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November 2015 Archives

NTSB cites tire aging and recall problems

Car accidents are not caused solely by reckless or negligent drivers. Equipment that is designed and relied upon for the safe operation of the vehicle can cause or multiply the harm of these accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board estimated that tire failures cause over 500 deaths in the United States each year.

Stay safe as you travel this Thanksgiving weekend

According to AAA travel, nearly 42 million Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving - making it the busiest Thanksgiving travel season since 2007. With so many people on our roadways, it is crucial that you stay safe and be on the lookout for dangerous and/or drunk drivers as you travel to your holiday destinations and family get-togethers. After all, Thanksgiving weekend is widely recognized by many in law enforcement as one of the most dangerous times to be on the road.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed for firefighter fatality

Families who suffer the loss of a loved one because of another person's negligence or reckless behavior may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut. Serving in a dangerous occupation, such as a first-responder, does not foreclose these lawsuits.

Navigating Connecticut's complex sidewalk liability laws

With another Connecticut winter quickly approaching - and with it, the inevitable accumulation of snow and ice - it is a good time to review who may be responsible if you suffer an injury after slipping on an icy or improperly cleared public sidewalk.

Can a child sue for loss of affection and anguish?

Children of a person who is killed or injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person may file a personal injury or wrongful death action in Connecticut. Children can seek economic damages in these types of cases, such as loss of support for living expenses and education.

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