Accidents and injuries happen when one least expects them. For instance, one could be shopping at the mall and may slip and fall because the floor was wet and the shop owner failed to warn patrons of the wet floor or spot. Or a person could be visiting a friend and their dog may bite without provocation. Or one may lose their balance on a stairwell because the railing was in disrepair. All these incidents can result in serious injuries and are examples of premises liability cases.
When it comes to vehicular accidents, many people think that the impact of the crash is what causes serious injuries. Though it is true that a collision can directly result in serious injuries, seldom do people consider fires from a collision which may not only lead to further serious injuries but may also result in death. Accidents happen, but typically a collision between a semi-truck or tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle can be more devastating because of the sheer size and weight difference between these different types of vehicles.
Every day local newspapers and TV news invariably have news about car accidents and injuries people have suffered. Sadly, accidents happen too often, injuring and killing motorists on Connecticut roadways.
Independence Day celebrations are fun for all with fireworks, food with family and friends. But this holiday can be deadly if people in their celebratory fervor get behind the wheel while drunk. According to the Connecticut State Police, last year during the three-day Independence Day holiday over 40 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and police investigated over 300 car crashes. About 50 or so of those car crashes had injuries.
According to recent media reports, a jury in a medical malpractice case awarded the widow of a 67-year-old man nearly $3 million. The lawsuit was filed by the wife of the 67-year-old man who allegedly died because his doctors did not pay close attention his echocardiogram test results.
In an effort to raise awareness about the issue of elder abuse the World Health Organization and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse designated June 15 as the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day nearly 10 years ago in 2006.
People who are landlords have a responsibility to ensure that the premises they own and rent to others does not pose any safety and health issues which could result in injuries to others. Ensuring that their premises are safe goes hand-in-hand with ensuring that the property is properly maintained, and if a safety or health issue has been identified that the necessary repairs have been made.
Although many people do not like to think about it, the reality is that as life expectancy improves because of better medical care some people may eventually require long-term care. Furthermore, the U.S. demographics are changing. Baby boomers are expected to enter retirement and potentially require long-term care in the near future. Thus, it is very important to have a basic understanding of what elder abuse is, individual rights, how to recognize elder abuse and potential legal options.
Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage for many teenagers. Presently in Connecticut special restriction apply to all new 16-year-old and 17-year-old drivers. Connecticut law states that in the first six months after getting a driver's license, 16-year-old and 17-year-old teens can only drive a car when a parent or legal guardian who has a valid driver's license is with them in the car. After the six month period tolls, 16-year-old and 17-year-old drivers may drive with their parent and can also have other immediate family members, such as a sibling, in the vehicle they are operating.
The Japanese company Takata admitted that its airbags were defective and agreed to double the number of vehicles recalled in the United States, to nearly 34 million - or about one in seven of the more than 250 million vehicles on American roads - making it the largest automotive recall in American history. Takata is one of the largest suppliers of airbags in the world. The airbags can explode violently when they deploy, sending shrapnel flying into a car's passenger compartment. Six deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the flaw. For more information click on, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/business/takata-airbag-recall.html?_r=1 and to see if you vehicle is effected http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-your-takata-air-bag-under-recall/