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Tailgating significantly increases chances of car accidents

If asked to name common causes of car accidents, you may cite drunk driving, texting while driving or speeding. While all these are valid factors, you may be surprised that tailgating is one of the leading contributing factors of Connecticut accidents.

When college 'fun' ends in death, is suing possible?

The New Haven area is not short on colleges. According to at least one list, there are more than two dozen of them within 30 miles of the city, including Yale. Post-secondary education is a big part of growing up. The focus is supposed to be on learning, but it would be naïve to say that finding fun and blowing off steam isn't also a big part of the experience.

When truck drivers snooze, bad things happen

A Connecticut truck driver died on Interstate 91 late last month. Troopers say a Peterbilt tractor-trailer slammed into the back of another tractor-trailer that had slowed because of traffic from a line painting project. The Peterbilt then hit four other cars before crashing through a guardrail. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other motorists suffered minor injuries.

Corded Window Blinds: Dangerous In Homes With Young Children

Most homes have window blinds. Families with children younger than 9 should carefully inspect their blinds, curtains, and other window adornments to prevent a tragedy from occurring. Exposed pull and tilt cords — along with tightly threaded inner cords — have the potential of strangling toddlers and youngsters who get wrapped up in them while playing or spending time in an unattended room. 

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.

How Common Is Failure To Diagnose?

No one likes going to the doctor, but those who do are usually in a better position to get well than those who ignore their symptoms to avoid a visit. When someone’s health is in jeopardy, people hope and trust that seeing their doctor will not only provide answers, but lead them on the path to feeling better. They expect their doctor to ask questions, listen intently to their symptoms and complete a thorough examination to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

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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