2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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 ...

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