In Connecticut and the United States, car accidents are often attributed to another reckless or negligent driver. Defective infrastructure or safety devices can also contribute to these injuries.
Motorists in Connecticut and throughout the country face the risk of a being struck by the car traveling behind their vehicle, even when these motorists are idling or stopped. To help address this, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced on Sept. 11 that 10 major vehicle manufactures in the United States will install automatic emergency braking as a standard feature on all new vehicles that will be manufactured in this country.
Workers who are injured on the job in Connecticut have the right to compensation for injuries and lost wages. However, this right is governed by laws and procedures and is not always a foregone conclusion. Employers have the burden of promptly investigating a claim for compensation and informing workers of the reasons for denying the claim.
In a wrongful death case involving complex constitutional and medical issues, a Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled that a Stamford physician may be sued for allegedly causing the death of a 2-hour-old baby while removing an intrauterine device from the mother. The legal issue was whether the 22-week-old baby -- who was born alive -- may be considered a plaintiff in this lawsuit.