A New Haven jury just decided that two Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. clients were not legally responsible for personal injuries and other damages allegedly sustained by a claimant at the clients' rental property. The claimant's attorney asked for an award of $1.77 million.
On April 29, 2015, a New Haven jury ruled in favor of a Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. client in a motor vehicle accident case, tried before the Hon. Richard Burke. The client, represented by Loughlin FitzGerald trial lawyer Eileen R. Becker, had been sued in the Superior Court of Connecticut for damages sustained by a woman who claimed to have been injured in a car accident that occurred at an intersection in Wallingford, Connecticut.
In the state of Connecticut, you are considered legally intoxicated when your blood alcohol level reaches .08 or above. Although it seems drivers have been repeatedly warned about the serious, even deadly consequences of drunk driving , there are those that still choose to drink and drive.
Tailgating parties tend to be big events in New Haven, CT. People love to gather in parking lots before sporting events or concerts to grill and talk about the upcoming game or show. They tend to be giant parties where everyone can kick back and have a good time.
For thousands of people with disabilities in the U.S., the opportunity to work with a service animal is a unique and life-changing gift. That is why the prospect of a service dog and their handler facing danger is especially worrisome. The dog owner and animal alike can be vulnerable to the irresponsible and even violent actions of others.
Distractions are everywhere for drivers on the road today. These distractions can take many forms, including passengers in the vehicle, texting, talking on the phone, eating, fiddling with the radio and much more. These things can interfere with the driver's ability to concentrate on the road which can result in a car accident.
Driving an automobile comes with a lot of responsibilities, especially concerning the safety and wellbeing of the passengers in your car. It is important to realize that you are responsible for other people's lives and to drive in such a manner as to keep them safe and protected. You certainly do not want to have to live with the knowledge that your reckless driving led to your passenger's being injured, or worse, killed. There is also the potential that you could be charged with a wrongful death.
A weak economy was cited as a contributing factor in the decline of work-related fatalities in Connecticut last year. In 2011, there were a total of 36 deaths, a drop from 49 in 2010. The number of fatalities also falls below the 20-year average of 40 a year. Across the country, the number of work-related deaths remained about the same, as 4,690 people were killed on the job in 2010 and 4,609 died in 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The United States Department of Transportation recently released statistics concerning pedestrian accidents nationwide. The statistics do not include any accidents that occurred on private property.
Connecticut's strict teen driving laws have now been in place for four years, and the data regarding teen fatal accidents continues to be encouraging. Connecticut has seen a 34 percent decline in motor vehicle accidents involving teenage drivers in recent years, which is particularly significant when compared to the average decline nationally of just 26 percent.