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How to stay safe when walking into a shopping center

While you likely hear about motor vehicle accidents routinely, some collisions are shocking. On August 23rd, a car crashed into a place of business in New Haven. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found two pedestrians pinned between the car and the building. Unfortunately, both lost their lives in the collision. 

Few things can ruin a day of shopping faster than an accident involving a car and a pedestrian. Still, you have groceries and other items you must buy. Here are some tips for staying safe when walking into a shopping center: 

Spinal injury is a common result of a rear-end crash

People often hear the term “whiplash” when a driver sustains an injury in a rear-end collision. This is an injury to the cervical part of the neck.

However, there are other spinal injuries that commonly occur as a result of this kind of vehicle accident. Here are three more:

Common causes of childhood injuries

As a parent, you want to keep your child as safe as possible. But even if you take every action imaginable to protect your child from the world, he or she is going to get hurt at some point. 

Accidents happen for a variety of reasons. In many cases, children get hurt because of the negligence of another person or entity. If this happens to your son or daughter, you may be able to pursue monetary damages via a personal injury lawsuit. Below are some of the common causes of childhood injuries that can have legal ramifications. 

How does hot weather lead to more car accidents?

Many factors contribute to car accidents, such as distraction, speeding and intoxication. More accidents occur in the summer months, from an increase in tourists and teens on the road to plenty of partying holidays. In fact, the deadliest day to drive is the Fourth of July, reveals data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

Another factor for summer crashes is the hot weather, says U.S. News and World Report. Although hot weather is not a defining attribute of Connecticut, the summer temperatures are still warm enough and the humidity high enough that they can have the following effects on driving.

Three reasons people are afraid to bring lawsuits against doctors

Medical malpractice claims can cover a wide array of injuries. When a medical provider causes harm or makes someone sick either by action or inaction, the victim may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for different kinds of damages.

However, some victims choose not to actively pursue a malpractice claim, even when there is evidence to support one. Here are three of the reasons people don't want to pursue lawsuits against medical providers.

Debunking three common car accident myths

Car accidents are often very frightening, traumatic events, but their aftermath can be trying, too -- in confusing and exhausting ways. It can be overwhelming to deal with the other motorists and insurance companies. Plus, many common myths and misconceptions about motor vehicle collisions can complicate the process even more. 

To make the best decisions for yourself after a car crash, it is important to be aware of harmful myths. Here is a look at fact versus fiction when it comes to auto accidents

Debunking 3 common myths about traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious health problem that can have long-lasting consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 230,000 people go to U.S. hospitals every year because of some form of TBI. 

Despite its prevalence in society, numerous myths and misunderstandings persist regarding TBI. These misconceptions can prevent people from recognizing the signs and treatment options

What are the most common types of medical malpractice claims?

You may see doctors regularly and urge others in your family to do the same. However, with the frequency of medical malpractice lawsuits across the state of Connecticut, you wonder what, exactly, makes for a case against a physician or hospital.

Medical malpractice claims can arise out of a failure to uphold certain standards of care by doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and others in the health care industry. Some lawsuits occur over more common claims than others. Take a look at some common types of medical negligence.

How can you feel empowered in your medical malpractice case?

Medical negligence is common in today's healthcare system. Overworked medical professionals, poor communication and mismanagement -- products of an intensely profit-driven industry -- can all lead to mistakes that can leave patients with lifelong injuries or disabilities -- or worse.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a medical error, you have the right to be frustrated and angry. But you do not have to accept a lowball insurance settlement or take no for an answer after a serious medical error.

What does the future hold if you have a DUI conviction?

If law enforcement stops you on suspicion of drunk driving, you will face several penalties. The entire experience will be unnerving, but you assume you will just deal with it and go on with your life.

But life as you know it may change as a result of a DUI conviction. 

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