It isn't uncommon to see reports about a law enforcement car chase on the evening news. But, it isn't every day that such a car chase has deadly results. That was the case in a recent incident that many of our readers in Bridgeport may have already seen reports about.
Connecticut residents who are the victims of medical malpractice can experience life-altering problems from the botched treatment. Doctor errors in surgery, misdiagnosis and prescription medication mix-ups can result in injuries or a worsened medical condition, and then the patient is left to pick up the pieces. In this type of situation, one option could be a medical malpractice lawsuit. But, these types of cases are, oftentimes, complex. This is why many plaintiffs will consider the possibility of settling the case before trial.
Millions of Americans suffer injuries or illness complications due to medical malpractice each year. Unfortunately, some people who suffer from medical malpractice may not realize it. Others might know that their doctors made a mistake, but they think that there is no way that they can prove it. Connecticut residents need to know that they have rights that they need to protect when they suffer from medical malpractice.
We should all be on the lookout for one of the most dangerous things on America's roadways: distracted drivers. With smartphones in almost every hand in America, it is easy to see how distracted driving has become a significant point of societal debate. But, every day there are hundreds of thousands of drivers who engage in this risky behavior. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that, on any given day, approximately 660,000 drivers are using an electronic device of some type while driving.
Many different types of car accidents can occur on the roadways in Connecticut. With distracted driving seemingly more common than ever, rear-end collisions are common type of car accidents these days. But, there are other types, such as rollover crashes, fender-benders, construction zone accidents and even head-on collisions. One thing that all of the different types of car accidents have in common is that the victims who are involved can suffer serious injuries as a result.
So-called "fender benders" happen every day throughout Connecticut, but we all know that much more serious car crashes occur frequently as well. That was the case recently in Suffield, when a pickup truck reportedly collided with a bus that was transporting 20 people.
Most people know that in a collision involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle, the odds aren't in the motorcyclist's favor when it comes to injuries. A motorcycle's small size and lack of safety features such as seat belts and airbags means that should a motorcyclist be involved in an accident, they are vulnerable to injuries. Unfortunately, a recent motorcycle accident in Connecticut illustrated this concept all too well.
Our readers in Connecticut who have seen previous posts here probably remember that when an injury occurs on another person's property the area of law that will come into play is known as "premises liability" law. This is an area of the law that falls under the umbrella of "tort" law. When an injury occurs on a person's property, how the visitor -- the person who was injured -- was categorized under premises liability law will be a major factor in determining whether or not compensation can be sought.
For many people, it is inevitable that the later years of life will be spent living in a nursing home. While society at large has begun to recognize the benefits of "clean" living, especially when it comes to quality of life for senior citizens, there are just too many random occurrences that an affect a person's life. Injuries occur and, particularly in old age, illnesses and diseases can take a toll.
Most of our readers in Connecticut are probably familiar with the child sex scandals that have been rocking the Catholic church for years. However, what some of our readers may not realize is that this worldwide news story has recently hit close to home.