Common Types of Nursing Home Injuries

Unfortunately, nursing home residents fall very frequently. Nearly 1,800 elder adults living in nursing homes die each year from fall-related injuries and those who survive frequently sustain injuries that result in permanent disability and reduced quality of life. These statistics can be staggering. About 5% of adults 65 and older live in nursing homes, but […]


I fell and injured myself on a sidewalk – who is liable?

Determining liability for a defective condition on a public sidewalk will depend on your state’s laws, and there are generally specific rules you have to follow when a municipality is involved. In some states, the law states that the municipality will be liable for the upkeep of public sidewalks. In other states, it might be […]


I was a passenger in a car accident – can I file a personal injury claim?

If you were a passenger involved in a car accident, you generally have an easier case to prove than the driver does because as a passenger, you do not have to worry about proving liability. Generally, one of the drivers will be liable. Filing a Passenger Injury Claim If you are a passenger injured in […]


What if I slip and fall at Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Casino?

You may have heard that both of Connecticut’s two casinos, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, have their own independent court systems. So what happens if you are injured at the casino? Mostly likely, your case will need to be brought in the respective tribal courts at Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods. Only personal injury attorneys licensed in […]


Bert Polito Has Been Named Best Lawyers© 2015 “Lawyer Of The Year” in New London, CT

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Humbert J. Polito Jr. as the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff’s in the New London, Connecticut area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is designated as the “Lawyer […]


Stricter Concussion Guidelines for Athletes and What These Mean for You and Your Attorney

A recent Wall Street Journal article (3/19/13) reported that the American Academy of Neurology has provided stricter guidelines to deal with concussions in sports.  If a concussion is suspected athletes should be taken immediately off the playing field and kept out of play until the symptoms have ceased and an exam by a medical expert […]


THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORS AND GIVING BACK – New London Personal Injury Lawyer

One of my instructors in law school once said “you are going to learn habits, it is simply a matter of which habits you learn.”  All of us hopefully can look to one or more persons in our lives – a parent, friend, teacher, coach, employer – who served as a role model, mentor and […]


COURAGE THAT INSPIRES – Traumatic Brain Injury

One of my first challenges as a lawyer was to represent a young man who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident.  He needed help obtaining special education services in a small school system that had little experience with such an injury – but his mother would not be deterred.  Her determination and […]


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