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September 2016 Archives

Negligent driver who fled the scene may face wrongful death claim

A man who is suspected of causing a fatal Connecticut crash and then fleeing the scene was subsequently arrested. Leaving the scene of an accident in which injuries or fatalities occurred is illegal. Regardless of whether a person drives away from the scene or flees on foot, he or she will likely face criminal charges and may also be sued for wrongful death or personal injury in civil court .

Wrongful death claim may follow baby's death in crash

Every time a parent straps a child into a safety seat, it is done to keep the little one safe in the event of a crash. Sadly, when a tractor trailer smashes into a car, even a securely strapped-in baby is not likely to escape serious injuries -- or even death in some cases. One Connecticut family may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of their 3-month-old baby.

Animal bites lead to lawsuit against pit bull owner

Many Connecticut residents may experience anxiety whenever they go for walks. One never knows whether dog owners will make sure their dogs are restrained on leashes, and it only takes one dog that acts aggressively to instigate others -- sometimes with devastating consequences. Animal bites led to a lawsuit that was recently filed in another state after a woman and her dog were attacked by another person's pet pit bull.

Horse riding club faces premises liability lawsuit

Regardless of what type of facility business owners in Connecticut operate, those that allow the public to enter and move about the property are responsible for the safety of the visitors. If any sports activities are offered at the premises, keeping the property safe will involve more than just regular maintenance to address unsafe areas. Premises liability lawsuits may follow any injuries suffered by visitors.

Connecticut teen drivers responsible for many car accidents

Graduated licensing is meant to prepare teenagers for the responsibilities of driving. However, many Connecticut car accidents are reported to involve teenage drivers. Contributing factors can include immaturity that brings about risky behaviors such as speeding and drunk driving. Lack of experience may prevent them from recognizing hazardous situations and knowing how to react in emergencies.