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: Pedestrian accident news

INJURY LAW - Superior Court jury awards $416,000.00 in defective sidewalk claim

2016-03-11 | Matthew J. O'Keefe

 The plaintiff tripped and fell when her foot hit a two-inch raised portion of a public sidewalk.  She sustained a fracture to her left upper arm, requiring surgery, as well as cuts and bruises to her nose, lip, cheek, forehead, knees and upper leg.  The plaintiff claimed that the sidewalk had been in ...

CT Pedestrian Injury Law: Pedestrian Allegedly Injured when Crossing Street Awarded $75,000

2012-06-12 | Philip R. Dunn

CT Pedestrian Injury Law:  Pedestrian Allegedly Injured when Crossing Street Awarded $75,000 Case:  Jenkins v. Joseph Court:  Stamford/Norwalk J.D., at Stamford Doc. No.:  CV09-60014465; Court Opinion By:  Tierney, J.T.R. Date:  Feb. 14, 2012 A court c ...

September 29, 2013 serious pedestrian versus car accident in Farmington

2013-10-01 | Philip R. Dunn

On September 29, 2013, a 51-year-old female on Route 6 in Farmington, CT, was struck by a car at about 7 pm. The pedestrian was taken to Hartford Hospital via ambulance. She sustained life threatening injuries and is in critical condition. A portion of Route 6 in Farmington was closed temporarily following the accid ...

Pedestrian killed in Vernon on October 18, 2013

2013-10-21 | Kathryn M. Cunningham

A man was struck by a car on Route 83 at 7:30 on October 18, 2013 in Vernon. He was crossing the street near Sunset Terrace when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital. He was 20 years of age. Our law firm understands how devastating pedestrian accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available rem ...

November 6, 2013 Vernon, CT, car versus pedestrian crash

2013-11-07 | Kathryn M. Cunningham

A pedestrian was struck on Route 30 at about 4 pm. His condition is unclear. Lifestar was called but he did not use it. Our law firm understands how devastating the pedestrian accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf of victims throughout the state of Connecticut. Call us today ...

November 18, 2013 Naugatuck pedestrian hit-and-run crash

2013-11-19 | Matthew J. O'Keefe

The pedestrian was struck near Water Street and Maple Street in Naugatuck at about 7 pm.  The vehicle was a white or silver sedan with a plate containing 89 XYZ. The victim reportedly sustained a broken leg among other injuries. Such accidents may give rise to underinsured/uninsured motorist claim ...

Appellate Court holds that defective highway statute is exclusive remedy as to snow bank on side walk

2014-07-22 | Matthew J. O'Keefe

The plaintiff claimed that she was forced to walk on a street due to snow covering a sidewalk.  She was the struck by a hit-and-run driver.  It was alleged that the municipality plowed snow onto the sidewalk.  The Appellate Court affirms the granting of a motion to strike the sole count against the mu ...

Connecticut Accident Law – 80-year-old who fell at hospital awarded $108,645 by Superior Court

2015-03-12 | Peter K. O'Keefe

In a trial to the court, the court finds constructive notice of a defect where an exterior sidewalk was uneven as it joined another sidewalk.  The plaintiff broke a toe, and sustained neck and back injuries.  The court finds 40% contributory negligence.  The court awards medicals of $131,076 and $50,0 ...

CIVIL PROCEDURE – Abode service insufficient where process not left in door

2015-05-11 | Matthew J. O'Keefe

The Superior Court grants a motion to dismiss where the complaint is left under a chair on the front porch.  “The commonly accepted manner of making abode service is to push the papers under or through the side of the door, thereby placing the papers with the constructive possession of a defendant inside ...

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