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Fatal accident injures motorcycle passenger, kills passenger

Motorcycles are a common sight on the Connecticut roads and drivers of conventional vehicles must be aware of them. Since a motorcycle rider is so inherently vulnerable to injuries and death in a crash, it is imperative for drivers to share the road with them and adhere to the law when it comes to turning, yielding or any other maneuver that could place riders in jeopardy. Even when drivers do exercise that caution, there will still be motorcycle accidents. When they happen and a rider is injured or killed, it is critical that the injured person and the family of the person who was killed understands the steps necessary to file a personal injury or wrongful death legal case.

Fatal workplace accident kills construction contractor after fall

Construction is a vital part of the landscape in Connecticut. It provides jobs, completes required maintenance and builds structures for residences and businesses. Regardless of its importance, it is undeniable that the work itself can be dangerous to the workers. They are frequently stationed at great heights, working with heavy equipment and are placing their trust in co-workers and employers to ensure a safe workplace. When there is an accident and a worker is fatally injured, it is vital for the family left behind to understand the importance of a wrongful death legal filing.

Fatal workplace accident kills Connecticut landscaper

Connecticut workers who are employed in physical jobs with heavy equipment must make certain they take every precaution and ensure that they and others are safe as they go about their duties. This is especially true when there are different companies working on the same project. Accidents can lead to severe injuries and death. When there is a fatal workplace accident, the victim's family will have a right to answers as to how and why it happened. They will also have the right to seek compensation in a wrongful death legal filing for lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

Fatal workplace accident statistics released showing increases

There are certain jobs that place people in danger of being involved in a fatal accident, but these incidents are not limited to so-called "risky" jobs. When there is an accident that results in wrongful death, those who were affected by it should be aware of their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

What is a wrongful death claim for damages?

Wrongful death claims are an important resource available to help surviving family members of victims killed in an accident such as a car accident caused by a negligent party such as a negligent driver. A wrongful death claim for damages can help families with the financial and emotional damages oftentimes associated with an unexpected fatal accident. Surviving family members may have questions, however, as to how a wrongful death claim works and what types of damages they can receive.

A review of Connecticut's wrongful death statute

A wrongful death is one that occurs due to the negligent conduct of another party. A person who causes another person to die because their negligent or reckless actions may be held civilly liable for the harm they cause. They may also be charged with a crime if their actions support charges and potential criminal sanctions.

Fatal work accidents increase among older workers

When we venture to work each day, most of us don't think that we won't return home at the end of the day. However, in cases where an employee is faced with risks and dangers in the work environment, this could mean serious and even fatal work accidents. Although employers, federal regulations, and safety organizations put forth extensive efforts to reduce fatal incidents in the workplace, these unfortunate events still occur in workplaces across the nation.

What are common causes of a fatal bicycle crashes?

Connecticut residents rely on all modes of transportation. While some might use a bicycle for exercise or to enjoy the outdoors, others use bikes as a primary source of transportation to get to work and school. Although this can be an effective way to get around, not all motorists are on the constant lookout for bicyclists. Whether due to distractions or other forms of negligence, inattentive drivers can cause devastating bicycle accident. Since bicyclists do not have much to protect them, one of these wrecks can cause serious injuries and even death.

Compensation for the wrongful death of children and the elderly


No matter the age of an individual, it can be very shocking and life-changing when a family member dies. This is especially true if a loved one is suddenly taken away from you because of the negligent acts of another person. Whether it is a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice, a work accident or any other accident caused by negligence, surviving family members are often able to collect compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. This legal action not only helps with to recover compensation, but also helps with the application of liability on a negligent party.

What damages can be collected in a wrongful death claim?


Suffering the loss of a loved one is a difficult time for anyone. However, losing a loved one because of the negligence of another party can make the coping process even more challenging. Surviving family members are not only suffering emotionally, but are also suffering financially due to losses and damages incurred by the fatal accident.

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