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Preventing Playground Injuries in Connecticut - The Upton Law Firm

Keeping Our Children Safe on the Playground in Connecticut

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

Play is one of the most important elements of well-being, especially for children. As such, playgrounds serve a critical function: allowing children to move, explore, create, and interact with their environment and others while having fun. But playgrounds, no matter how important they may be, can be very dangerous. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control… Read More »

Defective Premises in Connecticut - The Upton Law Firm

Defective Premises in Connecticut

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You have been injured on someone else’s property in Connecticut. Is the possessor of that property liable for your injuries? It depends. The duty owed by the possessor of that land or property to you depends on your status as either an invitee, licensee or trespasser. INVITEE If you enter onto the property of… Read More »

Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury - Contact The Upton Law Firm

Litigating a Traumatic Brain Injury Case in Connecticut

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The brain is your body’s most complex and intricate organ, and when it is traumatized, the effect can be very serious. From mild changes in cognition and emotion to serious disability, a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is one of the most difficult injury types to live with, both for the victim and for the… Read More »

Last Will & Testament in Connecticut - Contact The Upton Law Firm


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Congratulations!  You’ve made it!  What’s that, you ask?  What do I mean “You’ve made it?” You are now at a point in your life where you have started to build wealth.  You probably have a good job or a successful business, a home that has equity, and a little something set aside for that… Read More »

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

Top 5 Reasons Car Accidents Occur

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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

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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


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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?

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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?

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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 »

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Should I Represent Myself In Court?

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“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 »

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