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CT Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Provide FREE Downloadable Books

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Connecticut dog attacks and dog bite injuries occur far too frequently. This is due in large part due to the number of people that have dogs as pets and how frequently each of us interact with dogs in our daily lives. Dog bite injuries can range from very minor, which might involve a scratch to significant which could involve the loss of a limb or finger or could result in a permanent ugly and disfiguring scar to a fatal attack. It has been estimated that over 50% of all homeowners insurance payouts are due to dog
attacks. If you have suffered some type of dog bite injury, it is very important that you seek the advice of an experienced Connecticut dog bite injury attorney at the earliest possible moment.

There has been much debate on whether or not certain breeds of dogs bite more frequently or are inherently dangerous and are more prone to commit attacks which can cause serious physical injuries. In a normal household situation, dogs are tranquil and their normal aggression is suppressed. Dog attacks frequently occur if the animal feels threatened or is provoked. Dogs are instinctively predatory by nature so it is important to remember that any dog has the ability to attack a human. Unfortunately, small children, because of their innocent nature and lack of interaction with dogs, can be misunderstood by some dogs because of their frequent movements and smaller size and could cause aggressive tendencies with dogs that could result in a dog bite attack.

Dog attacks on children frequently occur when the child is unsupervised and left alone with a dog. A child, due to their lack of experience with dogs, might approach a dog that is chained or restrained in an attempt to try to pet the animal which could trigger the dogs aggressive tendencies. An attack by a dog on a young child, or an elderly person, often times result in significant physical injuries due to their inability to be able to fight off the attacking dog due to their vulnerability and or weakness. If a CT dog bite results in an injury whereby the skin is pierced by the dogs tooth or nails, then immediate medical attention should be sought because serious bacterial infections could result which might have far-reaching life threatening ramifications.

Our CT dog bite injury lawyers have been assisting dog bite victims for decades. We have the knowledge training and experience needed to properly represent you in your Connecticut dog bite case. We have even written a book on Connecticut personal injury law which you can download for free by visiting our website at www.HCWLAW.com. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut dog bite injury lawyers. We will be happy to provide you with free advice over the telephone or we can schedule a free in office consultation where we can review the facts of your case with you in detail. It is very important that you contact us at the earliest possible moment.

We also represent dog bite injury victims on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not receive a fee unless and until we recover money damages for you. We will even advance the cost to properly develop your case. Again, if there is no recovery, then you will owe us no money for our costs. We assume all of the financial risk involved in representing you this way you can concentrate on getting better. Cannot wait until you have made a number of mistakes before you contact us. Get this viable free information today.

Connecticut Medical Malpractice Attorney – Investigating Malpractice

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been involved in some type of medical malpractice case where you have received a significant permanent injury or injuries in some hospital in Connecticut then you need to get the advice of an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice attorney at the earliest possible moment. There are many things that need to be done to properly investigate a potential Connecticut doctor malpractice, emergency room malpractice, hospital malpractice, physician malpractice or medical malpractice case. If you wait too long before getting the advice of an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer then you may compromise your case and or you might not be a position to proceed due to the amount of time that you have waited.

Connecticut hospital and medical malpractice cases can occur at any of the following hospitals: Backus, Bridgeport, Bristol, Charlotte Hungerford, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Danbury, Day Kimball, Gaylord, Greenwich, Griffin, Hartford, Hospital for Special Care, St. Raphel, Johnson Memorial, Lawrence and Memorial, Manchester Memorial, Middlesex, Midstate Medical Center, Milford, Mount Sinai, New Milford, Norwalk, Rehabilitation Hospital of Connecticut, Rockville General, St. Francis, St. Mary’s, Sharon, St. Vincent’s, Stamford, the Hospital of Central Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Waterbury, Wyndham, and Yale New Haven hospitals. if you have been injured in any of these hospitals or in any other Connecticut healthcare facility then you need to contact us right away.

One of the issues that will need to be addressed in any potential Connecticut medical malpractice case is whether the treating physician or medical provider breached the standard of care in the treatment that was rendered to the injured party. This process will generally involve getting the injured party’s medical records and then having them reviewed by a doctor in the same area of specialization as the allegedly offending doctor who is being accused of medical malpractice. There are very few cases when a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer can review the facts of your case with you and advise you as to whether or not there is actionable malpractice. Generally, this is because the opinion of a medical professional will be needed in order to make that determination.

If you believe that you have been the victim of some type of malpractice involving a hospital, Dr., healthcare facility, nurse, nursing home, physician or other health-care provider then you need to contact us at the earliest possible moment. You can call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut attorneys right away. If it appears that you have a potentially viable Connecticut medical malpractice case, then we will schedule an appointment where we can review the facts of your case with you in detail, with an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer, to determine if this is a case that we might be in a position to attempt to assist you with. Do not wait until it is too late. Call today and get this very valuable information right away. There is no cost or obligation in getting this information.

CT Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Many people are seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents in CT. Serious injuries and deaths occur in pedestrian accidents when someone is either crossing the street in a marked crosswalk, crossing the street for a bus, walking on the side of the street, crossing the street where no crosswalk exists, or while standing in the street. CT Pedestrian accidents even happen in parking lots where inattentive drivers hit pedestrians and seriously injure them. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident case, including a hit and run case, then you need to speak with an experienced Connecticut pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.

Our Connecticut pedestrian accident attorneys have been representing injury victims for decades. We have involvement with cases involving crosswalk accidents, hit and run accidents, school bus crossing accidents, non-crosswalk accidents, pedestrians being hit in parking lots and other injury cases involving individuals who are hit by a car or other motor vehicle. Our Connecticut pedestrian accident lawyers are available to answer your questions so that you know how you should be proceeding. We have even written the book which you can download for free entitled “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims.” This valuable book will advise you as to what you should and should not be doing. It will tell you how you can get better medical care and get better quicker. It will advise you as to what steps you should be taking and it will tell you what you need to do to get more money for your case. The book can be downloaded at www.HCWLAW.com.

You can also call one of our Connecticut pedestrian accident attorneys at 888-842-8466 and get your accident and injury questions answered immediately. You can also schedule a free, in office consultation with one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers so that you can have the facts of your case reviewed with you in detail and be given the advice as to what you need to be doing. If your injury prevents you from traveling, then one of our Connecticut accident attorneys can make arrangements to meet with you at some convenient location which you designate. You can even fill out our brief online form and then one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers will get in touch with you.

Don’t be concerned about not knowing what to ask. Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys have decades of experience in representing injured parties and the families of people who are been killed through the fault of another. We will ask you questions about your case and advise you as to what you need to be doing. We will also be happy to answer whatever questions you may have regarding your case. We also represent accident and injury victims on a contingency fee basis and we also advance the cost to properly develop your case. We are only repaid our costs and earn a fee if we collect money damages for you. If there is no recovery, then you will owe us no money. It’s just that simple. You need to get this very valuable information today before you make a mistake in how you go about handling your Connecticut pedestrian accident case. Don’t wait until it’s too late, get this valuable free information today.

CT Attorney Richard Hastings Publishes Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents Pamphlet

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

CT Attorney Richard Hastings Publishes Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents Pamphlet

Richard P. Hastings, a CT personal injury lawyer and partner of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP just completed and recently published “Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents: Don’t Wait Until it’s too Late.” For the next 18 years, 10,000 people a day will turn 65 and concerns are being brought up over the ability of this aging demographic to drive safely. This publication has been prepared to provide family, friends, caregivers and those close to the elderly driver with an ability to better recognize problems and concerns and to develop a better understanding and recognize what steps should be taken to modify, restrict and/or terminate the elderly driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. This free publication can be downloaded immediately by visiting www.hcwlaw.com/pdf-downloads.

Attorney Hastings has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Connecticut by the National Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has been named both a Connecticut Super Lawyer and a New England Super Lawyer. He is listed as one of the top rated lawyers in New England’s leading leaders magazine and is also been named one of the New York area’s top rated lawyers.
Attorney Hastings has received patent pending approval for his business method patent entitled “Personal Injury File Acquisition Method, Client Education Program and Case Referral System.” He is the author of over 12 books including one, which he co-authored, that went to number one on the insurance bestseller list on Amazon.com for its launch date. He is also been inducted into the National Academy of Best-Selling authors.
He is also an outspoken advocate for teen driver safety reform and education and as a result was appointed by Connecticut Department of motor vehicle commissioner Melanie Curry to her advisory committee on teen safe driving. This committee is investigating proposed national models for parent and teen education and accident prevention.

He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating, and is included in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. He has also received advanced negotiation training through Harvard Law School.

Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP has offices throughout CT. The firm can be reached at (888) 842-8466 or by visiting www.hcwlaw.com.

Connecticut Wrongful Death Cases: Who Can Sue And For What

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

What is a Connecticut wrongful death case and who can sue? Our Connecticut wrongful death lawyers have been representing the families of individuals who have been killed through the fault of another in wrongful death claims. A wrongful death action is unique in that it originally it did not exist under the common law that formed the basis of our legal system. Originally, it was held that a claim involving the death of a person “died” with the victim because there was no way to compensate that individual for the damages that they sustained. Originally, the surviving family members were precluded from claiming damages from the other party that caused their loved one’s death.

Over the years, states began enacting “wrongful death” statutes or laws that provide for a method of obtaining compensation for the estates of decedents, or people who were killed, so their family members who have been damaged could collect compensation. Although wrongful death statutes vary from state to state, generally these statutes consist of four elements: the death of the victim which was caused in whole or in part by another party; that the at fault party either intentionally caused, was negligent, or is strictly liable for the death of the victim; there is a surviving spouse, children, dependents or beneficiaries of the deceased individual; and damages or injuries have resulted from the death of the victim.

The estates of the deceased victim could be entitled to some or all of the following types of damages: expenses associated or related to the victim’s death which could include the ambulance bill, hospital bills, doctor and surgical bills, medical and rehabilitative care bills and funeral and burial expenses; loss of the victims future earnings, pain, suffering and mental anguish which was experienced by the victim prior to their death, the pain and suffering and mental anguish experienced by the survivors, loss of consortium on the part of the surviving spouse, and the injuries suffered by the children of the deceased individual for loss of care, companionship, and associated losses.

Generally speaking, in order to commence an action to recover damages in a wrongful death case a personal representative of the deceased person’s estate will have to be appointed. This person is either the executor named in the decedent’s will or if the victim died without a will, the person appointed the administrator of the decedent’s estate who in most cases will be the surviving spouse or other person appointed by the probate court. It is very important that you get the advice of an experienced Connecticut wrongful death attorney immediately so that you can properly protect your rights and start the investigation and development of this important case right away.

Our Connecticut accident and injury lawyers have written the book which we provide to the families of wrongful death victims and accident and injury claimants for free. Visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our accident and injury book right away. Find out what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. You can also call and speak with one of our Connecticut wrongful death lawyers by contacting us at 888-842-8466. We will also be happy to meet with you either in our office, or at some other location which you designate, to review the facts of your case with you and to advise you as to what you should be doing. So before you hire a lawyer, speak to an insurance adjuster or sign any paperwork contact us today to determine what you should be doing.

Hartford Injury Attorney Explains How to Get More Money for Your Connecticut Accident Case

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

We are contacted by people who have been involved in a Hartford Connecticut car accident case and one of the questions that the injured party has is, what should they be doing to properly develop their case. Our Hartford injury attorneys  advise clients on a regular basis as to what they should be doing and what they should not be doing as it relates to their important Connecticut injury case. We are happy to speak with Connecticut injury victims over the telephone, or meet with them in our office, and provide these individuals with free legal advice so they know what they should be doing. There are so many things that a person who was been involved in a Hartford Connecticut car accident case should be doing right away but let’s just review a few of those things.

It is vitally important that you do not speak with the insurance adjuster of the at fault party until you have first gotten the advice of an experienced Hartford Connecticut accident attorney. One of the things that might be told to you, by an experienced Hartford Connecticut injury attorney, is that you should write a detailed narrative of the accident. It is important that you write a detailed description of exactly what happened on the day and especially at the time of the accident. This description would include some very specific specific information as to answer all of the questions regarding the who, what, why, where, and how the event occurred, including any other questions that could be possibly asked of you. You should include in your detailed description times, places, people, the place where you are going and why you were going there, how the accident occurred, what parts of your body hit what objects inside of the vehicle, what injuries you sustained, what medical care and treatment you received, what was done for you and by whom, what you were told, etc.

This information will be very helpful to your Hartford Connecticut injury attorney in helping to get a better understanding as to specifically what happened in your case. It would also be helpful if you took detailed pictures of your vehicle, the accident site, any conditions that caused or contributed to your accident, skid marks, the location of the vehicles, and any and all other information which would be of help to understand and get a better feel for the accident site and what happened. You should also try and get the names and contact information of any and all witnesses so that they can be contacted by your Hartford Connecticut injury lawyer.

In order to get a better understanding of what you should be doing and what you should not be doing our Hartford Connecticut injury attorneys have written the book on Connecticut injury law. Visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut.” You can also call and speak with one of our Connecticut injury lawyers at 888-842-8466. If you would prefer, you can also schedule a free, in office, consultation where our Connecticut injury lawyer will discuss the facts of your case with you in detail and will give you specific instructions as to what you should be doing. The book is free, the call is free and our advice is free. There is no real reason not to get this valuable free information immediately before you make a mistake and harm the value of your Hartford Connecticut injury case. Do not delay contact us today.

Hartford Injury Lawyer Explains How Accident Cases Are Evaluated

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

What are some of the things that that an insurance adjuster looks at when attempting to evaluate your Hartford Connecticut car accident case? An experienced Hartford injury lawyer will know how to properly develop your accident case so it can be presented to the insurance adjuster of the at fault party to help maximize the value of your claim. It makes a great deal of sense to consult with an experienced Hartford accident attorney at the earliest possible moment so you can learn what you need to be doing and what you should not be doing. If you proceed without getting the advice of an experienced Hartford injury attorney then you run the very real risk of doing something to harm the value of your case.

So what will the insurance adjuster of the at fault party look at in trying to place a value on your Hartford Connecticut car accident case? Generally speaking, this process will not take place until such time as you have reached maximum medical improvement. In other words, you must be at a point where your doctor will discharge you because you are as well as you are going to be. This means that you will either be in the same condition that you were in one second before your accident or that you will have some type of a ratable disability that your Hartford accident attorney will get from your treating physician and or physicians.

There are a great number of issues present in evaluating a Connecticut injury case which could include some or all of the following: the liability or fault of the parties involved; the type and extent of the injuries suffered by the victim; the medical treatment received for the injuries; the recuperative period; past and future medical bills; past and future lost wages; whether or not the injuries are permanent in nature and the extent of the permanency; any scarring; whether future treatment is recommended or needed; the nature and cost of future medical treatment; the future convalescent period; how the injuries have affected the injured party; how the injuries can expect to affect the person in the future; the age of the injured party; and a great number of other issues that need to be investigated and developed.

Our Hartford Connecticut accident lawyers have written the book on CT personal injury claims and provide this book to Connecticut accident victims for free. Visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims.” This book will provide you with a lot of valuable information so you can learn how a Connecticut personal injury case is developed and presented to the insurance adjuster. Find out what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. Most importantly, find out what you can be doing to assist your Hartford injury lawyer in getting you more money for your Connecticut accident case.

If you have questions that need to be answered right away please call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our Hartford Connecticut accident attorneys. You can even schedule a free in office consultation with one of our Hartford Connecticut injury lawyers so we can review the facts of your case with you and provide you with valuable free information. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and are only paid a fee if we recover money damages for you. We also advance the cost to develop your case and those costs are only repaid to us if we collect money damages for you. We want you to concentrate on getting better so we take all of the financial risk in representing you in your important Connecticut accident case. So before you hire a lawyer, speak to an insurance adjuster or sign any paperwork contact us immediately so we can answer your important questions.

Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents Pamphlet

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

10,000 people in America are turning 65 every day for the next 18 years, and concerns are being brought up over the ability of this aging demographic to drive safely. Various studies have shown that elderly drivers around the age of 65, face an increased risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. After the age of 75, this risk increases dramatically, for an elderly driving accident to occur. A 1997 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study, indicated that elderly driving  individuals comprise 9% of the U.S. population but account for 14% of all traffic fatalities and 17% of all pedestrian fatalities.

Because elderly drivers generally have diminished health and fitness, compared to their younger counterparts, they run an increased risk of being involved in an elderly driving accident and could suffer more serious injuries and be at a greater risk of dying. It is vitally important that family members, friends and caregivers closely monitor the driving habits and abilities of the elderly to operate a motor vehicle on a regular basis.

These materials have been prepared to provide family, friends, caregivers, and those close to the elderly driver with an ability to better recognize problems and concerns and to develop a better understanding and recognize what steps should be taken to modify, restrict and/or terminate the elderly driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle.

To download your own copy, please fill out the form below.




Connecticut Lead Paint Poisoning

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you live in Connecticut and your child, or a child you know, has been the victim of lead paint poisoning you need to get answers to your important questions. You need to contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer so that you find out what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. You need to speak to an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer to find out what your rights are and how you should proceed with your case. Most importantly, you’ll want to find out from experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer what you can do to assist your child medically with their case.

Each year thousands of children in this country ingest lead paint chips and later test positive for lead paint poisoning. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are over 30,000 children in this country that become the victims of lead paint poisoning each year. It has been estimated that about one in six children have high levels of lead in their blood. Lead paint chips and lead paint dust generally are created by the deterioration of the paint over time which could be accelerated through friction resulting from opening doors or windows. These contaminated particles then settle on windowsills, floors and even toys where young children commonly touched them and then transfer the lead paint to their mouth or ingest the lead paint directly.

If you have been told that your child has lead paint poisoning, then you should contact our Connecticut lead paint poisoning lawyers immediately. You can go to our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury book. We are also available to speak with you over the telephone and you can call us at our toll free number which is even 888-842-8466. If you would prefer, you can schedule a free in office consultation with one of our experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyers and discuss the facts of your child’s case with us. You can even fill out our brief online form and we will then get in touch with you.

These cases are handled on a contingency fee basis which means that we are only paid a fee if we recover money damages for you. If there is no monetary recovery, then you will owe no legal fees. We will also advance the cost to properly develop your case. If there is no recovery, then you will owe no costs. If your child has suffered a lead paint injury, then you need to get the advice of experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney right away. Do not delay in getting this valuable free information. Call us today.

NEW HAVEN TRAIN ACCIDENT REPORT FINDS SUPPORT LACKING ON TRAIN

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

NEW HAVEN TRAIN ACCIDENT REPORT FINDS SUPPORT LACKING ON TRAIN

As most of us know, on May 17, 2013 a Metro North train bound for New Haven, Connecticut derailed during evening rush hour and after coming to a halt was struck by a westbound train injuring 76 people. The National Transportation Safety Board reported that a May 15, 2013 inspection found an insulated rail joint used to pinpoint the location of the trains along the New Haven rail line lacked necessary support from the rail bed and was moving out of alignment when the trains rolled over it. A Metro North inspector flagged  the the defective piece of track but did not issue an order to close that section of the track or to slow the trains down.

 An on-board data recorder indicated that the eastbound train that initially derailed was traveling about 70 mph when it off the tracks stopping in the path of the oncoming westbound train. The onboard data recorder from the westbound train showed that the engineer used the emergency brakes and slowed the train from approximately 70 mph to 23 mph at the time of the impact.

In Metro-North spokesperson indicated that the visual inspection two days before the new haven train accident identified that stones around that section of the track near the site of the derailment needed to be pressed down in the future but did not detect a need for track closure or immediate action to keep the track in mobilized. Additional information will be provided soon as it becomes available.