The vast majority of self-proclaimed dog trainers and behavior specialists claim that the old advice advising the general public in how to avoid an attack by a dog are still the most reliable methods. Unfortunately, there has been a disturbing upward trend in the numbers of victims who have suffered serious injuries from animal bites. There may be a few practical strategies that can provide some protection in the event a Connecticut resident finds him or herself facing a dangerous situation.
The loss of a loved one is never easy to accept, especially when the death is sudden and preventable. In the case of a fatal car accident, families are often left to grieve their loss while seeking answers as to how the accident occurred. Recently, one Connecticut family may have received some measure of closure after a police officer was charged with negligent homicide. Though criminal charges may ease the pain, some families in these circumstances may seek relief for their monetary damages through the filing of a wrongful death civil suit.
One of the winter chores that beset residents in the colder regions is clearing frozen material from their sidewalks and driveways. While shoveling and salting may be seen as an unpleasant task, it is also required by law in the majority of Connecticut's municipalities. In the event that a pedestrian were to be injured by a slip and fall on an icy sidewalk, he or she may have a basis for filing a premises liability lawsuit.
According to several studies, pit bulls are to blame for a majority of fatal dog attacks. Rottweilers and pit bulls are cited as being responsible for more than half of all serious animal bites. One study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, was criticized for getting the information on which it based its conclusions from media accounts Every state has reported serious injuries, including several vicious attacks in Connecticut.
In the beginning of 2018, two Connecticut families were forced to endure the loss of two beloved women who were killed in a fatal hit-and-run crash. The man responsible for those tragic deaths recently appeared in court for the sentencing phase of his criminal trial. Even though a motorist may be held criminally responsible for these types of crashes, families may wish to seek their own justice and closure through the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit.