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October 2016 Archives

Car accidents: Pickup truck driver killed by alleged DUI driver

Leaving the scene of an accident at which injuries or death occurred is a serious offense. One of many hit-and-run car accidents that are reported in Connecticut took place on a recent Saturday afternoon. A 34-year-old Newington woman is facing several charges after allegedly causing the death of another motorist. Police suspect the woman was impaired by alcohol or drugs before causing the crash.

Premises liability: Infant plunges down elevator shaft

Thousands of people in Connecticut and other states live in apartment complexes, and elevators have become such a part of their lives that many don't even stop to question the safety of these modes of transport. Property owners are responsible for providing tenants with safe conditions, and elevators must be reliable and present no threats. Exposing tenants to safety hazards can lead to premises liability lawsuits.

Student injured by falling drone files premises liability claim

Event organizers and hosts of gatherings in Connecticut and other states are responsible for the safety of guests. Failure to ensure that all potential safety hazards are addressed can lead to premises liability lawsuits. An event-organizing company and a fraternity chapter in another state are currently facing such a lawsuit after a guest was injured at a frat party.

Alleged DUI driver may face wrongful death lawsuit

In most vehicle accidents that involve big rigs and passenger cars, the semi drivers walk away unscathed while those in the car are killed or severely injured. However, in a recent crash in Connecticut, it was the truck driver who was killed while the driver of the car was uninjured. This accident may lead to a wrongful death lawsuit.