It goes without saying that texting while driving is extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, careless drivers continue to do it. I have witnessed this firsthand.  Stupid – to be polite. In fact, operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking on a cell phone may be considered more than just ordinary negligence. It may be reckless conduct which…

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…

  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…

A person walking on the road is vulnerable to accidents. Although motor vehicle drivers are supposed to watch out for pedestrians, sometimes negligent actions by a driver may cause an accident. Connecticut residents must be aware of pedestrian accidents that take place while using a crosswalk or walking in a parking lot. Recently, a person…

  Many people in Connecticut rely on their cars for travelling from one place to another. We are dependent on our vehicles to run errands and go to work each day. When an accident occurs, not only can an individual be left without a vehicle, but they can also miss time from work as well…

Readers in Fairfield may have heard about a recent car accident in Woodbury that injured seven people. According to authorities, a car travelling south lost control on Flanders road, hit an embankment and ended up on the wrong side of the road. This caused a head-on collision with another approaching car. Seven people were injured…

A cable TV worker was sent to a condominium complex in Milford to do an installation. When leaving the building, he slipped and fell on ice hittting his head and injuring his back. The ice had apparently bee there for days, maybe even weeks. Pictures taken the day of the fall were evidence of how…

 Connecticut has seen its fair share of ATV accidents in the last few months. Two Connecticut teens were seriously injured and another killed in two separate July accidents. None of the teens was wearing a helmet or protective padding at the time of the ATV crashes. ATVs continue to rise in popularity, and as…

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