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Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • Long-Term Effects of Mild Child Brain Injuries

    A study conducted by doctors at the University of Oxford in England compared the health and lives of 100,000 people to determine how childhood brain injuries carried on into adulthood. The study compared how people who suffered a traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) at an age younger than 25 and their “unaffected” siblings functioned. The conclusion was that a person who suffered any sort of brain ...
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  • Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Sued Over Son's Fender Bender

    Did you know that a party can be held liable for a car accident even if they are not present at the time of the collision? This is exactly what has happened to actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who have been named in a lawsuit stemming from a 2015 drunk driving car accident involving their 25-year-old son, Chet Hanks. Chet allegedly rear-ended plaintiff Terry Moogan on a California highway last ...
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  • Car Seats & Winter Coats: Unexpected Danger

    Bulky winter coats are a great way to bundle up your little ones against the chill of the season, but they should not be worn while your child is in a car seat. Consumer Reports conducted a study to determine how thick coats and jackets on infants and children can put them in unexpected danger while in a car seat. They found that most winter coats are simply too padded to allow the harness of the ...
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  • I-95 Bus Crash in Connecticut

    The horrid blizzard conditions afflicting the northeastern United States have seemingly caused a catastrophic bus crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut this morning (February 8 th , 2016). The bus accident occurred in Madison, where city authorities and emergency crews report it happened around 12:30 PM EST. The bus is owned by Dahlia Inc. and independently operated by a company called VMC East ...
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  • Breaking News - Crane Collapses in New York City

    A hulking construction crane with a boom longer than 550 feet has collapsed early Friday (February 5 th ) morning in Lower Manhattan. The shockwave could be felt throughout the surrounding blocks, and the incident resulted in one fatality, two critical injuries, and one noncritical. The name of the deceased has not been released but it is reported that they were inside a parked vehicle atop which ...
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