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January 2016 Archives

Fewer drunk driving deaths small consolation to victims, families

Federal officials recently released fatal traffic accident data for 2014. The good news is that Connecticut saw a decline in the number of deaths related to drunk driving in that year. The bad news is that the state ranks among the top five in the nation percentage-wise in the number of deaths due to alcohol-impaired drivers.

Admitting and committing key to motorcycling safety contract

In business and many other aspects of Connecticut life there is a critical rule of thumb that deserves to be followed -- put it in writing. Whether you are entering into a deal that exchanges money for good or services or you are resolving to take some action, experts tend to agree that there is value in putting the details into black and white.

Fetal death case settled before going to trial

It isn't often that we have an opportunity to close the loop on a case that we've only been able to mention before. This post seeks to do that in connection with a post that we published back in September. The outcome seems likely to have been positive for the plaintiffs in the wrongful death action.

Who might be responsible in a premises liability case?

One of the most common questions a person who has been injured on someone else's property may have is whether the owner of the property can be held liable for the damages suffered. Unfortunately, in some cases in Connecticut there is no simple answer.