Police determine fatal propane explosion an accident

The propane explosion that killed one man and injured two others in August of 2012 has been officially declared an accident. The accident occurred when homeowner John Wilkinson and his friend Athony Fratino III attempted to repair a propane leak in Wilkinson’s home, causing an explosion so powerful that the entire home was leveled. Wilkinson was killed in the accident, while Fratino and his young son, who was also at the scene of the accident, suffered serious injuries.

While the police report did not find anyone to be criminally responsible for the accident, it did note that the cause of the accident appeared to have been a  propane line that was improperly capped nine years prior, allowing the basement to fill with dangerous gases.

The thoughts of everyone at the Law Offices of Paul Levin go out to the victims of this tragic accident and their families.

Jaguar to recall 2,929 cars in United States

autonomous carsAutomaker giant Jaguar recently recalled two of its models in the U.S. for possible stalling issues and a defective power window that may injure occupants, according to a report published on Thursday, August 15.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first recall affects 940 XF 2-liter GTDi 2013 models, which may stall or loss braking and power steeling assistance if the hose clamp of the charge air cooler is detached. The second recall affects 1,989 XK 2011-2014 model convertibles with a defective switch that may activate the power window and injure its occupants when controlling the roof. NHTSA said Jaguar will address the issues by either repairing or replacing the concerned parts of the recalled vehicles, beginning on September 27.

Unfortunately, defective vehicles can lead to serious accidents, harming innocent people in Connecticut. If this has happened to you, talk with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Paul Levin by calling 860.560.7226.

Kawasaki to recall Ninja 300 due to electrical problems

11,097 recent Ninja 300 models will be recalled by motorcycle maker Kawasaki to address an electrical issue.motorcycle

According to the recall, the 2013 model of the Ninja 300 is affected by an “improper setting in the Electronic Control Unit (ECU)” that may cause the motorcycle to stall if the driver reduces its speed. The agency found out about the issue after complaints from affected owners were posted in forums and through formal complaints.

Kawasaki said they will ask dealers to change the ECU of the affected motorcycles beginning in mid-August.

Riding a defective motorcycle may cause you severe injuries should a crash occur. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident due to inherent defects with the vehicle in Connecticut, our legal team at the Law Offices of Paul Levin can help you explore your legal options for pursuing compensation. Call 860.560.7226 today to find out how we can help you.

Several people dead after plane accident near Tweed New Haven Airport

Authorities have reported two fatalities after a small propeller plane crashed into two homes near Connecticut’s Tweed New Haven Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft, a small multi-engine passenger plane, left Teterboro Airport in New Jersey early Friday morning and crashed into a residential area at 11:25 a.m. Officials believe the rainy weather caused poor visibility for the pilot, who crashed while trying to land at Tweed New Haven Airport. After being struck by the plane, both houses caught fire.

Emergency responders at the scene report that at least three people are missing, including the plane’s pilot and two young children who were in one of the houses at the time of the crash.

“We presume there is going to be a very bad outcome,” local fire chief Douglas Jackson said.

Our team at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, understands how devastating losing loved ones in such a tragic accident is and send their condolences to all those affected by this loss.

3 injured in Bloomfield multiple vehicle accident

At least three persons were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred in Bloomfield on Sunday morning, July 28.car accident

Bloomfield police responded to a two-car accident at 1266 Blue Hills Avenue around 3 a.m. Authorities found 19-year-old Jamar Johnson unconscious and suffering from several broken bones due to the accident. Police also found Chazz Gaither-Lewis, 19, severely injured as a result of the accident. A woman identified as 50-year-old Edith Mackenzie also reportedly complained of minor injuries from the crash. The three persons were brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Unfortunately, many people are injured in car accidents caused by the reckless actions all too often. If you have been involved in such an accident in Connecticut, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Paul Levin may be able to help you get compensation from the person who caused the accident. Call 860.560.7226 today to find out how we can help you.