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USA TODAY Investigation Part 2: Retail Companies Enable Port Trucker Exploitation

A recent USA TODAY Network investigation revealed widespread abuse of port truckers, who transport goods short distances from Southern California ports to warehouses where they are stored before being transported to stores throughout the country. The… Read More

Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Bill Narrowly Passes House

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed House Bill 1215, known as the Protecting Access to Care Act, which will strip patients and nursing home residents of their right to hold hospitals, health care providers and nursing homes… Read More

Six Killed, Five Injured in Four Area Collisions

Local police responded to four fatal collisions in Waterbury and the surrounding area over the weekend that killed six and injured five people. Our Waterbury car crash attorneys have seen the devastation that a serious accident can have on the victim… Read More

USA TODAY Investigation Part 1: Truck Drivers Pushed to Work Longer Hours than Legally Allowed

A recent investigation by the USA TODAY Network found that port trucking companies, which transport goods into and out of California ports, use unscrupulous practices to force drivers to exceed federal limits on working hours. According to the investigation,… Read More

Study Says Many MRI Scans Failed to Detect Whiplash in Thousands of Patients

Whiplash is a painful neck injury that often occurs in car accidents, particularly rear-end accidents. It is caused by quick back-and-forth movement of the neck, which can damage muscles, ligaments, and bones or nerves in the spine. Unfortunately, an… Read More

New Study Says Bicycle Injury Costs Increasing by Hundreds of Millions Each Year

For many people in Connecticut and across the nation, bicycling has become more than just a leisure activity. More people are using their bikes to transport themselves to work and to places they used to drive to in their cars. Unfortunately, a new study… Read More

Obtaining Compensation After a Hit and Run Crash

One of the worst things about a hit and run crash is that some victims are unable to obtain the compensation they deserve from the driver who caused the collision and fled the scene. If you are ever injured in a hit and run car crash, there are several… Read More

64-Year-Old Man Hit by Car and Killed After Exiting His Vehicle on Interstate 84 Off Ramp

Early Tuesday morning, a 64-year-old man died after being hit by a car on an Interstate 84 exit ramp in Newtown. The fatal collision occurred around 9 a.m. when the 64-year-old exited his vehicle after pulling onto the right shoulder of the exit 11 off… Read More

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Identifies 11 Safest Cars on the Road

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released a new report listing the safest cars and SUVs on our nation's highways. The report analyzed data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System between 2012 and 2015 to identify the rate… Read More

Report Says Women Are at Greater Risk of Exposure to Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) released an extensive new report showing that women have a much higher risk of being exposed to dangerous drugs and medical devices than men. Over the last 150 years, a disproportionately higher number of women… Read More