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What Can I Expect during an Independent Medical Exam (IME)?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

When you are involved in a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim, the other party will often request additional verification of the claimant’s medical condition. This is typically done by asking the claimant to undergo an independent medical exam (IME), also known in Connecticut and some other states as a respondent medical exam (RME)…. Read More »

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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

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When someone is involved in an accident or adverse event, there are a wide range of injuries that can result from it.  Many injuries are minor, such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises that heal within a few days or a week or so. Other injuries are moderate to severe, with affects that can last… Read More »

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Accidents and Pools: Summer Safety Tips for Families

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Summer is the time to enjoy the outdoors, and to make lasting memories with family and friends. With the warmer weather, many of us spend more time at the pool. Kids especially love to go swimming in the summertime, and being out of school, they have much more time on their hands to enjoy… Read More »

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How Long will it Take to Resolve my Truck Accident Case?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

Commercial truck accidents are among the deadliest incidents that occur on the roadways. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large trucks were involved in over 4,200 fatal crashes in 2017, and more than 344,000 crashes resulted in injuries. And because regular vehicles have far less protection when they collide with a… Read More »

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What Impact does Social Media Have on my Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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We live in an increasingly digitized society, and most people use social media multiple times a day to stay in touch with family and friends and keep up on what is going on. Updating our status, posting photos of what we are up to, and checking in on what our connections are up to… Read More »

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5 Common Causes of Brain Injuries

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI contributes to the deaths of over 50,000 individuals each year, and more than 80,000 individuals experience the onset of a TBI-related disability. Nearly three million emergency… Read More »

What is a Civil Protection Order in Connecticut?

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When an individual is the victim of abusive conduct or harassment, they can seek a restraining order (also known as a “protective order” or “order of protection”) to help protect them from the alleged offender. Orders of protection can be important tool to help keep victims of abuse and harassment protected. However, they can… Read More »

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What Should I Know about Premises Liability?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

We all spend a fair amount of time during the week out and about. We go to work, we go shopping, we go out to eat, visit friends and neighbors, go for a walk in the park, and engage in many other activities. Sometimes, accidents occur when we are on the property of another… Read More »

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Custody and Moving Out of State: What Rights do Non-Custodial Parents Have?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

You thought your marriage would last forever. Then life kicked in. Stress, money, kids – all can dissolve a relationship. The dissolution of a marriage can take up to a year (or longer) to complete in Connecticut. A divorce can be no-fault or fault-based.  Generally speaking, most divorces are no-fault which means the marriage… Read More »

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Can I Sue a Rideshare Company (Uber or Lyft) after an Accident?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

You use the App on your smart phone to call for an Uber or Lyft ride. You want to make life a little easier and stress-free during a night out with friends but it doesn’t turn out that way.  Your driver gets into an accident and there are injuries. What are your options to… Read More »

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