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On the Road to Education, Safety is the First Lesson.

Posted by Jim Miron | Aug 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

As the school year kicks off, we're all excited to get back into the routine of classes, homework, and after-school activities. But as we rush to adjust to the new academic year, let's not forget the importance of road safety. Key Safety Tips: Obey Speed Limits: Always drive at or below t...

Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement & Why It Matters

Posted by Jim Miron | Aug 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

In personal injury cases, one of the most critical factors that influence the settlement amount is the extent and long-term impact of the injuries sustained. A key element of this is the medical prognosis, which outlines the likely course and outcome of medical conditions or injuries over time. ...

Do You Pay Taxes On Personal Injury Claims?

Posted by Jim Miron | Apr 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Personal injury settlements and judgments may have federal and state tax implications if the settlement or judgment is considered "Gross Income" so it is important to keep this in mind when bringing legal claims. Connecticut defines Gross income as all income you received in the form of money,...

What are Damages in Connecticut?

Posted by Jim Miron | Mar 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

When you are a victim of some kind of accident or incident in Connecticut, and it's caused by another person's negligent or intentional act, you may accrue damages. Damages is a legal term to represent the sum of money you deserve for any property damage, bodily injury, and any costs related to t...

How Car Insurance Works in Connecticut

Posted by Jim Miron | Feb 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Auto insurance in Connecticut is used to help owners of motor vehicles protect themselves, whether they cause an accident or are the victim of a vehicle collision, crash, or wreck. After an auto accident and when it is safe to do so, the owners or drivers of each vehicle must share their auto i...

Getting Back Behind the Wheel After a Serious Car Wreck

Posted by Jim Miron | Dec 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

People injured in a serious car wreck in Connecticut also need to prioritize their physical and emotional health. Post-wreck recovery is a different process for everyone, but most share a similar trepidation about getting back behind the wheel after being hurt in a car accident.

How to Prove Defective Tires Caused a Crash

Posted by Jim Miron | Nov 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

A defective tire is damaged or faulty in some way – common defects include low tread depth, punctures, weakened rubber, and incorrect tire pressure. If you're injured in a vehicle crash caused by a faulty tire, here's what you need to know about proving your case. How Defective Tires Cause Crash...

What Information Should You Collect After a Vehicle Crash?

Posted by Jim Miron | Oct 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

It's normal for emotions to run high after a car crash. However, to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional injuries, you should try to remain calm and collect certain information from the other party before it's lost or destroyed. Here's a rundown of the e...

Are Autonomous Cars Safer?

Posted by Jim Miron | Oct 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Automotive technology is designed to make driving safer. However, when these computerized systems fail, the consequences can be catastrophic for the parties involved. Here's a look at how faulty vehicle software causes vehicle crashes. Types of Vehicle Software Faults Vehicle software contro...

What Happens When the At-Fault Driver Turns Aggressive?

Posted by Jim Miron | Oct 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're in a car crash, the last thing you need is for the at-fault driver to turn aggressive. If, however, you're confronted with a hostile driver, here are some tips to help you stay in control of the situation.   1. Avoid Confrontation To diffuse the situation, avoid engaging the driver ...

Is Lane Splitting on a Motorcycle Dangerous?

Posted by Jim Miron | Aug 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Lane splitting is when a motorcyclist passes moving or stationary vehicles by driving through the gap between the lanes of traffic. Lane splitting crashes – especially if they occur at speed – can be severe or fatal for the rider involved. Why Are Lane Splitting Crashes Especially Serious? T...

Can You Claim for Tooth Damage After a Crash or Fall?

Posted by Jim Miron | Aug 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Losing or breaking a tooth can be a stressful – not to mention painful – experience. However, if your teeth are damaged due to someone else's carelessness, you're probably also wondering whether you can claim compensation. Luckily, it might be possible to make a personal injury claim for such d...

The Importance of Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet

Posted by Jim Miron | Jul 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

In Connecticut, there's no legal requirement for adult riders to wear motorcycle helmets. That said, motorcycle accidents can result in life-changing – if not fatal – injuries, so here's why helmets matter. The Dangers of Riding Without a Helmet Helmets are designed to minimize head and neck ...

How Defective Tires Can Cause Crashes

Posted by Jim Miron | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

A tire is defective when it's damaged or worn in such a way that it's no longer safe to use. Vehicle crashes caused by damaged tires can be extremely serious – or even fatal – but how do tire defects cause crashes in the first place, and who is responsible if you're injured due to a faulty tire? ...

Sudden Emergency Doctrine: A Defense to Vehicle Collisons, Crashes and Wrecks

Posted by Jim Miron | Jul 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

When the driver of a car, motorcycle, or truck that hits you claims that they had a sudden medical emergency. This person might argue they’re not responsible for the crash – or your injuries – if they lost consciousness or incurred some other medical emergency and couldn’t stop the accident from happening. Is this a legitimate defense, though? Well, it depends. Below, I’ll explain how this “sudden emergency” defense works, why it might be problematic for victims, and how a personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve in these cases.  

Exploding Seatbelts?!?!?

Posted by Jim Miron | Jul 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

On June 23, 2022 Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Sorento Hybrid and 2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid vehicles. In the event of a crash, the front driver-side and/or passenger-side seat belt pretensioner(s) may explode upon deployment. An exploding seat belt pretensioner can project metal fragments into the vehicle, striking vehicle occupants and resulting in injury.

Investigating Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Posted by Jim Miron | Apr 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

1 in 6 people 60 years and older experienced some form of abuse in community settings during the past year. Rates of elder abuse are high in institutions such as nursing homes and long-term care facilities, with 2 in 3 staff reporting that they have committed abuse in the past year. Rates of elder abuse have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. Elder abuse is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations. The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 900 million in 2015 to about 2 billion in 2050.

What You Need to Know About Dog Attacks

Posted by Jim Miron | Apr 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dog Bites and Injuries Under Connecticut Law In Connecticut, state law states that anyone that owns or keeps a dog is strictly liable for any damage caused by the dog, regardless of whether the owner or keeper of the dog was negligent in controlling the dog. Simply put, if a dog bites or caused...

Top Five Injuries from Falling

Posted by Jim Miron | Mar 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Obviously snow and ice is slippery and can lead to slips and falls that result in injuries, but there are all sorts of reasons other than snow and ice that cause people, slip, trip, and fall. Injuries from falls range from only embarrassment to serious and can even death as in one case I had. The five most common types of injuries suffered from a slip and fall on ice include:

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