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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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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?

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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

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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 »

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