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October 2017 Archives

Unsafe conditions may lead to premises liability claims

The unexpected death of a loved one under any circumstances can leave families feeling lost. They may have many questions regarding how the incident occurred and who was responsible. When a person dies due to dangerous conditions on someone else's property, the surviving family may have legal grounds to file a premises liability claim in order to seek compensation.

Undisclosed allergen could lead to products liability claims

Having a serious food allergy can often leave individuals on high alert when it comes to what they eat. Most Connecticut residents know that nut allergies can have serious or even fatal results in the event that a person accidentally ingests a nut. Because of these potential outcomes, correct labeling on food products is vital. If a product is improperly labeled and a person suffers as a result, a products liability claim may be warranted.

Motor vehicle accidents: Drunk driver critically injures child

Driving under the influence of alcohol is never advisable, and can place others nearby in harm's way. Motor vehicle accidents that occur under similar circumstances can be devastating, and those who come in contact with a drunk driver may find it nearly impossible to react in time to avoid a collision. A recent accident involving an intoxicated driver in Connecticut has reportedly left a 2-year-old child in critical condition.

Preventing Dog Bites On Halloween

The doorbell is ringing nonstop. Unfamiliar humans are coming to the door in costume, causing frequent noise and commotion. For all of these reasons, Halloween is often a frightening and unsettling time for pets, prompting dogs to behave in ways they wouldn’t otherwise.

Lack of communication could lead to medical malpractice claims

When medical staff do not act appropriately and fail to provide needed care to a patient, serious problems could result. In some cases, the issues may not present themselves until years later, but the damage could have permanent effects on a person's life. When such a situation arises, some individuals may find it reasonable to file medical malpractice claims against the parties believed responsible.

Slip-and-fall accidents may warrant premises liability claims

When the owner or operator of a business fails to ensure that conditions are safe for shoppers, serious issues could arise. In some cases, individuals could become injured due to the lack of precautions taken to make sure that no hazards exist. In the event that a person does become seriously injured under such circumstances, there may be legal grounds to file a premises liability claim.

Motor vehicle accidents caused by minors may cause complications

Single-vehicle accidents are sometimes considered less serious than other types of crashes. However, these motor vehicle accidents can just as easily result in severe injuries or fatalities. It is not uncommon for parties involved in such events to require medical treatment or hospitalization in order for their injuries to be properly treated.

Motor vehicle accidents may have fatal outcomes for motorcyclists

Collisions involving motorcycles and other vehicles may be some individuals' worst nightmare. Though many motorcyclists may choose to focus on the enjoyment of the ride rather than the potential hazards, the risk of motor vehicle accidents is often high for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, these accidents often have harrowing outcomes.

Products liability: Transmission issue leads to John Deere recall

Many Connecticut residents use a variety of products during their daily lives, likely without considering potential hazards of those products. In many cases, not taking such considerations does not lead to any significant outcome, but unfortunately, some products could malfunction or otherwise pose an unexpected hazard that could cause serious harm. If such a situation comes about, individuals may have reason to file products liability claims.

Foreign object left in body may warrant medical malpractice claim

Many Connecticut residents may feel wary about having to seek medical attention. They may fear the outcomes of any diagnoses or worry that any necessary procedures could go awry. Unfortunately, these concerns are not unwarranted as many individuals become the victims of medical malpractice across the country every year. When faced with such a situation, negatively affected people may wish to consider their legal options.

Premises liability claims may be warranted after falls

Most people want to feel safe no matter where they are. Certain circumstances may make some areas or establishments seem less safe than others, but when individuals are lawfully on someone else's property, it is important that serious hazards do not exist that could potentially cause harm. Unfortunately, many parties do become injured due to unsafe conditions, and some find themselves looking into premises liability claims.

Rollover car accident may lead to Connecticut legal action

When a serious car crash results in multiple people suffering injuries, the event could lead to additional action needing to be taken. First, medical attention will need to be provided to those injured parties. Next, those who have been negatively affected by the car accident need to determine whether the circumstances could warrant their taking legal action for compensation.

Verdicts & Settlements

Jura v Denegris / Bicyclist injured in collision with motor vehicle; a New Britain jury awarded the plaintiff $3,091,700.00 Less 10%. for comparative negligence reducing the net verdict to $2,782,530.00. The highest offer made by the defendants prior to the verdict was in $50,000. 00

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