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.
Many Connecticut residents drive a car to get from point A to point B, for work, school and more. Most realize that freeways, highways and roads are shared by many different types of vehicles on a daily basis. When one gets behind the wheel of his or her vehicle, the prospect of being involved in a car accident likely does not occur to the driver or passenger. However, the reality is that every 10 seconds someone in the U.S. is involved in a car accident.
School's out for the summer and it's a beautiful time for a road trip. But, as Attorney Frank Bailey reminds us, with more teen drivers on the road, it can be an especially dangerous time to drive. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), July had the highest number of fatal car accidents in 2012, with June and August rounding out the top three months.
Now that summer is here, kids are out of school and outdoors. In many parts of Connecticut, kids are still free to roam their neighborhood without much adult supervision. This is normally pretty safe, but there are some hazards. Perhaps most notable among these is the risk of dog bite injuries. About 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites each year, and most victims are children. About 20 percent of injuries are serious enough to require medical attention.
Would you ever get behind the wheel if you knew that you had too much to drink? Would you ever send a text message or post something on Facebook while speeding down the highway? Most of us would say "no" to both of these questions, because we are responsible drivers and we value our own safety.
The majority of states have passed bans on texting while driving. But Connecticut is one of only about a dozen states to also ban all use of cell phones. Distracted driving is among the most serious public health hazards in the United States, and cell phones are a major source of distraction.
The issues of hospital negligence and medical malpractice have played out publicly and politically here in Connecticut as they have in many other states. In 2005, the state legislature passed several medical malpractice-related measures, some of which make it more difficult for patients and their families to sue for injuries and death.
Attorney Cindy Robinson discusses how she approaches her first interaction with new clients, who often are new to the legal process and have questions about what to expect.
Attorney Bob Sheldon discusses how he's worked to change worker's compensation law in Connecticut and why helping injured workers has been a central part of his legal practice.
Attorney Frank Bailey discusses the first steps that you should take if you are injured due to someone's recklessness or if you've been hurt at work.