Verdicts & Settlements: $20 million awarded - child sex abuse case in Stamford    $1.1 million won - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder    $1 million - Injured worker requiring back surgery    $1 million+ Awarded - Woman in car accident Rt. 17    $975,000 Recovered - Foot Injury at Work    $650,000 Recovered - Woman suffered neck injury required surgery    $580,000 Recovered - Head Trauma as a Result of Falling Downstairs    $500,000 Recovered - Pedestrian Hit by Car    $500,000 Recovered - Rear End Car Accident    $425,000 Recovered - Rear End Tractor Trailer Accident    $380,000 Recovered - Dog Bite by Police Dog    $155,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall on Walkway    $125,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall at a Supermarket

Head-on collision in Easton sends 3 to hospital — 1 critical

Three people were taken to the hospital and one person is in critical condition after a head-on collision in town early Saturday afternoon, police said. Around 12:15 p.m., Easton police dispatch got a call for a two-car head-on collision on Route 59 near its intersection with...
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1 dead in I-95 crash in Westport

The crash occurred just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the northbound side, between exits 17 and 18 in Westport. Police say 22-year-old Alan Alexis got too close to the car in front of him, swerved and hit the other car. They say Alexis’ SUV rolled over at least twice and he was...
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How to Prevent Rollover Car Accidents

Rollover crashes are one of the least common types of car accidents but one of the most dangerous. According to the Institute for Highway Safety, rollover car accidents cause approximately one-third of all motor vehicle accident fatalities. Unlike other types of car accidents,...
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Car Accidents Caused by Mechanical Failure

There are over 6 million car accidents each year in the US. Approximately 13 % of all car accidents are the result of mechanical failure. Some of the mechanical failures that may lead to car accidents include: Tire manufacturing defects: Defective tires can lead to serious car...
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What Happens If You Are in a Car Accident But Don’t Have Insurance

If you have been in a car accident but don’t have insurance, the consequences will depend on whether or not you live in a no-fault insurance state. In many instances, if you don’t carry mandatory car insurance, you could face penalties even if you did not cause the accident. If...
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Do Not Make These Mistakes After a Car Accident

Being injured in a car accident can be highly stressful and you may be clueless as to exactly what to do. This is the time to keep a cool head and avoid making any serious mistakes. Here are the mistakes to avoid after a car accident: Moving your vehicle: Don’t feel...
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When is a Third Person Liable for Another Person’s Driving in a Car Accident?

In car accident cases, the key issue is determining which driver is at fault for the accident. However, in some situations, the law can assign fault to someone who was not driving or present in the car at the time of the accident. These types of instances are: If an employee...
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Are Employers Liable for Third Party Sexual Harassment?

There have been numerous reports of female employees being sexually harassed by male employees, ranging from sexual comments to groping incidents. Following an increased number of claims employers are advised to increase their understanding and awareness in this area. Sexual...
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The Ten Types of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is any form of forced or unwanted sexual activity. The perpetrator may use physical force, make threats or take advantage of the victim. Sexual abuse can happen between people who know each other and can occur in the context of domestic violence. Sexual abuse has an...
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$20 Million Awarded in Child Sexual Abuse Case

After a month-long trial in a Connecticut courthouse, a jury in a horrific child sexual abuse case awarded the plaintiff, Elizabeth Spalter, $20 million from her deceased father’s estate. This was the state’s largest civil award to a survivor in a child sexual abuse case in...
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