Technological advances have entered every aspect of the lives of Connecticut residents and people across the nation. One that will take some getting used to is vehicles that do not require a driver. Driverless cars are on the way -- in fact, they are here. And, Connecticut is at the front of the line in making it a reality, while discussing safety measures. There are unavoidable aspects with this drastic change that must be addressed.
There is a misplaced perception that lawyers see cases and clients in the same light and their focus: profit. But, the reality is that attorneys are pillars of the community. And, the annual Chair of Greater Bridgeport Bar's Law Day is a prime example.
People injured in a Connecticut car collision will often receive a settlement offer from the insurance company to preclude what can be an exponentially costly legal battle. In many of these cases, either the person will accept the offer, not realizing how badly they were injured, or they will mistakenly believe that the offer is the most they can get. For those who receive an offer and believe that it is too low, there are certain steps to take to try and decide how best to proceed.
Connecticut residents might not realize how quickly and suddenly a fall can take place and cause severe injuries, even death. Many times, these incidents are the fault of the property owner, who did not address a dangerous property condition, and it led to an accident. Understanding the facts when a person slipped and fell is a foundational aspect of receiving compensation through a legal filing. When a person suffers a slip and fall, it refers to many different factors and is a premises liability claim.
Ambulances and other emergency vehicles are expected to provide care to those who have been in an accident in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. They do their jobs professionally and competently, but many forget that the emergency personnel are people too; and, they too can be injured in a car crash. Similarly, these people have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses and other costs, after an accident.
There is an implied and intimate trust that patients place in the medical professionals caring for them in Connecticut and across the nation. While relatively rare, sexual abuse by medical professionals - particularly doctors - does happen. More and more people are coming forward with tales of sexual assaults and other inappropriate acts in these circumstances. It can be difficult to report or even accept that this has taken place, but those who have been mistreated have the right to come forward and seek compensation for this behavior.
As more people have smartphones in Connecticut and across the U.S., concern is growing that drivers are not paying strict attention to the road. Distracted driving is becoming so worrisome that more and more studies are being conducted to determine how prevalent the problem really is and what can be done about it. The latest was conducted by Zendrive.
Pedestrians in Connecticut and throughout the nation have always been vulnerable to injuries and death if they are hit by a motor vehicle. The number of vehicles on the road and the lack of protection that pedestrians have are factors in the damage that can be done. However, the prevalence of texting and driving and other distractions has increased the danger and number of accidents between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
When people in Connecticut who are suffering from a medical issue go to a doctor or hospital, there is a natural belief that they will receive an accurate diagnosis, and be given the correct medication or provided other methods of dealing with the problem. Most importantly though, they believe they will get better. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Misdiagnoses are common, which can lead to a worsened medical condition, even death.
While sexual abuse is a problem that is largely underreported in Connecticut and throughout the U.S., there are certain instances that become known and function as case studies. The prominence of certain cases has shed some light onto the problem, but still others are overshadowed. Those who have been subjected to childhood sex abuse should be aware that they have options not just to report what has happened, but also to receive compensation through a legal filing against the individual who perpetrated the abuse and the entities that knew about it.