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Child Pedestrian Accidents in the Autumn in Connecticut

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Children are often the victims of pedestrian accidents. On 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention reported that one in every five children under the age of 15 who were killed in a traffic accident were pedestrians. In the fall, as children enjoy the end of warm weather and maximize “playtime” after school, the… Read More »

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Back-to-School: Safety at the Bus Stop and on the Road in Connecticut

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For most kids throughout the state of Connecticut, September means the end of summertime and the start of a new school year. As such, there is no time like the present to review with children the importance of back-to-school school bus safety, including safely walking to the bus stop, waiting for the bus, riding… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About VA Hospitals and Elder Abuse

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In the United States, qualified veterans of our nation’s armed forces have access to US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services. This includes medical care at VA hospitals as well as long-term care at VA community living centers. It is unfortunate, however, that sometimes our nation’s older veterans don’t receive the attention and respect… Read More »

Calling Police to the Scene of an Accident in Connecticut - The Upton Law Firm

Do I Need to Call the Police to the Scene of an Accident in Connecticut?

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Being involved in a car accident isn’t just upsetting; it can also raise questions about what you are legally obligated to do moving forward. One question that we often hear is regarding the legal requirement to call the police to the scene of an accident in Connecticut. The answer, however, is dependent upon many… Read More »

Injuries on Public Transportation in Connecticut - The Upton Law Firm

Injuries on Public Transportation in Connecticut

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Taking public transportation is one of the most socially responsible things a person can do, and happens to be one of the most convenient ways for many people to get to and from their destinations. What’s more, the state of Connecticut maintains a number of public transportation types and options, including the Connecticut commuter… Read More »

Should Technology Companies be Held Accountable for Distracted Driving Accidents in Connecticut - The Upton Law Firm

Should Technology Companies Be Held Accountable for Distracted Driving Accidents?

By The Upton Law Firm, LLC |

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that distracted driving has now become an epidemic. In 2014 alone, 3,179 Americans were killed in distracted driving-related accidents. The number of injuries related to these accidents each year, more than 390,000, is astronomical and continues to grow. While drivers choose to stare at their phone, surf… Read More »

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 »

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Estate Planning Is Fundamental

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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 »

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