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How to Avoid an Accident with an 18-Wheeler

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Accidents with 18-wheelers are some of the most tragic crash types, often leaving victims with disabling or fatal injuries. Sadly, despite how devastating these accidents can be, they occur at an alarmingly high rate. In fact, the state of Connecticut reports that in a single year, medium/heavy trucks were involved in more than 5,400 accidents, which… Read More »

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Do Hospitals Cover Up Their Medical Malpractice Incidents?

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As shocking as it can be to hear, there is no doubt that even the best-trained doctors make medical mistakes. In fact, medical mistakes are so common that they are now a leading cause of death in the United States, with only cancer and heart disease killing more Americans. Despite this fact, doctors and the hospitals… Read More »

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What Is an Independent Medical Exam and How Do I Prepare?

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If you are filing a claim for workers’ compensation in the state of Connecticut, there is a strong possibility that you will be asked to submit to an Independent Medical Exam, commonly referred to as IME. These exams, which are also common in personal injury cases, are used to resolve disputes or/and determine a… Read More »

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Putting a Price on the Death of a Loved One

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Losing a family member or loved one is one of the most difficult things to go through in life, especially when the death occurs because of a tragic accident, rather than natural causes. While those who lose a family member due to the wrongful acts of another have the right to pursue a wrongful… Read More »

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How Do I Handle My Medical Bills after a Car Accident?

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If you are involved in an accident in Connecticut and suffer injuries, there is a strong possibility that you will incur medical bills. However, if the accident was not your fault, you may have questions about who will pay for your bills, and how you should handle the pursuit of a medical claim. Here’s… Read More »

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Keeping Aging Workers Safe

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Just because an employee reaches a certain age, doesn’t mean that their usefulness to the organization expires. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65 each day and a quarter of the workforce will be 55 or older by 2020. Instead of jumping into retirement, many workers… Read More »

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Drowsy Driving Accidents in West Hartford

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When a driver can’t focus on the road, he or she is putting everyone on the road at risk. Indeed, driving while fatigued can be just as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The American Automobile Association (AAA) has released new research that shows missing just two to three… Read More »

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Importance of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

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When you have been injured and are pursuing a personal injury case to recover damages, you will need to present a lot of evidence to win your case. Indeed, you must prove that the other party owed you a duty of care, breached the duty of care owed to you, and that the breach was the direct cause… Read More »

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Fraud in Workers Comp Cases

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The Connecticut Worker’s compensation system entitles employees to certain financial assistance when they experience work-related injuries or illnesses. Some people, however, might try to game this system by falsifying information for personal gain or the benefit of their business. While a Connecticut worker’s compensation lawyer can help you with your claim, it’s still vital that you… Read More »

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How to Avoid Distracted Driving in Connecticut

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It’s a fact that most serious accidents on our roads are preventable. There is a good reason we have traffic laws and safety guidelines for vehicles, but human and mechanical error can lead to dangerous and catastrophic crashes. Keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road may seem like common… Read More »

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