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  • 29-Aug-2017

    After a Truck Accident

    What to know about trucking accidents in Connecticut When a serious truck accident occurs, operating companies could be held liable for thousands or even millions of dollars in damages if they are found to be at fault. In an effort to protect ...
  • 25-Apr-2017

    Unexplained Fractures in Nursing Homes

    We unfortunately have seen a number of unexplained fractures sustained by senior citizens in Connecticut who have been placed in the care of a nursing home. When you choose a nursing home, you do so with the anticipation that they will see to it that ...
  • 10-Mar-2017

    Bed Rail Injuries

    While bed rails are designed to secure patients and prevent them from falling off their beds, they are also dangerous. Every year, thousands of nursing home residents injure themselves due to unsafe bed rails. According to the FDA and Consumer ...
  • 15-Feb-2017

    Three Things Commercial Truck Drivers Aren't Allowed to Do While Driving

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has long been attempting to curb dangerous truck driver behaviors through regulations and rules that all commercial truckers must follow. These commercial vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 ...
  • 2-Feb-2017

    How to Stay Out of a Commercial Truck Driver's Blind Spots

    Massive commercial trucks, big rigs, tractor trailers, and 18-wheelers all come with massive blind spots. When a driver lingers in one of these blind spots, the odds of a devastating truck accident occurring will increase dramatically. To make ...
  • 27-Jan-2017

    Hands-Free Cell Phone Use: Is it Any Safer?

    Beginning January 2017, drivers are offered no exceptions for holding their cell phone while driving. This includes any and all of the following actions among all other actions that require you to have your phone in your hand and not on the steering ...
  • 27-Jan-2017

    What Are Common Mistakes Made When Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

    Accidents can occur in a split second with no prior warning, and therefore, you may very well be unprepared for the filing process. In many cases, you will be left with expensive medical bills and little understanding of what to do next. Therefore, ...
  • 21-Dec-2016

    Most Common Holiday-Related Accidents

    Everyone wants to rest, relax, and celebrate with friends and family during the holidays. No matter how comfortable you get, though, it is crucial that you do not let basic safety practices and standards slip. Otherwise, your holiday season could be ...
  • 15-Nov-2016

    Traffic Accidents Due to Human Error on the Rise

    Despite major advances in automotive technology and the introduction of state-of-the-art safety features such as blind spot detection, vehicle stabilizers, anti-lock brakes, and lane departure warnings in modern cars, car accidents are still one of ...
  • 4-Nov-2016

    Behind Unoccupied Front Seat, Safest Spot for Kids in Cars

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been telling people to avoid seating their children in the front of cars for years. Recently, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has pleaded for the NHTSA to make its wording even more ...
  • 21-Oct-2016

    US DHHS Removes Forced Arbitration Clauses from Nursing Home Contracts

    If you have been particularly lucky in your life, as least in terms of encountering legal problems, you are probably not aware of the concept of forced arbitration. Put simply, it is a clause, often hidden, in many contracts that states if any ...
  • 10-Oct-2016

    The Hidden Signs of Elder Abuse

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Psychological Association (APA) warn that every year, somewhere between one million and two million elders will be abused, neglected, or emotionally bullied in some way. While this ...
  • 26-Sep-2016

    Trampoline Injuries Spike Due to Increase in Trampoline Parks

    According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), injuries at trampoline parks have skyrocketed in recent years. Despite being marketed to children as a fun way to exercise, trampolines have been known to be dangerous and ...
  • 9-Sep-2016

    Preventing Teenage Car Accidents: 5 Tips to Follow

    It is a well-known fact that teenage drivers are less experienced behind the wheel and have a higher tendency to make mistakes. But just how far-reaching is this issue? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle ...
  • 30-Aug-2016

    Federal Trucking Hours of Service Regulations

    A leading cause of truck accidents is trucker exhaustion and fatigue, which is most often caused by working excessively long hours. In order to discourage and prevent devastating collisions with smaller vehicles, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...
  • 9-Aug-2016

    For-Profit Nursing Homes Cause Increased Danger

    Consumers often hear the mantra “you get what you pay for” and in most incidents this is true. The higher the cost, the higher the value, you can expect. When it comes to nursing homes, however, they might be a dangerous exception to the ...
  • 30-Jun-2016

    Common Types of Nursing Home Negligence to Look Out For

    Did you know that according to estimates by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, approximately one out of ten seniors are likely to experience some form of neglect in a nursing home? Nearly two million ...
  • 17-Jun-2016

    Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Trucking Accidents

    Tractor trailers and large commercial 18-wheeler trucks are a constant presence on Connecticut’s roads. At all hours of the day, these massive vehicles can be seen lumbering across the state’s roads towards their destination, carrying ...
  • 20-Apr-2016

    Drunk Driving Statistics in Connecticut: Finding a Solution

    Drunk driving and resulting DUI-related car accidents have been a major concern for safety organizations nationwide for decades now. Statistics and studies coming out of Connecticut show that the state has its own significant trouble with this ...
  • 7-Apr-2016

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month - April 2016

    Sadly, our office has seen an increase in distracted driving accidents which have resulted in significant injuries to our clients. It is no secret that talking or texting on a cellphone while driving costs hundreds of Americans their lives every year ...
  • 17-Mar-2016

    Who is Liable for a Dog Bite in Connecticut?

    In the state of Connecticut, dog owners and caregivers are held strictly liable for injuries their dog should inflict to another person or their property. Unlike other states that implement “one bite” rules, a dog owners in Connecticut ...
  • 8-Mar-2016

    Your Options After an Accident with an Uninsured Driver

    A car accident can be a stressful enough situation, especially if the other driver was driving without insurance. After a car accident, injured parties can seek compensation by filing a claim with their own insurance company, filing a claim with the ...
  • 19-Feb-2016

    Fall-Down Injuries in Nursing Homes

    Slipping and falling is a serious risk for elders, who are more likely to sustain severe injury from a tumble than any other age group, even toddlers. Some estimations state that falling leads to approximately two out of every five injuries to ...
  • 12-Feb-2016

    Assault in Nursing Homes: Prevention and Reaction

    Elders are often placed into nursing home facilities because they can no longer take care of themselves, and immediate family members do not have the time or resources to provide for them. An unfortunate consequence of being geriatric or invalid is ...
  • 15-Jan-2016

    Overmedication in Nursing Homes: Part 2

    By some estimates, 1 out of every 3 nursing home facilities will cause some form of abuse to the elders who reside there. Overmedication is believed to be one of the most commonly occurring forms of nursing home abuse. A report conducted by the ...

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