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  • Homeowner Liability for Trick-or-Treat Injuries

    Are Homeowners Liable for Injury to a Trick-or-Treater? Halloween is a fun holiday that families and friends can enjoy together; while going trick-or-treating or attending a costume party is a great way to spend the holiday, you may suffer injuries while you are on someone else’s property. Can the homeowner be held liable for your injuries and damages? Yes, if a homeowner is proven to have acted ...
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  • What Are the Types of Catastrophic Injuries?

    Being involved in an accident can be scary and life-altering, especially if you suffer an injury. While all injuries can have a lasting impact on a person, catastrophic injuries are injuries that impact your long-term quality of life, job, daily life, and every aspect of your life. Below, we will discuss the common types of catastrophic injuries sustained in negligence-based accidents. Common ...
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  • Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

    Property owners owe their guests and legal visitors a certain duty of care and should take the necessary steps to inform guests of potential hazards. However, because of negligence by the property owner or management, many people continue to suffer injuries in slip (or trip) and fall accidents. Below, we will discuss the leading causes of negligence-based slip and fall accidents as well as ways to ...
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  • 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, ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 ...
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  • 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: ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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 ...
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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • How Hiring a Plumber Could Put You at Risk For a Lawsuit

    Home service technicians are the workers who make it possible to live comfortably in a civilized society. Without their help, plumbing problems, electrical problems, heating and cooling issues, and so much more would be difficult to resolve and potentially risk seriously damaging your home or even jeopardizing your health. However, there’s a downside to hiring one of these professionals. As ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Falling Object Injuries

    Gravity is both a blessing and a curse. This force of nature is the glue that holds our world together as we know it, allows us to live on the earth without being hurled out into the darkest depths of space, and even allows much of what we depend on in our daily lives to work as intended. However, it can also be a crucial enemy. Gravity acts on all objects equally, and that means anything that’s ...
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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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