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What is third-party liability?

Readers are asked to imagine driving down a busy New Haven street. As they work their way through traffic, navigate around pedestrians and avoid bicyclists, a large commercial truck suddenly hits them from behind. As a result of the collision, the victim-driver suffers broken bones, a concussion and other forms of physical injury and loss.

Ways to stay safe and alert on long distance drives

Do you have a family trip planned yet this winter for Florida or even all the way across country to California? Even for spots in-between those sunny destinations, you will need to plan differently for a long-distance trip than would for a normal short driving excursion. Preparing to hit the road for many miles and even across state lines requires proper planning to make sure safety is at the forefront.

Victims of pedestrian-auto accidents have options

Collisions between vehicles and pedestrians often have tragic ends. While some victims succumb to their injuries and leave their families contemplating wrongful death claims to cover their losses, other victims are left with long-term injuries, pain and suffering. Connecticut residents who have been hit by vehicles while traveling on foot may have rights to seek compensation for their accident-related harm.

Is drunk driving a problem in Connecticut?

There is an easy answer to the question posed in the title of this post: drunk driving is a problem everywhere that it happens, including the state of Connecticut. New Haven residents may have firsthand knowledge about the damage drunk drivers can cause when they crash their vehicles and inflict injuries on those who are near them. It is not uncommon for drunk driving accident victims to suffer broken bones, tissue damage and other serious harm when drivers who are impaired hit them.

Liability when an auto-pedestrian accident happens

If a New Haven resident is harmed in a roadway accident, they may have the right to sue the party that caused their harm if that party was liable for the damages suffered by the victim. Liability may apply to a party who acted negligently, recklessly, criminally or who had a duty to act and failed to do so. Being liable for someone else's injuries may require a person to pay for the losses their victim has sustained.

How long does an injured worker have to file for workers' comp?

After suffering a workplace injury, a New Haven resident must report their harm to their employer. The reporting should be immediate, but if the worker must seek immediate medical attention to preserve their health and welfare, the reporting may be slightly delayed. Non-emergency incidents should be reported immediately, and workers who delay in the reporting of their harm may face challenges later on when they work to receive workers' compensation benefits.

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