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  • Brain Injuries

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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 ...
    • 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

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    • 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

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    • Common Causes of Teen Driving Accidents

      Teen Driving Crash Statistics Vehicular accidents are the second leading cause of death for teens aged 13-19. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 2,400 U.S. teens died and 258,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2019 . Other statistics regarding teen driving and collisions include: Teens between the ages of 16 and 19 are at the greatest risk ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Dog Bite

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    • 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

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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 ...

    Estate Planning

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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Family Law

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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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Pedestrian Accident

    The latest posts for Pedestrian Accident are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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: ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Common Causes of Burn Injuries

      A common type of catastrophic injury that accident victims can sustain is burns. A burn is damage sustained to the tissue that is caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, radiation, or the sun, and they are typically classified, based on their severity, as either a first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree burn. While first-degree burns are mild and only affect the top layer of skin, ...
    • How Clothing & Shoes Can Affect Slip & Fall Claims

      Connecticut is a modified comparative fault state, which means that a plaintiff can still pursue a claim if they were partially at fault for their accident. However, they must only be 50% or less at fault, and their damages will be reduced by their percentage of fault. In slip and fall claims , especially those involving snow and ice , your clothing and footwear may be investigated and questioned ...
    • Summer Motorcycle Safety Tips

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for every mile traveled, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than cars (and other passenger vehicles) to die in a motor vehicle crash and were 4 times more likely to be injured . Many accidents are avoidable, especially if drivers and motorcyclists take steps to ensure their safety. In this article, we will discuss some ...

    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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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: ...

    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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Wrongful Death

    The latest posts for Wrongful Death are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
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