is important that you both do whatever you can to help your children get used to living with separate parents. Effective communication is crucial if you want to be good co-parents, which is why we give you a few tips below that help you manage ...
    • Estate Planning for a Pretermitted Child

      Of all the villains to appear in Batman movies over the years, it is often Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker that audiences rave about. While Jack Nicholson is another top pick for memorable performance in a Batman film, Ledger’s exceptional acting and dark portrayal of the character earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sadly, Heath Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose ...

    Pedestrian Accident

    The latest posts for Pedestrian Accident are listed below.
    • What Are Connecticut's Dram Shop Laws?

      In normal cases, when one person injures another, the person who caused the injury is liable for the damages and losses that the injured person suffers. However, that’s not always the case—when alcohol is involved, the establishment who initially sold it to the intoxicated individual could also find themselves facing a lawsuit from the injured person. This statute is known as Connecticut’s “dram ...
    • Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

      Accidents can be devastating, leaving victims injured and faced with unexpected medical bills. Navigating the legal aspects of a personal injury claim can have people feeling hopelessly lost, on top of recovering from their injuries. There are steps you can take after a personal injury to help you prepare for filing a lawsuit or claim. These are the top tips for handling a personal injury claim: ...
    • How Dangerous Road Design Can Impact Pedestrian Accidents

      Pedestrian accidents can be incredibly impactful, if not fatal , to the victim. In areas of high traffic, fatal pedestrian accidents can occur weekly. Whether the pedestrian didn’t look both ways before crossing or the driver was distracted when he or she struck the pedestrian, it is easy to note who is liable when one party isn’t paying attention. But could poor road design also be a cause of ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Types of Evidence Used in Slip & Fall Cases

      Serious injuries caused by slip and fall accidents are often caused by hazardous objects that have been neglected at businesses and other public spaces. If you have sustained a slip and fall injury and want to collect the compensation you are entitled to, you will need to gather certain types of evidence to build your case. Without the right evidence, you won’t be able to recover the funds you ...
    • Mold Awareness Month

      September is Mold Awareness Month, a time of year to raise awareness and educate others about the adverse health effects that can result from exposure to mold. Mold and mildew tend to form in moist areas of the home. Asthma and allergic reactions are just some of the health problems that can be caused by mold and mildew, especially among seniors. Common symptoms of mold exposure include: ...
    • The Transportation Department Wants to Change Trucking Safety Regulations

      The Transportation Department has been looking into the possibility of changing regulations that require truckers to take specific breaks throughout their shifts. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Hours of Service Regulations,” truck drivers are only allowed to drive 11 hours a day without a break. Once they hit the 11 th hour of driving, truckers must stop and rest for at ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Sleeper Recall

      In light of recent lawsuits against Fisher-Price and its parent company, Mattel, doctors and safety groups are now saying more should have been done to fix the risks associated with the Rock ’n Play sleeper. While the Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock ’n Play sleepers from shelves, the company maintains that it was not at fault for the more than 30 infant deaths linked to the product. ...
    • What is a Bellwether Trial?

      Have you suffered a serious injury from something like a defective product? If so, you’re probably not alone. In fact, thousands of people may have suffered similar consequences from something like a dangerous drug, defective automobile, and much more. When this is the case, you may be considering filing a defective product lawsuit, but the sheer volume of the number of these lawsuits can be ...
    • 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 ...

    Real Estate

    The latest posts for Real Estate are listed below.
    • Mold Awareness Month

      September is Mold Awareness Month, a time of year to raise awareness and educate others about the adverse health effects that can result from exposure to mold. Mold and mildew tend to form in moist areas of the home. Asthma and allergic reactions are just some of the health problems that can be caused by mold and mildew, especially among seniors. Common symptoms of mold exposure include: ...
    • Residential Property Insurance Claims

      Although filing a property insurance claim can be a significant, life-altering moment in your life, it is just routine business for your insurer. When you file a property insurance claim, it is important to remember that you are entering into a business negotiation, which means you need to treat this process like you would any other business transaction involving large sums of money. Below, we ...
    • What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

      When you’re dealing with a legal matter, whether it’s the difficulty of a family law issue, an elder law or estate planning matter, or even a criminal law case, having an attorney you can openly and honestly discuss your issue with is vital. However, some of the information you may need to discuss with them is sensitive, embarrassing, or even potentially incriminating. How do you know that your ...

    Truck Accidents

    The latest posts for Truck Accidents are listed below.
    • The Transportation Department Wants to Change Trucking Safety Regulations

      The Transportation Department has been looking into the possibility of changing regulations that require truckers to take specific breaks throughout their shifts. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Hours of Service Regulations,” truck drivers are only allowed to drive 11 hours a day without a break. Once they hit the 11 th hour of driving, truckers must stop and rest for at ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Workers' Compensation

    The latest posts for Workers' Compensation are listed below.
    • Is Worker Fatigue a Problem at Your Workplace?

      Employers must grapple with numerous challenges that impact workplace productivity and the wellbeing of their employees. One factor that is becoming increasingly important to employers is workplace fatigue. Many adult Americans have difficulty getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night. According to one NSC survey , 43% of Americans reported getting less than seven hours of ...
    • Workplace Deaths from Assault

      According to Injury Facts® , there were 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities caused by workplace violence in 2017. Workers in healthcare, education, and other service providers are more likely to be assaulted than workers in other professions. For example, OSHA reports that taxi drivers are more than 20 times more likely to be murdered on the job than other workers. Even if you don’t work in an ...
    • Why Was My CT Workers' Compensation Claim Denied?

      In the event of suffering an injury while performing job duties, Connecticut employees can recover workers’ compensation benefits to pay for medical expenses, lost income, disability, and even vocational training. Having these benefits help workers recover from injury, help them transition into another role in the company or another job entirely, or provide compensation for the rest of their ...

    Wrongful Death

    The latest posts for Wrongful Death are listed below.
    • Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Sleeper Recall

      In light of recent lawsuits against Fisher-Price and its parent company, Mattel, doctors and safety groups are now saying more should have been done to fix the risks associated with the Rock ’n Play sleeper. While the Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock ’n Play sleepers from shelves, the company maintains that it was not at fault for the more than 30 infant deaths linked to the product. ...
    • Workplace Deaths from Assault

      According to Injury Facts® , there were 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities caused by workplace violence in 2017. Workers in healthcare, education, and other service providers are more likely to be assaulted than workers in other professions. For example, OSHA reports that taxi drivers are more than 20 times more likely to be murdered on the job than other workers. Even if you don’t work in an ...
    • Pursuing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Connecticut

      If your family member passed away due to the negligent actions of a person, corporation, or government entity, you may be able to recover damages by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. In Connecticut, a wrongful death claim can only be filed by an executor who is acting on behalf of the decedent’s estate. If necessary, the court can appoint an executor if one isn’t already listed in the decedent’s ...
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