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January 2017 Archives

Pursuing wrongful death claim for loss of child and the elderly

The sudden loss of a loved one can be traumatic. In addition to the emotional harm that can be caused to surviving family members, there can be extensive financial damages. The death of a wage-earning spouse, for example, may result in significant medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages. Trying to make ends meet in the aftermath of one of these deaths can be troublesome.

New study shows drunk driving problems persist

Drunk driving has long been a problem both in Connecticut and in the United States as a whole. Extensive efforts have been made to curtail this dangerous activity, from increased public safety and awareness campaigns to stricter penalties for those who drive while intoxicated. Yet, for many years, there hasn't seemed to be much change with regard to drunk driving, but a recently released study does show some promising figures.

Untreated sleep apnea may cause truck accidents

Even those who are attentive 99.9 percent of the time they are behind the wheel can make a serious mistake, sometimes due to a physical limitation, that results in a tragic car accident. In this respect, there are some individuals, on the other hand, that suffer from major medical conditions but are able to effectively treat it and maintain safety while driving. For yet others who suffer from an illness, they fail to address their condition and thereby increase their chances of causing an injury or even a fatal accident.

Pedestrian accidents more common than many think

Although travel has become easier over the last several decades, including expanding public transportation, easier access to ridesharing options, and more affordable vehicles, many Connecticut residents find themselves using their feet to get from place to place. For some, this means walking to and from work or school, while others may find themselves walking from one shop to the next. Regardless of how much one walks, though, their close proximity to the roads may put them at risk of being struck by a car or truck.

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