Yearly Archives: 2014

Nugent & Bryant Obtains $1.5 Million Jury Verdict for Client against Travelers Insurance Related to “Arson” Claim

Attorney Jim Nugent Successful in negligent Emotional Distress Claim On Monday, June 23, 2014, Attorney Jim Nugent obtained another victory on behalf of Connecticut insureds. Nugent & Bryant’s client, Andrew Riley, a resident of Pomfret, Connecticut, suffered fire damage to his home in 2009.   His devastation quickly turned to a nightmare when his insurance […]

When Accident Victims Are Also Crime Victims

  If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s reckless, negligent, or intentional conduct, you may be able to sue that person and seek damages to compensate you for the losses you’ve suffered as a result of their actions. Sometimes, those actions which have caused you so much pain […]

Tractor-Trailer “Underride”: Dangers of Cars Sliding Under Trucks During Accidents Leads to New Safety Recommendations

  “Underride” is the term used when a passenger car slides under the side or rear of the container of a big-rig. Think about the height of your car compared to the bottom of a massive tractor-trailer and you can envision what “underride” is. The differences in the height between car bumpers and tractor-trailer undercarriages […]

Damages for “Pain and Suffering” in Personal Injury Cases: What They Are and How They Are Calculated.

Damages Go Beyond Bills and Paychecks In personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Connecticut, as in most states, plaintiffs are awarded damages that are designed to compensate them for their losses and cover costs arising from their injuries. Some losses can be fairly easily quantified; medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, and lost wages are prime […]

Betrayal of Trust: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Connecticut.

  Few people, if anyone, relish the prospect of moving a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility. The decision and the process can be emotional and difficult. But as the number of seniors in America continues to grow as Baby Boomers hit retirement age and beyond, more and more families are […]