Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers

  • 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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  • When is it Considered a Medical Error?

    - October 16, 2017

    Simply put, a medical error is when an “adverse effect or harm” occurs that could have been prevented, but its application is much less simple. In fact, whether something counts as a medical error comes down to how a series of events unfolds rather than a definitive definition. This begins…

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  • Trampolines Pose Serious Personal Injury Threat for Kids

    - October 13, 2017

    Despite the popularity, trampolines pose a serious threat of injury for kids, both indoors and in backyards. In fact, between 2002 and 2011, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) reports over a million emergency calls made due to trampoline-related injuries. While the use of a trampoline comes with risk…

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  • Is the Store Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident?

    - October 11, 2017

    In most cases, when a customer is victim to a slip and fall accident, the store is responsible for the injury. However, this is not always the case. It comes down to who is liable for the injury and if it could have reasonably been avoided. Law tends to favor…

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  • Preventing Dog Bite Accidents and Stopping a Dog Attack

    - October 09, 2017

    When a dog looks like it is going to attack, it’s a scary moment. If a dog does bite you, it can be easy to put the blame on the dog or the owner, but it may have been your own actions that accidentally incited the animal. Understanding what leads…

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  • What is the Difference Between Mass Tort and Class Action Lawsuits?

    - October 05, 2017

    In discussions of lawsuits that affect larger numbers of people, the terms mass tort and class action get thrown around a lot. However, for the average person, the distinction can be confusing. In fact, many may be under the impression that the two types of legal cases are one in…

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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents on the Road

    - October 03, 2017

    Accidents happen, even to the most experienced drivers. Truck drivers spend their days on the road, but they are as susceptible to making mistakes as any other motorist. Unlike other motorists, they have specific risks that heighten the likelihood of an accident when compared to the average driver. However, there…

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  • Halloween Safety Tips for Families with Children

    - September 29, 2017

    Halloween may be a month away, but preparations to keep children safe can start now. Having a cohesive plan to keep your kids safe is important during the holidays, as it can mean the difference between a happy holiday and a celebration gone wrong. Between unscrupulous characters, traffic while they…

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