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Greenwich – Family Of Crash Victim Receives Settlement

The family of a motorist killed in an accident in Greenwich will receive compensation.

The settlement was agreed to by both parties last Friday and is connected to a November 2016 incident where then 38-year-old Cristina Ann Vomoca died after the car she was driving was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by 52-year-old Jeffrey Bodnar. The collision occurred on Arch Street, near the off- and on-ramps of I-95, exit 3. Bodnar was suspected of running the red light while crossing Arch Street. This resulted in his truck hitting Vomoca’s vehicle. The crash also injured 32-year-old Maiko Kobayashi who was Vomoca’s passenger at the time of the accident. The settlement of $18.75 million will be shouldered by Transervice Lease Corporation, the owner of the tractor-trailer.

This case exhibits many of the factors surrounding many road-related incidents that result in injuries or deaths. It’s important to note that in similar incidents, particularly where negligence played a part, victims or their families have options that can help them find closure. Talking to legal experts will help us understand these options.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


New Haven – Local Teen Killed In Hit-And-Run

A motorist has been charged in a hit-and-run incident in New Haven last Friday evening.

55-year-old Judy Gomez of East Haven has just been charged with evading responsibility in connection with an accident that seriously injured two teenagers. Gomez was traveling on the bridge between East and Stiles Streets when she hit a scooter carrying two riders. 18-year-old Christopher Franco was with a 15-year-old teen when they were hit by Gomez. Emergency crews immediately transported both teens to the hospital where Franco eventually died. Instead of staying, Gomez fled the scene. Witnesses saw her damaged vehicle make a turn onto Townsend Avenue. She was eventually apprehended by authorities. The incident is still being investigated and officials are asking other witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.

This case highlights some of the circumstances that surround most road accidents involving motorcycles/scooters. Incidents of hit-and-run can only aggravate cases against suspects/culprits. It’s important to note that victims of these accidents or their families have options at their disposal. Consulting legal experts can help us seek closure after these traumatic events.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


New Haven – Fatal Injuries After Crash

A woman was seriously injured in a road incident in New Haven early yesterday morning.

At approximately 4:15 a.m., authorities responded to reports of a crash on Peck Street, near its intersection with Ferry Street. A 46-year-old woman was found lying on the road, severely injured in what officials say could either be a pedestrian or vehicular accident. The victim was immediately transported to the hospital where she died a short time later. The incident is still being investigated, and the victim’s identity has yet to be released. Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to contact them as soon as possible.

Road incidents that result in injuries or deaths must be investigated thoroughly to determine if negligence or reckless behavior could be involved. If such factors are established, then affected parties, with the help of legal counsel, may file for damage/compensation claims.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


New Haven – Sentence For Hit-And-Run Suspect

A man has been sentenced to prison yesterday for killing a pedestrian in New Haven.

The deadly incident occurred at the intersection of Ellsworth and Whalley Avenues back in June 2018. 28-year-old Luis Lala was driving at the intersection when he hit 37-year-old Bobby Pinkston. Instead of assisting the victim, Lala fled the scene. He was eventually charged with evading responsibility. Pinkston died from injuries sustained in the accident. Lala, an illegal immigrant, has now been sentenced to four years in prison, after which he will be deported.

Pedestrian accidents that result in injuries or deaths can, under appropriate circumstances, entitle victims or their families to damages/compensation. These cases can be strengthened by acts of negligence or inappropriate behavior, such as hit-and-run in this case. Consulting legal experts can help us understand our rights and options as motorists or pedestrians if ever we are involved in similar situations.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Hartford – Hit-And-Run Victim Identified

Hartford officials have released the identity of the person who died in a hit-and-run incident last weekend.

21-year-old Dahaiza Stewart was one of three occupants of a Kia Sorrento SUV that was involved a crash with an Infiniti G35 whose occupants fled the crash scene. Stewart and her two companions were immediately brought to the hospital by emergency crews. Stewart was pronounced dead in the hospital. Her two companions sustained injuries. The case remains open as authorities continue to follow leads that would help them apprehend the hit-and-run suspects.

Injuries and deaths caused by negligence or reckless behavior, coupled with aggravating circumstances such as hit-and-runs, can strengthen the case of aggrieved parties for filing compensation/damage claims.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


New Milford – Industrial Accident Causes Death

An employee of a factory in New Milford died after an accident last Friday.

Daniel Kendrick started working for New Milford Block & Supply back in October 2018. He was a production operator at the time of the accident. At around 6:00 p.m. last Friday, fire and EMS crews responded to reports of a man who was trapped inside a conveyor machine located at 574 Danbury Road. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and found Kendrick trapped inside the machine. He died from compression injuries to his head and body. Several crews were needed to extricate Kendrick’s body from the equipment. According to state officials, the company that owned the site has had a history of occupational safety violations, resolving these issues mostly through settlements. Local and state boards related to protecting employee safety have now been tasked to start a new investigation related to this accident.

Connecticut laws are comprehensive when it comes to protecting worker safety. Wrongful death claims are strengthened by appropriate evidence and when respondents show a history of safety violations. That said, this particular case is still being studied and investigated. It pays to take note of this case because if this happens to us or our loved ones, we should be aware of our options.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


New Haven – Car Shooting Now Considered Homicide

A man from New Haven who was shot at while inside his car has died. The case is now considered as a possible homicide.

Authorities in New Haven are still investigating the shooting that occurred at the intersection of Osborn Avenue and Blake Street last Thursday. The victim, 28-year-old Jordan Agnew died a short while after the incident. New Haven Police are now treating this case as a possible homicide and is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them as soon as possible.

Injuries or deaths caused by negligence or reckless behavior can entitle victims or, in this case, relatives/family members to file damage/compensation claims. Seeking guidance from expert legal counsel should help us understand our options better.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Mystic – Complaint Filed After Crash

Yesterday, a complaint was filed in a New London Superior Court related to a DUI crash that injured and killed an elderly couple in Mystic.

Seth and Joanna Wakeman of Stonington were in front of Latitude 41 Restaurant on Greenmanville Avenue (also known as Route 27) when they were hit by a car driven by Carol M. Belli. The elderly couple was killed in the incident. Belli was discovered to be under the influence at that time and has since been charged with DUI by officials. But Belli has yet to be charged in connection to the couple’s death, the main premise of the complaint. The plaintiff (Wakemans’ estate) and respondent (Stonington Police) have since released statements and the complaint is scheduled for its first hearing on June 17.

Aggrieved parties (family members or relatives) are entitled to file wrongful death claims under the right circumstances in this state. If negligence, reckless driving or DUI can be established, then expert legal counsel can help us with this option.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


New Haven – Man Shot In His Car

A man was shot while driving his car in New Haven yesterday morning.

28-year-old Jordan Agnew was driving his car, with a child in the back seat, when he was shot by another person in the area of Blake Street and Osborn Avenue. Authorities responded to reports of gunfire in the area at around 9:13 a.m. According to police, Agnew tried to escape after he was shot before stopping at the Osborn Avenue and Pelham Lane intersection. His child passenger was not hurt in the incident. Officials are still looking for the suspect and are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them immediately.

Road incidents that result in injury or death can be grounds for filing damage/compensation claims. With the help of expert legal counsel, we can learn more about our options if ever this happens to us of our loved ones.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


SIDS – Advances in Prevention

SIDSSIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is one of the most devastating and heartbreaking events that a family can experience.

Roughly 3,000 infants die each year while they are asleep, and though there have been some advances in our understanding of the causes, there has been no decrease in the overall death rate since the 1990s.

Most of the improvement that was seen at that time is a result of better parent education and understanding of what constitutes a sleep environment and healthy positioning during sleep. But there are causes of SIDS that have nothing to do with the child’s environment, and which sometimes warrant a wrongful death lawsuit against those involved in the child’s prenatal care and birthing process.

A Safe Sleeping Environment

The biggest advances in SIDS prevention have come with improved recommendations on infant positioning and bedding. Parents are advised to:

  • Use skin-to-skin contact for newborns
  • Position infants on their back to sleep
  • Use firm sleep surfaces in cribs
  • Share room with parent
  • Always have infant on a separate sleep surface, designed for infant use
  • Avoid soft bedding
  • Do not use blankets
  • Avoid overheating
  • Avoid smoking during pregnancy
  • Avoid exposure to smoke, alcohol and illicit drugs
  • Breastfeed
  • Follow recommended schedule for immunization
  • Use a pacifier
  • Keep sleeping infants away from couches and armchairs

Malpractice and Wrongful Death in SIDS

SIDS can sometimes be caused by birth injuries or prenatal distress that had previously been undetected and are only discovered on autopsy.  These can be as a result of:

  • If blood is detected in the spinal cord, it suggests injury caused by trauma during birth
  • If lungs are found to be damaged, it may be a result of limited oxygen in the womb
  • If brain damage is discovered, it can be a result of stress in utero during a difficult delivery

The loss of a child is devastating, and the search for answers is painful, especially when faced with the possibility that the death could have been prevented. The wrongful death attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are compassionate and understanding but also dedicated to helping you get the truth. If you suspect that your child’s death from SIDS is a result of negligence, contact us today. We will conduct a thorough investigation aimed at getting you the answers you need and the justice your baby deserves.

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