With all the tragedies that can happen out on Connecticut roads, drunk driving accidents appear to be the most preventable of them all. For this reason, drunk driving accidents resulting in injuries are the hardest to accept and understand. All of that aside, those that were driving under the influence at the time of an accident that caused injuries can be held responsible. Injuries sustained in a car accident can be devastating to a family emotionally, financially and health-wise.
Filing a personal injury or wrongful death suit against drunk drivers can hold them accountable for injuries and deaths they cause. If you or a family member was the victim of a drunk driving accident, it is important to determine whether there may be an additional liable party: the bar or restaurant that overserved the drunk driver.
It's no secret that Connecticut's Route 15 is a much-traveled road with many lanes of traffic in either direction. Disaster struck last week when a minor fender-bender turned into a major accident with serious injuries to a driver and an infant passenger. These accidents are terrible because it seems that it could have possibly been avoided. The details of the accident are few, and authorities are asking anyone with more information to step forward to help these parties sort out the details of the multi-vehicle car accident.
For many of our Connecticut drivers, the act of moving over when one sees an ambulance or some other emergency vehicle on the side of road may seem like it is just something drivers do as a matter of courtesy. But, the reality is that Connecticut law actually requires motor vehicle operators to move over to the next lane when they approach an emergency vehicle that is standing and assisting accident victims.
A premises liability case is a type of personal injury lawsuit brought by a party that sustained an injury due to an unsafe condition on a property. An unsafe condition could be anything from deteriorating infrastructure to inadequate lighting. The property could be that of a business or an individual.
Our Connecticut residents have likely read or heard of cases where a healthcare provider misdiagnosed an illness leading either to delayed treatment and progression of disease or resulted in unnecessary treatment and invasive medical procedures. In both instances, depending on the facts of the case, the patient could have suffered harm due to the misdiagnosis and the patient and their loved ones could potentially have a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor.
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.
Nursing homes across the U.S. are charged with the care of the elderly and those individuals with physical and mental disabilities. These are the most vulnerable members of our society. Though many nursing homes provide exceptional care to their residents, there are times when stories of neglect and abuse surface, making many of us wonder what rights nursing home residents and their families have, and what can be done to prevent such incidents of nursing home neglect?
More than 10,000 people lose their lives in drunk driving accidents every year in the United States. This means about 30 people die each day because of a drunk driver.
Many people may have noticed that today's practice of medicine is very different from what it used to be. Connecticut residents who have recently visited their physicians to get some healthcare service may have noticed how ingrained medical technology is in clinics and hospitals with doctors using sophisticated technologies and even providing care remotely.