If you drive for a living or you feel like you spend a good deal of your time on the road, you’ll know that it’s hard to get anywhere without encountering congestion. Sometimes it’s construction but often it’s caused by road closures due to traffic collisions. When a...
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3 factors that are different in a crash with a commercial truck
No two car crashes are exactly alike. The make and model of the vehicles involved will differ. The speed and direction of travel of the vehicles will also differ. Factors ranging from the weather to the surface of the road can also influence exactly what happens...
Habits to adopt when driving near large commercial trucks
Semi-trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. Collisions between big rigs and small automobiles often leave those in the smaller vehicle significantly injured. Severe injuries associated with truck accidents include: Internal injuries ...
Younger truckers raise the chances of trucking accidents
Ever since the shortage of truckers has increased, the nation has considered alternate means of raising the number of truckers on the road again. One notable way the nation has considered increasing the number of truckers is by reducing the legal age to drive a truck....
What driver mistake is the top reason truckers cause crashes?
When a big commercial vehicle causes a crash, the people in the smaller vehicle often suffer the worst consequences. Often, the driver who causes a commercial crash will walk away unscathed from a wreck that could lead to lifelong injuries or devastating financial...
Costs and changes as a result of your SCI
Spinal cord injuries may often paint an image in your mind of high-speed car accidents or truck collisions. But these injuries result from many different causes such as falls or sports-related as well. Suffering an SCI in Connecticut, no matter the source, comes with...
Can tropical storms increase truck accidents?
Living on the coast in Connecticut, you are subject to tropical storms or hurricanes, which can be quite powerful. These storms can produce serious driving risks, especially for large trucks. According to the CT Post, tropical storms and hurricanes can cause plenty of...
How can I pass a truck safely?
Driving around semi trucks and other large commercial vehicles can be intimidating. However, the more that you as a passenger vehicle driver know about how commercial vehicles operate, the safer you will be driving around them. Passing a truck requires a different...
How can you account for a truck’s poor visibility?
Some people may think that since trucks are larger, they have greater visibility of the road in front of them than cars. However, the drivers actually have fewer ways to check blind spots and zones where they cannot see other vehicles on the road. Stay aware of blind...
What caused the truck-car crash in which you were injured?
Big rigs are a common sight whether they are traveling on the Interstate or on one of Connecticut’s many rural roads. A large truck weighs 20 to 30 times as much as a passenger vehicle, and a truck-car crash can be catastrophic. What caused the collision in which you...
Verdicts & Settlements
36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.
1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.
47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.
34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.
40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.
26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.
24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.
Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.
22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.
Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.
28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.
54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.
CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.
68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.
34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.
80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.
38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.
Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.
$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.
47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.
26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.