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November 2013 Archives

Just in time for holidays, toy safety report released

As kids are getting their holiday toy lists ready, parents in Connecticut and around the country are trying to discern which toys are actually safe to purchase. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group provides safety guidelines for consumers when buying toys for small children and gives examples of toys presently on store shelves that may be potential safety hazards.

Smartphones and driving make for bad mix on roads


Citizens of Connecticut are right to think that smartphones have changed the way we live. In fact, most people have a hard time putting their phones down even when a lapse in attention can be costly-such as when behind the wheel.

Man to get prison time after fatal car accident in Connecticut

Halloween is generally a fun holiday for most people. Small children dress up like their favorite characters, while adults use it as a time for parties to socialize with their friends. The vast majority of people have positive memories associated with the day. Unfortunately for a community in Connecticut, the day will now likely be linked to a fatal car accident that killed one and injured three. The driver in the accident recently pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from the accident.

Former players sue NFL and Riddell for brain injuries


Two more former football players have filed lawsuits against the National Football League, saying they were insufficiently informed about the risks of brain damage inherent in the sport. Riddell, one of the largest manufacturers of football helmets and the only company officially allowed by the NFL to have its names visible on helmets used by pros, was also named in the suits.

Connecticut man enters no contest plea after fatal accident

There is a large percentage of drivers who have disobeyed the speed limit. At times, the speeding is a result of willful disobedience while at others it is a result of ignorance. Regardless of the reason, speeding can place many lives in jeopardy. One fatal accident in Connecticut, believed to be partially caused by speed, resulted in the death of two people.

Motorcyclists suffers severe injuries in Connecticut accident

There are many different type of vehicles on the road today. As technology improves and gas prices increase, the roadways are filled with alternatives to the traditional automobile. As a result, traditional motorists need to take extra measures in order to preserve the safety of everyone who uses the road, including those on motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles. Failure to do so could result in severe injuries to those on these alternative vehicles. One recent accident in Connecticut has shown the dangers of a collision between a sports utility vehicle and a motorcycle.

Man causes car crash in Connecticut, killing 2 children

Automobile accidents cause injury and death in Connecticut and across the country on a daily basis. Too often, injuries and deaths in car accidents are caused by reckless driving.

Toddler awarded $7.5M in birth injury settlement


In what may be described as a landmark case that New Haven, Connecticut, residents can learn from, a county board of supervisors agreed to settle a malpractice case involving birth injury. They awarded an 18-month-boy $7.5 million as payment for damages.

Friends seek charges after DUI-related crash in Connecticut

In many cases, it is only human nature to want justice after a perceived wrong to one's self or friends and family members. However, in the case of a DUI-related crash, justice, in the form of criminal charges, may be a long time in coming as authorities carefully conduct an investigation into the cause of the accident. The friends and family of a deceased Connecticut woman have recently expressed their concern that additional criminal charges have yet to be filed against the man they feel caused her death.

Auto accidents, falls, leading causes of spinal cord injury


New Haven, Connecticut, residents should carefully consider the recent findings of the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. According to the NSCISC, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Falls come in second.

Man faces charges after fatal car accident in Connecticut

No parent ever expects to outlive his or her children. Parents hope that their children live a happy and long life. Unfortunately, one family in Connecticut is now coping with the unexpected death of two children as a result of a fatal car accident. One man now faces several criminal charges as a result.

Death of Connecticut cyclists could lead to wrongful death case

Over the years, there has been much emphasis placed on the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. As a result, those people who have jobs that require them to sit at a desk all day look for alternatives in order to incorporate physical activity into their day. For example, many people choose to cycle to work. Unfortunately, motorists can often create dangerous conditions for cyclists by engaging in known distractions or improperly sharing the road. One man, known for his love of cycling, has recently lost his life in a Connecticut accident that could ultimately lead to a wrongful death case.

Moped involved in fatal accident in Connecticut

Over the course of the last decade, mopeds have gained in popularity. Between wanting to save the environment and wanting to cut costs in a difficult economy, more and more people are turning to this transportation alternative. Unfortunately, drivers of more traditional vehicles who fail to follow traffic laws are causing serious injury or even death to drivers of mopeds. One man is now facing several charges related to the death of a second man in a fatal accident in Connecticut.

Surgeon's negligence allegedly costs woman her legs


A simple procedure turned into a nightmare for a woman in a Long Island hospital. What was supposed to be standard removal of an ectopic pregnancy cost her both legs and most of her hearing when a surgeon allegedly made a surgical error.

Moped involved in fatal accident in Connecticut

Over the course of the last decade, mopeds have gained in popularity. Between wanting to save the environment and wanting to cut costs in a difficult economy, more and more people are turning to this transportation alternative. Unfortunately, drivers of more traditional vehicles who fail to follow traffic laws are causing serious injury or even death to drivers of mopeds. One man is now facing several charges related to the death of a second man in a fatal accident in Connecticut.

Alcohol, speeding likely cause of fatal Connecticut car accident


A horrific car accident north of New Haven, Connecticut, took the lives of two children, left the parents injured and left another child in critical condition. The crash occurred at around 2:00 a.m. at Gale Avenue in Meriden.

Moped involved in fatal accident in Connecticut

Over the course of the last decade, mopeds have gained in popularity. Between wanting to save the environment and wanting to cut costs in a difficult economy, more and more people are turning to this transportation alternative. Unfortunately, drivers of more traditional vehicles who fail to follow traffic laws are causing serious injury or even death to drivers of mopeds. One man is now facing several charges related to the death of a second man in a fatal accident in Connecticut.

Moped involved in fatal accident in Connecticut

Over the course of the last decade, mopeds have gained in popularity. Between wanting to save the environment and wanting to cut costs in a difficult economy, more and more people are turning to this transportation alternative. Unfortunately, drivers of more traditional vehicles who fail to follow traffic laws are causing serious injury or even death to drivers of mopeds. One man is now facing several charges related to the death of a second man in a fatal accident in Connecticut.

New research brings hope to spinal cord injury patients


A New Haven, Connecticut resident suffering from a spinal cord injury may find a glimmer of hope in the findings of a recent scientific study. A study published in Science Translation Medicine examined rats with severed spinal cords that were implanted with a pace maker in the brain. This resulted in the rats gaining the ability to use their hind legs in an almost-normal manner.

Connecticut man arrested in car accident that killed 2 children

Illegal acts such as speeding, ignoring traffic signals, passing improperly, failing to yield right of way and driving while distracted are examples of reckless driving. Too often, injuries and deaths in car accidents are caused by reckless driving in Connecticut and around the country.

Fatal car accident in Connecticut results in criminal charges

Thanks to public service announcements over the last few decades, the dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Unfortunately, despite having this knowledge, some drivers continue to risk their own lives, as well as the lives of their innocent passengers, by getting behind the wheel of a car after a few drinks. As a result, the number of lives lost as a result of drunk driving continues to rise. In fact, Connecticut officials claim that a recent fatal car accident resulted in the death of a young man.

Traumatic brain injury does not hinder couple's love


A permanent disability that a New Haven, Connecticut resident or a person in any of the other states must endure can impede many things, including a budding romantic relationship. However, for one couple, the disability actually helped them to become closer.

Fatal car accident in Connecticut results in criminal charges

Thanks to public service announcements over the last few decades, the dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Unfortunately, despite having this knowledge, some drivers continue to risk their own lives, as well as the lives of their innocent passengers, by getting behind the wheel of a car after a few drinks. As a result, the number of lives lost as a result of drunk driving continues to rise. In fact, Connecticut officials claim that a recent fatal car accident resulted in the death of a young man.

Moped involved in fatal accident in Connecticut

Over the course of the last decade, mopeds have gained in popularity. Between wanting to save the environment and wanting to cut costs in a difficult economy, more and more people are turning to this transportation alternative. Unfortunately, drivers of more traditional vehicles who fail to follow traffic laws are causing serious injury or even death to drivers of mopeds. One man is now facing several charges related to the death of a second man in a fatal accident in Connecticut.

Woman spreads word about preventable birth injury


Connecticut women giving birth rarely even hear the term brachial plexus injury let alone encounter the problem. But for one woman and her young daughter, it is something they live with every day.

Fatal car accident in Connecticut results in criminal charges

Thanks to public service announcements over the last few decades, the dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Unfortunately, despite having this knowledge, some drivers continue to risk their own lives, as well as the lives of their innocent passengers, by getting behind the wheel of a car after a few drinks. As a result, the number of lives lost as a result of drunk driving continues to rise. In fact, Connecticut officials claim that a recent fatal car accident resulted in the death of a young man.

Car accident prevention tips for New Haven's senior residents


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers 65 years old and above will increase by 70 percent in the next 20 years. This is significant because the age group has one of the highest crash rates, second only to teenagers. In fact, based on these statistics, the NHTSA estimates a possible 100,000 driver deaths between the years 2008 to 2028, if significant safety changes are not made.

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