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Top 5 Reasons Why Car Accidents Occur - The Upton Law Firm

Top 5 Reasons Car Accidents Occur

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

In 2015, there were 266 traffic fatalities reported in the state of Connecticut, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nearly all of these accidents involved various acts of negligence, ranging from driving while impaired (103 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities were reported in CT in 2016) to speeding (73 speeding-related fatalities) and… Read More »

Connecticut Injury Attorneys - The Upton Law Firm

8 Things You Need to Know About Working with an Injury Attorney

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

If you are injured through no fault of your own in any type of negligence-based incident, you may have a personal injury case. Before you proceed with filing a lawsuit and hiring a personal injury attorney, however, it is important to familiarize yourself with the process and ask questions. Here are eight things you… Read More »

Connecticut Divorce Attorneys

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A DIVORCE FINALIZED IN CONNECTICUT?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

The amount of time it takes to get a divorced finalized in Connecticut varies depending on whether or not you and your spouse agree on all of the issues surrounding your lives together (financial and child related). If you do not have an agreement on all issues, what issues are in dispute? Traditionally in… Read More »

Dog Bite Attorneys - The Upton Law Firm

What is the Law on Dog Bites in Connecticut?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

If you are bitten by a dog in Connecticut, there are two causes of action you may pursue. The first is under common law which requires proof that the owner of the dog had knowledge of the dog’s ferocity or propensity to bite someone. The second comes under Connecticut General Statutes § 22-357 which… Read More »

Landlord Tenant Lawyers - The Upton Law Firm

Landlord: To Be Or Not To Be?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

Once the housing bubble burst, a lot of people have opted to rent out their home (when relocating) rather than selling, while others have decided to purchase low-priced properties to generate additional income (in the form of rents).  However, if you have other assets, any rental property should be placed in an LLC or… Read More »

Competent Legal Counsel - The Upton Law Firm

Should I Represent Myself In Court?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

“Excuse me, sir.  Are you an attorney?” “Yes, I am.  How may I help you?” “If I could ask you a question or two.  I’ve got this court date, today.  I don’t know what I’m going to do.” “Why don’t you tell me what’s going on with your matter?” I can’t tell you how… Read More »

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common

Tenants in Common in Connecticut

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

To be or not to be Tenants in Common, that is the question… or at least that is the question when you purchase a piece of real property with someone else. In Connecticut, the typical forms of ownership of real property are as Joint Tenants (with rights of survivorship) or as Tenants in Common…. Read More »

Estate Planning Attorneys

Plan for the End of Life

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

“I can’t believe she’s gone.” “I know. Seemed like she’d always be there, baking cakes, making quilts and kissing the boo-boos better. I’m not going to be the same without her.” “How will you manage? Wasn’t she the one to take care of the bills, do the banking, and arrange for things to get… Read More »

Connecticut Criminal Attorneys

A Second Chance in Connecticut – Diversionary Programs

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

“Let he who hath no sin, be the first to cast the stone.” Familiar quote, right? We all make mistakes. But just because we all make mistakes, we don’t all face criminal charges. Some mistakes bring harsher consequences than others. The State of Connecticut recognizes that we are human and that humans make mistakes. … Read More »

The Upton Law Firm - Distracted Teen Drivers

Distracted Teens Continue to Cause Catastrophic Accidents

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

Teen drivers are typically at a higher risk for being involved in an auto accident than more experienced drivers. This may be true for a number of reasons, but mostly for lack of experience. An inexperienced driver may have a more difficult time judging the necessary time to stop, how to navigate their car on snow… Read More »

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