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Common Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

In 2016, there were 3,986 fatalities in large truck crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute. Sixty-six percent of those killed were occupants in cars and other passenger vehicles. This is because occupants… Read More

Do I Have a Legal Case if my Child has Cerebral Palsy?

Of all the potential birth injuries to a newborn child, cerebral palsy is one of the most devastating. Occurring in approximately 1.4 to four of every 1,000 births, cerebral palsy can occur as the result of medical malpractice, which means you may be… Read More

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Case

If you have been injured because of another’s actions, you need a personal injury lawyer with your best interests in mind who can advocate on your behalf to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Choosing the right personal injury… Read More

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case for a MRSA Infection?

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a staph infection commonly contracted during a hospital stay that can cause severe consequences for patients, as it is resistant to many antibiotics and is difficult to treat. In rare cases, this… Read More

How to Handle Back Injuries from Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day. Some of them result in severe injuries, and some result in no injuries at all. Some of the most common injuries are back injuries, which can be painful and debilitating. If you have been injured in a car accident, make… Read More

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Patients Residing in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), just over 50 percent of nursing home residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These residents have unique needs that require knowledgeable caregivers. Unfortunately,… Read More

Important Evidence to Support Your Personal Injury Claim

Succeeding in a personal injury claim requires providing evidence that your injuries were directly caused by the defendant’s actions. This will include proving how the injury occurred and the extent of your damages. The Connecticut personal injury attorneys… Read More

How to Avoid Accidents in the Snow

More than 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,000 suffer injuries in automotive accidents because of snowy, icy or slushy roadways every year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. Connecticut is known… Read More

USA Investigation Part 3: Companies Risk Lives by Pushing Truckers to Drive While Fatigued

An investigation by USA TODAY found that port trucking companies around Los Angeles are violating federal law and risking the lives of those on the road by pushing truck drivers to work with little or no sleep. Federal rules require that commercial truck… Read More

When Is Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

The proper diagnosis of an illness or disease allows patients to undergo the proper treatment, so they can recover from the illness. Unfortunately, misdiagnoses occur at a frightening rate, with an estimated 10 to 20 percent of all cases being misdiagnosed,… Read More