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New Haven – Train Incident

An individual was killed in a train station incident in New Haven yesterday morning.

At approximately 5:50 a.m., a person who was reportedly trespassing was struck by a departing train at the Metro-North terminal. The victim was killed in the incident. Authorities were immediately dispatched to the area and immediately cordoned off the scene, resulting in several delayed trips. The identity of the victim has yet to be disclosed, and officials are currently investigating the incident. This story will be updated as new info becomes available.

Despite current evidence suggesting the victim could be liable for his/her own death, authorities will investigate this incident thoroughly before conclusions can be made. It’s important to determine if there was ill-intent or negligence is this scenario and if other parties could be involved. Either way, we need to be aware of what we or our families can do in similar situations. This is where the advice of legal experts can be very useful.

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.


Enfield – Guilty Verdict In Fatal Incident

A motorist accused of killing a man in a road incident in Enfield was just found guilty.

On December 2, 2016, then 20-year-old Jeremy Mercier was struck and killed by a vehicle in the vicinity of 1443 Enfield Street. The truck, a Chevrolet Silverado, was driven by 21-year-old Rocco Barile. He was immediately apprehended when responders arrived, and several charges were subsequently filed against him after a thorough investigation of the incident. He accepted a plea agreement last September and was found guilty yesterday. Barile is now facing 10 years in prison, to be suspended after 44 months.

Regardless of plea agreements and other circumstances, motorists suspected of negligent behavior will be brought to justice so that our communities can be made safer for both motorists and pedestrians. It’s important to take note of this, as well as the options that victims or their families can pursue when their cases involve DUI, negligence, or reckless behavior.

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 Canaan – Toddler Killed In Crash

A young boy was killed in a driveway accident in New Canaan yesterday morning.

At approximately 8:40 a.m., an almost 2-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed at a still-undisclosed location on North Wilton Road. The toddler sustained critical injuries and was immediately transported by emergency responders to Norwalk Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have not identified anyone involved due to the nature of the incident. The case is currently under active investigation. This post will be updated as soon as more info becomes available.

The severity/nature of this accident has prompted officials to withhold info for the time being. That said, authorities will investigate this case thoroughly until liability has been established. In this scenario, the family of the victim may have the option of filing cases against responsible parties, particularly if negligence, DUI or reckless behavior have been discovered.

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.


Hamden – Fatal Road Shooting

A man was killed in Hamden early yesterday morning.

Authorities received reports of gunfire on Whiting Street at approximately 12:30 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the area and discovered 21-year-old Dennis Allen-Paige who was on the ground and critically injured. He was immediately transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities did not find any suspect or witness at the incident scene when they arrived. The case is currently under active investigation. Witnesses are encouraged to come forward and provide any relevant info or help officials locate any possible suspect/assailant.

Witness reports are very useful in resolving this type of incident. Culprits/suspects would almost always flee crime scenes, making it very challenging for authorities to establish accountability.  These things said, it would always be beneficial to consult legal experts if ever we or our loved ones are involved in any of these situations so that our options can be thoroughly evaluated.

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.


Trumbull – Negligent Homicide Charge In Fatal Incident

A negligent homicide charge was filed against a senior motorist who killed another senior in Trumbull.

On February 8. 2019, 73-year-old Alexander Trup of Easton was unloading payload from his vehicle at the Trumbull Transfer Station when he was struck by a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by 93-year-old Edward Socha. According to reports, Socha claimed he did not see Trup when he attempted to back up in the area, hitting him several times. Trup sustained critical injuries in the incident and died soon after. After a thorough investigation, a negligent homicide charge was filed against Socha. He is currently hospitalized for several medical conditions not related to the February accident and, according to his legal counsel, is unlikely to make his January 7 court appearance.

While the suspect’s advanced age and current condition should not be ignored, the fact remains that negligence on his part resulted in the death of a person. Motorists exhibiting reckless or negligent behavior have injured or killed other motorists or pedestrians in the past, so these individuals should be taken off the road. That said, people injured in similar scenarios are advised to seek legal counsel who can help them take stock of their situation and recommend appropriate courses of action.

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.


Stamford – Multiple Charges In Fatal Crash

A motorist facing multiple charges related to a crash in Stamford was arraigned yesterday morning.

On August 26 this year, 18-year-old Jerry Diaz was driving a Nissan Altima on Canal Street when he crashed into several utility poles. There were five passengers at the time of the crash: 18-year-old Nishawn Tolliver, 19-year-old Ky-Mani Antoine-Pollack, Amaiya Callahan, Alontia Moore, and Erica Stephens. Diaz, Callahan, Moore, and Stephens sustained multiple injuries in the crash, while Tolliver and Antoine-Pollack died due to critical injuries. Responders discovered Diaz was intoxicated when the incident occurred. He is currently facing charges of second-degree manslaughter, DUI, second-degree assault and reckless driving. His next court date is scheduled for December 20.

There can be many factors that could cause road incidents resulting in serious injuries or deaths. In any of these instances, DUI is a serious offense and will only aggravate cases against suspects. As a negligent act, DUI can allow people injured in these situations to pursue various actions against culprits. Seeking damages can be an option if deemed appropriate by legal experts.

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.


Waterbury – Settlement In Fatal Crash

The estate of a woman killed in an accident in Waterbury just agreed to a settlement of $1 million.

In June 2017, then 25-year-old Samantha Mallette was riding a 2005 Mazda, with her grandmother Katherine Wadman as the driver, when their vehicle was struck by a pickup truck at an intersection on Route 73. The truck hit the passenger side of the Mazda and killed both Mallette and Wadman. Zachary Lessard, the driver of the pickup truck, was later arrested and charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle. Mallette’s estate declined to move forward with the homicide case against Lessard and instead pursued an insurance claim against Lessard’s vehicle. According to attorneys for the plaintiff, Lessard was overspeeding when the crash occurred. The settlement was signed last Monday and should be disbursed to Mallette’s estate by the end of the year.

This case is noteworthy because it describes many of the factors that surround road accidents resulting in fatalities. In this case, the plaintiff did not pursue the negligent homicide charge, claiming it wasn’t acting out of vengeance. Other cases would likely present other circumstances, but the goals would be similar: seeking justice, coping, and eventually finding closure.

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.


Monroe – Sentence For Motorist Involved In Fatal Crash

A driver who killed a motorcyclist in Monroe was given a suspended sentence yesterday.

On July 16, 2017, Dan Falls and his wife, Betty, were riding a motorcycle north on Route 25 when they were struck head-on by a Hyundai Sonata that had swerved onto their lane. Both riders sustained serious injuries in the crash and were taken to the hospital by emergency responders. Betty Falls was released after a few days, while Dan Falls died a few weeks later. The driver of the car, 60-year-old Louis Maiorino, was subsequently apprehended and charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle. He pleaded guilty and agreed to a plea bargain. He was given a six-month suspended sentence yesterday, followed by two years of probation.

This case highlights the processes that typically follow road-related incidents resulting in injuries or fatalities. People who exhibit negligent or reckless behavior should be made liable for their actions and brought to justice.

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.


Hamden – Motorist Charged In Fatal Incident

A senior driver was charged in connection with a May incident in Hamden that killed another senior.

On May 26, 74-year-old Robert Sheard of Hamden was on his mobility scooter and attempting to cross Dixwell Avenue right in front of the Miller Memorial Library when he was struck by a car, throwing him off the scooter. The striking car was traveling west and driven by 69-year-old Rosemary Kaliscak of Middletown. Sheard was immediately transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he eventually died due to his injuries. Kaliscak was charged yesterday with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and is scheduled to appear in court on November 26.

In this and other similar cases where people are seriously hurt or killed, suspects are required to prove that they have exercised reasonable care to avoid being made liable for these unfortunate events. Of course, it’s not as simple as it seems. Fortunately, there are legal experts who can help us make sense of these tragic events. The bottom line: if ever we or our loved ones are involved in similar situations, we can consult experts who can help us cope and hopefully find closure.

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.


Norwalk – Commercial Accident Victim Identified

Authorities have just identified the victim of last Tuesday’s workplace accident in Norwalk.

52-year-old Lorgio Jimenez-Suarez was working on the exterior facade of The SoNo Collection mall when, at approximately 2:30 a.m., he fell to the ground and died due to severe injuries. State and local officials are currently investigating the incident and have yet to discover any ill-intent or negligence that may have led to the accident. Construction work in this commercial property has not resulted in any fatality prior to last Tuesday’s incident, and authorities are now looking at whether or not safety practices or standards have been implemented throughout the various construction stages of the facility. Officials will release more info when appropriate.

There are state and federal agencies tasked with protecting the safety of all workers, particularly those in high-risk workplaces such as construction sites. Suffice it to say, negligence is not tolerated and, in its discovery, responsible parties must be made liable. It’s important to note that if ever we or our loved ones are injured in any workplace incident, consulting a legal expert would always be prudent.

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.

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