Personal Injury Law Blog

  • 6-Feb-2017

    Common Types of Car Accidents

    There are several different types of car accidents, each with their own levels of risk for either injury or fatality. If you have been injured in any of these or any other type of car accident, contact a Hamden car accident attorney as soon as ...
  • 28-Oct-2016

    Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid & Nursing Home Care

    A significant portion of estate planning is concerned with health and life insurance policies, as well as setting up long term care plans. Medicaid and nursing home care often come up in discussions, as they are viable options for long term care. ...
  • 25-Nov-2015

    7 Car Accident Terms You Should Know

    Protecting yourself in a car accident situation relies on remaining informed about the process. Once you have safely left the scene of a car accident, the real work begins—seeking insurance benefits from your insurer (or the other ...
  • 22-Oct-2015

    Do I Have to Release My Medical Records to the Other Insurance Company?

    You’ve just been in a car crash. The last few days have been a chaotic flurry of events, appointments, calls, and forms. It’s possible that your insurance company and an insurance adjuster representing the other driver will reach out to ...
  • 25-Sep-2015

    What Determines Who is at Fault in a Car Accident?

    After a car accident, it’s not unusual for each person to blame the other driver. Although some types of accidents are almost always one driver’s fault, other situations are not as straightforward. Connecticut is a fault-based insurance ...
  • 3-Feb-2015

    The Need To Know For Personal Injury

    Personal injury cases cover a wide area of law, but there are some basics to understand when you are bringing a charge against someone. When pressing charges for personal injury you should have a lawyer present, as legal advice is essential when ...
  • 27-Jan-2015

    What To Do: If You Slip And Fall On Ice

    If you slip and fall as a result of ice on someone else's property, especially on a commercially-owned site, you may be able to seek compensation for any injuries sustained. Unfortunately, this is not something many people are aware of. Specifically, ...
  • 22-Jan-2015

    Why Do Similar Cases Get Different Settlements?

    The key word here is similar. No two cases are the same. Not only from the injury standpoint such as the severity of the injury, amount of treatment and body parts included, but also the age, work status and lifestyle of the injured party. In ...
  • 20-Jan-2015

    How To: Stay Safe On Icy Roads

    With winter upon us, it's important for Connecticut residents to be aware of snow and ice on the roads. Although many roads will be cleared and salted, weather conditions make it imperative for safe driving. The best practice in snow weather is to ...
  • 15-Jan-2015

    What To Expect The Day After An Accident

    As someone who has personally been involved in a car accident (more than once!) I can say that at the time of the accident, it is easy to feel the adrenaline flow and often times you can get swept up in the action of the moment. When the next day ...
  • 13-Jan-2015

    What To Do: Tailgating

    For the most part, accidents involving rear end collisions are the fault of the driver at the rear. This is because tailgating means that the driver behind was not following at a safe distance from the driver in front, or the collision has been ...
  • 8-Jan-2015

    Medical Advice The Day After An Accident

    For soft tissue injuries, it is often the day after an accident that leads to symptoms which are more painful than those sustained on the day of the actual accident. This is because our bodies react to the accident by releasing adrenaline, and this ...
  • 6-Jan-2015

    Why Is It Important To Call The Police?

    After an automobile accident, first and foremost, make sure that you call the police. They are there not only to protect you, but also to ensure that everything is documented properly and to ensure the flow of traffic is as uninterrupted as possible. ...
  • 1-Jan-2015

    What Not To Do: Distracted Driving

    Distracted driving is a growing problem in Connecticut and causes countless accidents. Texting, emailing, taking a phone call, or being otherwise engaged with a smartphone can cause all sorts of accidents. Some of the most frequent include missing ...
  • 30-Dec-2014

    Why Do I Need A Lawyer To Handle My Injury Case?

    After an automobile accident, you may wonder whether or not you need a lawyer for your personal jury case. Most people just feel lucky that the accident wasn't worse, however it’s important to note that insurance companies are informed very ...
  • 25-Dec-2014

    What To Do: Pedestrian vs Motor Vehicle

    Pedestrian vs Motor Vehicle accidents can be one of the scariest situations to think about. An individual, whether walking, on a bike, or jogging can be struck by a vehicle that can cause significant injuries. Often the drivers are distracted or ...
  • 23-Dec-2014

    What To Do: Bumps and Bruises the Day After An Accident

    If you are involved in an accident and feel pain, or any other kind of symptom, report it to the police or anyone else in a position of authority. Bumps and bruises can often appear the day after so sure these details are also included in any reports ...
  • 18-Dec-2014

    The Rental Car Aftermath

    Obtaining a rental car after a motor vehicle accident can be one of most frustrating parts of the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. The problem is often found in the fact that the police report can take 7-10 days to complete and the insurance ...
  • 16-Dec-2014

    What To Do: If You Are Named As A Conservator

    Anyone can have a conservator, and can choose any individual of sound mind to represent them; a person who chooses to be represented in this way is called a respondent. As their conservator, you are there both to safeguard and carry out their wishes ...
  • 11-Dec-2014

    What Not To Do: Alcohol And Reckless Driving

    Sadly, many car accidents resulting in personal injury are the result of bad judgment, which sometimes is the result of consuming too much alcohol. Alcohol related accidents are a major problem in Connecticut and the legislature has enacted laws to ...
  • 9-Dec-2014

    What To Do: If You Slip And Fall?

    Many slip and fall victims only feel pain or bruising the day after the accident. If this is the case for you, it is vital to seek treatment, not only to improve your chances of making a recovery but also to document your symptoms. If, after an ...
  • 4-Dec-2014

    What to Do: Motorcycle Accidents

    Motorcycle accidents are often the most serious in terms of the injuries sustained by them. This is just because of the lack of protection a motorcycle operator has in comparison to a car driver. In Connecticut, motorcycle riders have the right to ...
  • 2-Dec-2014

    How To: Appoint A Conservator

    Your conservator does exactly what it says on the label: they conserve your wishes even if you are unable to communicate them. Appointing a conservator ensures that your well-being and finances are looked after, even if you find yourself unable to ...
  • 27-Nov-2014

    Letter Of Protection

    One common issue that I run into with my clients is a lack of health insurance and how it impacts the care that they receive. Not having health insurance, or having a state health insurance plan, is not something that should preclude you from ...
  • 25-Nov-2014

    What To Do: Dog Bites

    In all dog bite incidents, I would advise you to seek medical attention immediately and to report the incident to the police. This is particularly important if you've been bitten by a dog from another person's property. ACOs (Accountable Care ...

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