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All drivers must carefully follow traffic laws and adhere to road rules that help keep them and others safe. But when on the road with large commercial trucks, it pays to practice extra caution. Semi-trucks pose a particular danger to other vehicles on the road for a number of reasons beyond their immense size and weight, which dwarfs common family vehicles on the roadways, giving other vehicles a distinct disadvantage in an accident.
In at-fault insurance states like Connecticut, it matters who is at fault in an accident, including pedestrian accidents. The person who causes an accident to occur is the one who must pay for the injured party’s damages, typically through their insurance policy. While Connecticut law stipulates that drivers have the responsibility to protect pedestrians by slowing down, stopping, and taking other means to avoid a collision with a vulnerable pedestrian, it also views jaywalking as a violation of the state’s traffic and pedestrian laws.
An accident can happen at work when you least expect it, potentially causing serious injuries that interfere with your ability to do your job and require expensive medical care. In this scenario, Connecticut’s workers’ compensation system may provide financial reimbursement for your losses.
The State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Program was established by the Workers’ Compensation Act, located in Chapter 568 of the General Statutes of Connecticut.
Walking as a means of transportation can be a great way to get around. It can save you money and time, and allow you to sneak some exercise into your day. Yet, it can also be dangerous. Across the United States, pedestrian fatalities are increasing faster than any other traffic-related fatality.
When you clock in at work, the last thing you anticipate is getting seriously injured. Unfortunately, thousands of workplaces in Connecticut do not offer safe work environments for employees. If you get injured because of an unsafe work environment, learn your rights in terms of seeking financial compensation and holding someone accountable.
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care practitioner falls short of the correct standards of patient care. When a patient is injured due to subpar care, he or she has the right to file a medical malpractice claim in Connecticut in pursuit of financial compensation. Identifying the most common types of medical malpractice cases could allow you to determine whether you have a lawsuit.
Each year, Connecticut sees intense winter weather, including snowstorms, black ice and hail. Navigating cold, snowy winters as a motorcyclist requires special care and adequate preparation. Winter weather makes motorcycling more hazardous, with wet roads and more limited visibility. Stay safe in Connecticut’s winter weather with these motorcycling tips.
Make sure your motorcycle has what it takes to get you to your destination by engaging in proper bike maintenance.
A slip, trip and fall accident in the workplace can result in serious injuries for a victim, including broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Fall risks in the workplace can decrease a company’s productivity and lead to legal trouble for the business due to liability disputes. Slip and fall accidents may be a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in Connecticut, but these disasters are often preventable.
Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of serious injuries and visits to emergency rooms in Connecticut. If a slip or trip and fall injury occurs on a rental property, it is possible to hold the landlord liable in some scenarios. The liable party in this type of premises liability lawsuit depends on where the victim was and why the accident took place.
Operating a motor vehicle is a big responsibility in Connecticut. A motor vehicle is a dangerous weapon that can cause serious injuries, property damage and deaths. For this reason, all motor vehicle operators in Connecticut are required to have proof of financial responsibility in the form of automobile insurance coverage.
It is against the law in Connecticut to operate a motor vehicle without first purchasing the required types and minimum amounts of automobile insurance coverage.