No one wants to think that their loved ones might be abused or neglected in a nursing home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that these instances of negligence and recklessness do occur with disturbing frequency. Just imagine going to visit an elderly relative at a nursing home this holiday season and seeing them with unexplained bruises, bedsores or other injuries. What can be done about these instances of abuse and neglect?
During the winter months we are less likely to see bicyclists on and near the roadways in Connecticut, but when the weather breaks they will be out and about as usual. Many more people seem to be engaging in bicycling as a form of exercise these days, and some are even using bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. Unfortunately, when bicyclists are near the roadways, car accidents can occur.
Christmas has come and gone, but the New Year's holiday is right around the corner. In the midst of the holiday season here in Connecticut, Mothers Against Drunk Driving -- "MADD" -- recently warned about the dangers of drunk driving, especially around the holidays.
Two of the most dangerous things to be on the lookout for on the roads are drunk drivers and distracted drivers. Unfortunately, this is the time of year when both types of drivers are likely to be more prevalent on the roadways in Connecticut.
Connecticut residents who have read previous posts here know that medical malpractice is a serious - and potentially deadly - problem in America. We all respect the fact that doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals oftentimes spend years in school before they are able to treat patients, but the fact of the matter is that even the best trained and most well-educated doctors and nurses can make mistakes. When this happens, what are the first steps with a medical malpractice claim?
Many of our readers in Connecticut probably know that medical malpractice cases can be quite difficult to prove. After all, the patients who are pursuing these cases are going up against well-funded healthcare conglomerates at times, and doctors and nurses who are trying to protect their professional reputations at others. There is no doubt about it - medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove.
Connecticut residents know that there is no shortage of distractions for drivers on the roads today. We've had radios in our cars for decades, but now the distraction of smartphones has taken over as the most pressing concern. States throughout the country have attempted to enact laws that would police the dangerous activity of using smartphones while driving.
Late November is not a time of year when most people would expect to see motorcyclists on the roads of Connecticut, but the winter weather hasn't been all that bad yet, so our readers are probably still seeing some motorcycles around. Unfortunately, not all drivers pay attention to motorcycles on the roads, and that is when deadly accidents can occur.
Of all the different types of car collisions that can occur in Connecticut, pedestrian accidents are probably the ones with the potential for the most damage and injuries to be caused to the individuals involved. A car accident involving a pedestrian will typically see the pedestrian suffer the brunt of the damage, with the potential for serious injuries to occur. The driver and passengers in the vehicle rarely suffer injuries in these types of collisions.
With winter weather beginning to settle in across Connecticut, hopefully more drivers will begin to maintain a heightened awareness of their surroundings on the roadways. Bad weather is the cause of many car accidents throughout the country every year. However, particularly in the Bridgeport area, drivers need to be aware of another danger that is present year-round: other drivers.