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Richard P. Hastings
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How many times are we confronted with some hazard and we might not appreciate the danger that it might present? A "freak accident" provides us with a situation to look more closely at these opportunities. Be aware and be careful. Condolences to Charmayne's friends and family! #accidentprevention  
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As we continue to experience snow and ice in many parts of the country, pileup accidents occur with far too much regularity. It is so very important to slow down and leave yourself plenty of room, especially on crowded roadways, so as to avoid these sometimes deadly highway accidents. #highwayaccidents  
Dozens were injured in a major accident near Bangor, Maine, on Wednesday morning as snow rapidly fell over the area.
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This skill is so vital to the success of any person regardless of his or her occupation. In fact, 90% of those presented with 10 options chose this skill. What are you doing to improve yours? Toastmasters anyone? It is an amazing organization that can help you hone your communicative skills and you will meet great people who are interested in self improvement.  #toastmastersinternational  
The most important skill for children to get ahead in the world today isn't reading, math or science, according to a new survey.
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A sad case involving a local man who died in a snowmobile accident. These are high speed motor vehicles that run on very slippery surfaces, many time in densely wooded areas. Please be very careful and wear the much needed safety equipment. Condolences to his family and friends. #snowmobileaccidents  
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As parents of student athletes, should we do an investigation of our child's athletic program's safety precautions or should we just assume the school is doing what is right? Do our critical eyes need to always be on the lookout for potential problems and then should we be prepared to speak up? What do you think? Hoping for a speedy and complete recovery. #collegesportsinjuries  
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This is something few of us think about but it could have fatal consequences. There is a quick fix to this potentially deadly situation so please take advantage of it. Be safe! #dryerfireprevention  
A fatal fire in Clermont County Thursday has local fire departments urging Tri-Staters to inspect their clothes dryers.
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Such a tragic accident. Please keep in mind that fact that so many activities that we engage in on a daily basis have an opportunity to injure us or can have deadly consequences. Caution should always be a consideration especially with younger people. Have fun but be careful. Condolences to the family. #accidentprevention  
An University of Mississippi student was killed in a sledding accident Wednesday. The accident happened at the Highland Square Apartments around 5:30
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A tragic case involving a crosswalk accident underscores the great need for caution for both drivers and pedestrians. As drivers it is important to always be present in the important task of operation a motor vehicle and to be on the lookout for sudden emergencies. Pedestrians need to be careful when crossing the street, even when they have the right of way, and to make sure other vehicles see them before proceeding. Condolences to those affected. #crosswalkaccidents  
A car hit and killed three children ages 4 to 8 as they crossed Main Street with their mother using crosswalk Sunday evening, police said. Their mother was also hit. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.
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A Derby, CT nurse practitioner, who works for Comprehensive Pain & Headache Treatment Centers, headquartered at Griffin Hospital, was among the top 10 prescribers nationally of the most potent controlled substances in Medicare's drug program in 2012. Heather Alfonso, an advanced practice registered nurse, wrote out 8,705 prescriptions for opioids and other Schedule II drugs in 2012. If you use an 8 hour workday, 5 days a week over 50 weeks this comes out to 4.35 prescriptions an hour or 1 every 13.79 minutes (if my math is correct)! Am I the only one to think that this situation requires some type of investigation- on so many levels? #painmedicationabuse  
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If it can happen to the Wienermobile then it can happen to you! Be careful when driving, especially in this weather, so you can avoid car and truck accidents.#accidentprevention
The Oscar Mayer Wiener mobile will be off the road for a while.
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As a result of all of the snow we are experiencing in and around New England people are flocking to the slopes. The story below underscores the need to always be vigilant about our safety given our surroundings and to be extra careful in situations that present heightened levels of risk. Have fun, enjoy yourselves but above all be careful and stay safe! Condolences to the family!  #skiaccidents  
A New York City woman died Sunday in what State Police are calling a freak accident after she fell from a ski lift in the Catskills. Filkin's ski got caught on one of the lift support poles, pulling her off the chair and causing her to fall to the ground, Mitchell said. According to an autopsy Monday, Filkin died of her injuries from the fall, Mitchell said.
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Bob Simon, a veteran war correspondent and 60 Minutes reporter, was killed in NYC last night after his livery car crashed. This sad story underscores the great fragility of life. Appreciate all that you can, whenever possible. Condolences to those affected!
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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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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

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A rare Enzo Ferrari sports car was heavily damaged in a crash on Interstate 95 in Stamford on Monday.

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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

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AAA will assist stranded cyclists
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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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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.