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September 2014 Archives

What damages are allowed in Connecticut wrongful death claims?

When a loved one is suddenly killed due to the actions, or negligence, of another person, or business, it can leave a family facing serious challenges during an already difficult time. There is nothing that can bring that loved one back, however, Connecticut state law allows for the pursuit of damages, which may provide them some much needed assistance.

Drunk driving accident liability - Connecticut's Dram Shop Act

Driving while impaired can, and often does result in motor vehicle accidents in Connecticut, and throughout the U.S. The organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, reports that more than 10,000 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in the U.S. in 2012 alone. Another 290,000 people, according to MADD, were injured that same year. At Loughlin FitzGerald, we hear from alcohol-related accident victims, and their families, every day, and we understand the devastating effects that these types of collisions can have.

New Haven construction zone crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Occasionally, construction is required on or around the roads of Connecticut for further development, maintenance, repairs and any number of other reasons. In order to help ensure the safety of workers, as well as motorists, the speed limit is often lowered through these work zones. This can cause problems, however, if drivers fail to take note of and adjust to the speed reduction.

Traumatic brain injuries and their long-term effects

Even what may seem to be a minor knock to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury. These types of serious injury, which can result in long-term effects or death, are very common in Connecticut, and throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least four people sustain a traumatic brain injury each minute in the U.S. Traumatic brain injuries, as described by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, are those that occur as the result of people bumping their heads, suffering blows to their heads, experiencing jolts to their heads or sustaining injuries that penetrate their heads.

Norwich girl injured defending brother from pit bull attack

Many in New Haven still hold to the old adage that dogs are man’s best friend. What’s often forgotten by the countless people throughout Connecticut who rely on their dogs for companionship is that despite the loving personalities that dogs often display, they are still animals capable of inflicting great harm on others. Those who doubt the severity of injuries that a dog bite may cause may simply be choosing to overlook many of the stories relayed regarding vicious dog attacks.

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