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February 2016 Archives

After a fatal wreck can I sue for a sudden loss of companionship?

Losing a companion in a fatal accident is, understandably, devastating. When such an accident occurs due to the negligence of another, surviving family members may have legal recourse. Along with seeking relief for any financial losses experienced as a result of the accident, in the state of Connecticut it may be possible to seek compensation for the sudden loss of companionship as well.

Illegal turns made by negligent truck drivers can lead to crashes

Semi drivers can be seen making questionable turns on Connecticut roads just about every day. While it is understandable that these trucks can be difficult to maneuver, truck drivers are expected to following certain turning rules that have been established to help prevent accidents from occurring. Unfortunately, collisions do happen due to illegal turns being made by negligent truck drivers.

Injured by an uninsured motorist, now what?

Auto insurance can be an expense that many residing in Connecticut may not feel they can afford. Even though state law requires that the appropriate insurance be obtained before driving a motor vehicle, too many individuals still fail to meet this requirement and drive their cars anyway. What happens if you get injured in an accident with an uninsured motorist? How can you get compensation for your losses?

Imparied driving believed responsible for pedestrian accident

A Connecticut man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a multi-vehicle wreck and pedestrian accident. This incident reportedly occurred on Feb. 5, in Meriden. As a result of the pedestrian accident, the victim sustained numerous injuries, including a severed leg.

Connecticut car accidents: 6 injured in tour bus crash

Investigators in Connecticut are currently looking into the cause of a tour bus crash that injured dozens of people. At least six victims are believed to be in critical condition. This is just one of many car accidents that occurred across the state, possibly due to snowy weather conditions.

Injuries reported in Connecticut truck accident

An accident on I-91 in Connecticut on Feb. 8, involving a semi-truck and a minibus, resulted in an unknown number of people requiring medical care. The truck accident is believed to have been caused due to the truck driver driving too fast for road conditions. He has been cited for the incident.

Connecticut drunk driving accidents: What are dram shop laws?

Accidents caused by drunk drivers are a real concern in Connecticut, as they happen far too frequently. When drunk driving accidents do occur, it is normal for the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their family members to question who may be held accountable for any losses sustained. While in most cases, victims set their sights on taking legal actions against the drivers, few may realize that bars and alcohol retailers may also be found partially liable for such accidents.

2 hurt in Connecticut hit-and-run pedestrian accident

Authorities in Connecticut are looking for the driver responsible for crashing into two pedestrians. This hit-and-run pedestrian accident reportedly occurred in the afternoon on Jan. 28, in Hamden. Both of the victims were transported to a hospital with serious injuries.