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Proposed Connecticut bill targets insurance policies, dog breeds

When a dog attacks someone, the owner of the pet may have to cover the cost of any resulting medical treatment or trauma. A dog bite can be quite expensive, especially if there is a need for reconstructive surgery or physical therapy. For many people in Connecticut, a homeowner’s insurance policy may help to foot that bill. One state lawmaker is trying to change the way providers handle such issues.

What damages does a wrongful death lawsuit cover?

If someone you love died because of someone else’s negligence, you may want to consider filing a claim. According to the United States Courts, civil cases regarding personal injury like wrongful death rose more than 10 percent between 2012 and 2013. In Connecticut, the executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate is the only person who is able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. 

Returning to work after a TBI

To most in New Haven, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one that either kills the brain injury victim or leaves him or her in a persistent vegetative state. Yet, according to the Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 75 percent of the over 2 million TBIs reported in the U.S. every year could be classified as mild. While the effects of a mild TBI may often appear to be temporary, they can continue to hamper a victim for the rest of their lives.

Escaped pit bull attacks woman and son, causes serious injuries

Even when pet owners in New Haven use great care, there are situations in which dogs may get free from their homes or yards. In many of these cases, the largest concern is finding the dog and getting them back home. However, in other situations, loose dogs may pose a risk to neighbors, or other animals.

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