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This famous submarine caught fire in CT today. I wonder how much insurance the party responsible for the fire has to cover this loss? #submarineaccidents  
(AP) — The submarine that visited the deepest spot in the world's oceans has been scorched in a truck fire on a Connecticut highway. Connecticut State Police tweeted that they responded to a fire on a truck transporting the Deepsea Challenger on Interstate 95 at about 5 a.m. Thursday in North Stonington.
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How many times have we seen a video posted of someone who is experiencing some type of harm where people tend to be more concerned about memorializing the event on their cellphone rather than helping the victim? The balancing act is helping someone without putting yourself in grave danger. Please watch out for each other and provide help when you can!
While people were standing by at a Chevron gas station in Beaverton, taking video of a woman trapped inside of her burning car, a 19-year-old came to her rescue.
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If you need just one more reason not to drive under the influence in CT well here it is. A recent study found that CT has the third strictest DUI penalties in the country. Arizona and Alaska are the only two states with harsher DUI laws. There are many other better reasons not to drink and drive such as preventing an accident that could seriously injure or kill someone. Be careful and be safe! #preventingdrunkdrivingaccidents
The study by WalletHub concludes Connecticut is very tough on DUI offenders and the state recently added ignition interlock devices.
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In case you go to Stop and Shop and buy, or have purchased and still have, Barber Chicken then you will want to read this article. For those of us that have had food poisoning, it's not fun! Skip it if you can! #besafe  
A Maine poultry company that sells products to several retailers including a popular grocery store chain in the tri-state and New England has recalled more than 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken over concerns...
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Alcohol and many activities that involve a high risk of danger or the possibility of an accident should be avoided at all costs. This is the second fatal fireworks accident from this past weekend that allegedly involve alcohol and fireworks. #fireworksinjuries  
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A very unfortunate event has the Mother of the deceased claiming that her son's death is the result of lax fireworks laws. An a retired fire chief has indicated that critics will say you cannot regulate stupidity. What do you think? #fireworksinjuries  
Her son was killed on the Fourth of July after he tried to launch firework from the top of his head. But some are saying it's not his fault, “lax fireworks laws” are to blame. Now, a Maine mother is calling for stricter laws on how people buy fireworks, and who can have access them. That's right, she isn't blaming her son, or circumstance for the 4th of July death. She is blaming the fireworks and the lack of even more laws regulating them. Devo...
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First you should not sit out in the sun for fear of getting skin cancer. Then beaches are sometimes shut down because of high levels of pollutants in the water. Now a study out of Hawaii states that the sand at the beach is worse than the water for containing  E.coli bacteria. Are there some things we might be better off not knowing?
We don't like to think about it when we're loading the car with beach chairs, towels and sunscreen, but a trip to the shore can be bad for your health, and apparently it’s for reasons far beyond a ...
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Some say the first auto accident occurred in this country in the late 1800s. Now the first car accident in a self driving vehicle has occurred this year. Be careful and be safe! #autoaccidents  
Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time. In the collision, a Lexus SUV that the tech giant outfitted with sensors and cameras was rear-ended in Google's home city of Mountain View, where more than 20...
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This was in today's New York Post. What do you think about this result? Remember, this was a voluntary settlement. #wrongfuldeath  
The head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association on Monday night slammed the city’s record-breaking $5.9 million settlement with the family of police chokehold victim Eric Garner as “obscene” and “...
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A local teen who tragically died on July 2 , after being hit by a car, had but three things on her bucket list. The only incomplete item was to save a life which she did in saving her friend just moments before she was struck and killed. Thoughts and prayers go out to this beautiful young woman's family and friends.
To fly to Spain. To kiss in the rain. And finally, to save a life.
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A local teenager was recently bitten by a copperhead snake. The article below presents some great information that addresses what to do, and not to do, if you are bitten by a venomous snake. Be careful and be safe.
A 14-year-old boy was bitten by a copperhead snake after reaching out to touch it at Devil's Den Preserve in Weston.
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What a frightening experience. While snakes may look harmless to children/teens, it is important that they are educated on the proper precautions to take when near them. 
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Another sad story involving poor judgment and fireworks. People really need to treat activities that can cause them severe harm with a great deal of respect! #fireworksinjuries  
The only certainty resulting from Jason Pierre-Paul’s ill-advised tussle with those fireworks that left injuries to both of his hands on July 4 is this: His actions were dumb beyond description. No...
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Attorney Hastings has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in CT by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Hastings is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the U.S. The membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts or settlements. Less than 1% of all lawyers in the country are members. He has also been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer, a peer evaluated award limited to only 5% of the state’s attorneys. He has also been named a New England Super Lawyer which is limited to the top 5% of all lawyers in ME, NH, VT, MA, RI and CT. He is listed as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in New England’s Leading Leaders Magazine. He has also been named one of the New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers. He has been named a Top Lawyer by Greenwich Magazine, New Canaan Darien Magazine, Stamford Magazine, Westport Weston & Wilton Magazine and Fairfield Magazine. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating, and is included in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.
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Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, co-author of Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing published by CelebrityPress which was #1 on the Insurance Best-Seller list on Amazon.com, member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors and is a member of America’s PremierExperts, hold the title of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International, its highest designation, trained as a mediator by Harvard Law School and the Center for Mediation in Law
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Toddler who died in car identified
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The pop superstar turned up for jury duty Monday at a New York City courthouse. Court system spokesman David Bookstaver says officials cut h

Federal judge approves NFL concussion settlement
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A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussi

3 Dead, 1 Missing After Boating Accident in Coconut Grove
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A Fourth of July boat collision near Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove killed three people.

3 Questions to Ask If Your Loved One Is in the ICU
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More Americans between the ages 1-30 die due to preventable causes such as car crashes, falls and firearm-related injuries, according to a n

Report ranks local hospitals on infections
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The loss of funding, and the release of information about their performance, could motivate hospitals to take a closer look at their safety

Repairman Wrecks Millionaire's $600K Ferrari
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A rare Enzo Ferrari sports car was heavily damaged in a crash on Interstate 95 in Stamford on Monday.

COPD: 4 Myths Debunked
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It’s a sad fact that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD, have trouble doing what connects us to life –

Injured worker awarded record settlement
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An undocumented construction worker who was paralyzed in 2007 in a fall at a Milford job site has been awarded $4.5 million in the largest w

Are You A Dangerous Driver?
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Sixteen years ago, Dr. Gregg Gerety was driving his two young children home from a day of swimming and outdoor activities. One minute, he fe

8 vehicles earn insurance industry's top rating for collision warning an...
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The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was the only non-luxury car to earn the highest safety rating in new tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.

AAA will assist stranded cyclists
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[...] Emerson was intrigued to hear of a new AAA program that provides bicycle riders with the same kind of roadside service offered to driv

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Quarter of drivers say it’s hard to stay awake behind the wheel | The Ri...
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More than one in four motorists (28%) reported being so tired in the last month they had a hard time keeping their eyes open behind the whee

Truck in deadly crash slammed into charter bus
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(AP) â€" A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median Thursday in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school

Metro-North: A Decade of Defects
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Federal inspectors over the last decade found more than 7,100 defects and deficiencies in the Metro-North Commuter Railroad system -- but re

Avoiding Winter Driving Accidents in Connecticut on Snow and Ice
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If you have been injured in a winter driving accident that has been caused by the fault of another, contact us at 888 842 8466.