Yearly Archives: 2014

Representing People, Not Just Handling Cases: Why I Get to Know My Clients

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch tells Scout: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view… until you climb inside it and walk around in it.”   I think about those words when I take on a new client. Understanding the person, not just their case, is […]

Slips and Falls: Funny on Film, Serious in Real Life

Over the years, plenty of actors and performers have made us laugh with exaggerated trips and falls designed for comedic effect. Now, there are also tons of supposedly funny clips on YouTube of people slipping and falling on icy sidewalks and pavement. In reality, however, many trips and fall or slips and falls are anything […]

Birth Injuries: Lack of Oxygen During Labor and Delivery Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy and Severe Brain Damage

Of the many potential risks involved in childbirth, perhaps none is more impactful than when a baby is deprived of oxygen. “Hypoxia” is the term used for this inadequate level of oxygen before and/or during delivery, and the consequences to the long-term health of the child can be catastrophic. Several different injuries can occur as […]

Dangerously Designed Highway Causes Your Car Accident? Connecticut Supreme Court Says Tough Luck.

If the state of Connecticut decides to build a highway on a dangerously steep grade and fails to post signs that warn motorists about those dangers or take other steps to make such a road safer, it cannot be held liable for any injuries or damages that result from accidents, the Connecticut Supreme Court recently […]

What Happens to Your Personal Injury Case If You Were Partially At Fault?

When a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is filed, the injured person or those who have lost a loved one are alleging that someone else is responsible for the incident that led to the injury or death and therefore should be liable to pay damages. Sometimes, multiple parties may be at fault and more […]