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  • What to do When the Insurance Companies Aren't Always on Your Side

    After being involved in an accident, you might think you can rely on the at-fault party’s insurance company to work with you and ensure you are appropriately compensated for the injuries you sustained, but this is generally not the case. In fact, more often than not, the insurance company is your opponent and not your ally. An insurance adjuster’s priority is to protect the interests of his or her ...
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  • What Does It Mean to Settle A Workers' Comp Case?

    Settlement Can Be a Great Option in Workers’ Compensation Cases Settling your Workers’ Compensation case means you accept an agreed-upon payment amount and do not take your case to trial. In a Workers’ Compensation case, this means you (the injured employee) agree to stop all legal proceedings and accept a lump sum payment from your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance provider. In exchange, ...
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  • What You Should Know About Spending Your MSA Funds

    Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) Funds MSA funds are typically where a large portion of your payout will go after you resolve your Workers’ Compensation case. The money you receive in order to accommodate your injury-related costs and losses comes in the form of MSA funds in order to make sure you spend the money you receive on healthcare-related costs. Exhaustion of MSA Money The way you allocate these ...
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  • Deadly Tornadoes in Connecticut Cut Power to Thousands

    Connecticut was recently hit by a major storm cell called a macroburst by meteorological experts. In addition to high-force rainfall, some of the state was decimated by tornadoes. Brookfield and the surrounding areas in particular were hit the worst by at least one tornado that made landfall. The National Weather Service (NWS) warned Connecticut locals about the incoming storms and the probability ...
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  • Motorcycle Awareness Month

    May 2018 Is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Connecticut With more and more motorcyclists hitting the road to enjoy the warmer temperatures and summery weather, May is the perfect time to collectively pause and consider how we can protect motorcyclists on the road and preserve their well-being. Motorcycle Awareness Is About 4-Wheeled Motorists, Too The first step to making the roads safer to ...
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  • Truck Accident on I-84 in Tolland Results in Death of Connecticut State Trooper

    Last week, there was a deadly truck accident along Interstate 84 in Tolland that took the life of Connecticut State Trooper Kevin Miller. According to reports, a tractor trailer was moving slower than the flow of traffic, or had even stopped unexpectedly, on the highway. Trooper Miller was unable to break in time before crashing into the back of the larger vehicle. This story has been ...
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  • Connecticut Announces New Car Seat Laws

    As of October, Connecticut announced and enforced new set of car seat laws, requiring children stay in car seats longer than the previous law. Now, children from infancy up until the age of 8 will be affected by this new law. Previously, children who were 1-year-old or 20 pounds would be in rear-facing seats--now, children up until 2-years-old and up to 30 pounds will sit in these seats. ...
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  • May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

    Did you know motorcyclist deaths occur 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicle crashes? Because May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, we’d like to take this opportunity to discuss what motorcyclists can do to stay safe on the road all year long. 1. Check Your Bike Before You Ride Always check your motorcycle before each ride to make sure everything is in working order. Look at your ...
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  • Brian J. Mongelluzzo Donating Hair and Auctioning the Cut for Cancer Centers

    Brian J. Mongelluzzo, founder of the Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzo, LLC, is finally ready to have his long locks cut as a donation to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths . The hair will be used to create a wig for someone battling cancer. Anyone can follow in Brian’s footsteps and partake in the #8for8 mission by either donating 8 inches of their own hair or $8. Brian is also auctioning the ...
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  • Delivery Drivers Might Be Personally Accountable for Accident Coverage

    Many delivery drivers use their own personal vehicles to complete routes related to their job, especially as online shopping grows in popularity and major carriers find new ways to keep up with the demand. If you are a delivery driver in such a situation, you must be particularly careful whenever you take to the streets to complete a job. Not only for your own safety but also your pocketbook. What ...
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  • NHTSA Urged to Warn Parents Against Collapsing Seatbacks

    Parents have long been instructed to put infants and small children in the back seat of a car to reduce the risk of injury from an airbag in the event of a collision. However, the back seat still has a danger that many parents are unaware about: collapsing seatbacks. A petition recently created by the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ...
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  • How Does Underinsured Motorist Conversion Coverage Work?

    Some form of uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage is offered in all states as a means of providing drivers with the opportunity to protect themselves in the event of a crash with an at-fault driver who does not carry sufficient liability coverage to pay for their bodily losses. In the state of Connecticut, drivers are offered a unique insurance option known as “underinsured motorist ...
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  • Comedic Actor Jim Carey May Face Charges in Wrongful Death Suit

    Comedic actor Jim Carey has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit for his possible connection to the suicide of late girlfriend Cathriona White. The lawsuit was filed by White’s husband, Mark Burton, and alleges that Carey provided her with prescription medication knowing she intended to inflict self-harm. Burton was still married to White at the time these events occurred, however, reports ...
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  • Vehicle Preparation for the Coming Winter

    With the summer coming to an official close, it is already time to start thinking about the winter season. Up here in Connecticut, the autumn is usually pretty temperate and agreeable. But surprise rainstorms and out-of-place snowstorms are never completely out of the question, creating dangerous driving conditions across the state. Rather than hoping the weather stays calm, why not prepare for ...
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  • Occupational Illness Incidents Seem to Be Increasing in Connecticut

    UConn Health, the overseeing branch of clinical care at the University of Connecticut, has completed a report titled “Occupational Disease in Connecticut, 2016” and handed it to the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission. According to the report, they have completed an extensive study of occupational illness incidents throughout the state within the last few years. The ultimate conclusion is ...
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