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February 2019 Archives

After a dog bite: Your safety and well-being come first

If you were bitten by a dog, it may have been a friend's or neighbor's pet, or it could have been a stranger's dog. Whether you know the animal or not, you should take nothing for granted and make sure you get medical attention immediately. Infection can spread quickly in the body, and you may need to be administered drugs in order to help your body cope with the injury. 

Why some conditions are misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a medical condition that's often difficult for doctors to diagnose. Individuals who have it often experience a wide variety of symptoms including tingling, heat sensitivity, pain, numbness and fatigue. There's no test for it. Many of the symptoms that MS patients suffer are similar to those that accompany other conditions.

Grocery store injuries don't just have to occur inside to sue

If there's one commonality among the different New Haven grocery stores, it's that they all are bright inside thanks to their use of fluorescent bulbs. The truth is that despite being well-lit, countless individuals have slip-and-fall incidents both in and outside of grocery stores every year. If you're seriously injured in such an incident, you'll be relieved to find out that you may be able to sue the store for your medical costs and lost wages.

Was the dog bite MY fault?

A dog attack can be a traumatic experience. If you or someone you love was bitten, you should seek medical attention to ensure that the wound does not become infected and to prevent acquiring any diseases from the dog. This medical attention will likely incur costs, so many people take action to gain compensation from the owner of the dog.

Do fatal drunk driving crashes happen more often on holidays?

A few days ago, many gathered together at a friend's house or sports bar to have a few drinks as they cheered on their favorite teams during the Super Bowl. Many likely got in their cars and traveled home afterward without incident. They were the lucky ones as this is one of several days each year in which drivers fail to make it home because they get involved in a fatal drunk driving crash.

What are my rights after a Connecticut snowmobile injury?

If someone invited you to snowmobile on their property, you probably thought it sounded like a lot of fun. Making the best of winter weather can mean getting out and doing something a little adventurous. You might assume that skiing, sledding and ice fishing are similar enough to snowmobiling. In reality, snowmobiling is one of the most dangerous winter activities.

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