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January 2016 Archives

Brain injury results in two-car accident

Drivers in Connecticut should be aware that when a motor vehicle accident happens, they may be required to file an accident report. This information can be useful for government agencies and others when compiling traffic and accident statistics. It can also be used by insurance companies in identifying fault and determining any payouts to be made to involved parties.

Important actions to take after an auto accident

As a licensed driver in Connecticut, you should routinely review your plan for what to do in case you are involved in a vehicle accident. These steps will really be the same no matter who is ultimately found to be at fault for the accident. While certainly tending to any injuries should always be a priority, there are several other things that will require your careful attention.

Inmate and prison worker attacked by dogs

Connecticut residents have good reason to be concerned about the dangers of a dog bite. In addition to the immediate injuries that can be suffered when bitten by an animal, victims must also worry about the risk of potential infections. In some cases, emotional trauma may also be an issue. Despite what many people may think, these situations do not just arise in homes or on neighborhood streets.

A primer on traumatic brain injuries

The term “traumatic brain injury” is a highly accurate description of the various situations that can be classified within this condition. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that any type of jolt, blow or bump to the brain, including that caused by a penetration of the skull, can cause a traumatic brain injury. With approximately 138 deaths due to TBIs in the U.S. daily, they account for roughly 30 percent of all injury fatalities each year.