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  • What Is a Negligent Security Claim?

    What Is Negligent Security? Property owners (residential and commercial) owe people on their property (legally) a duty of care to ensure they are safe while on their property. If you suffer injuries after a crime or an accident occurs on someone else’s property because of inadequate (negligent) security, you may be able to seek compensation in a negligent security claim. Negligent security claims ...
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  • Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    In 2020, there were over 64,000 TBI-related deaths in the U.S., which is 176 deaths per day, and in 2019, there were 223,000 hospitalizations because of TBI-related injuries ( Center for Disease Control & Prevention statistics ). Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are injuries to a person’s head, skull, and/or brain that can affect how their brain functions. In this article, we will discuss the types ...
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  • What Can I Recover with a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    If you sue for damages with a wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut, you can recover important kinds of compensation, but they might be different from what you’d expect. Wrongful death is a branch of personal injury law that deals with the impact that a death can have on those the deceased leaves behind when someone else is responsible for the death occurring. Wrongful death lawsuits are civil ...
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  • How Are Wills & Trusts Different?

    When it comes to the differences between a will and a trust , a few points are key: What they are, when they take effect, and what they offer when implemented in an estate plan. Many people look at wills and trusts from an “either/or” perspective – that is, you either have a will or a trust. The reasons for this notion is understandable: Both wills and trusts can help you pass on property to your ...
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  • When Should You Start Thinking About Estate Planning?

    According to a Gallup poll , less than half of American adults have a will “that describes how they would like their money and estate to be handled after their death.” Their research also shows that: Adults with a higher income are more likely to report having drafted a will. Adults 65 years of age or older are the highest age subgroup that reports having a will (76% reporting), and the percentage ...
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  • Do I Need a Lawyer to Get Divorced in Connecticut?

    You are not required to retain an attorney and have the right to represent yourself during your divorce proceedings . However, it is in your best interest that you retain a reliable attorney. Even if you and your soon-to-be-ex partner plan to file uncontested, you should have an attorney review the terms of your agreement and ensure that the settlement is fair to you. 5 Reasons You Need a Divorce ...
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  • What Is Fair Eminent Domain Compensation?

    Eminent domain refers to the power governments have to take private land to accomplish a public use. If the state of Connecticut needs your property to build a new freeway, they can get it. Stopping an eminent domain seizure is extremely difficult, though not impossible. Where a landowner has a much better chance is a fight over what is fair eminent domain compensation for their property. While ...
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  • Legal Procedure for Fighting Land Encroachment

    Your right to your property is fundamental and when that right is encroached, it’s natural to want justice and to seek appropriate redress. But it’s also natural to want to get along with your neighbor, be it in a residential neighborhood or a commercial development. The legal procedure for land encroachment is designed to facilitate solutions that make it more likely you can protect both your ...
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  • Bad Faith Insurance: Definition and Your Rights

    Bad Faith Insurance: Definition and Your Rights When an insurer attempts to avoid their responsibilities to their policyholders, they are acting in bad faith. So, how does it work, and what can you do? Bad Faith Insurers act in bad faith when they use misdirection or confusion as tools to avoid holding up their end of the insurance contract. Ultimately, misrepresentation of contract language or ...
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  • What Is Probate?

    What Is Probate? Probate is the process of handling an estate after death, but it involves much more than that. Keep reading for more information. Probate Definition Probate is the legal process of reviewing a will and estate to verify its authenticity. The term can also apply to the administration of a deceased person's will. Once the estate owner dies, the court will appoint an executor who may ...
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  • How to Prevent Common Winter Injuries

    Now that winter is here, many of the activities you do every day become more dangerous due to the cold weather. This is why it is crucial to make sure you are prepared for winter activities so you don’t end up suffering a serious injury. Common winter injuries and accidents include: Slips and falls on ice and snow Muscle strain from shoveling snow Here are a few helpful tips that you can use to ...
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  • Five Motorcycle Safety Tips for Winter Riding

    If you own a motorcycle and plan to ride it this winter, you need to make sure you take the time to prepare yourself for harsh weather conditions. From heavy winds to snowfall, riding in the winter can be miserable if you don’t know what to expect. Here are five safety tips you should consider if are a motorcyclist: #1: Wear the Right Gear If you want to be comfortable while riding this winter, ...
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  • Safety Tips for Pedestrians & Drivers

    Whenever you get behind the wheel of a car or go out to walk your dog, there are numerous safety risks that you need to be aware of if you want to avoid serious injury. Both pedestrians and drivers share the responsibility for keeping roads and walkways safe. To encourage driver and pedestrian safety, consider the following tips: Walking Safety Tips Pedestrians should follow these basic safety ...
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  • Understanding Mental Trauma in the Workplace

    When a person witnesses a traumatic event at work, it can result in lasting mental anguish that can seriously impact their ability to do their job. While treatment and care for physical injuries at work are common, we often don’t acknowledge the mental trauma of those who witness catastrophic events. This is why it is important for employers and employees to learn how to identify bystander trauma ...
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  • 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 ...
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