A motorcycle accident that killed the victim’s fiancee has settled her case for $13.6 million after dash cam footage showed the other driver, who was operating a garbage truck, was not paying attention. The victim was a passenger on a motorcycle when it collided in July 2016 with a garbage truck operated by a man…

A dog bite victim from Pawcatuck, who was bitten repeatedly by a yellow Labrador retriever and suffered injuries to his right forearm and right upper thigh settled his lawsuit for $320,000. The victim was attacked by the 2-year-old dog after he went to a neighbor’s house to pick up his young son from a play…

A dog attack where a woman was bitten in the face by a friend’s dog after she went to pet it has been awarded over $364,000 by an arbitrator.   The dog had bitten three other people before this incident  and was put down soon after the incident. The injured woman needed 26 stitches to her…

Here is a summary from a recent case from Stamford Court regarding a Stamford pit bull attack. The plaintiff was walking her dog at a park.  A pit bull jumped out of a car and jumped on the victim.  She went to hospital with broken bones.  Eventually, she needed hip surgery. The plaintiff was very…

Dog bites in Connecticut happen far too often.  Fortunately, Connecticut has a statute, which imposes strict liability on owners and keepers of dogs if the dog injures another person. Here is the “dog bite statute” – Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 22-257: “If any dog does any damage to either the body or property of any…

In Connecticut, a personal injury victim from a pit bull attack may be awarded damages for medical expenses and additional money for pain and suffering. The victim alleged that while she walking her dog a pit bull owned by the defendant attacked her. She sustained abrasions to the right knee and foot, a shoulder injury,…

A Connecticut motorcycle rider who was cut off by a teenage driver in 2012 has settled his personal injury case for $975,000. The rider unsuccessfully swerved to avoid a collision and struck the negligent driver’s SUV going about 20-30 miles per hour. Fortunately, there were no fatalities. However, the cyclist has already had five surgeries…

Personal injury lawyers take cases on a contingency basis. This means that a personal injury lawyer is paid a percentage of the client’s judgment or settlement as a legal fee. Therefore, for some who are injured, there is a temptation to negotiate with the insurance company on their own rather than paying part of a…

Connecticut has been proactive in addressing school bullying. In June 2008, Connecticut enacted a new law requiring each school district to develop and implement a bullying policy and intervention strategy. Then in July 2011, Connecticut passed additional legislation to prevent school bullying and ensure that every child has the right to learn in public school…

  In a case for personal injuries in Connecticut, the injured party may be able to collect both economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages include past and future medical expenses, lost income and property damage. These damages are easy to quantify since there are usually records, bills and invoices. Think of these damages as…

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