Individuals who drive in New London and elsewhere throughout Connecticut may be interested in knowing more about the dangers of sternum fractures. According to reports, fractures of the sternum occur more frequently due to motor vehicle accidents than any other cause. During a collision, a driver's chest could forcefully connect with a vehicle's steering wheel or dashboard, causing damage to the breastbone. Reports indicate that failure to wear a seatbelt and lack of air bags are often factors when a crash results in a sternum fracture.
A woman was critically injured in Connecticut after she and another woman were struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the road on Nov. 12. The report stated that the incident occurred in the evening on Danbury Road in New Milford.
People who have suffered dog bite injuries in Connecticut may wonder if they are able to sue the dog's owners, and if so, what damages they may be able to recover. Under the state's strict liability statute, a dog owner may be held liable for damages even if he or she had no reason to believe that the dog had a propensity to attack others or had never bitten another person before. Moreover, injured victims do not need to prove negligence under this statute.
Connecticut owners of GM vehicles may have already heard of the massive recall issued by the automaker in February. However, recent reports indicate that rental car companies may have reported possible vehicle defects as early as 2005, which may further implicate that GM knew about safety issues with the Cobalt, Ion and four other model cars for almost a decade.