Personal Injury

How can I be prepared for an auto accident?

This may seem difficult to believe, but planes are much safer than cars (and by a landslide). If choosing to fly, the chances of there being a fatal accident is one in 16 million, which is why those accidents are widely televised when they do occur. It is a rare occurrence, yet the possibly often scares people more than driving on a daily basis. The odds of dying in a car crash are actually one [...]

By |2021-09-19T19:09:31+00:00September 21st, 2021|Personal Injury|0 Comments

What to Do If a Passenger Is Injured in an Accident

What’s worse than being injured in an accident? How about your passenger being seriously injured or even suing you for personal injuries? Whether you’re the sole cause of the accident or it was the fault of two drivers, you can be held liable for his medical bills and emotional stress. So, what should you do in the case of an injured passenger? Start by following these simple steps. Stop the Vehicle You’ll want to pull [...]

By |2019-02-14T19:01:18+00:00August 20th, 2018|Personal Injury, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Distracted Driving

Per a recent report, approximately 14,000 distracted driving citations were issued in Connecticut during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Connecticut law prohibits motorists from operating a vehicle while using a mobile device. That includes making phone calls and sending/reading text or e-mail messages. Police presume that you’re making a call if the device is close to your ear. The penalties are $150, $300, and $500 for a first, second, or subsequent offense, respectively. Young [...]

By |2017-08-15T11:40:14+00:00August 15th, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Back Pay (Part 1)

So you were terminated or denied a promotion and you have good reason to believe it was due to discrimination. I get a lot of these calls. Your next move should be to create a comprehensive list of all the evidence that supports your case. It should include witness names, photographs, emails, and documents. In the song "Remedy," the Black Crowes asked, "Can I have some remedy?" In the employment discrimination context, what’s your legal remedy? Believe [...]

By |2019-02-15T00:46:40+00:00April 9th, 2016|Back Pay, Damages, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Remedies, Worker's Compensation|Comments Off on Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Back Pay (Part 1)

Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Front Pay (Part 2)

Front pay is available in employment discrimination cases when – despite reasonable efforts – you can’t find suitable employment, including reinstatement to the job that you were fired from. Courts have defined it as “the amount of money an employee would have made while working for the employer in the future, without the discrimination.” In 2009, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 10-year front-pay award. That’s an extremely rare result. Trial judges, while [...]

By |2019-02-15T00:47:25+00:00March 1st, 2016|Damages, Employment Law, Front Pay, Personal Injury, Remedies, Worker's Compensation|Comments Off on Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Front Pay (Part 2)
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