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You’ve just been in a car accident! A 12-step guide:

No one is prepared for a car accident because we hope that we are never in one.  But accidents do happen and if you find yourself in a car accident in the future, don’t panic! These are the right things to do: Do not leave the scene You should never leave the scene of an accident until after a police officer tells you that you are all set.  If you leave, especially if someone is injured, you can face serious criminal penalties for being a hit-and-run driver. Make sure everyone is safe First and foremost, make sure everyone involved in the accident is okay. If someone needs help, find them the help… Read More

What Types of Medical Errors Occur in Emergency Rooms?

Emergency rooms and medical mistakes.

Millions of people in the US receive treatment in emergency rooms each year. In fact, statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show there were 141 million visits to the ER during 2014 alone. Emergency rooms are a critical aspect of our health care system, but they are also a place where medical errors may occur. Medical errors can be more likely to occur in emergency rooms because staff may spend less time with patients. Emergency Room Medical Error #1: Diagnostic Errors Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake in the US, but they are especially common in emergency rooms. An emergency care… Read More

Neck injuries are common in car accidents

Neck injuries

Neck injuries are common in car accidents and can be serious and long-lasting. One of the most common types of neck injuries in car accidents is whiplash, which occurs when the head and neck are abruptly jerked forward and then back, causing strain and sprain to the soft tissues in the neck. Soft tissue damage refers to injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the body, which can result from the force of impact in a car accident. Soft tissue damage in the neck can cause pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion, making it difficult to perform everyday activities. Symptoms of neck injuries from a car accident may… Read More

Workers’ compensation and personal injury

Workers’ compensation and personal injury are two distinct legal concepts that relate to injuries that occur in different settings. Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill on the job. Workers’ compensation benefits are available regardless of who was at fault for the injury, and generally cover medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits. In exchange for these benefits, employees generally give up their right to sue their employer for negligence. On the other hand, personal injury law applies to injuries that occur due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity. Personal injury cases can arise… Read More

Winter Is Coming: Here’s How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Cold Weather

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Connecticut winters are notoriously cold and snowy. Snow, sleet and freezing rain can be challenging to deal with on an everyday basis. This is especially true while driving. Car accidents increase during the winter due to inclement weather, darker nights and an increase in holiday travel. So, how do you prepare your vehicle for cold weather? Follow these winter driving safety tips to ensure your car is ready. Four Vital Winter Driving Safety Tips Have a “winter supply” box. In case of an accident or an engine stall, it’s important that you have the necessary supplies. Have an ice scraper, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, and food and water. These… Read More

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