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  • Increased Risk of a Slip and Fall Accident in Autumn

    - November 20, 2017

    Autumn is most people’s favorite season and for good reason. Between the fashion styles, seasonal drinks and the crisp feeling in the air, along with the impending holiday season, it can be a time of celebration and appreciation. However, the season also comes with a long list of risks for…

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  • Nursing Home Bed Rails Cause Personal Injuries

    - November 17, 2017

    Between 2005 and 2013, there were seven deaths reported to the FDA that were associated with the use of a portable bed rail. While that figure alone sounds staggering, injuries are more prevalent with use of the devices. Between 1985 and 2013, the FDA received reports of medical devices that…

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  • Distracted Driving Caused by Work Calls or Messaging

    - November 15, 2017

    The picture most often painted when it comes to distracted driving is a younger driver that simply cannot wait to post on Snapchat or send a text message. However, there are other potential culprits when it comes to taking drivers’ eyes off the road. To the surprise of many, there…

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  • Study Shows Hands-Free Devices Cause Distracted Driving

    - November 13, 2017

    Previously in Connecticut, drivers had exceptions to holding their cellphones while driving but in January of this year, those exceptions were taken away. Restrictions on cellphone usage is not new. Lawmakers have acknowledged the dangers of texting or making phone calls while operating a vehicle as it takes drivers’ hands…

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  • What Leads to Medical Errors in Healthcare?

    - November 10, 2017

    Medical errors occur as a series of events that lead to harm to a patient that could have been avoided. While many factors lead to a medical error, they stem from a lack of proper communication, lack of knowledge or planning. When a medical mishap is unavoidable, it is not…

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  • Opportunities to Collect Financial Damages After Drunk Driving Accident

    - November 08, 2017

    Financial compensation is often the last thing on someone’s mind after escaping a serious car accident, especially a drunk driving accident. However, you may be entitled to compensation for both injuries and damages that come from such an event. Further, you could be entitled to compensation for emotional damages such…

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  • Poor Visibility Doesn’t Just Increase Car Accidents, It’s Illegal

    - November 02, 2017

    When it begins to rain, it’s time to turn the headlights on. This should be common sense, as rain makes for poor visibility when driving. While this should be incentive enough for motorists to take it upon themselves to turn their lights on, it is also illegal in the state…

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  • Understanding Connecticut’s Sidewalk Liability Laws

    - October 23, 2017

    As the temperatures cool, the specifics surrounding Connecticut’s complex sidewalk liability laws becomes more important. When ice makes its way to sidewalks, slip and fall accidents will increase, but who will the liability fall on for injuries due to improper clearing of a public sidewalk? In some states, the answer…

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  • Effects of Alcohol on Driving Ability in Car Accidents

    - October 20, 2017

    It is pretty well-known that alcohol decreases brain functionality, but how does that affect one’s ability to drive, specifically? With reduced brain function, along with impairment of thinking, reasoning and coordination, alcohol can inhibit one’s ability to drive properly. Alcohol creates its effects once absorbed through the stomach and small…

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  • How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated after a Car Accident?

    - October 18, 2017

    Before understanding how pain and suffering damages are calculated after a car accident, it’s important to know what constitutes as pain and suffering. Simply put, pain and suffering refers to both physical and emotional stress that comes after an accident, along with the injuries the accident caused. For instance, if…

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