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Foggy windows and motor vehicle crashes

In November, many Americans experience much colder weather than their cities saw during the summer months. Some people may miss the summer while others embrace the seasonal change and look forward to winter. Either way, fall weather can lead to a variety of risks that may cause a car accident. Aside from road conditions, weather can even cause the windows on a driver’s vehicle to become foggy, which can prevent them from being able to see other vehicles and the road in front of them.

How can I tell if a nursing home is negligent?

For New Haven families looking for a nursing home on the behalf of a loved one, finding quality care is crucial. There are many red flags to be aware of, many of which indicate that a facility may be negligent towards residents. Not only does negligence diminish one's quality of life, it can also lead to serious health consequences. U.S. News & World Report recommends looking for the following signs when in search of a nursing facility for a family member.

How can I cope with the death of a loved one?

Losing a loved one is usually a harrowing experience, especially when the death was caused by another person’s negligence. As a result, it can be difficult for people in Connecticut to navigate the grieving process, which is usually fraught with a wide array of complex emotions. If you’ve recently lost someone you cared about deeply, the American Psychological Association recommends the following advice.

Loss of consortium in Connecticut

A common misconception amongst many in New Haven might be that wrongful death lawsuits are simply meant to punish the parties believed to be responsible for causing the untimely deaths of others. On the contrary, most who seek such action are simply trying to deal with the expenses associated with their losses the best that they can. Typically, the greatest of those losses are not monetary, but rather the emotional pain felt by being deprived of their family member or friend's companionship. The legal term for this deprivation is "loss of consortium." 

What is traumatic brain injury?

Whether due to a car accident or as a result of poorly maintained property, negligent behavior can cause a great deal of harm. This is especially true when it comes to traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can have lifelong effects or even result in loss of life. The Mayo Clinic explains the basics of TBI, including symptoms and prevention.

Wrongful death vs. survival action

If you have had a loved one die recently due to the negligent actions of another, then you might justly be considering a wrongful death lawsuit (filed by either yourself or the decedent's personal representative). However, what if you had already initiated action following an incident that injured your loved one, and then he or she suddenly succumbs to his or her injuries? Many have come to us here at The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC thinking that in since such action did not begin as a wrongful death lawsuit, their cause of action then dies with their family members. We can tell with certainty that is not the case. 

Sandy Hook lawsuit ruling sides with defendants

The conditions and circumstances that might have led to one's unexpected death in New Haven may almost always be reviewed and scrutinized to determine what might have been done to prevent the resulting tragedy. If evidence appears to exist that suggest a person, party or organization was negligent in a duty to fulfill an obligation (and that said negligence contributed to an outcome), family members in cases such as these may feel justified in seeking legal action. At the same time, defendants in wrongful death cases might always fall back on the argument that no amount of planning or preparation could have prevented what happened. It might also be argued that their unique position absolves them of liability. 

The importance of manufacturing work in america

The giant of the American economy, the manufacturing industry is one that countless workers rely on as a way of life. Although many experts predict the end of the manufacturing world in the coming years, others beg to differ, pointing out that the industry is as vital as ever before. With the importance of manufacturing in current debate, many have turned to the subtopics of safety and efficiency in America's factories; does the nation's attitude toward manufacturing work reflect an accurate portrayal of the industry itself?

Family pursuing wrongful death lawsuit in alleged suicide case

When people in New Haven die under mysterious circumstances, their family and friends may hold on to the hope that law enforcement officials will find those responsible for their deaths, and that those parties will face criminal charges. If that does not happen, they may still choose to pursue a wrongful death action. One might question how one who was cleared for any criminal wrongdoing can then be the target of civil action for the same issue. Yet civil courts assign liability based on different criteria than those hearing criminal cases. 

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