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September 2017 Archives

How do you identify a brain injury after a slip-and-fall?

When you experience a slip-and-fall accident in Connecticut, you may sometimes have serious injuries. A previous blog discussed the different kinds of wounds you might incur. This week's blog will focus on traumatic brain injuries.

When parents claim ignorance of alcohol use by minors at home

In Connecticut, the criminal statute prohibiting the possession of alcohol by a minor was expanded in 2012 to include recklessness or negligence in allowing such possession. According to the Connecticut General Assembly, if a person owns or otherwise possesses or controls private property, the criminal law is violated if they knowingly allow a minor to possess an alcoholic beverage on the premises or if they recklessly permit a minor to do so. A minor under the statute is any person under the age of twenty-one.

Helmet laws in the spotlight

Drivers on the Connecticut roadways have to be aware of a variety of concerns and paying special attention to nearby motorcyclists is one of them. According to the Hartford Courant, the federal government ended a requirement that motorcyclists wear helmets in 1976, and Connecticut does not require motorcyclists to wear helmets.