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What are the consequences for a speeding driver?

Connecticut law prohibits driving a vehicle a speeds greater than the legal speed limit or at a rate that could endanger the life of any passenger. Another law forbids driving a car unreasonably fast or at a speed greater than is reasonable with regard to the highway's width, the use of the road, intersections and weather conditions. Violation of these laws may impose civil liability in lawsuits for car accidents.

Bridgeport hit-and-run suspect arrested


Fatal car accidents are always a tragedy. Yet hit-and-run accidents can be especially devastating as it can be difficult to identify the driver at fault and hold them responsible. However, police in Bridgeport recently identified a woman suspected of being behind the wheel in a deadly hit-and-run accident.

Wrongful death: feds fine Honda for failure to report deaths


Connecticut traffic fatalities in may also involve other causes besides driver negligence or recklessness. Manufacturers may also be liable for wrongful death in car accidents. The federal government holds an important role in helping to determine whether a vehicle has flaws that played a role in these accidents

Workplace bullying a serious problem


Connecticut, like other states and the federal government, does not have a law that specifically prohibits workplace bullying. The United States is alone among western democracies by not having this type of legal prohibition. Healthy Workplace legislation has been introduced in several states to fight this problem.

The elements of a Connecticut medical malpractice case

Surviving relatives of a victim of medical malpractice may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable health care practitioner and facility. Connecticut law sets forth the burden of proving the elements of this cause of action.

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