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August 2016 Archives

Three reasons traffic fatalities are up eight percent

Traffic fatalities were going down. The push to reduce traffic fatalities began decades ago. This push was primarily associated with reducing the number of accidents connected to drunk driving. A combination of education efforts, laws put in place making it illegal to drink and drive, steep penalties for violating these laws and increased enforcement measures was used, and it worked.

Our experienced legal team fights for the work accident victim

Workers' compensation isn't something that most Connecticut residents think about on a daily basis. Yet, when a workplace accident strikes, and these individuals are left with on-the-job injuries, they are glad the system is in place to help them recoup medical expenses and lost wages. But recovering these benefits isn't always so easy, and as we discussed last week, a successful claim doesn't necessarily mean the compensation awarded will be as much as expected.

Workers' compensation and the Compensation Review Board

Connecticut workers who are injured on the job may have a lot to worry about. They might lose out on much needed wages, which can take a toll on their families' financial well-being. This financial instability can be exacerbated when medical expenses are fully realized. Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits may provide relief. Yet, even an initial award of workers' compensation doesn't mean that an injured worker is set.

Connecticut hit-and-run leaves man seriously injured

Motor vehicles have become such a ubiquitous part of life that we often fail to identify their dangers until it is too late. This holds true for car drivers, truckers, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. When one's safety is endangered by a negligent driver and a car crash results, the outcome can be tragic. Victims can be left dead or with serious injuries, and the damages can be long-lasting and severe. In these instances, it might behoove a victim to seek legal counsel.

The statute of limitations and wrongful death lawsuits

The loss of a loved one due to another person's negligence is a difficult pill to swallow. During the grieving process, family members of the deceased may simply wonder how they can get by day-to-day, financially. For these reasons, it may be possible for them to seek a wrongful death suit against the negligent party. However, the laws in Connecticut and in all other states count down to the time when a lawsuit against a negligent party who caused the wrongful death is no longer allowed. These time limits, known as statutes of limitations, are pivotal when pursuing compensation via a lawsuit. For this reason, the issue needs to be fully understood, particularly in the wrongful death context.

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