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Economic Damages in Personal Injury and Other Civil Lawsuits

For anyone who may be thinking about entering the arena to battle over a serious personal injury or other civil lawsuit, here's some information and non-sugarcoated advice about the reality of trial and proof of damages.

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death Suits Could Follow Fatal Wreck

One teen is dead and another seriously injured following a devastating accident. Police in Connecticut say that the driver who allegedly hit the two teenagers was intoxicated and fled the scene of the accident. She has since been charged with evading responsibility and is expected to face an additional charge for manslaughter with a motor vehicle.

Although criminal charges are not necessary in order to file personal injury or wrongful death suits, the evidence gathered by police is often very helpful in demonstrating either negligent or reckless conduct.

According to police, the 55-year-old female driver was traveling on the same road as the two teenagers, aged 18 and 15. The 18-year-old boy, was on a motorized scooter, driving the 15-year-old passenger.

The driver of the motor vehicle hit the scooter and then drove away.

The driver of the scooter suffered fatal injuries and apparently died while still at the scene of the accident. The passenger was transported to an area hospital, and was listed in critical condition.

Burglaries rise during the summer time

Property thefts tend to increase during the summer for many reasons. One of those could be better weather, which makes it more convenient to steal. While it's not easy for owners to keep watch on their properties 24/7, they may have to during the summer.

Burglars are very strategic. They focus on big targets which are easy to pull off.

Jeffrey Epstein's Victims

When I read this past Saturday morning that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell, my first thought was about the race that his death would trigger amongst his alleged co-conspirators. That's the race to the U.S. Attorney's office to cooperate ahead of the next guy. With Epstein gone, lesser targets of the federal investigation will be moved closer to the bullseye, and former witnesses will suddenly become targets themselves.

Types of traumatic brain injuries in motor vehicle accidents

Suffering a traumatic injury can affect every aspect of a person's life. From maintaining regular employment to simply accomplishing daily tasks, victims living with brain injuries often struggle adjusting to their new lives. However, not all brain injuries are alike. People who have been involved in severe motor vehicle accidents may develop a range of different brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries can refer to a number of different conditions. A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force damages the brain. Concussions are a well-known type of traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, because concussions are somewhat common in car accidents, Connecticut residents may not take these injuries as seriously as they should. Individuals who exhibit symptoms of a concussion -- including less obvious symptoms, such as a foggy mind and dizziness -- should seek medical care right away, as severe concussions usually cause permanent damage when not treated.


Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, this piece is going to make some people decide to not call our Firm for assistance. That's because the advice that I'm giving here is based upon the fact that we choose the people we represent and the cases that we pursue for them.

Criminal Defense: Business Owner Charged with Larceny

Connecticut consumers expect businesses to fulfill the services for which they are paid. However, as most business owners, especially building contractors know, unexpected situations can make it hard to meet deadlines. In some cases, a business owner might even be accused of abandoning a project altogether and fraudulent failing to pay back money.  

These situations call for a strong, experienced Connecticut criminal defense.

A recent example is that of a 49-year-old man, a pool company owner, who is currently facing multiple charges, including one for second-degree larceny. The company was apparently contracted to build a pool for a customer back in March, 2018.

At the start of the project, a $25,000.00 deposit was reportedly made. There was no written contract, and instead the owner and customer reportedly had a verbal agreement to draft one along with a full quote as soon as the customer secured the necessary permits.

The owner deposited the check in July 2018 after the permits were apparently acquired, but in what may have been a violation of the Connecticut Home Improvement Contractors Act, no contract was produced by the company owner.

Hospitals turn to nursing homes to help stop infections

Both hospitals and nursing homes in the state of California and Illinois are banding together in an effort to stop the spread of dangerous superbugs that are antibiotic-resistant and can kill thousands of people each year. The process is as simple as washing their patients with a special soap. The federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided funding of around $8 million to help test the process at 50 facilities in the two states. 


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