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Truck drivers are overloaded with on-the-job safety hazards

If you are a truck driver who navigates massive 18-wheelers on the busy Connecticut roads, you might be concerned for the welfare of your family if you should suffer a debilitating injury or worse in a work-related accident. Transportation accidents claim many lives every year, and falls, overexertion and struck-by-object incidents can cause long-term health problems that might jeopardize your earning ability. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates the hours you may drive without resting, but that only addresses the issue of accidents resulting from fatigue and drowsiness.

Fight for your rightful recovery of damages after a DUI crash

Drunk driving is inexcusable, and unfortunately, when DUI drivers cause crashes, the injured victims are often those who follow all the traffic laws. If you have been in such an accident, the consequences of your injuries may affect the remainder of your life. Your injuries may keep you hospitalized for months and in need of long-term rehabilitation. You might even be unable to ever return to work.

Does your occupation present risks of catastrophic injuries?

If you work in an environment in which there is a high risk of suffering a catastrophic injury, you might have questions about the disability benefits that you may receive from the Connecticut workers' compensation program if you suffer such an injury. This is a valid concern because it could affect your job, your social life and even routine tasks may become challenges.

The uncertainty of spinal cord injuries and where to find support

Catastrophic injuries are those that have severe impacts on the lives of victims and their loved ones. They are also typically those for which there is no clear prognosis, but rather a wait-and-see situation, with the frustration of not knowing for how long you must wait and see. Spinal cord injuries fall in this category.

Checking out of a hotel with an injury? You have rights.

When you choose to spend the night in a Connecticut hotel, you almost certainly have the expectation that you will be safe from unnecessary hazards. However, injuries in hotels do happen, and they are not always the fault of the guest. You may think that your slip-and-fall or other type of accident was the result of your own clumsiness, but that may not necessarily be the case.

A big rig crashed into your car -- what now?

Drivers of cars and SUVs will always be vulnerable -- especially when they have to share the busy Connecticut roads with big rigs. Regardless of how careful you are and your safe driving habits, a distracted semi driver can cause a devastating crash in the blink of an eye. Given the size of a tractor-trailer compared to a passenger vehicle, a truck driver may walk away unscathed while you and your passengers might suffer catastrophic injuries or worse.

Safety measures and your rights as a demolition worker

Construction workers bear the brunt of some of the most dangerous, but necessary, work. These men and women do much more than just put up new buildings or roadways -- they must also take on the task of demolishing existing structures, many of which are incredibly unsafe and have hidden dangers within their walls.

How could a Drug Influence Evaluation influence your civil claim

Connecticut has strict laws that address impaired driving and protect victims of impaired driving accidents. However, proving a driver was under the influence of marijuana or other drugs may be challenging. Law enforcement officials typically use a Breathalyzer test to reveal a driver's blood alcohol concentration. If his or her BAC is over .08 percent, officers will file drunk driving charges. However, with Connecticut decriminalizing marijuana use -- even only in small quantities -- and more and more people using medical marijuana, how will authorities determine cannabis impairment?

How to pursue damages after suffering injuries in a car accident

If you suffer severe injuries as a car accident victim, you may be overwhelmed by mounting medical bills. Your inability to return to work for some time may further jeopardize your financial stability. Although you likely know that you are entitled to pursue a personal injury claim in a civil court, you might have some questions about the workings of the tort system and personal injury laws in Connecticut.

Personal injury claims can apply to many car accident injuries

Vehicle accidents can have devastating consequences -- even if they seem insignificant at first. If you are involved in a crash, you might be happy just to have survived, and if there are no obvious broken bones or blood-gushing wounds, you might even refuse an ambulance trip to the hospital. You could, however, regret this later, as some injuries only become evident in time.

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