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Could legalized marijuana result in more drugged driving?

As Connecticut lawmakers consider legalizing the sale of marijuana for recreational use, opponents are insisting that doing so would lead to an increase in drugged driving and other ills. While proponents in the legislature say that the tax revenues to reaped from passing the law would outweigh any detriments, an anti-marijuana group alleges that the move would actually cost the state more than $200 million in less than two years. The costs, the group says will stem from the administration and enforcement of the law.

Brain injuries are a major cause of death in accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that almost a third of all deaths that stem from accidents involve some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Across the United States, including Connecticut, more than 150 people die every day from brain injuries. In cases where a fatal brain injury was caused by the negligent or intentional act of another, such as a car accident, assault or other personal injury, the death of the victim could give rise to a wrongful death claim.

Winter weather and tractor-trailers make a dangerous mix

Because of their size and weight, the involvement of a truck, whether a pick-up, sport-utility vehicle (SUV) or tractor trailer, can exacerbate the amount of damage and injury caused by an accident. In accidents where there is a significant difference in size between the vehicles involved, like a big rig versus a passenger car, the damage can be catastrophic. The potential dangers that trucks pose to other drivers can be amplified by winter weather or icy conditions.

When you're injured in Connecticut, we go to bat for you

A personal injury can change your life considerably. You will incur medical expenses, may spend time in the hospital or go through a rehabilitative process. It may even impair your ability to work, resulting in lost wages and inhibiting your ability to make ends meet. An attorney with experience in Connecticut's personal injury laws can help you recover some of what an injury has taken away.

Common injuries on construction sites

Working on a construction site can be very dangerous. Construction workers understand this better than anyone. Not only is the work rigorous, but there can be significant risks for personal injuries, as well. The CDC reports that for every 100 full-time construction workers, 4.3 will experience a nonfatal injury or illness pertaining to work.

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