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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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Protecting Your Rights After a Slip and Fall Accident in a Store

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence in a store, you may be entitled to compensation. Slip and fall negligence cases are often challenging cases to prosecute because many companies and insurers take an aggressive...
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What is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is discrimination that includes any unwanted comments, conduct or behavior regarding sex, gender or sexual orientation. The two basic types of workplace sexual harassment are quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo...
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Slide: Valuable Qualities in an Effective Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing a personal injury lawyer is not an easy decision. Getting the help of the right lawyer could make or break the outcome of your claim. During your consultation with a lawyer, check if the lawyer has good communication skills, research and documentation skills and...
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What Can I Do If Am Hurt Driving a Commercial Vehicle?

One of the most stressful situations experienced while driving a commercial vehicle is being involved in an accident. Commercial vehicle accidents are often very serious and may even be fatal. If you were injured while driving a commercial vehicle, here are two options for you to...
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Video: How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help Me?

A car accident attorney can help by guiding through the legal process, collecting evidence and negotiating a settlement with the insurance company.
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5 Things to Do If You Are Sexually Harassed at School

Sexual harassment has a negative and life-altering impact on the victim. Students who have been sexually harassed or abused at school report a significant drop in their grades. Some students have been compelled to transfer to a different school, drop important classes or leave...
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Video: Negligent Drivers and Car Accidents

Different kinds of driver negligence contribute to car accidents including driving distracted, disobeying traffic laws and driving under the influence. If you have sustained injuries or losses in an accident caused by a negligent driver, the experienced car accident lawyers at...
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How Can a Sexual Abuse Lawyer Help You?

If you have experienced any conduct at your workplace that you think may be sexual harassment, it is vital to speak to a sexual abuse lawyer at the earliest. Your lawyer can assist you in the following ways: Determine whether the conduct you experienced fits the legal definition...
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Slide: The Top Four Tips for Choosing the Right Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents and their consequences can be extremely stress-inducing. The mounting medical bills and dealing with the insurance company can be overwhelming. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is in your best interest that you consult with an experienced car accident...
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Can Your Recorded Statement Be Used Against You?

Insurance companies are always interested in getting your recorded statements following an accident. This may seem relatively harmless, but it might not be in your best interest to give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company. It is therefore advisable to...
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Slide: Qualities to Look for in an Effective Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing a personal injury lawyer is not an easy decision. Getting the help of the right lawyer could make or break the outcome of your claim. During your consultation with a lawyer, check if the lawyer has good communication skills, research and documentation skills and...
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The Top Four Tips for Choosing the Right Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents and their consequences can be extremely stress-inducing. The mounting medical bills and dealing with the insurance company can be overwhelming. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is in your best interest that you consult with an experienced car accident...
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How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help You

If you have been seriously injured and suffered property damage in a car accident, you may be having a very difficult time. Dealing with your injuries, medical bills and vehicle repairs can be a lot to handle on your own. Getting the help of a skilled car accident attorney to...
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The Top Seven Mistakes Made by Teen Drivers

The number of teen driving accidents is sky-rocketing. According to research, car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers between the ages of 16 and 20. Knowing what types of mistakes teen drivers commonly make can reduce the number of teen driving accidents. The...
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The Valuable Qualities of an Effective Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing a personal injury lawyer is not an easy decision. Getting the help of the right lawyer could make or break the outcome of your claim. While every personal injury lawyer will have different strengths and weaknesses, there are some qualities they should have in common....
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Meeting Your Personal Injury Lawyer for the First Time

Meeting your personal injury lawyer for the first time may make you feel a bit anxious. Being prepared can make that critical first meeting proceed more smoothly. Get all your documents ready. Your attorney will be able to give you more accurate advice by seeing all the important...
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Are You Facing Large Bills After a Car Crash? Compensation May Help

A car accident can be devastating physically, emotionally and financially. Medical bills, car repairs or replacement, and lost income can add up quickly. As you begin to heal after the crash, you may realize that you shouldn’t be dealing with the financial impact of the...
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Slide: The Stages of a Car Accident Lawsuit

While every car accident case is unique, most car accident lawsuits follow the same timeline. The stages of a car accident lawsuit may involve hiring a lawyer, making a demand, negotiating a settlement, filing a lawsuit and trial. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car...
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2 dead in single-car crash on Route 8

Two people were killed in a single-car crash on Route 8 overnight in Trumbull, state police say. It happened just south of Exit 7. Investigators say the car left the roadway, crashed into a large rock wall and rolled over. Read more…
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Slide: How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help You

A car accident attorney can guide you through the legal process, collect evidence and investigate the accident and negotiate a settlement.If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, our experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorneys can help you. Our car...
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Slide: Driver Negligence Contributing to Car Accidents

Distracted driving, reckless driving, disobeying traffic rules and DUIs are negligent behaviors that contribute to car accidents. If you have sustained injuries or losses in an accident caused by a negligent driver, the experienced car accident lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm can...
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Driver Negligence Contributing to Car Accidents

Most car accidents are a result of negligent actions on the part of another driver. Negligence happens when a driver acts carelessly behind the wheel or fails to exercise caution and causes an accident. The theory of negligence is the foundation for most car accident lawsuits....
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The Stages of a Car Accident Lawsuit

If you have been injured in a car accident and are thinking of filing a lawsuit, it is important that you understand the stages of a car accident lawsuit. While every car accident case is unique, most car accident lawsuits follow the same timeline. The following is an overview of...
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Slide: Liability for Car Accidents Caused by Poor Road Conditions

Poor road conditions such as potholes, faulty design, missing guardrails, erosion and other defects can cause a serious car accident. Proving fault in a car accident because of a road defect can be complicated. The victim must prove that the agency was negligent in its duty to...
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Slide: Car Accident Statutes of Limitations in Connecticut

A statute of limitations is a state law that puts a time limit on bringing a lawsuit within that state. The statute of limitations for filing a car accident lawsuit in Connecticut is two years from the date of the accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car...
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Video: Who is Liable for a Car Accident Due to Poor Road Conditions?

Poor road conditions such as potholes, missing guardrails, faulty design, erosion and other defects can cause a serious car accident. Proving fault in an accident can be complicated. The victim must prove that the road condition directly caused his or her injuries and caused...
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Video: What Happens in a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault and want to file a claim, it is important to understand what’s involved in a personal injury claim. Filing a personal injury claim include hiring a lawyer, attorneys communication, reviewing evidence and filing...
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Video: The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine and Injuries to Children

The attractive nuisance doctrine ensures that premises are maintained and owners are held liable to prevent injury to children. Do you have any questions regarding injuries suffered as a result of unsafe premises? The Reinken Law Firm has more than two decades of experience in...
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Video: What You Need to Know About Child Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts

Child sexual abuse victims in the Boy Scouts have the legal right to hold the perpetrator responsible for their crime. If a Boy Scouts leader has sexually assaulted your child or you were a victim of this type of abuse in the past, contact The Reinken Law Firm for compassionate...
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Video: Facts and Figures of Drowsy Driving Car Accidents

People who work night shifts are more likely to be involved in a drowsy driving crash than are those who work daytime shifts. If you have been involved in car drowsy driving car accident, contact our car accident injury lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm. We offer personalized...
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$20M judgement ordered in sexual assault case

The Reinken Law Firm recently won a $20,000,000 jury verdict against the estate of a defendant who committed child sexual abuse in Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, Superior Court. The plaintiff, in that case, testified that her father sexually abused and exploited her for...
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Video: Questions to Ask When Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer

Questions that will help you find the right personal injury lawyer include: How long has the lawyer been in practice? Does the lawyer most often represent plaintiffs or defendants? The Reinken law Firm has 30 years of experience handling many cases in the Connecticut area for...
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Boy Scouts Initiate New Sexual Abuse Awareness Programs

In an effort to further protect children enrolled in their program from the dangers of child abuse, The Boy Scouts of America is tightening its policies requiring further mandatory online education programs for all volunteers and professionals through their new updated Youth...
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New Insurance Limits in Connecticut

As of Jan. 1, 2018, all automobile liability insurance policies in Connecticut must carry a minimum of $25,000 for injury or death of one person, an increase of $5,000 over the previous minimum coverage. Governor Dannel Malloy signed a new law which also requires a per accident...
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Video: Recoverable Damages in a Pedestrian vs. Car Accident Case

Injured victims of pedestrian vs. car accidents have the right to recover damages for their injuries. The types of damages pedestrians are entitled to receive fall into four categories, including medical bills, lost income, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering. If you...
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Video: The Car Accident Statute of Limitations in Connecticut

The statute of limitations for filing a car accident lawsuit in Connecticut is two years from the date of the accident. If the accident results in wrongful death, surviving family members have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit from the date the individual died. If the...
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The Car Accident Statute of Limitations in Connecticut

A statute of limitations is a state law that puts a time limit on filing a lawsuit in that state. This statute may vary from case to case and must be filed within the appropriate deadline. If the deadline is missed, the individual will lose the opportunity to file a claim and...
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Damages Recoverable in a Pedestrian vs. Car Accident Case

A pedestrian vs. car accident can be devastating and result in very serious injuries to the pedestrian that was hit. The injured has the right to recover damages for his or her injuries. The types of damages recoverable fall into the following four categories: Medical expenses:...
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Slide: Recoverable Damages in a Pedestrian vs. Car Accident Case

A pedestrian vs. car accident can be devastating and result in very serious injuries to the pedestrian that was hit. The injured pedestrian has the right to recover damages for his or her injuries. The types of damages a pedestrian is entitled to receive fall into four...
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Video: Required Evidence in a Connecticut Car Accident Case

Proving fault on the part of another driver in a Connecticut car accident case may be challenging because not all accidents are caused by one party. To prove your case, you may require photographs of the accident scene and the damaged vehicle, and the police report. If you have...
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Video: Car Accident Attorneys in Connecticut

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation under these laws. At The Reinken Law Firm, we offer personalized attention and a free consultation to discuss your car accident case. Contact us online or call...
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Proving Fault in a Connecticut Car Accident Case

Have you been injured in a car accident in Connecticut due to another driver? You have the right to receive compensation for your injuries and damages. Connecticut is an at-fault insurance state so the at-fault driver is financially responsible for the accident. However, proving...
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Child Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts

Joining the Boy Scouts can be a formative experience in a young boy’s life. Besides learning new skills and making new friends, the Boy Scouts’ mission is to “Prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout...
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Slide: Car Accident Damages in Connecticut

Common types of damages in car accident cases include medical expenses, property damages, lost income, mental and physical pain and suffering and punitive damages. At The Reinken Law Firm, we offer personalized attention and a free consultation to discuss your car accident case....
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Slide: Required Evidence for a Car Accident Case in Connecticut

If you been injured in a car accident in Connecticut due to another driver, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries and damages. However, strong supporting evidence is important if there is a dispute over who is at fault for the accident. Required evidence...
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Slide: Boy Scouts Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer

The Boy Scouts of America has a legal responsibility to protect their members from being sexually abused by a Scout Master or any other adult volunteer. The Reinken Law Firm provides compassionate and experienced representation for the victims of child sexual abuse in the Boy...
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Car Accident Compensation Laws in Connecticut

Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Being injured in an accident can change your life forever. It can be emotionally traumatizing, physically painful and financially stressful. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Connecticut, you will find it...
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Slide: Children’s Injuries and Premises Liability

It is the responsibility of the property owners to keep premises safe to avoid children from getting injured. Call 203-541-0090. Click here to Download
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Video: Causes and Liability in a Single Car Accident

Have you been injured in a single car accident? You can hold different parties responsible for the accident. If the accident was because of a vehicle defect, you can hold the manufacturer responsible. If it occurred because of bad road condition, you can hold the city, county or...
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The Legal Rights of a Child Sexual Abuse Victim in the Boy Scouts

When you enroll your son in the Boy Scouts, the last thing you expect is for your son to be sexually abused. Unfortunately, there have been thousands of sexual abuse cases reported in the Boy Scouts across the US. The Boy Scouts of America is an organization that has a legal...
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Slide: Types of Fraternity Hazing

Fraternity hazing is the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities that include harassment, abuse or humiliation. Types of fraternity hazing may include subtle hazing, harassment hazing and violent hazing. The lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm are dedicated to obtaining...
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Video: Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation

If you been injured on the job, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Under workers’ compensation, an injured employee is entitled to four kinds of benefits- weekly compensation benefits, permanent impairment benefits, payment of medical bills and vocational...
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Drowsy Driving and Car Accidents

People who drive without proper sleep have a much greater chance of being involved in a car accident. Generally, people need seven to nine hours of sleep to be fully functional and alert while driving. However, studies have shown that 35% of drivers in the US fail to get at least...
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When are Property Owners Responsible for Injuries to a Child?

Children are prone to accidents. Unlike adults, they cannot read warning signs, nor do they have the ability to discern potential harm. It is the responsibility of property owners to keep premises safe to avoid children from getting injured. If your child is injured in someone...
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Slide: What is Involved in a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault and are thinking of filing a lawsuit, it is important that you understand the stages involved. Although every personal injury case is different, the stages remain constant: hiring a lawyer, making a demand,...
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Video: Common Causes of Wrongful death

The most common causes of wrongful death include car and truck accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and construction accidents. For a free consultation to discuss your family’s wrongful death case, Call 203-541-0090/ 203-491-4404/ 203-418-7037/ 203-489-2825. Or...
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Woman Allegedly Hits Tree, Narrowly Misses Walgreens

According to a release from the fire department, officers responded to a one-car accident at the Walgreens Pharmacy on the corner of West Avenue and Gardner Street, around noon Sunday. Firefighters said the car, a Chevrolet station wagon, lost control on Gardner Street,...
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Video: When Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

If you have suffered a workplace injury and filed a workers’ compensation claim but your employer has denied your claim or your employer’s settlement offer doesn’t cover all your lost wages and medical bills, you may need to hire an attorney. The Reinken Law Firm can...
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The Reinken Law Firm to Represent Boy Scouts Abuse Victims

The Reinken Law firm is representing 19 plaintiffs who are seeking to recover damages against the Boy Scouts of America Corporation, the Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts of America, Inc. and the Connecticut Yankee Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America. The plaintiffs claim...
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Greenwich man seriously hurt in motorcycle crash

A Greenwich man was taken to Albany Medical Center via helicopter with serious injuries Sunday night after a motorcycle crash, police said. Casey Lebarron, 35, lost control of his motorcycle when he was on Route 22 near Perry Lane with other motorcyclists, resulting in a 7:49...
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NCPD officers injured after high-speed chase

Nassau County police arrested a Queens woman on Sunday after she recklessly drove into a police car and injured two officers in Lido Beach. Keitora Smith, 23, of Jamaica, was charged with assault, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, reckless driving,...
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Stages of a Personal Injury Case

If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault and are thinking of filing a lawsuit, it is important that you understand the stages involved. Although every personal injury case takes different forms, the stages remain constant. A typical personal injury...
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When Should I Seek the Help of a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have suffered serious injuries, have a medical malpractice case, or if an insurance company refuses to pay for your injuries, you should seek the help of a personal injury attorney. The skills of an experienced personal injury attorney can be significantly worth the money...
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Slide: Advantages of a Personal Injury Case Settlement

If you have been injured in an accident, you have two choices: negotiating a settlement with the help of your attorney or going to court and allowing a judge to decide your case. Most victims decide to settle their case because it is less expensive, less stressful, results in...
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New Fairfield man dead in early morning Bethel collision

Liska sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Danbury Hospital, where he died, said police. Torres and his passenger, Jesus Sanchez, 22, of Santa Ana, Calif., were uninjured, they said. Both vehicles sustained damage. The case is still under investigation. Read more…
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Advantages of Settling a Personal Injury Case

If you have been injured in an accident, you have two choices: negotiating a settlement with the help of your attorney or going to court and allowing a judge to decide your case. Recovering damages for injuries sustained in a personal injury accident does not always require a...
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Accidents on Construction Sites Statistics

In spite of the federal and state governments creating heavy regulations to protect construction workers, construction related accident statistics remain staggeringly high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction work is the second most dangerous occupation. Of...
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Wrongful Death Causes and Claims

Coping with the loss of a loved one is a trying experience. It is more difficult when you discover that the cause of death was someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. In this case, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death claims are civil actions taken...
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Slide: Single Car Accident- Causes and Liability

Vehicle defect, faulty road design, lack of road maintenance, or the negligence of another person can result in a serious single car accident. If you have been injured in a single car accident, contact the car accident lawyers at the Reinken Law Firm. We can help you claim...
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When Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have suffered a personal injury, technically, you may file your case by yourself. However, the skills of an experienced personal injury attorney can be significantly worth the money you spend. A personal injury attorney has knowledge of personal injury laws and can...
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Slide Show: When should I hire a workers’ compensation lawyer?

Have you suffered a workplace injury? Are you wondering whether you need to hire an attorney? You may be able to get by without an attorney if your injuries are minor or if you missed little or no work. However, it is always good to hire an experienced attorney because they can...
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Slide Show: When Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have suffered a personal injury you may technically file a case by yourself. However, the skills of an experienced personal injury attorney can be significantly worth the money you spend. You may need the assistance of an attorney if you have suffered serious injuries,...
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Slide Show: Benefits Covered Under Worker’s Compensation

Have you been injured on the job and wondering what kind of benefits you’ll receive? Every worker injured on the job is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Under workers’ compensation, an injured employee is entitled to four kinds of benefits- weekly...
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When should I hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have suffered a personal injury, you may, technically, file your case by yourself. However, the skills of an experienced personal injury attorney can be significantly worth the money you spend. A personal injury attorney has knowledge of personal injury laws and can...
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Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Have you suffered a workplace injury and are wondering whether you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney? Whether you need to hire an attorney depends on the severity of your injury and the overall complexity of your case. You may be able to get by without an attorney if...
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Finding a Qualified Personal Injury Lawyer

Were you seriously injured in an accident because of someone else’s actions? Whether the injury is physical or emotional, you can approach the court or the insurance company for a financial award to compensate you for your injuries and other damages. When doing that, you...
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Benefits under Workers’ Compensation

Have you been injured on the job and wondering what kind of benefits you’ll receive? Every worker injured on the job is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are a state-mandated program that consists of payments required by law...
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Car accident settlement

Factors that can affect a car accident settlement include your version of the accident and its consistency, evidence of negligence, and doctors’ opinions.
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Single Car Accident- Causes and Liability

A single car accident is a type of accident in which only a single vehicle is involved. It may be caused by a driver colliding with a tree, building, or another obstacle. In the majority of cases, the driver is held at fault for the accident. However, if you can prove that the...
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Lawsuit after a Construction Accident Death

There are two types of lawsuits you can file, if your loved one died in a construction accident: wrongful death action lawsuit and survivor action lawsuit. If you would like to file a wrongful death lawsuit contact the Reinken Law Firm at 203-541-0090.
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Factors that Can Affect a Car Accident Settlement

If you were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to claim compensation for your injuries. The driver at fault is liable for any financial losses incurred because of the accident. These losses include medical bills, lost wages, pain and...
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$20 million awarded in Stamford child sex abuse case

Elizabeth Spalter lives far from the “house of terror” her brother described in court. But she says the years of her father’s sexual abuse at the family’s summer home on Van Rensselear Avenue in Shippan helped shape her career as a social worker in Vienna, Austria. Read...
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Types of Fraternity Hazing

Fraternity Hazing is the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities that include harassment, abuse or humiliation. It is used as a way of inducting a person into a group, a new fraternity, sorority, team, or club. Some types of fraternity hazing include: Subtle Hazing...
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Important evidence in a motorcycle accident

Riding a motorcycle on the open road can produce a liberating and exhilarating feeling, but being in a crash can have life-altering consequences. Since motorcyclists usually ride alone, there are no passengers who can be eyewitnesses to an accident and its causes. Most times, it...
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Filing Lawsuit for a Construction Accident Death

If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident, filing a lawsuit may be the farthest thing from your mind. It is true that no lawsuit can bring your loved one back or rectify what happened. However, it may be wise to look into a legal remedy if the death was caused by...
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Sex Abuse Civil Lawsuit

Victims of sex abuse can file a lawsuit against the perpetrator in civil court. Sexual assault incidence can be criminally prosecuted as well. Which will result in jail time, fines, probation, and other sanctions against the defendant if a conviction is obtained in the latter....
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Hazing Hazard

Hazing is the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation. It is used as a way of initiating a person into a group, including a new fraternity, sorority, team, or club. Hazing is the practice of rituals, challenges, and other...
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Slideshow: Indoor Slip and Fall Accidents

Wet floors, worn out stairs or sudden stops in the elevator are some causes that can lead to a slip and fall accident indoors. Click here to Download
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Construction Accidents

According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 1 in 10 workers are likely to be injured in a year. Not many of these workers are union members. Some of them do not have the proper paper work to work in the country. This makes them vulnerable of being neglected...
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Types of Train Accidents

When a train accident occurs, there may be many victims. This accident can cause catastrophic injuries or death due to the enormous size and weight of the locomotive. A train accident lawsuit often involves multiple responsible parties, and can be complicating. Train accidents...
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How to File a Successful Motorcycle Accident Claim

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if you can file a successful insurance claim. The following are important factors that make a successful motorcycle accident insurance claim: Adequate insurance The most important key to a successful...
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Slideshow: Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

Car accidents may lead to serious injuries. Knowing what mistakes to avoid after a car accident can help you claim maximum compensation for your injuries. Watch the slideshow to know the common mistakes to avoid after a car accident. Click here to Download
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Indoor Slip and Fall Accidents

Thousands of claims are made each year due to a slip and fall injury. Victims of slip and fall accidents can suffer serious, life-altering injuries that may even result in death. Conditions like unlit staircases, wet floors, and construction site defects can often have...
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Employer’s Liability in an Auto Accident

When an employee causes an auto accident while performing his or her duty at work, the employer can be held liable for the accident. However, employer’s liability is determined based on legal responsibility. Generally, there are two main ways to hold an employer liable for an...
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How to Recover Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident?

A hit and run accident occurs when an individual causes or contributes to an accident, and fails to stop and identify himself/herself. The individual flees the scene to avoid penalties or a prosecution. Being the victim of a hit and run accident can be physically and emotionally...
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Car Accidents Involving a City or State Vehicle

Getting involved in a car accident can be overwhelming. If the accident involves a city or state owned vehicle, it can be even more daunting. It is a common misconception that when you hit or get hit by a city or state owned vehicle, you have no grounds for legal action. However,...
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Construction Accident Due to Defective Equipment

A construction site ranks as one of the most dangerous industries to work. Many construction accidents happen due to the presence of an unfinished structure, open excavation, exposed wiring, and many other hazards. A construction site may also become a dangerous place to work...
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Municipality’s Liability for a Sidewalk Fall Injury

To hold a municipality liable for a sidewalk fall injury, their negligence must be the reason for the accident. In most states, it is the responsibility of the municipality to maintain a sidewalk. When someone gets injured due to a sidewalk fall, the municipality can be held...
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Fraternity Hazing is Illegal

Many colleges and some high schools have fraternities and sororities to attract students with similar goals and interests. Fraternity hazing is used as a rite of passage to join a group. It is a practice of rituals involving harassment, abuse or humiliation. There has been...
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The Consequences of a Teenage Drunk Driving Accident

Every year, more than 3000 teenagers die in drunk driving accidents. This is because teenagers are generally inexperienced drivers and are too young to be consuming alcohol. They take greater risks and they exercise less caution while behind the wheel. While driving under the...
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Who Will Pay For My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, receiving medical treatment is a priority. However, one of the biggest concerns for car accident victims is paying medical bills. Making sure the medical bills are paid can be a long and complex process and it can distract you from...
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Basics of Worker’s Compensation Benefits

An employee, who has been injured on the job, is entitled to worker’s compensation benefits while he is recovering. These benefits include payment of medical bills, vocational rehabilitation, and compensation for the time the employee is not able to work, or total disability...
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What Causes a Rear-end Accident and Who is at Fault?

A traffic accident where a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it is known as a rear-end accident. This type of accident happens every day all over the world. It can happen in a busy urban setting or a rural area. Some rear-end accidents are entirely unavoidable but many...
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Steps To Take After a Construction Site Accident

Construction site accidents are common occurrences. They can lead to serious and fatal injuries. Claiming compensation following the accident can help you cover medical costs, lost wages, emotional distress, wrongful death, and other damages. However, the steps you take following...
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Recovering Auto Accident Damages

If you have sustained any injuries in an auto accident you’re entitled to recover a fair compensation in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. This compensation includes a variety of auto accident damages you can claim based on physical and financial injuries you’ve...
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Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Accident

Hit and run accidents occur when a driver leaves or flees from the accident scene after causing or contributing to the accident. Most often, drivers who flee from the scene of the accident are either unlicensed, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or lackproper insurance...
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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

In the recent years, the U.S. has seen a 20% annual increase in the number of truck accidents over the past decade. Due to the sheer size and weight of the trucks, most of the accidents result in severe injuries or fatalities. Truck drivers as well as other drivers need to use...
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Video: Contact a Sexual Abuse Lawyer to Protect Your Rights

Sexual assault is traumatic. One in five Connecticut residents experience sexual assault. Don’t hesitate, get legal help if you have been sexually assaulted. Contact a sexual abuse lawyer and protect your rights.
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Fraternity suspended following hazing incident

The Towson University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was temporarily suspended by both the school and national chapter after a student was hospitalized in an alleged off-campus hazing incident. As part of a hazing ritual, the student had to drink vinegar and pickle juice, and eat...
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6 fraternity members charged with hazing

An investigation into a Ferrum College student’s death led to the indictment of six students on charges of hazing. Michael Anthony Walker, 20, of Cumberland was found unresponsive at a home. Walker died at a hospital after spending just more than a week there. A Franklin County...
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How to Protect Your Legal Claim after a Car Accident?

When you are involved in a car accident, it is very important to protect your rights and get reasonable compensation for the injury caused by negligence of another party. It is well known that insurance adjusters are trained in “delay and deny” tactics which are intended to lower...
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Video: Hazing is a Crime

Hazing is a crime. Most colleges and universities have policies against hazing. Hazing charges depend on the physical injuries sustained by the student. Without any injury, hazing may be a misdemeanor. With an injury, hazing may become a felony. Hazing may also result in civil...
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Common causes of motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents happen less frequently than that of cars and trucks, however they are more likely to result in serious injury and even death. According to reports of the federal government, in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car...
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Common Situations Where You May Be Liable for Another Person’s Driving

When an accident occurs, one of the key issues is determining the negligent driver or who is at fault.The driver at fault becomes liable and responsible for property damage and personal injuries sustained in the accident. In some cases, the law assigns fault and liability to...
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Types of Damages to claim in a car accident

Several types of damages can be claimed when you sustain injuries due to a car accident. You can claim medical expenses, damages for lost wages or diminished employment opportunities, pain and suffering, or loss of a companion. The following are what you can claim as damages in a...
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Most Common Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Any type of car crash can do serious damage to the vehicle and cause lasting, life-changing injuries. Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including speeding, traffic gridlock, negligence, recklessness and unsafe...
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Video: Injury Attorneys

The Reinken Law Firm has over 30 years of experience representing injury victims in the Connecticut area. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us unless we recover for you. Call us at 203-541-0090 to schedule your free initial consultation.
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Video: Truck accidents

In 2013, nearly 3,964 people were killed and 95,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks. The causes of truck accidents include inexperienced driving, driver fatigue, truck defects, overloaded trucks, alcohol consumption, poor weather conditions and more.
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Video: Injured in a truck accident?

If you were injured in a truck accident, consider hiring a truck accident attorney to protect your rights. A truck accident attorney can evaluate the claim and investigate the accident to determine the cause and to identify the negligent party. The attorney will also deal with...
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Video: Teen driver?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in the U.S. Six teens die daily from motor vehicle injuries. Each year, more than 5,000 teens are killed in vehicle crashes. An average of 422 teens die monthly in traffic crashes during the summer, and an average...
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Video: Were you injured in Bridgeport due to someone else’s negligence?

If you or a loved was injured due to someone else’s negligence in Bridgeport, CT, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact The Reinken Law Firm. The experienced attorneys will effectively handle many different types of personal injury cases...
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Common Signs of Elder Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

When elderly citizens are placed in a nursing home by their loved ones, they are expected to be treated with kindness, respect, and dignity. However, there are a number of cases where residents are subjected to neglect, poor medical care, and even sexual abuse. According to the...
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A bicyclist was struck by a car in Ansonia

A bicyclist was struck by a car in Ansonia. Police had no information on the extent of the bicyclist’s injuries and how the crash happened but said it is under investigation. Read more..
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Sackett Point Road in North Haven shut down after a truck crash

Part of Sackett Point Road was shut down for hours after a tractor-trailer slammed into a railroad bridge. No one was hurt in the accident, but police closed the road in both directions between Universal Drive and Locust Avenue. Readmore..
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Connecticut Leash Law for Dogs

Every state has laws that address control and restrain of dogs. In the state of Connecticut, the law is specifically written to ensure that dogs are always under their owner’s control. Leash law for dogs The state of Connecticut does not require that dogs to be leashed at all...
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Route 322 in Southington back open after morning car crash

Part of Route 322 has been closed after a car struck a utility pole around 10:28 a.m., according to the Department of Transportation. Read more…
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Jackknifed tractor-trailer closes three left lanes of Gold Star Bridge

Three left lanes of Interstate 95 south are closed because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer, according to the state Department of Transportation. Read more…
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Driver freed from Merritt wreck by firefighters

A driver trapped in a car that flipped onto its side on the Merritt Parkway Sunday evening was hospitalized after being extricated from the tangled wreck by firefighters. Read more…
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Teenager rescued after Danbury excavator accident

A 16-year-old was freed from the excavator he was operating Saturday morning after the machine knocked down a Center Street utility pole, fire officials said. Read more…
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3 people injured, charges pending in Seymour crash

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash in Seymour on Thursday morning. A 29-year-old Jessica Mahon was driving on Rimmon Road near the Woodbridge line when she lost control, sideswiped a van, flipping her car onto its roof. Charges in connection with the accident...
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Accidents mar morning commute

A car plowed into the back of a school bus near Exit 2 southbound of Route 8/25 in Bridgeport shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Monday. There were no reported injuries, State Police spokeswoman Kelly Grant said, though there were children on the bus at the time. Read more. . .
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Slideshow: Accidents Due to Falling Objects at Construction Sites

Falling objects at construction sites can cause serious injuries. Even a small item can cause serious harm if dropped from an elevated position. If you have been injured due to falling objects at a construction site, Attorney Eric Reinken can help you. Call
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The Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

Workers injured in their workplace have the right to compensation for wage replacement, medical treatment and other benefits. If a worker is injured in a workplace, he needs to file for workers’ compensation as soon as possible. There is a limited time for making a workers’...
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Determining the value of a case in a premises liability lawsuit (slip and fall accidents)

It is up to the jury to determine the value of a case in a premises liability lawsuit. The Jury can find the defendant liable to pay for the medical bills and lost wages for concrete damages. For less concrete damages like pain and suffering, predictions are at best an educated...
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How to deal with aggressive drivers

Aggressive driving contributors to the increasing number of automobile accidents around the world. Most aggressive drivers tend to have criminal background according to organizations like AAA and the Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Automobile. Studies have also found that...
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Tips to prevent slip and fall accidents in workplaces

Slip and fall is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. Preventing such injuries is a key goal for every safe and healthy work environment. Every workplace is comprised of different areas of expertise and each plays a part in keeping a secured work environment....
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The Most Dangerous Distracted Driving Habits

In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction, and an estimated 448,000 were injured.  16% of fatal crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. 20% of crashes resulting in injury in 2009, involved reports of distracted driving. In the month...
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Dirt bike accident injuries and claims

Dirt biking is more dangerous than on-road motorcycling. Factors such as mud, steep grades, sandy dunes and heavy vegetation are extreme elements that contribute to this risk. Although a high percentage of dirt bike injuries are minor, the yearly rate of dirt bike accidents is on...
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17 Former Scouts File Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts of America

This may be the largest case against Boy Scouts of America In what could be the largest-ever lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America, 17 former Scouts from Connecticut claim that they were sexually abused by their scoutmaster from 1963 to 1975, reports the Hartford Courant. Read...
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62-year-old woman dead after fatal crash in Trumbull

A 62-year-old Bridgeport woman is dead after a fatal accident that closed Route 108 Oct. 24, 2014, according to Trumbull Police Lt. Leonard Scinto. The operator and passenger in the other vehicle involved, Walter Mayorga, 42, and his 13-year-old son, also Bridgeport residents,...
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1 dead in coach bus crash on I-95

State Police say the driver of a coach bus that slammed into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 Wednesday afternoon has died. Henry J. Woolf son, of Hackensack, N.J., was killed when his tour bus, carrying 42 passengers, rear-ended the truck near southbound Exit 14. Read more…
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Police: New Haven woman killed in hit-and-run crash

State police say a Connecticut woman whose body was found on the side of the road was killed in a hit-and-run crash. Police say Department of Transportation workers found the body of 68-year-old Eula Whitley along the side of Route 15 on the Wilbur Cross Parkway around 8:40 a.m....
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Top Ten Mistakes You Should Avoid After A Car Accident

In 2012 alone, there were 294,757 car accident in the state of New York. No matter how cautiously you drive, mishaps can happen anytime and even the most seasoned drivers can make mistakes after an accident. Understanding why/what these mistakes can cost will help you avoid them....
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Reasons to Hire a Car Accident Attorney after a Crash

If you have been injured in a car crash, it is important to hire a car accident attorney. Hiring a car accident attorney means you will have a professional working for you, one who is extremely knowledgeable about the relevant laws and procedural rules that may affect your case....
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Facts about Texting and Driving

Facts about Texting and Driving More than 3,000 teens die each year in crashes caused by texting while driving. In 2011, 23 % of the motor collisions involved cell phones. Imagine driving in a football field without looking ahead. Well, that’s exactly what one does who texts...
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Slip & Fall Accidents- Posing Serious Risk to Construction Workers

Injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents are common among construction workers and are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in the construction industry. Many slip-and-fall accidents occur due to dangerous jobsite conditions. When a dangerous condition...
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Slip and Fall Injuries in a Business Establishment

By law, the businesses cannot be held responsible for accidents due to a slip and fall unless the company or its employees failed to meet the legal duty of care. To sue for a slip and fall injury that happened at a business location, one must be able to prove that the business...
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Time Limits for Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits in Connecticut

Every case has a time limit for filing. A law called the statute of limitations governs how much time you have to get your lawsuit filed. A statute of limitations is a law which places time limits on pursuing a legal remedy in relation to wrongful conduct. After the expiration of...
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Infant Flown By Life Star After Crash On Route 15 In Meriden

Two people, including an infant, were taken by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital after a four-car crash on Route 15 Friday afternoon, state police said. The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Route 15 northbound just before exit 68NE, near the merge with I-91. Two cars...
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Two hurt in crash at busy intersection

BRIDGEPORT — Two people were transported to a city hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a crash at the intersection of State Street and Lafayette Boulevard early Monday morning. One car was struck on its rear passenger door, causing the side air bags to deploy. The...
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Cops: Man charged with false report of hit-and-run crash

A Bridgeport man was arrested on a warrant last Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run accident in the Sacred Heart University parking lot. Kevin Campos, 22, of Old Town Road in Bridgeport, was charged with evading responsibility and second-degree falsely reporting an...
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Four-car crash injures four, including infant

An adult and an infant were taken by Life Star to Hartford Hospital after the four-car crash, according to state police. The crash occurred just before 1:45 p.m. Two cars were involved in a minor accident in the right-center lane and a third car, a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser,...
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Why Bridgeport, Connecticut Drivers Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Connecticut law requires all motorists to carry minimum liability insurance limits of $40,000 per accident and $20,000 per person. This liability insurance generally covers the accident victim’s medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, despite these...
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Fatal Head-On Collision on Route 117

Police are investigating a head-on collision which left a motorcyclist dead at the intersection of Route 117, also known as Colonel Ledyard Highway, and Thomas Road. Read more. .
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5 NJ residents injured in fatal 8-car crash in Connecticut, police say

Two people killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut on Saturday morning were both passengers in a car driven by a New Jersey woman, police said. Read more…
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Crash on I-95 ramp cleared in Fairfield

State Police and the Fairfield Fire Department have cleared a crash on the southbound ramp at Exit 24 on I-95. Initial reports say it involves a tractor-trailer truck and a car. The ramp was closed for about a half-hour. Read more..
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Bridgeport crash injures 2, damages 7 vehicles

A multi-vehicle crash in front of the Connecticut Post building Wednesday morning caused pandemonium at a busy downtown intersection with two people injured and parts of cars scattered over the area. Read more…
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State settles train lawsuits

Lisa Pacelli, 54, had sought $10 million for injuries she suffered when the derailed train was hit by another train. A broken rail joint found at the scene was believed to be the cause of the accident. Read more…
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Factors Contributing to Car Accidents Among Young Drivers

The number of car accidents among young drivers is increasing. In 2011, nearly 2,650 teenagers aged 16-19 died and 292,000 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle crashes. There are various factors which contribute to car accidents among young drivers and being aware these...
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Can You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After The Statute of Limitations Has Run Out?

A statute of limitation sets a firm deadline on how much time you have to file a lawsuit in civil court, after you have suffered some type of injury. Different kinds of cases have different deadlines; typically, it is two to six years after the injury. Generally, once the statute...
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Common Mistakes in Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve been in an accident and obtained an injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim from the person/ company responsible for the accident or injury. To ensure that you win full recovery of your personal injury damages, you must avoid making any of the common...
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Milford Man on Life-Support Following Motorcycle Crash

29-year-old Mr. Steven Mollica, of Merwin Avenue in Milford was on life-support after he was thrown from his motorcycle trying to navigate a turn in New Haven on Tuesday July 7, 2015. Police found that he was not wearing a helmet while riding and they are still investigating if...
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Driver Fled Scene after Serious Crash in Ellington, Connecticut

A 22-year-old Rockville man hit a pole in the area of 106 Shenipsit Street just after 1:30 a.m. on Jul 2, 2015 Thursday and the crash injured a passenger. The driver left the scene and the passenger was admitted to hospital to treat his injuries. Read more…
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Texting while Driving-Dangerous Than Drunk Driving

Texting while driving is becoming a dangerous trend and a national issue. It is quickly becoming one of the top causes of car accidents. During a recent survey, most drivers claimed that they could handle texting while driving and remain safe, but the number of car accidents...
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A Stratford Man Dies in Route 8 Crash in Derby

A 33-year-old Stratford man died after crashing into a tree in the woods along Route 8 south in Derby early Saturday morning. State police were checking on a report of a tree in the travel lane on the state highway near exit 17 when they discovered a 2013 Chevy Silverado pickup...
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One Dead, Two Others Injured in East ford Motorcycle Accident

One man is dead and two others suffered serious injuries after three motorcycles crashed on Route 44 in Eastford on Sunday afternoon. The motorcyclists crashed just before 12:30 p.m. at the loop where Sprague Hill Road and Pomfret Road connect in Eastford, not far from the...
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Two seriously injured in Cromwell weekend crash

A man and a woman from Bridgeport were seriously hurt after they were thrown from a car during a crash that briefly shut down Interstate 91 in Cromwell over the holiday weekend. The driver of the car, a 27-year-old Bridgeport man, was found underneath a guardrail on the right...
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Contractor injured in tractor-trailer crash Tuesday near Cromwell line

ROCKY HILL >> The state Department of Transportation confirmed Wednesday that a contractor suffered serious injuries Tuesday when a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of a truck as he worked on a DOT traffic camera along Interstate 91 near the town line with Cromwell....
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Police car crashes into building

BRIDGEPORT — A city police cruiser slammed into a building in the East End on Tuesday afternoon after a two-car crash. Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Stratford and Carroll avenues just after 3:45 p.m. Read more….
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Things to Consider When Assessing Liability in a Dog Bite Injury

Medical attention is often required when a person is bitten by a dog. And dealing with hospital bills can difficult. When you are put in such a predicament you need the assistance of a dog bite injury lawyer to determine who is liable. Questions to Ask While Assessing Liability...
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Statute of Limitations for Filing a Dog Bite Injury Lawsuit in CT

Dog owners can be held liable for the injuries of dog bite victims. It is important to hire a personal injury attorney experienced in handling cases such as yours. Statute of Limitations for Filing a Dog Bite Injury Lawsuit in CT If a dog causes any injury to you or your...
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Slideshow: How a Dog Bite Attorney is Helpful When You Are Injured by a Dog

A dog bite can be an unpleasant situation especially when the dog owner is someone you know. It can create a dilemma for the victim on choosing whether or not to sue the owner of the dog. However, it is a wise to consult with an attorney. This slide describes how a dog bite...
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Bridgeport Man Charged With Driving Under the Influence in Fairfield

Jimmy Sullivan, 52, of Glendale Avenue in Bridgeport, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane in connection with a car accident from back in February, the Fairfield Citizen reported. Read more…
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Dog Bites 81-Year-Old Jogger in Stratford

An 81-year-old man was bit by a dog while jogging on Wednesday morning and Stratford Animal Control officers are asking for the public’s help with contacting the dog’s owner. Read more…
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Four Connecticut police officers cleared in fatal 2013 shooting

The four officers, three of whom are white and one black, believed they needed to use deadly force to defend themselves when 23-year-old Carnell Williams pointed a gun at them while the driver of the car he was riding in attempted to crash through a circle of police officers....
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Bridgeport Man Killed in Fairfield I-95 Crash

A 20-year-old Bridgeport man was killed in a crash on Interstate 95 north in Fairfield early Tuesday morning that closed the highway for several hours. Read more…
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How a Dog Bite Attorney Can Help You

Many dog attack victims hesitate to consult with a dog bite attorney. It may be an unpleasant situation, especially when the dog owner is a friend, relative or neighbor. However, it is a wise decision to consult an attorney. Apart from the different types of injuries such as...
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Video: Texting While Driving Laws in Connecticut

All drivers in Connecticut are prohibited from texting while driving. That means sending or reading a text message with a handheld device while driving is against the law in CT. If you are involved in a texting while driving accident, then contact the Reinken Law Firm. Attorney...
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Video:Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Unlike a car, a motorcycle provides very little protection in the event of an accident.The following video shows some of the common motorcycle accident injuries as discussed by the personal injury lawyers of The Reinken Law Firm in CT. For any additional information please call...
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What is the Purpose of Workers Compensation?

In Connecticut, many workers incur injuries and sickness in the workplace and choose to file for worker’s compensation. An understanding of workers compensation and the purpose it serves can help while filing the claim. Purpose of Workers Compensation Workers compensation...
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What Does Workers Compensation Cover?

Workers compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured at work. The Workers Compensation Commission (WCC) administers the workers compensation laws of Connecticut. The goal is to ensure that workers injured on the job...
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Dog Bite Injury Laws and Owner Liability Rules Connecticut

A dog bite victim in Connecticut can recover compensation under a special statute and the doctrines of negligence. Connecticut has a statute that imposes strict liability upon the owner or keeper of a dog that injures property or inflicts bodily injuries on a person. The statute...
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Workplace Injury Statistics

Connecticut is one of the top 10 states for workplace injuries. Connecticut loses an average of 40 workers each year due to workplace injuries. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics found that Connecticut had an injury rate of 4.5 cases per 100 full-time...
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Video: Statistics of Motorcycle Accidents in Connecticut

If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Connecticut, then immediately contact The Reinken Law Firm. They have been successfully fighting for the injured victims in motorcycle accidents for over 30 years. They will work hard to help you get the...
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