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How Virtual Court Hearings Work During COVID-19

Published April 27, 2021

Just like with many other facets of life, the COVID-19 pandemic has also had an impact on the Connecticut legal process and court system. If you are currently involved in a legal case, it is critical to understand how virtual court hearings work during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, as many legal experts believe this can become a permanent staple in how the judicial system operates.

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If Someone Falls on Your Property in Connecticut, Are You Liable?

Published April 22, 2021

Slip and fall accidents are an extremely common occurrence; in fact, the CDC states that each year, over three million people are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries.

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Does Liability Insurance Cover a Totaled Car in Connecticut?

Published March 30, 2021

So, does liability insurance cover a totaled car in Connecticut? Let’s review the state laws to determine how you are rightfully compensated in the event that your car is totaled as the result of someone else’s negligence.

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Setting a Personal Injury Case vs. Going to Trial 

Published March 29, 2021

“Should I settle my personal injury case or take it to trial?” is a common question I often receive and one that is not simple to answer as no two cases are ever the same.

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How COVID-19 is Affecting the Connecticut Court System and Your Personal Injury Claim

Published February 22, 2021

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on many areas of life, including the judicial court systems across the U.S. Since March 30, 2020, the state of Connecticut has stopped all in-person proceedings and has been using alternative remote, virtual means to conduct business. As of now, no in-house trials are happening. Since this update, all matters, with the exception of jury trials, are being heard in Connecticut state courts. There are a limited number of courthouses that are open to the public.

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5 Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident You Need to Be Aware Of

Published January 20, 2021

If you have ever been in a car accident, you know how traumatic it can be. With your adrenaline elevated and so much happening at once, it can be an overwhelming experience, to say the least. Depending on the severity of your car accident, you may experience instant pain and trauma while some feel the physical result of the accidents days and even weeks later. This unpredictability is why seeking immediate medical attention after a motor vehicle accident is so critical.

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Connecticut Motorcycle Lane Splitting Laws May Soon Change – Here’s Why

Published December, 30, 2020

It is currently against Connecticut law to lane split when operating a motorcycle, but this soon may be changing. Discover what new laws may come into play when it comes to motorcycle lane changing and why it is being reconsidered.   

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8 Must-Know Safety Tips for Driving on Ice and Snow

Published November 17, 2020

It’s a startling fact: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 17% of all motor vehicle accidents happen in winter conditions, causing more than approximately 150,000 accidents each year. Icy, slippery roads in Connecticut present special challenges to drivers and pose unfavorable conditions. In addition to the typical safe driving tips you take every time you drive a motor vehicle, there are additional safety measures you should take when driving on ice and snow.

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Everything You Need to Know About Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Published October 22, 2020

I was hit by an uninsured driver in Connecticut. Now what?

Connecticut is an “at-fault” auto accident state which means that financial compensation for injuries and damages falls on the person who is at-fault for causing the accident. Continue reading to discover what happens after you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident with an at-fault uninsured or underinsured driver in Connecticut.

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7 Factors Affecting Car Accident Case Settlements in Connecticut

Published September 24, 2020

While a motor vehicle accident is always unexpected, being prepared for what to do if you’re in a car accident with injuries is critical as there are many factors that can negatively impact your case settlement. To receive the maximum settlement amount for your case, it’s important to understand all the factors that may positively or negatively affect the outcome.

Continue reading to discover what factors affect may affect the outcome, and what to do and what not to do when it comes to handling your car accident case in Connecticut.

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Here’s What You Should Know About Connecticut Dog Bite Laws

Published August 18, 2020

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 4.5 million people get bitten by dogs each year. Moreover, nearly 1 in 5 victims who are bitten by dogs require medical attention. Like many accidents, no one expects a dog bite or attack to happen to them or a loved one.

Continue reading to learn more about Connecticut dog bite laws so you’re prepared if the time comes.

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How to Choose the Best CT 
Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

Published July 10, 2020

Connecticut has more than 21,000 lawyers practicing in the state. The task of choosing the best personal injury lawyer in Connecticut to handle your case can be daunting.

There are a lot of things to think about when choosing a personal injury lawyer to represent your claim. You’ll be working closely with your attorney through a process that can be stressful at times and you want to make sure the lawyer you choose is a good fit.

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What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident with Injuries: A Guide to Documenting Your Injury Claim

Published June 10, 2020

After getting into a car accident, there’s a lot that goes through your mind, especially if you or the other driver is injured as a result. Unfortunately, The Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center reports that since 2008, the number of automobile accidents and injury crashes in Connecticut continues to increase.

In the unfortunate event that you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, it’s important to understand your legal options. As outlined by Connecticut General Statutes 52-584, in most instances, your personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date you suffered the injury. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this timeframe, you may lose your right to seek financial compensation.

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