Americans love their dogs, and it is nearly impossible to leave your home in a populated area without running into a dog or two being walked, riding in a car, or even in certain stores.
When you think of summer holidays such as the 4th of July, you likely think of friends, family, fireworks, and fun. Many people attend barbecues and gatherings, concerts and parades, or take road trips for a long holiday weekend. Unfortunately, too many people in Connecticut have their holiday marred by a serious car crash.
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can affect children in profound ways. In severe cases, kids who sustain TBIs can have the entire course of their life completely altered by an accident that happened in the blink of an eye. As parents, it is important to understand the activities that put our kids at risk and take appropriate steps to protect them from injury. Here are two types of accidents that often occur in the summer that have the potential to cause a TBI.
Most of us have slipped and fallen at some point in our lives. Often, these accidents occur because of untied shoelaces, distractions, or plain clumsiness. Others may be due to a hazardous condition on someone else's property but do not result in a serious injury. Intuitively, people generally understand that neither of these situations justifies pursuing a claim. But when is a slip and fall legally actionable?