Proving the Four Elements of Negligence

Under Connecticut Law, people who are hurt by the legal negligence of others may recover compensation for their injuries. A negligence claim requires that the person bringing the claim (the plaintiff) establish four distinct elements. The material below describes these elements in more detail. If you have questions about whether you may be able to […]


Driver Negligence and Pedestrian Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were around 70,000 pedestrians injured during 2015—or almost 200 every day! Fortunately for victims, when pedestrian accidents are the result of driver negligence, they are typically entitled to compensation for their crash-related losses. Pedestrian Accidents Often Cause Extremely Serious Injuries Pedestrians are without a doubt […]


Common Back to School Injuries for Children

Going back to school is an exciting time for children and parents alike. After a lengthy summer break, many kids are ready to reunite with their friends and meet their new teachers. Some children might look forward to spending time on the playground or learning how to ride the bus. While school is a place […]


Tanker Truck Spills Liquid Nitrogen Near Norwich

Driving through Norwich, it’s likely that you’ve occasionally seen a cargo truck with the warning “toxic material” displayed on the tank. Most people will drive a bit more carefully and take extra caution around these trucks, understanding that the materials they are carrying could be incredibly hazardous in the event of a spill. Although a […]


As Labor Day Approaches, Watch for Drunk Drivers

Next to the Fourth of July, Labor Day is one of the biggest summer holidays that we celebrate in the United States. This holiday is synonymous with backyard BBQs, fireworks, and the unofficial end of summer. Along with the Labor Day celebration is the tradition of enjoying a few drinks with friends. Unfortunately, people sometimes […]


Can a Jury Award Economic but Not Noneconomic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

There are generally two kinds of compensation that a personal injury victim can seek in Connecticut: economic damages, which refer to a person’s quantifiable out-of-pocket costs, such as medical bills and lost wages, and noneconomic damages, which cover “nonpecuniary losses,” such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Under Connecticut law, a jury has the […]


Is a Car Owner Liable for Injuries Caused by Someone Who Steals His or Her Car?

A car accident may be more than one person’s fault. Connecticut law recognizes this fact and allows a jury to apportion blame among multiple negligent defendants. But what happens when a defendant’s negligence precedes a third party’s criminal act? Does the intervening crime absolve the negligent defendant of responsibility for the accident victim’s injuries? Stamford-Norwalk […]


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