When you step out to your car at night in a dark parking lot, you could put yourself at risk of being attacked. A lot of violent attacks are crimes of opportunity -- so the best way to protect yourself is to be aware of the potential for a mugging, carjacking or assault and take specific precautions.
Although the weather patterns so far this year may cause many of us to think differently, winter hasn't actually officially begun yet. It's actually still a few days away. That doesn't mean that you haven't navigated snowy sidewalks and streets already though. As you've gone about doing so, you may have wondered who the city of New Haven says is responsible for shoveling sidewalk around town.
What happens if you take a tumble down your aunt's unlighted steps this Thanksgiving? What if you get bitten by the family dog at your cousin's?
It happens all the time. An individual may notice a sign warning them of the wet floors, presence of a dog or even not to enter a property, but they continue along their way as if they didn't notice it ... and they wind up getting hurt. If this has happened to you, you may wonder if you have any rights to sue the property or pet owner for your injuries.
A 30-year-old Bridgeport woman suffered severe injuries to both her hands and face after she lit a stick of dynamite that she'd mistook for a candle on the evening of Thursday, September 6.
A 29-year-old summer worker for the City of East Haven suffered serious injuries when they picked up an apparent explosive device early in the afternoon on Monday, July 30, near D.C. Moore School.
You went outside to take the trash one night and someone jumped out of the bushes and assaulted you. If this or something similar has happened to you, then you may be able to hold your landord liable for any injuries that you were left with.
A landlord who rents a home or apartment with a swimming pool needs to cover him or herself with a carefully crafted premises liability. Although it's not possible to completely absolve oneself of liability when it comes to swimming pools, as long as the landlord does everything reasonably possible to prevent accidents and injuries -- and as long as he or she has a good liability waiver -- the threat of being held responsible in a swimming pool-related lawsuit will be minimized.
With spring in full swing, many people are cleaning up after months of cold, snow and ice. Spring cleaning isn't just important to make things look nice, either. During the winter, certain safety risks can develop or get covered up and people often put off dealing with them until its warm enough to spend more time outside.
With three nor'easters that have already swept across the northeast over the past few months, most of us can't wait for the snow to disappear. While most of us would like to put away our shovels for the year, the City of New Haven warns that we can't.