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Lawsuit Filed for Drunk Driving Crash

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered serious bodily injuries in an automobile crash caused by a drunk driver in New Hartford, Connecticut.  “Our investigation into this matter continues, but we do know that the operator of the other vehicle involved in this crash was intoxicated and over the legal limit at the time that the crash occurred.  We will pursue all avenues of potential recovery in this case.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe to Represent Victim of New Hartford Motor Vehicle Crash

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained to represent the victim of an early morning crash which occurred in New Hartford, Connecticut.  “This was a significant, head-on type automobile collision.  Our client was flown by LifeStar to Hartford for emergency medical care.  She has devastating physical injuries.  We plan to file claims against all responsible parties.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe Retained for Norwich Automobile Crash

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained by a Jewett City woman to represent her for a claim for damages arising out of an automobile crash that occurred in Norwich, Connecticut.  “This was a very significant crash which resulted in a very significant amount of damage to both vehicles involved.  Our client was rushed by ambulance to the hospital with injuries. She continues to receive medical care for those injuries.  We plan to purse a claim for damages on her behalf.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Lawsuit Filed in Manchester Drunk Driving Crash

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was seriously injured in a drunk driving crash in Manchester, Connecticut.  “Our client is very young man who has suffered incredibly serious injuries. He remains hospitalized more than one month after this automobile crash.  The defendant driver has been arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol.  We plan to pursue a claim for full damages in this case.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe To Represent Victim of Drunk Driving Crash

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been hired by the family of a victim of a drunk driving crash in Manchester, Connecticut.  “The defendant in this case was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence alcohol.  The two passengers in his car were very seriously injured in the crash.  Our client’s son remains in the hospital and continues to receive medical treatment for a traumatic brain injury.  We are conducting an investigation to determine who served the defendant alcohol and when.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Lawsuit Filed for Waterbury Automobile Crash

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a West Hartford woman who suffered injuries in an automobile crash which occurred in Waterbury, Connecticut in April of 2016.  “This was a very significant crash and our client has continued to need medical attention for her injuries.  We will seek to hold the person who caused this crash accountable for his actions and will seek an award of fair compensation for our client’s damages.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe Hired For Hartford Bus Crash Case

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been hired to represent a woman who was injured when a CT Transit bus crashed into her vehicle in Hartford, Connecticut.  “The Hartford Police Department investigated this crash and gave the bus driver a warning for making an unsafe maneuver with the bus.  The young woman suffered a back injury in the crash and is presently receiving medical treatment for her injuries.  We will file a damages claim on her behalf.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Trial Court Verdict Results in Judgment of $35,589.37

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe announced a Hartford, Connecticut trial court verdict of $35,589.37 in a legal case involving a Manchester, Connecticut automobile crash.  “The person who caused this crash fled the scene but it was later determined that she had no automobile insurance.  We brought this claim against the underinsured motorist carrier, GEICO.  GEICO and its lawyer played games with this claim throughout the entire process and raised a bogus defense claiming its insureds were not entitled to the coverage that they had paid for.  We had to take GEICO to court to get the court to make appropriate rulings. In the end, the court saw right through GEICO’s charade and entered an appropriate verdict.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Firm Hired to Represent Woodstock Automobile Crash Victim

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has announced that his law firm has been hired to represent the victim of a two-car crash that occurred in Woodstock, Connecticut.  “It appears that the defendant in this case was not able to keep his automobile under control and he crossed into our client’s path of travel.  As a result, our client suffered a fractured arm and was hospitalized.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe to Represent Waterbury Crash Victim

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained to represent the victim of a Waterbury, Connecticut automobile crash.  “Our client was a passenger in an automobile that was being operated at a very high rate of speed when it crashed into a telephone pole.  Out client was not able to walk after the crash and he was taken by ambulance to a local emergency room.  We expect to file a lawsuit on his behalf in order to recover the full amount of his damages.”  Tim O’Keefe

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$300,000.00 Settlement for Victim of Bicycle Accident

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has obtained a $300,000.00 settlement for a man who was struck and injured by a bicyclist while walking at Plainville High School.  “This settlement is being paid by the homeowner’s insurance carrier for the bicyclist.  It has taken some time to build our case and to convince the lawyers working for the insurance carrier that this type of settlement was warranted in this situation.  Our client and his family will now have additional financial resources available for future care and support needs.” Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe to Represent Family of Girl Struck on Way to School

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained by the family of a young girl who was stuck and seriously injured by a motor vehicle on her way to school in Manchester, Connecticut.  “Everybody seems to agree that there should have been a crossing guard working at the very busy intersection where hundreds of schoolchildren pass every day.  We will investigate all potential avenues of financial recovery for this family.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe Retained by Wolcott Crash Victim

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained to represent the interests of a woman who was injured in a motor vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle in Wolcott, Connecticut.  “Our client was returning home from work when her vehicle was struck from out of nowhere by a commercial truck.  She was taken to the emergency department at a local hospital for treatment for her injuries.  We will pursue a damages claim for her with the insurance carrier for the commercial business.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe to Represent Victim of Four Car Crash

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained by a victim of a four car crash in East Windsor, Connecticut.  “Our client was not able to get out of his automobile after this crash and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he stayed for five days.  He has significant medical problems as a result of the injuries suffered in this crash.  We intend to file a claim to pursue full recovery of his damages.” Tim O’Keefe

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$42,000.00 Awarded to Victim of Drunk Driving Crash

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has announced that his client was recently awarded $42,000.00 after an arbitration proceeding involving a drunk driving automobile crash in Middletown, Connecticut.  “This award is more than three times what the defendant’s insurance carrier was willing to pay to settle the case and will allow our client to offset the future medical expenses that her doctor says she will have going forward.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Hartford Automobile Crash Results in $54,000.00 Award

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has announced that his client has been awarded $54,000.00 in connection with an automobile crash case.  “This case arises out of an automobile crash which occurred in Hartford.  The defendant was careless in the operation of her motor vehicle and crashed her car into another vehicle injuring a young college student.  The defendant’s insurance carrier would offer no more than $12,000.00 to settle the claim so we represented her in a contested arbitration proceeding. The arbiter awarded damages in excess of $54,000.00 including an award of $42,500.00 for pain and suffering damages.”  Tim O’Keefe

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New Haven Crash Victim Hires Tim O’Keefe

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained to represent a Branford man who was recently injured in a New Haven, Connecticut automobile crash.  “According to the investigation, the operator of the other vehicle blew right through a red light at a very high rate of speed and caused this intersection crash.  Our client has suffered serious bodily injuries and will seek compensation for his injuries and losses in this lawsuit.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Man Injured in Accident at State Prison

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained by the family of a man who was recently injured at a state prison in Enfield, Connecticut.  “Our client was assigned to a work crew that was working on a prison farm when he was injured by the negligence of the operator of a truck.  He now has a very serious back injury.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Drunk Driving Crash Case Set for Trial in September

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has announced that he will be on trial in a drunk driving crash case in September.  The case is scheduled to begin trial on September 1, 2016 at Middletown Superior Court.  “Thousands of people each are injured or killed by drunk drivers.  The defendant in this case made the choice to drink excessive amounts of alcohol before getting behind the wheel.  He put an entire community in danger.  We will ask the jury to hold him fully accountable for his actions.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Lawsuit Filed in New Haven Automobile Crash Case

Connecticut Automobile Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has announced the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of a Delaware family that was injured in an automobile crash in New Haven, Connecticut in 2014.  “This family was travelling through Connecticut to visit other family members in Massachusetts when they were struck by the negligent driver of another automobile on the highway.  We are going to seek full compensation for their damages and losses in this lawsuit.” Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe Retained in Waterbury Automobile Crash Case

Connecticut Auto Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained by a woman who suffered serious injuries as a result of an automobile crash that occurred on Interstate Highway Route 84 in Waterbury, Connecticut.  “Careless drivers are a tremendous problem.  According to the Connecticut State Police investigation of this highway crash, the operator of the other automobile failed to keep his luxury sports car in his own travel lane.  As a result, a significant highway crash occurred and our client was injured.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Dahlia Tour Bus Crash in Madison, Connecticut

The Hartford Courant reports on the recent Madison, Connecticut bus crash: http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-madison-overturned-bus-0209-20160208-story.html

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Lawsuit Filed in Pedestrian Fatality Case in Manchester, Connecticut

Connecticut Auto Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has filed a lawsuit in connection with a hit and run automobile crash which occurred in Manchester, Connecticut.  “The victim of the crash was hospitalized at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.  Despite their absolute best efforts to save her, she ultimately succumbed to her injuries and died.  It is a very sad case.”  Tim O’Keefe.

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Lawsuit Filed in Bicycle Injury Case in Middletown CT

Connecticut Bicycle Injury Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Connecticut man who suffered serious injuries when struck by a moving SUV vehicle in Middletown, Connecticut.  “The SUV driver clearly was not paying attention to what was going on in front of him and he struck our client and seriously injured him.  The goal with this lawsuit is to help our client obtain some financial resources to help him put his life back together. ”  Tim O’Keefe

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Hartford Police Crack Down on Distracted Drivers

The Hartford Courant reports on an initiative undertaken by the Hartford Police Department to step up enforcement of Connecticut’s distracted driving laws:  http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-hartford-distracted-driving-0402-20150401-story.html

If you have been injured by a Distracted Driver, please contact us for a Free Legal Consultation.


Man Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver in Hartford

Read the report in the Hartford Courant here:  http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-hartford-car-vs-pedestrian-0310-20150309-story.html

 

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Student Injured in School Bus Crash in Hartford

A special education student was taken to the hospital after a school bus crash in Hartford, Connecticut.  The Hartford Courant has the story here:  http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-hartford-school-bus-truck-collision-0221-20150220-story.html

 

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Automobile Crashes Reported in Hartford, Connecticut Area

Read the Hartford Courant report here:  http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-new-britain-crashes-0306-20150305-story.html

 

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Criminal Sentencing in Rockville Highlights Dangers of Drinking and Driving

The Hartford Courant reports on a five year prison sentence given to Connor McKee in connection with an automobile crash that occurred in Hebron, Connecticut:  http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-connor-mckee-rham-crash-sentencing-20150108-story.html

 

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Serious Automobile Crash in New Hartford, Connecticut

The Hartford Courant reports on a very serious one car automobile crash which occurred in New Hartford, Connecticut:

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-new-hartford-crash-1205-20141204-story.html

 

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Some Nice Words From A Client

When I get involved in an automobile injury case, it is usually in the aftermath of a person suffering a life-altering injury of some sort.  I do whatever I can do to make a difficult situation better from a legal point of view.  It is often times difficult work, but it is professionally satisfying to help a person in need.  Today, I received a very nice note from a client.  It was very nice of her to share her feelings with me.  Here is the note:

 

Tim,

 

 

A long two years !

For me – a long recovery – medically, emotionally and legally.

 

For you – another case.

It’s what you do

But, never did I feel I was ‘just’ another case.

 

I was a person, with an injury.

I was a person, with a claim.

I was a person, you were assisting to gain the maximum recovery , first in body, then in emotion and lastly in a monetary compensation.

 

You did it well.

 

Had the focus of our contact been other than an accident claim, I would enthusiastically state that  I enjoyed your company and the interaction with Pam and Trish.

What I will state, is my gratitude for making the claim process as smooth and pleasant as was possible.

Home visits, with education, and preparation, the dreaded deposition, the really dreaded but avoided trial, the forms and record requests; all confirmed that you deserve high praise and awards for what you do and mostly for me, the manner in which you do it.

 

Thank you.

 

Happy Thanksgiving !

 

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U.S. Regulators Urge Huge Recall of Takata Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now recommending a nationwide recall of all driver’s side airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata.  Read more in the New York Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/business/regulators-call-for-takata-airbag-recall-to-be-extended-nationwide.html?ref=business&_r=0

 

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Two Car Automobile Crash in Willimantic, Connecticut

The Hartford Courant reports on an automobile collision that occurred in Willimantic:

 

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-windham-crash-1112-20141111-story.html

 

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Several Truck and Bus Crashes in Connecticut

The Hartford Courant reports on several weekend truck and bus collisions: http://www.courant.com/community/waterford/hc-waterford-95-crash-1014-20141013-story.html

 

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Woman Killed Crossing Main Street in East Hartford, Connecticut

The Hartford Courant is covering the story of a woman who was struck and killed by an automobile in East Hartford, Connecticut:  http://www.courant.com/community/east-hartford/hc-east-hartford-pedestrian-accident-1009-20141008-story.html

 

If you would like to have a Free Consultation with a Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawyer, please contact us directly.


Rear End Automobile Collision Case Set To Begin Trial In December

Connecticut Trial Lawyer Tim O’Keefe is scheduled to try a rear-end automobile collision case at Waterbury Superior Court in December.  The collision at issue in the case occurred when the operator of a heavy pick-up truck took his eyes off the road as he exited the highway and slammed the truck into a vehicle that was stopped for a red light.  According to his doctors, the operator of that vehicle has sustained a herniated disc in his back as a result of the collision.  The lawsuit seeks damages for medical expenses, lost time from work, permanent injury and loss of enjoyment.

 

“To this point, the truck driver’s insurance company has refused to make a reasonable settlement offer for the harms and damages that were caused by the truck driver’s negligence.  As a result, we will ask a jury to hold the trucker responsible so that his insurance company can pay a reasonable and fair amount of compensation.”  Tim O’Keefe

 

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EASTCONN School Van Crash; Students Injured

The Hartford Courant reports on a school van crash that resulted in student injuries:  http://www.courant.com/community/windham/hc-willimantic-van-crash-0911-20140910,0,1934873.story

 

My law firm is currently involved in litigation with EastConn Transportation involving the sexual assault of a student by a van driver.

 

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Bicyclist Involved in Hamden Automobile Crash

The Hartford Courant reports of an automobile collision involving a bicyclist in Hamden, Connecticut: http://www.courant.com/community/hamden/hc-hamden-accident-0906-20140905,0,7746965.story

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Vernon, Connecticut Motor Vehicle Crash

The Hartford Courant reports on a serious motor vehicle crash in Vernon, Connecticut:  http://www.courant.com/community/vernon/hc-vernon-crash-0902-20140901,0,3767679.story

 

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Tragic Drunk Driving Crash in New Haven

The New Haven Police Department is investigating a tragic automobile crash which occurred in New Haven, Connecticut.  You can read more about that crash here.

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Tragic Newington Automobile Crash

The Hartford Courant reports on a three car crash that occurred in Newington, Connecticut: http://www.courant.com/community/newington/hc-newington-crash-0822-20140821,0,7565367.story

 

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Motorcycle Crash Reported in Mansfield, Connecticut

A man was killed in a very serious motorcycle crash which occurred on Route 44 in Mansfield, Connecticut.  You can read the Hartford Courant’s report about the motorcycle crash here: http://www.courant.com/community/mansfield/hc-mansfield-motorcycle-death-0722-20140721,0,2253282.story

 

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Attorney Tim O’Keefe Retained to Represent Drunk Driving Victim

Attorney Tim O’Keefe of the trial law firm of Kenny, O’Keefe & Usseglio, P.C. has been retained to represent the victim of a recent drunk driving automobile crash that occurred in Middletown, Connecticut.  The automobile crash occurred when the intoxicated driver crashed his vehicle into two automobiles that were stopped for a red light.  The driver was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Travelling Unreasonably Fast.  The driver has been arraigned in Middletown Superior Court where he will be criminally prosecuted.

 

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Hartford Dump Truck Crash

The Hartford Courant reports on a automobile crash in Hartford, Connecticut that involved a dump truck.  You can read more about the crash here:  http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hartford-dump-truck-crash-0617-20140616,0,188349.story

 

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15 Passenger Van Crash in Connecticut

The Hartford Courant reports on a 15 passenger van crash that occurred on I-84 in Vernon, Connecticut.  Apparently, the van was travelling from Boston to New Jersey.  You can read more about the van crash here:  http://www.courant.com/community/vernon/hc-vernon-accident-0414-20140413,0,4041337.story

 

If you would like a Free Consultation with a Connecticut Automobile Crash Lawyer, please contact us directly.  We handle cases throughout the State of Connecticut.


Motorcyclist Injured in West Hartford Crash

The Hartford Courant reports about a recent motorcycle crash that occurred in West Hartford, Connecticut. You can read more about the story here: http://www.courant.com/community/west-hartford/hc-west-hartford-motorcycle-crash-0312-20140311,0,2972749.story

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Local Club Issued Citation for Underage Drinking

A West Hartford nightclub has been issued a citation for serving two underage individuals.  Its liquor license will be suspended for one day and it will have to pay a fine.  You can read more about the story here:

http://www.courant.com/community/west-hartford/hc-west-hartford-shish-0205-20140204,0,5361116.story

 

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Police Investigate Snow Plow Accident

The Cromwell Police Department is investigating an accident involving a snow plow operator.  A woman was injured in the accident and was transported to Hartford Hospital.  You can learn more about this accident from the Hartford Courant:

http://www.courant.com/community/cromwell/hc-cromwell-car-vs-pedestrian-0205-20140204,0,108999.story

 

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Police Investigating Pedestrian Accident in Putnam

The Hartford Courant reports of a pedestrian being struck by an automobile in Putnam.  To read more about this accident, please go here:  http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-putnam-crash-0127-20140126,0,6579966.story

 

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Hartford Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Crash

The Hartford Courant reports on a police investigation of a crash in Hartford that resulted in bodily injuries to two occupants of the motor vehicle involved.  You can read more here:  http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hartford-crash-0129-20140128,0,1400354.story

 

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School Bus Accident in Manchester

The Hartford Courant is reporting that a student riding a school bus suffered an injury when an SUV collided with the bus.  You can read more about that School Bus Crash here: http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-school-bus-0123-20140122,0,3311111.story

 

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Fatal Crash in Newington

The Hartford Courant reports about a fatal automobile accident that occurred in Newington. You can read more about this matter here:  http://www.courant.com/community/newington/hc-newington-fatal-crash-0123-20140122,0,7997518.story

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Need for Continued School Bus Safety Emphasized Further by Canton, CT Crash

The Hartford Courant reports today about a bus crash that injured several students from the Canton, Connecticut school district. This case highlights the continued need for school bus companies to provide for the safe travel of schoolchildren.

You can read the story here: http://www.courant.com/community/canton/hc-west-hartford-school-bus-1113-20131112,0,4274602.story


Motorcyclist Injured In Farmington Crash

FARMINGTON — A motorcyclist suffered serious leg injuries during a crash Monday in the area of Route 177 and Westwoods Drive, police said.

Police and firefighters treated the man at the scene before he was taken to Hartford Hospital in an ambulance.

The crash, reported at 12:24 p.m., involved a sedan. The driver of the sedan suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene, police said.

Any witnesses to the crash or anyone with information is asked to call Farmington police at 860-675-2400.

Route 177 was closed for several hours for the accident investigation, but has since re-opened.


Two Killed, Including Pregnant Woman, In Farmington Crash

FARMINGTON — Two people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, died in a two-car crash on Route 6 in Farmington Monday afternoon.

Police released the names of the adults involved in the crash Tuesday morning.

Melinda Hart, 27, of Bristol, was driving a minivan in which her three children were passengers. Her 8-year-old son, whose name was not released, was seriously injured and was taken by helicopter to Hartford Hospital. He is now in the intensive care unit at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, police said.

Hart was eight months pregnant and her fetus did not survive the crash, police said.

Ruth Carroll, 86, of Bristol, also died in the crash. She was the passenger in the sedan that collided with the minivan. Her husband, Robert Carroll, 85, was the driver and he remains at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where police said he underwent surgery Monday night. He suffered serious injuries to his legs and lower body.

Two other children in the minivan were treated at St. Francis and released.

Police said their investigation into the crash continues, but the initial indication is that the sedan turned in front of the eastbound minivan.

The crash was reported at 12:33 p.m. at Route 6 and Hyde Road in Farmington.

The roadway was closed for several hours as police investigated.

The North Central Accident Reconstruction Squad is investigating the cause of the crash.

Farmington police are asking that any witnesses, or anyone with information about the crash, call them at 860-675-2400.


New Distracted Driving Laws in Connecticut

On October 1, 2013, new laws will go into effect in Connecticut that look to strengthen the existing distracted driving laws.  One new law increases the fines for violating the ban on operating while using your cell phone, texting or for engaging in activity that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle.  Beginning on October 1, the fine for a first offense will be $150.00, for a second offense the fine will be $300.00 and the fine will be $500.00 for each subsequent offense.  Another law specifically prohibits drivers from using a cell phone or testing device while their vehicle is temporarily stopped due to traffic or road conditions or while stopped for a traffic control signal.

Fatal Car Vs. Tractor Trailer Crash In Griswold

GRISWOLD — A motorist has died in a collision involving a car and a tractor trailer truck, police said.

The accident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Route 138, or Voluntown Road, they said. It happened in front of Ocean State Job Lot, 461 Voluntown Road.

State troopers are at the scene and are expected to remain there for some time. The on ramp to I-395 north at exit 85 has been closed as police investigate.

Check back for more information.


10 Taken To Hospitals After East Hartford Crash

EAST HARTFORD — Ten people have been taken to area hospital after a crash on I-84 involving a van that was carrying people with developmental disabilities.

The Ambulance Service of Manchester sent four ambulances and Aetna sent one to the crash scene on eastbound I-84 between exits 55 and 56.

State police and East Hartford firefighters were on the scene.

 


City Official Charged With DUI To Police: ‘Do You Know Who I Am?’

HARTFORD ——

When police arrived at the intersection of Prospect and Farmington avenues Saturday night — where two cars had collided, totaling a city-owned vehicle — they noticed that one of the drivers, Rhonda Moniz-Carroll, had “red, glossy eyes,” “thick, slurred speech” and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her breath, according to an incident report.

Mayor Pedro Segarra fired Moniz-Carroll, the city’s deputy public works director, on Monday. She was charged over the weekend with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in a proper lane.

A preliminary investigation showed that Moniz-Carroll, 53, veered into oncoming traffic on Prospect Avenue, police said. She collided head-on with another vehicle about 9:30 p.m.

Both the city-issued Ford Escape that Moniz-Carroll was driving and the other car, a 2006 Nissan Altima, were damaged in the crash.

The driver of the Nissan was Caitlin Greenbaum of Hartford, sources said. She was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center for treatment of an ankle injury and a concussion. Moniz-Carroll, of 54 Cone St., refused medical attention.

Moniz-Carroll told police she was driving south on Prospect Avenue and that the other driver was headed north. Police noticed “a debris of car parts in the north bound lane,” adding: “The focus of the debris was mainly where the impact point was.”

“Based on the area of the impact, I determined Rhonda Moniz-Carroll crossed the double-yellow line and struck [another] vehicle that was traveling north on Prospect,” an officer wrote in a report.

When police approached Moniz-Carroll’s car and questioned her about the accident, they noted she had “droopy eyelids,” “blood shot eyes” and slurred speech. One officer wrote in a report that he detected “an overwhelming odor of alcoholic beverage” on Moniz-Carroll’s breath.

During a field sobriety test, Moniz-Carroll swayed while trying to balance, raised her arms for stability and “would look in the opposite direction of the stimulus in an apparent attempt to sabotage the test,” according to an incident report.

She initially told police she had not consumed alcohol before driving, but later said she drank one glass of wine at 11 a.m. Saturday, the report states.

During interviews with police, Moniz-Carroll said: “Are you serious? You’re going to arrest me! Do you know who I am?” and “Does Chief [William] Long know you are doing your job and arresting me? Do you know who I am?”

At police headquarters, Moniz-Carroll refused a Breathalyzer test and told officers that her husband, Kevin Carroll, was her attorney. As police spoke to her, “she became more upset … stating ‘this is ridiculous. I can’t believe you are doing this. Do you know who I am?’” an incident report states.

Greenbaum told police she did not remember anything before or after the crash. She was “extremely disoriented and was suffering from memory loss due to the force of the impact,” a report states.

Moniz-Carroll is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at Hartford Superior Court.

The accident renewed attention to the assignment and use of city-owned vehicles. Segarra’s former chief of staff, Jared Kupiec, was charged in July with using a city car without permission and interfering with police after he had left the city’s employ. He was later granted a special form of probation.

The Hartford Internal Audit Commission is investigating the assignments and policies for take-home city vehicles, and the city council is considering a proposal that would limit their use.

Fifty-nine employees are currently assigned city vehicles that they can take home.


Police: Two Brothers Killed In East Hartford Crash

EAST HARTFORD — Two brothers, ages 16 and 18, were killed in a one-car crash early Sunday morning, police said.

Robert Swain, 18, of 235 Main St., East Hartford, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a statement released Monday evening. His brother, Landrew Swain, 16, of 33 Delmont St., Manchester, was taken to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

They said the driver of the car, an 18-year-old male who was not identified, was not injured but was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a precaution.

The fourth occupant, a 20-year-old male who also was not identified, was seriously injured, police said, and was taken to Hartford Hospital.

The accident happened about 4:15 a.m. Sunday. Police said a green BMW was found on the front lawn of 380 Forest St., with four people inside.

In a statement Monday evening, Mayor Marcia Leclerc said, “Our hearts are heavy for the loss of these young men. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and we stand ready to ensure that our community has the professional support needed to grieve.”

The Mid-State Accident Reconstruction Team, which includes officers from Berlin, Cromwell, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, responded to the scene to help East Hartford police.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the East Hartford Police Department.


Man Dies After Being Hit By Car In Hartford

HARTFORD — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on New Britain Avenue late Tuesday, police said.

Shortly before 11 p.m., police responded to the area of 914 New Britain Ave. for the report of a person being hit by a car. When officers arrived they found a man in the street suffering from serious injuries, police said.

Officers on scene began administering first aid to the man and he was rushed to Hartford Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police said the driver remained on scene and the accident is under investigation. It’s not clear if charges will be filed at this time.


Overnight Fatal Crash Closes NB I-95 In Greenwich

GREENWICH — A fatal crash involving two tractor-trailers and a service truck closed northbound I-95 near exit 3 in Greenwich early Friday, but the roadway is expected to reopen soon.

State police closed the highway to conduct their investigation and clear the damaged vehicles.

The crash was reported about 2:40 a.m. and initial reports are that a northbound tractor trailer struck a service truck that was on the shoulder behind a second tractor trailer that had a flat tire. The service truck was pushed into the trailer of the truck on the shoulder.

State police reopened the roadway’s left lane about 7 a.m.


New Britain Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

EAST HARTFORD — A New Britain man was killed late Tuesday when he lost control of his motorcycle on the westbound I-384 connector to I-84.

State police and East Hartford firefighters were called to the crash at 11:19 p.m.

State police said Dwayne Mott, 48, of Atlantic Street, went off the right side of the road and struck a guard rail. He was thrown from the motorcycle and fatally injured, police said.

Mott was taken by ambulance to Hartford Hospital, where he died.

State police at the Hartford barracks are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to call Trooper John Blalock at Troop H at 860-534-1070, ext. 6001.


Motorcyclist Injured In Vernon Crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Regan Road early Monday.

A car was driving east on Regan Road around 6:36 a.m. and turned left into the driveway of an apartment complex at 201 Regan Road, according to a release from Vernon Police.

The motorcycle was traveling west on Regan Road. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as Timothy Dyment, 31, of 153 Regan Road, tried to stop as the car turned in front of him, but the vehicles collided, the release states.
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Dyment was brought to Rockville Hospital and transferred to Hartford Hospital for treatment of “undisclosed serious injuries,” the release states.

The driver of the car, Angel Ortiz, 28, of 274 Bellevue St., Hartford, was brought to Rockville Hospital for evaluation.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to call Officer Charles Hicking at 860-872-9126, ext. 224.


Lawsuit Filed in Hartford Drunk Driving Case

The Hartford, Connecticut trial law firm of Kenny, O’Keefe & Usseglio, P.C., has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a young woman who was injured in an automobile crash by a drunk driver.  The crash occurred in Hartford, Connecticut.  The lawsuit was filed in Hartford Superior Court and seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

“Our client suffered bodily injuries in this crash and has had her job search delayed as a result.  She is seeking to hold the drunk driver accountable for causing her harm.”  Timothy L. O’Keefe, Kenny, O’Keefe & Usseglio, P.C.


Fatal Bus Vs. Pedestrian Accident In Downtown Hartford

HARTFORD—

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a bus in downtown Hartford late Thursday morning.

The accident happened about 11:20 a.m. in the area of Gold and Lewis streets. Police have blocked off roads in the area.


Hartford School Bus Involved In Crash; 14 Students On Board

HARTFORD—

— A school bus and a car collided near the intersection of Wethersfield Avenue and Wyllys Street on Wednesday afternoon, and some of the students on board were receiving medical attention.

There were about 14 students from the Achievement First Academy on board, said Hartford schools spokesman David Medina. They ranged from kindergarteners to eighth-graders.

One child told officials that they were not feeling well. The child is being evaluated, Medina said.


West Hartford Woman Dies After Crash

Staff reports The Hartford Courant

March 19, 2013

WEST HARTFORD—
A local woman involved in a car accident earlier this month has died, police said.
Helen Mehlman, 93, of 1 Hamilton Heights, was involved in the crash at Fern Street and Fernwood Road on March 9.
The accident is still under investigation. It is the first fatal crash on a West Hartford road since October 2009, police said.

Lawsuit Filed in Connecticut Drunk Driving Crash

The Hartford, Connecticut trial law firm, Kenny, O’Keefe & Usseglio, P.C., has filed a lawsuit in New Britain Superior Court on behalf of a man who was seriously injured in motor vehicle crash caused by a drunk driver. The motor vehicle crash occurred in September, 2012 in Southington, Connecticut. As a result of the crash, the injured man sustained serious head injuries which have left him with permanent scarring.

“We have filed a claim to recover financial compensation for our client’s significant medical expenses, his lost wages and his permanent injuries.” Timothy O’Keefe, Kenny, O’Keefe & Usseglio, P.C.


End Distracted Driving EndDD.org

The parents of a teen who was recently killed by a “distracted driver” have founded a terrific organization to help educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving.  You can learn more about this organization by clicking on this website address EndDD.org

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Police: Intoxicated Driver Crashed Into Police Car

Police said they arrested a 30-year-old intoxicated driver who crashed into a police car early Sunday morning at Dixwell Avenue and Benham Street.

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Internet Safety Tips for Parents

As the internet becomes more and more widespread, many parents are wondering about the safety of their children and the dangers of their presence online. Teenagers have so much access to content on the internet, it’s often difficult for parents to determine how to control it.

Read the following tips on how to stay aware of your child’s safety online:

  • Limit usage of the internet. Much like parents have guidelines on how much TV kids can watch, they should also set a limit on internet use. Don’t be afraid to set an average time limit each week. Even with set rules, there will be plenty of times you won’t be around to watch what your children are doing online, so consider setting a password on your computer or checking your online history.
  • Set rules on social media usage. If you are nervous about your child interacting with others and even strangers online, discuss an age limit for social media. Determine what sites they can and cannot have access to, and create an age range when they can have access to social media sites.
  • Watch out for cyber bullying. Keep an eye out for cruel comments from your child and other children online. Make sure that your teens aren’t using the internet as a means of bullying others, or being bullied themselves.
  • Communicate as a family about personal information. It is important to discuss as a family what information should stay private. Your address, phone number, and email are personal information that should not be given out online. Make your family aware of the dangers of online predators and how giving away too much personal information could harm them.

Keep your family communication lines active about computers. It is important to have an open discussion about how you’re using the internet. Don’t be afraid to talk to your kids about the potential dangers of the internet before a problem arises.

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Roadside Emergency Kits

Although many people believe it will never happen to them, roadside emergencies and accidents can occur at anytime. Help may not always arrive right away, so here is a list of items that you should keep in your vehicle in case of an emergency or accident.

  • Cell Phone – This can be the single most important part of your emergency kit. Make sure to keep a car charger in case you are stranded for a long period of time. If you cannot get service, try dialing 9-1-1. Many phones are programmed with special instructions regarding 9-1-1 calls.
  • Fire Extinguisher – Whether it is from an accident or just a wiring short circuit, fires can occur in a multitude of ways. If the fire spreads, get away from the vehicle as quickly as possible; but if it’s a small, contained fire, use the fire extinguisher to prevent further damage to your car.
  • Hazard Triangle or Flare – It is vital that other motorists can see you if you’re in an accident or broken down on the side of the road, especially at night. Reflective hazard triangles or road flares can be easily stored in your trunk, and provide a sufficient warning for others.
  • Water and Food – In case you ever get stranded, you should keep a gallon of water in your car at all times. This can also be used to cool your car down if it overheats. Energy bars can also be stored in your vehicle. They are calorie dense to provide you with energy and keep you full, and you won’t have to worry about them spoiling.
  • Flashlight – A flashlight can come in handy whether you have an emergency at night or just need some more light while looking for any problems with your vehicle.
  • Tools – A car jack and tire iron are essentials. Anyone is capable of changing a tire. Ask someone with experience to show you how to use these tools prior to storing them away in your vehicle. A utility knife would also be helpful, especially if you are in a situation where you need to cut your seatbelt.
  • Cat Litter or Rock Salt – When battling harsh winter weather conditions, you may end up stuck because you cannot get traction on a slick surface. Laying cat litter under your tires will provide the traction you need to get your vehicle moving, or laying rock salt can help to melt the snow or ice down to the asphalt.

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Steps You Should Take If You’re in a Car Accident

According to Census.gov, in 2009, there were more than 10.8 million car accidents in the United States. And the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 3 in 10 Americans will be involved in a serious car crash in their lifetime. Nobody likes to think about the possibility of being in an accident, but given those odds, you want to be prepared and know how to react if you’re involved in one.

  • Call 911: If the accident is serious and medical attention is needed, you want to get an ambulance there ASAP. Receiving medical attention within the first hour of an accident is crucial in saving lives. You also want to file a police report. Don’t simply exchange names or information with the other driver and then leave the scene. Be sure to get the name and badge number of the officer who takes the report, as well.
  • Don’t Discuss Fault: Don’t hop out of your vehicle and blame the other driver, as that can start a fight, nor should you admit fault yourself at the scene. Fault involves complicated laws, and you’ll want to leave that discussion to the police and/or your attorney.
  • Exchange Information: You’ll want to be as thorough as possible in getting information from the other driver(s) involved. Get their name and telephone number, as well as the make, model, license plate number, and color of the vehicle(s). Get the name of their insurance company, and their policy number.
  • Identify Witnesses: As you’re waiting for the other driver(s) to give you their information, identify any witnesses (pedestrians, other motorists, etc.) to the accident. Ask for their names and contact information, as their testimony can play a large role when determining fault.
  • Take Pictures: Almost all cell phones these days are now equipped with cameras. If there was any damage whatsoever, take photos of the damage and make sure to email them to yourself. If you have injuries, you’ll also want to take photos of them, as well, after you receive the appropriate medical care.
  • Write It Down: When you get home, take a few minutes and write down what happened while it is still fresh in your mind. Collect all of the information you’ve received (other driver(s) information, police offer name/badge number, witness information, information about the date, time, weather conditions, etc.) and place it, along with your story, in one envelope. This way all of your paperwork stays together.
  • Call Your Insurance: You’ll need to file a claim with your insurance company about the accident. Keep all of the documents you’ve collected handy as you make the call, as they’ll likely ask you a number of questions about the other driver(s) and vehicle(s) involved.

Getting in a car accident is stressful, both emotionally and financially, especially if the accident results in serious injuries or death. If you need someone to advocate for your rights, you’ll want to call on an experienced Philadelphia car accident attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Lenard Cohen today at 215-765-8181 for a free consultation.


Superior Court Rules Court May Not Extend Time to Respond To Offer of Compromise

In the recent Connecticut Superior Court case of Batchelder v. Kolesko, a defendant filed an “Offer of Compromise” in an attempt to settle the case.  The Connecticut “Offer of Compromise” statute gives the recipient thirty (30) days to respond.  The plaintiff asked the court for an extension of time to respond.  The court denied that request and held that, “the offers of compromise provisions facilitate resolution of civil cases…early settlements unclog court dockets and save participants time, money and uncertainty.”

It is vitally important to understand the time deadlines associated with the filing of Offers of Compromise in automobile and truck crash cases, as you may lose important rights if you do not respond in a timely fashion.  If you are uncertain, you should consult with an experienced Automobile Accident Lawyer. Call 860-246-2700 today.


Superior Court Judge Rules Cell Phone Records Off-Limits in Automobile Crash Case

In a recent Connecticut Superior Court case, Judge Alfred J. Jennings rejected a plaintiff’s request for permission to seek the defendant’s cell phone records for the one hour prior to a “relatively high speed rear end collision”.

Connecticut rules of practice only allow for a standard set of discovery (a request for information) in automobile crash cases.  Cell phone records are not included in the standard set of discovery.  The plaintiff in the case of Girardi v. Kreutter sought permission to obtain the defendant’s cell phone records.  The court denied the plaintiff’s request and held that the plaintiff failed to prove there was sufficient grounds to support the request for the cell phone records.

The court did not say that it would be impossible to obtain cell phone records in any automobile crash case and left open the possibility that plaintiffs in other cases could obtain those records if it could provide an adequate reason for their production.  With the increased use of cell phones and text messaging devices, it is highly likely that cell phone records will provide relevant information in automobile and trucking crash cases.

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Dram Shop Liability in Connecticut

On April 18, 2012, the Connecticut Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could have an important impact on the ability of a person who is injured (or killed) by a drunk driver in Connecticut to recover adequate financial compensation for the harm caused. At issue is whether a plaintiff in such a case needs to provide trial evidence of “visible intoxication” on the part of the drunk driver in order to recover financial compensation from the bar or tavern that served the intoxicated person.

At the jury trial of the case, the trial court instructed the jury that it did not need to find such evidence to return a verdict for the plaintiff. Upon receiving that instruction, the jury returned a plaintiff’s verdict and awarded damages. The Connecticut Appellate Court reversed that decision. The Connecticut Supreme Court will now decide the issue and make a determination if the plaintiff will recover damages.

If you would like to consult with an experienced Dram Shop Liability Lawyer in Connecticut, please use the Free Case Evaluation Form on the right sidebar, or contact Attorney Timothy L. O’Keefe at tokeefe@kou-law.com.


CTAutoInjuryLawyer.com is launched, aims to help victims

CTAutoInjuryLawyer.com, a new website launched in early 2011, is a new resource for people who have been injured by the negligent operation of an automobile or tractor-trailer truck.

The site will provide useful information to those people who have experienced an automobile or trucking related injury, and provide some guidance about what steps to take in gathering information, and how to get help with an automobile or trucking claim. Provided by experienced lawyers, this resource will also describe an injury victim’s rights under the law and how to recover legal compensation for these types of injuries.

For more information about how to assist those who have suffered serious automobile or trucking related injuries, fill out the form at the right of this page or call the number above.


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