The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and nobody wants to sit out the season because of an injury. Unfortunately, it's not just Black Friday shopping that can result in an unhappy surprise. People are injured at malls and retail shops all year 'round, but the busier the day, the more likely retailers are to skip important safety obligations.
For many people, dogs are a beloved part of the family. They provide companionship, an opportunity for exercise, valuable lessons about responsibility, and even protection from burglars and wild animals. However, dogs can also pose a threat to humans if they aren't properly contained, leashed, or trained. If you, or a family member, have been the victim of a dog bite attack, your family should seek legal counsel as soon as possible, even if the dog belonged to a friend, relative, or neighbor.
It was bound to happen. The obsession many people have with taking selfies is causing serious injuries and death. Most selfies are harmless, but when people are not aware of their surroundings or purposely take risks, the results can be tragic.
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents in stores are all too common. And while these cases often appear straightforward, they rarely are. The store and its insurance carrier will likely fight to deny or undervalue the injury claim.
When a child is seriously injured, parents have to consider many things. How will the injury affect the rest of the child's life? What type of medical care will the child need? Is a negligent party liable for the medical expenses and other losses?
Did you know about 25 million students nationwide take the school bus? Since 2003, there have been 1,222 accidents involving bus and other school transport vehicles.Please, be sure to observe the stop sign on a school bus. Do not pass. Watch out for children. Use extra caution now that school is back in session.
As people retire and age, they may be concered with who will care for them when they can no longer care for themselves. Thus, it may be helpful for our Connecticut residents to be aware of who to call or what steps to take if one suspects that an elder, whether it is a family member or friend, is being abused. If one suspects elder abuse is occurring, it is important to call the Connecticut Department of Social Services to report the abuse.
Tremont & Sheldon's newest attorney worked with victims in the Suffolk County DA's office in Massachusetts, an experience that Tim Ramsey credits with attracting him to the personal injury law firm. As a legal intern, he worked on claims brought against the state. He met with victims and helped them through the process.