Legal Blog of Attorney Jim Miron
Connecticut Injury Attorney Serving Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford & Waterbury, CT
Happy Patriots’ Day!
Today is the third Monday of April, or Patriots’ Day here in New England. The holiday is in observance of the Battles of Lexington and Concord (fought on April 19, 1775) and the beginning of the American Revolutionary War to gain American independence from Great Britain.
It is also the last day to file your taxes.
It is also a good reminder to review your motor vehicle insurance to ensure that one’s personal financial health is protected.
To better understand motor vehicle insurance the Connecticut Insurance Department has defined some basic terms:
“Liability insurance covers bodily injury to other people and…Read Full Post
TRIP also rated 34 percent of Connecticut’s rural roads as being in a mediocre state, while 8 percent of the bridges in rural areas were deemed structurally inefficient. […] the traffic fatality rate on Connecticut’s rural roads, 1.45 per 100 million vehicle miles of travel, was nearly double the rate on the roads in the state’s urban and suburban areas. “Rural transportation accessibility and connectivity is critical to transportation-dependent business sectors including the growing energy production sector, advanced manufacturing and tourism,” the report stated.
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USDA: Major food recalls due to undeclared allergens and misbranding
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced several large food recalls. The recalls are due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
An ingredient supplier notified companies on June 6 that bread crumbs the companies used in the products contained undeclared milk. Milk is a known allergen.
The first major recall is of Conagra Brands, Inc. out of Milton, PA. The company is recalling approximately 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products. …Read Full Post
Every year, over 30,000 people are killed in road crashes in the United States. Use our map to see the highway with highest rates of fatal accidents in your state and explore each highway in more detail in the interactive grid below
Methodology: To determine the most dangerous highway in each US state, Geotab calculated a Fatal Crash Rate that is based on the annual number of road fatalities and fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, adjusted for the average daily traffic counts provided by the…Read Full Post
It’s Spring! The time of year when riders will be pulling their motorcycles out of the garage, doing a little maintenance, and hitting the roads. In recognition of this, May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month because it is important to understand motorcyclists rights and privileges, which are the same rights and privileges as cars.
Share the Road!
Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as ALL drivers on the road. This means they are entitled to their space on the road, no matter the size of their ride. This also means that they must follow the same road laws as all drivers, including keeping a safe distance from other vehicles. During…Read Full Post
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2016-2017 CC vehicles. Incorrect front seat head restraints (rests) have been installed in some of the affected vehicles. This manufacturing error may result in the seat occupant’s head being inadequately restrained in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety…Read Full Post
Ford Brothers Wholesale Meats, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2017 – Ford Brothers Wholesale Meats, Inc., a West Valley, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,015 pounds of beef patties due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection…Read Full Post