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The following summaries are intended to provide quick summaries of some aspects of recent CT legal developments on accident and insurance issues.  Most of these matters were not handled by Jackson O'Keefe, LLP.  The summaries are provided as a news summary only.  The summaries are not comprehensive, and readers are referred to the primary sources for full details.  These summaries are not legal advice.  You should consult with an attorney with regard to your situation.

Category: Auto Accidents

MOTOR VEHICLE LAW: Superior Court grants summary judgment as to claims with regard to use of cell phone and recklessness:

7/10/2017 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Southington law firm distracted driving car accident ...

MOTOR VEHICLE LAW: Superior Court allows apportionment complaint against plaintiff’s insurer for uninsured motorist claim:

7/10/2017 | Joseph M. Busher Jr.
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

MOTOR VEHICLE LAW: Superior Court allows apportionment complaint against plaintiff’s insurer for uninsured motorist claim: The plaintiff filed an action against a defendant alleging that the defendant struck the rear of the plaintiff’s vehicle.  The defendant thereafter fil ...

DAMAGES: Superior Court holds that personal injury victim not entitled to damages for pain and suffering

8/12/2016 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident on May 7, 2013 and sought compensation.  The evidence indicated that the plaintiff had also been involved in a 2007 motor vehicle accident and a subsequent 2015 accident.  The defendant claimed that the damages to the motor vehicle in the 2013 accident ...

ACCIDENT LAW: Appellate Courts hold that wrong-named defendant statute could not be used to circumvent prior judgment on merits

7/28/2016 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff had been involved in a motor vehicle accident during which his vehicle was struck from behind. The plaintiff commenced suit against the owner of the vehicle, alleging that the owner was the operator of the vehicle.  The defendant moved for summary judgment on the grounds that he was not operating ...

CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Snow removal on roadway did not qualify as excavation for purposes of Call Before You Dig statute

2016-01-25 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

In a case handled by Attorney Kathryn M. Cunningham at Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, obtained summary judgment in favor of municipal defendants arising out of alleged damage to a CL&P power unit along the side of a road. 

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CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Connecticut Appellate Court holds that firefighters entitled to immunity for blocking highway

2016-01-25 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

Affirming a jury verdict on the grounds of qualified immunity based upon the exercise of discretion, the Appellate Court holds that the jury properly determined that governmental immunity applied.  The case arose out of a September 3, 2006 accident that occurred on Interstate 95.

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CT Pedestrian Injury Law: Walker Awarded $13,657 for Collision with Car on Sidewalk

2012-06-07 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Pedestrian Injury Law:  Walker Awarded $13,657 for Collision with Car on Sidewalk Case:  Coardes v. Hailey Court:  New Haven J.D., at New Haven Doc. No.:  CV1 60193695; court Opinion by:  Skolnick, J.T.R. Date:  May 3, 2012 At a hearing in damages, ...

CT Car Accident Law: Jury's $507,706 Award Failed to Shock Court's Conscience

2012-06-07 | Jay W. Jackson
jwjackson@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Car Accident Law:  Jury’s $507,706 Award Failed to Shock Court’s Conscience Case:  Ekenbarger v. Holloway Court:  Hartford J.D., at Hartford Doc. No.: CV 09-5034064S; Court Opinion By:  Stengel, J.T.R. Date:  Jan. 26, 2012 A court may conside ...

CT Car Accident Law: Plaintiff Who Refused Cortisone injections Awarded $28,608

2012-06-08 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Car Accident Law:  Plaintiff Who Refused Cortisone injections Awarded $28,608 Case:  Ferrigno v. Ferrand Court:  Fairfield J.D., at Bridgeport Doc. No.: CV19-6007726 Court Opinion By: Rittenband, J.T.R. Date:  Feb. 1, 2012 A plaintiff’s failure t ...

CT Car Accident Law: 35 Year Old Driver Awarded $68,228 for Head-On Collision

2012-06-11 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Car Accident Law:  35 Year Old Driver Awarded $68,228 for Head-On Collision Case:  Kahn v. Anderson Court:  Fairfield J.D. at Bridgeport Doc. No.:  CV10-6014244S; Court Opinion by:  Radcliffe, J. Date:  March 12, 2012 A court awarded damages for med ...

CT Appellate Court addresses whether car accident verdict is too high, evidentiary issues

2012-06-29 | Jay W. Jackson
jwjackson@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Appellate Court addresses whether car accident verdict is too high, evidentiary issues In a ruling officially released June 12, 2012, the Connecticut Appellate Court states in part: DiPENTIMA, C. J. This appeal arises from the trial court’s denial of motions for remittitur and to set aside the ...

Fatal car crash closes Connecticut roadway, results in passenger death

2013-09-25 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

A fatal car crash occurred yesterday morning at about 10:30 am just off of I-395. The crash happened after an automobile allegedly failed to stop at a red traffic light, and was subsequently crushed by a tractor trailer truck. The passenger in the automobile died at the scene. The road and highway ramp were closed a ...

Car versus pole collision closes portion of Route 140 in Ellington

2013-10-04 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

At approximately 3 am on October 4, 2013 a pickup truck collided with a utility pole on Route 140 between Jacob Hill Road and Buff Cap Road in Ellington. The accident closed the road temporarily. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf of mot ...

Multiple car accidents during the October 4, 2013 Hartford morning commute

2013-10-04 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Multiple multi-vehicle crashes on I-84 and I-91 in the Hartford area occurred today during the morning commute. A tractor trailer truck overturned on I-91 north, causing two lanes to be closed temporarily. Two other sets of collisions occurred on I-84 west, one in East Hartford and one in Manchester. Morning commute ...

Serious injuries in two-car collision in Plainfield on October 5, 2013

2013-10-07 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The two-vehicle crash occurred during the morning of Saturday, October 5, 2013, on New Road, around 10 am. The collision reportedly occurred when the 67 year old driver of a Taurus pulled into the path of a Dodge Ram traveling east on Plainfield Pike. The driver of the Taurus and a passenger were injured and were bo ...

One-car accident on I-395 south In Waterford, October 6, 2013

2013-10-07 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

A one-car accident occurred on I-395 south In Waterford, on October 6, 2013 atabout 9 pm. The accident occurred between exits 78 and 77. The collision temporarily closed the highway. It is unclear whether there were any passengers in the vehicle. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents can be. We vigoro ...

October 14, 2013 double fatality car accident in Farmington, CT

2013-10-15 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

Two individuals were killed in two-vehicle collision that occurred on October 14, 2013 in Farmington, on Route 6, during the early afternoon. One of the decedents was also eight months pregnant at the time, and the baby is also deceased. She also had her three children in her minivan, one of whom was treated in the ...

Hartford car accident results in two deaths

2013-10-15 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Two individuals were killed in a one-vehicle collision that occurred on October 11, 2013 in Hartford, at about 11:30 pm, on Windsor Street. The driver and passenger were deceased. The car was located after reports of an explosion. One occupant was ejected. Another remained in the car upon arrival, when the car was o ...

October 16, 2013 I-91 northbound crash in Rocky Hill injures two occupants

2013-10-16 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Two Middletown residents were injured in a crash that occurred at about 2 pm on October 16, 2013. Spine and head injuries were reported. Both were taken via ambulance to Hartford Hospital for treatment. The cause of the accident has not been reported, and we have no idea what it was based on our limited information. ...

One dead in Cheshire crash on October 20, 2013

2013-10-21 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred at about 11 pm on Route 10 in Cheshire near the Interstate 691 eastbound, entrance ramp. An SUV reportedly made a left turn into the path of a motor scooter and car. The operator of the scooter died. The SUV driver was arrested. Our law firm understands how devastating the loss of a loved one can ...

Four dead in Portland car accident on October 26, 2013

2013-10-29 | Andrew J. O'Keefe
ajokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The car crash occurred on Saturday morning, October 26, at about 2:45 am near Rose Hill Road and Cox Road. The vehicle had five occupants. Four have died, including the driver. One was in critical condition as of October 28 at Hartford Hospital. The car, a Honda Civic, apparently hit a concrete bridge support at a f ...

Southbury fatal accident October 30, 2013

2013-11-01 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

A woman was killed in a head-on crash on Route 67, near the Oxford border Thursday afternoon, police said. The crash, reported at 2:18 p.m., shut down Route 67 in the vicinity of Burma Road and Route 188 for several hours Thursday. Rebecca Karlak, 25, of Seymour, died at the crash scene after her southbound Chevy Co ...

Multiple car accidents surrounding Halloween throughout Connecticut 2013

2013-11-01 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

In Hartford, a woman her car crashed into a convenience store building at approximately 12:30 am on November 1, 2013. The incident occurred at Sam's Food Store on New Britain Avenue in Hartford. Three people were hospitalized. Minivan versus apartment building crash in Norwalk on November 1, 201. The minivan collide ...

November 2, 2013 fatal pedestrian car accident in Cromwell

2013-11-04 | Andrew J. O'Keefe
ajokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The accident occurred in Interstate 91 near exit 21. The pedestrian’s body was found at about 3 am. He apparently was struck by a large truck in the center lane. It is a hit-an-run accident. The police were looking for leads. He was apparently also struck by a second vehicle, whose driver called 911. Our law f ...

November 10, 2013 Portland fatal car accident

2013-11-11 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The one car accident occurred at about 9:30 pm on Route 66 when the vehicle veered off the road and struck a pole and a tree. There were two occupants. One died at the scene; the other was taken by helicopter to an area hospital. Our law firm understands how devastating the loss of a loved one can be. We vigorously ...

November 13, 2013 multivehicle accident in East Hartford

2013-11-13 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

A multivehicle collision occurred during the morning commute near 256 Silver Lane in East Hartford on November 13, 2013. Multiple injuries occurred. Morning commute accidents are very frequent, and while some such accidents can be minor, others can be devastating. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents ...

November 19, 2013 Berlin one vehicle crash on Berlin Turnpike

2013-11-19 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

A car struck a utility pole, causing wires to come down and the roadway to be temporarily closed. The crash occurred near Woodlawn Road at about 11:30 am. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe have the years of experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the skilled representation ...

November 19, 2013 Tolland fatal crash on I-84

2013-11-19 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred at about 7 am during the morning commute on Tuesday November 19, 2013.  The decedent’s vehicle crossed from the eastbound lanes into the median and then into westbound traffic, striking a tractor trailer and another vehicle.  The crash occurred near exit 68. While it is not ...

November 17, 2013 Southington ambulance crash

2013-11-19 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

A car was struck by an ambulance in Southington on November 17, 2013 at about 6:30 pm on North Main Street near Curtis Street. Crashes involving emergency personnel have special laws in Connecticut. While certain exemptions are granted from obeying traffic laws, the emergency vehicles must comply with those statutes ...

November 24, 2013 fatal pedestrian collision involving hit-and-run driver in Hartford

2013-11-25 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred near 700 Maple Avenue in Hartford around 2:30 am on November 24, 2013. A vehicle struck a pedestrian and then fled the scene. The pedestrian was later declared dead at a local hospital. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a gray 4-door sedan, possibly a Mitsubishi Gallant. Police are looking for a s ...

November 24, 2013 double fatality crash on Route 2 in Marlborough

2013-11-25 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred near exit 13 on Route 2 eastbound at about 4:30 am on November 24, 2013. Police said a car and an air gas tractor-trailer were involved in the crash. The car appeared to have rolled over and two people were pinned inside. The victims were identified as 32-year-old Omar Jani and 22-year-old Jack Sa ...

November 23, 2013 fatal car accident in Bridgeport

2013-11-25 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred at about 1 pm on November 23, 2013 at the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard and State Street. She died as a result of the accident. Two passengers in her vehicle were evaluated at a local hospital. A second involved vehicle reportedly had two occupants, neither of whom reportedly had any injurie ...

562 Thanksgiving holiday crashes in Connecticut for 2013

2013-12-02 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

State police reportedly responded to 562 motor vehicle crashes over the holiday. This does not include accidents responded to by local police in Connecticut. With regard to the accidents responded to by the state police, one person was killed and 92 people were injured. The fatal accident occurred in Hartford. Addit ...

Hartford Thanksgiving fatal car accident

2013-12-02 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred at 11:30 pm on I-84 near exit 48 in Hartford. The decedent’s car reportedly struck a jersey barrier then collided with another vehicle. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf of motor vehicle accident victims through ...

November 30, 2013 East Hartford one vehicle crash on I-84

2013-12-02 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred at about 7:20 am on I-84 eastbound near exit 59. The driver reportedly drifted off the right side of the road and struck a jersey barrier. Three people were taken to the hospital following the accident. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf victims in motor vehicle accidents throug ...

December 2, 2013 East Hartford crash on I-84

2013-12-02 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred at about 12:10 am near exit 48 on I-84 westbound. Three vehicles were involved. Two people were reportedly injured. One driver was ticketed for failing to stay in his travel lane. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf of ...

December 1, 2013 60 car accident in Worcester, MA

2013-12-02 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The crashes occurred on I-290 and involved more than 60 cars and three tractor trailers, at about 6:45 am. Black ice was reportedly a contributing factor to the crashes. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf of motor vehicle accident victim ...

December 3, 2013 Prospect, CT, tractor trailer versus car crash

2013-12-03 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred on Route 68 at Talmadge Hill Road during the morning of December 3, 2013. Route 68 was temporarily closed in both directions between Trotters Way and Talmadge Hill Road. The cause of the accident has not been reported. Retain Tractor-Trailer Claims Lawyers When truck collisions do ...

December 2, 2013 East Windsor one-car crash

2013-12-03 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The accident occurred on Route 140 in East Windsor near Main Street and Broad Brook Road during the evening. No further details have been reported. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf victims in motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of Connecticut. Call us today at (860) 278 4040 to discuss ...

December 10, 2013 Middletown car versus pole crash

2013-12-10 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The collision occurred at 3:04 am on Ballfall Road in Middletown. The driver was removed from the car and taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment. It does not appear that there were any passengers in the car. It is not clear what happened in this particular accident. Police are requesting any witnesses to contact t ...

November 24, 2013 Marlborough, CT, fatal car versus tractor trailer crash on Route 2

2013-12-10 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Two occupants of a car died as a result of a crash into a tractor trailer on Route 2 in Marlborough, CT on November 24, 2013 at about 4:20 am. The crash occurred near exit 13. The tractor trailer was reportedly parked on the roadside prior to the collision. The cause of the crash has not been reported. Without regar ...

New Milford, CT, December 8, 2013 car versus diner crash

2013-12-10 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

A white Mercedes struck the Gaylordsville Diner just before 10:30 am on December 8, 2013 in New Milford. The driver had reportedly got out of the car when it began to move forward. The passenger then reportedly tried to stop the vehicle but hit the accelerator rather than the brake. Four were take n to area hospital ...

December 6, 2013 South Windsor, Vernon two-car accident

2013-12-10 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The collision occurred during the evening on Kelly Road, near the town line for South Windsor and Vernon. Both drivers were extricated from their respective vehicles and were taken to area hospitals. The cause of the crash has not been reported. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents can be. We vigorou ...

December 18, 2013 Route 9 Cromwell, CT, rollover accident

2013-12-19 | Andrew J. O'Keefe
ajokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The accident occurred during the morning commute on December 18, 2013 on Route 9 in Cromwell. Apparently, there was only one occupant of the vehicle, the operator. The car came to rest on the snow-covered median, near exit 20. With an office in Wethersfield and the ability to meet in Cromwell at a home offic ...

December 16, 2013 Lisbon, CT car accident requiring Life Star

2013-12-19 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred at 1 pm on December 16, 2013 in Lisbon, on I-395 between Exits 84S and 83 near the Norwich city line. Multiple individuals were reportedly injured. Life Star arrived at the scene, and brought at least one person to a hospital. The road reopened around 2:30 pm. Our law firm understands how traumati ...

December 16, 2013 West Hartford two-car accident

2013-12-19 | Jay W. Jackson
jwjackson@jacksonokeefe.com

The collision occurred on Sedgwick Road and Riggs Avenue in West Hartford during the morning commute on December 16, 2013. Five people were reportedly injured in the crash. Our law firm understands how traumatic car accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf of motor vehicle accident vic ...

December 13, 2013 Farmington, CT, car accident

2013-12-19 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

A car caught fire on I- 84 in Farmington near exit 37 at about 9 am on December 13, 2013. The cause of the fire is unclear. With offices in Southington and Hartford, and the ability to meet in Farmington at a home office, or at your home, we strive to meet the needs of Farmington area residents, making getti ...

December 15, 2013, Bristol, CT, hit-and-run pedestrian car accident

2013-12-19 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The pedestrian was struck on Route 6 near a Walmart shopping plaza at about 5 pm.  The driver reportedly stopped, checked on the pedestrian, and then fled the scene in a green, four-door late model Buick LeSabre. The pedestrian was treated at an area hospital. Such accidents may give rise to underinsured ...

Berlin pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver December 21, 2013

2013-12-23 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The accident occurred at about 7:40 pm on December 21, 2013 High Road in Berlin, CT.  The pedestrian was reportedly walking with his from behind. He was later pronounced dead.  The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested.  The suspect has been charged with drunk driving among other charges. ...

Connecticut Supreme Court overturns Appellate Court finding of no liability in rear-end motor vehicle accident case

2014-02-07 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

TORT LAW – Connecticut Supreme Court overturns Appellate Court finding of no liability in rear-end motor vehicle accident case:  In 2011, the Connecticut Appellate Courts held that in this rear-end motor vehicle accident case, where the only evidence is that the plaintiff heard a loud noise prior t ...

February 6, 2013 Manchester, CT pedestrian fatal accident

2014-02-07 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The accident occurred at about 6:40 pm on February 6, 2013 in Manchester, when the pedestrian – John King—was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 83/Oakland Street.  The decedent was reportedly pushing a shopping cart along the road when he was struck. If you have a possible cla ...

February 4, 2013 Cromwell, CT pedestrian serious accident

2014-02-07 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The accident occurred at about 6:15 pm on February 4, 2013 in Cromwell, when the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Prospect Hill Road, near Holy Apostles College and Seminary.  The pedestrian was reportedly struck as she was attempting to cross the roadway. If you have a possible ...

February 2, 2013 South Windsor, CT fatal car accident

2014-02-07 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The accident occurred at about 2 am on February 2, 2013 in South Windsor, when a vehicle struck a tree on the lawn of a Hillside Drive house.  Passenger Ryan Martin, 25, of South Windsor died.  The driver, Adam Lincoln, was hospitalized.  Another passenger, Konrad Kryla, was also hospitalized. 

April 25, 2014 Stonington, CT hit-and-run accident seriously injures pedestrian

2014-04-25 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The incident occurred before 5:11 am near Route 2 and Route 78 in Stonington.  The pedestrian was flown by Life Star to an area hospital, with serious injuries.  A gray vehicle reportedly fled the scene, heading north on Route 2. Of course fleeing the scene of accident violates the law.  Howeve ...

April 24, 2014 I-91 Rollover Crash In Wallingford, CT

2014-04-25 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The accident happened about 2:34 p.m. in the area of exit 14on Interstate 91, in Wallingford. A garbage truck rolled over and came to rest on the right shoulder.  No other vehicles appear to have been involved based on the limited information available. The driver died and a passenger was taken to an are ...

CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Subsequently discovered injury did not make unknown driver a hit-and-run driver

2014-09-16 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

After the two car accident, the drivers got out, spoke to each other and agreed there was no damage.  Later the plaintiff’s brought a UM claim against his insurer claiming the other driver qualified as a hit-an- run driver because the plaintiff did not have his identity.  The Superior Court grants th ...

TORT LAW – Superior Court holds legislative permission to sue State unconstitutional

2014-11-03 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff failed to timely sue the State for a claim arising out of a staph infection while at the UConn Health Center.  The legislature enacted a resolution to allow the untimely suit.  The Superior Court holds that the resolution violates the CT Constitution, which provides that “No manor set o ...

TORT LAW – Appellate Court holds holiday does not extend SOL

2014-11-03 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff served the defendant one day after Memorial Day, which was one day too late.  The statute of limitations expired on Memorial Day.  The Appellate Court affirms, holing that holidays do not create a grace period.  Kim v. EMT, 10/21/14 If you have a possible claim, you will ...

ACCIDENT LAW – Superior Court grants summary judgment to defendant in defective highway action

2015-02-10 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Where the plaintiff was walking backward in the middle of the road and encountered a pothole, the Court notes the plaintiff could not prove that the pothole was the sole proximate cause of the alleged injury, as required to prevail in a defective highway action.  The court notes that General Statutes § 14- ...

INJURY LAW – CT Supreme Court holds jury must decide whether leaving concrete chunks in exterior common area was unreasonable

2015-02-10 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff’s child who was hit on the head by an 18-pound piece of concrete taken by another child from among debris in the backyard of apartment building and dropped it from a third-floor balcony.  The plaintiffs’ suit against the landlord alleged negligence in failing to remove the loose concre ...

Attorney Peter K. O'Keefe obtains defendant's verdict in van versus bus lawsuits

2015-06-04 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

On June 4, 2015, Attorney Peter K. O’Keefe obtained defendant’s verdicts in two lawsuits arising out of an alleged commercial van’s collision with a bus.  The three plaintiffs were passengers on the bus.  They alleged that the van driver drove into the side and/or mirror of the bus causin ...


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