New Haven Personal Injuries and Common Injuries

October 17th, 2017

Whether you slipped in a store, or fell on a sidewalk, if you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident, here are the most common New Haven personal injuries you might sustain: Head injuries. A head striking the ground, curb, shelf, or other structure can cause lifelong impairments and injuries. Concussions are now classified as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Hip and/or pelvic injuries. Broken hips and pelvis bones are most often seen in elderly patients, however individuals of any age can be affected. A serious slip and fall accident could require the need for a hip replacement surgery or a prolonged nursing home stay. Torn tendons and/or ligaments. Injuries to the tendons and ligaments are very painful and can require months of physical therapy. Even then sometimes patients never fully return to 100% mobility and usability. Neck, back and spine injuries. A slip and fall accident, even trying to CATCH yourself from falling, can cause extremely painful and difficult to treat injuries. Slipped, bulging or herniated disks can cause chronic pain and even lead to surgery or make a return to work impossible. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help you navigate this claim process. Call the attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan to begin an immediate investigation into your injury.

New Haven Auto Accidents With A Tractor Trailer Truck

October 14th, 2017

Here in New Haven, we are nestle among some of the country’s most heavily used roadways. If cars are using these roadways, so are big tractor trailer trucks. An experienced New Haven auto accident attorney can help you file your tractor trailer truck claim if you are ever in an accident. The trucking industry is highly regulated by both federal and state governments. If you sustained an injury in a trucking accident, prompt investigation is critical to any case. Some of the ways a truck driver could be negligent are: Driver fatigue Truck accidents caused by shifting and/or falling cargo Failure to properly maintain, inspect and repair equipment Drunk driving (criminal charges may also apply to these cases) Catastrophic wrongful death trucking accidents If you or a loved one was seriously injured as the result of a truck accident, contact our office immediately. Time is critical in preserving evidence in a case like this. Our experienced New Haven auto accident attorneys will help you file your claim.

New Haven Personal Injury: Keeping Your Dog Out Of Celebrations

October 12th, 2017

Laughing, joking, and parties are all part of autumn and winter. Making sure you keep yourself and your guests safe from a New Haven personal injury should be a part of your party checklist. Dog bites can happen more often over the winter season. During these months, we keep our celebrations indoors; and that typically includes Fido, too. As we stress over preparations, so do our dogs. In the state of Connecticut, the dog bite law is strict liability. This means that when the dog you care for harms another, you are responsible for the injuries. There are very few exceptions. Dogs show their stress in their behavior by licking their lips, pulled back ears, whites of the eyes showing. growling/barking, turning their head/body away, stiff body and resisting following their owner’s commands. As people are indoors celebrating, our dogs might be getting stressed out. Here are a few ways to keep everyone safe. Keep children supervised. Children love dogs, but dogs don’t always love them back, mostly because of their unpredictable movements. Stick to their diet. Avoid feeding Fido anything other than his normal diet. When dogs eat foods outside of their routine diet, it can cause them not to feel well and become irritable. Turn down the volume. Extra noise in their home can cause dogs to stress and become less tolerant. Eyes open. Children are not the only ones who do not…continue reading

New Haven Auto Accidents: Car Tech Can Be Dangerous

October 9th, 2017

New Haven auto accidents occur for a variety of reasons ranging from speeding and weather conditions to not following road rules to distracted driving. Most people think that distracted driving occurs when the operator is using or talking on their cell phone. The reality is that distracted driving is any activity that pulls your attention away from complete focus on the road. A recent study found that the new large screen systems in newer cars can distract drivers for significant periods of time. Whether drivers are using these new infotainment screens to send text messages, make a phone call, or programming a navigation system, these screens can pull the driver’s attention off the road for up to 40 seconds. If you or your loved one was in an accident, a New Haven auto accident attorney can help you protect your interest. We have been helping those on the Connecticut shoreline and New Haven for nearly 60 years. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

Avoid New Haven Personal Injury & Stay Safe At Fall Festivals

October 7th, 2017

Changing leaves and cooler weather means fall festivals are in full swing. Here are a few tips to stay safe and avoid a New Haven personal injury.  Bounce houses and trampolines. These structures are a lot of fun for both children and adults, but they have the potential to pose a serious risk. Follow all safety precautions from festival staff. Safe in crowds. Music festivals are known to draw massive crowds. Sometimes the crowds grow so large, attendees can sustain a  New Haven personal injury. Stay alert to avoid injury. Parking lot safety. A very large number of New Haven auto accidents happen in parking lots, whether they involve one car, multiple cars or pedestrians, these types of accidents can cause significant injuries. If you or a loved one are injured at a festival, contact an attorney immediately. If you suspect that your injury is the result of negligence with a municipality or state, there is a very short amount of time to file a claim (around 90 days). Contact our office to protect your interest.

New Haven Personal Injury Lawyers & When Your Child Is Injured At College

October 4th, 2017

As parents, it is nerve wracking when you send your child off to college. For many it is the first time you will be sending your child off on their own. Whether you are a New Haven student or visiting parent, there is always a risk for personal injury and it is important to be prepared if that New Haven personal injury should arise. If your college-age child is injured while attending a Connecticut college or university, follow these steps: Whether it is a New Haven auto accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury, your child should be immediately seen by a doctor to assess the extent of the injuries. Hire an experienced New Haven personal injury lawyer to protect your child’s interests. If the injury occurred in Connecticut, your case must be initiated in Connecticut, even if you live in another state. When your child is injured away from home you may feel helpless, but hiring an experienced team of attorneys who can aggressively pursue a claim can help to protect your child’s rights. If your child was injured while away at college, contact our office immediately.

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