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CT Board of Education and Sovereign Immunity

Posted by Paul Levin | Aug 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

CT Appellate Court: Board of Education is not entitled to Sovereign Immunity where its employees fail to comply with terms of its anti-bullying policy. The Connecticut Appellate Court this month in Palosz v. Town of Greenwich (Appellate Court Docket No. AC 40315) affirmed a trial court ruling t...

Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

Posted by Paul Levin | Aug 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Statistics tell us that a collision happens once every 10 seconds, but when it happens to you, it is always a shock. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident in Connecticut, whether you are a driver or passenger, you know the feelings of confusion, worry, and aggravation at the prospect of ha...

Whose Money is it?

Posted by Paul Levin | Jul 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

CT Supreme Court Says Injured Employees May Keep 1/3 of Workers' Compensation Benefits from Lawsuits Against Third Parties In a recent opinion, Callaghan v. Car Parts Int'l, the Connecticut Supreme Court held that employees who are injured on the job by third parties (people unrelated to the emp...

What to do after a Catastrophic Event and Hiring a Lawyer

Posted by Paul Levin | Jul 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A CATASTROPHIC EVENT AND HIRING A LAWYER When you or a loved one is involved in a catastrophic accident, the first step is to make sure the proper authorities are notified, seek medical treatment, and contact police immediately if that is necessary. Secondly, notify your empl...

Injury and Wrongful Death Case Valuation in CT

Posted by Paul Levin | Jun 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

HOW IS A CATASTROPHIC INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH CASE VALUED IN CONNECTICUT? When dealing with a life altering case, valuing all compensable damages is a traditional starting point. Compensable damages generally include: Medical bills Lost wages Permanent disability Pain and suffering Futur...

What Happens If You’re Unable to Work after an Injury?

Posted by Paul Levin | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act & Expert Help The reality of dealing with a serious injury can have emotional, physical, and financial repercussions. If you are unable to work after an injury, there may be a variety of job-retraining and career-counseling programs available. Under the ...

Personal Injury Case vs. Workers’ Compensation Case

Posted by Paul Levin | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is important to understand the fundamental basis for personal injury claims and workers' compensation claims in order to distinguish between the two. The most important difference is that a personal injury claim is based on the fault of one party, whereas a workers' compensation case does not ...

Workers’ Compensation Cases in CT

Posted by Paul Levin | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Working men and women are the backbone of Connecticut's economy. Connecticut boasts a diverse workforce that makes it the place we love to call home. Our State cannot survive without its hardworking citizens; the law recognizes this.  When a worker is hurt on the job; paying compensation for medi...

Slip and Fall Cases

Posted by Paul Levin | May 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Often called “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents, premises liability cases arise when someone is injured on someone else's property, whether it is public or private. These cases usually derive from a combination of the most basic everyday activities such as walking, and the negligence of...

Dog Bite Cases in CT

Posted by Paul Levin | May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dog Bite Cases In Connecticut, people who choose to enjoy the pleasure of having a dog also take on the responsibility of making sure the dog does no harm to people, property, or other pets in the community.  Though most dog owners are conscientious about making sure they follow leash laws and o...

Wrongful Death Cases

Posted by Paul Levin | Apr 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The common law definition of a wrongful death claim is a civil action that arises where damages are claimed against a party for causing the death of another, due to a negligent or careless act, possibly a criminal or reckless act. The breach of an established standard of care and the resulting ha...

Life Altering Injuries in CT

Posted by Paul Levin | Apr 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is a Life Altering Injury? A life altering injury is a permanent injury which substantially interferes with one's daily life. Generally, catastrophic injuries are defined as injuries that result in long-term medical problems, permanent disability, shortened life expectancy, and anything tha...

Life Altering Injuries, a Connecticut legal Roadmap

Posted by Paul Levin | Mar 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Greetings! Attorneys Paul Levin and Kelly Kasheta have authored a new book, now available on Amazon and shortly Kindle as well. You may want to  read this book because you have been hurt, or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident. You might have a life altering, catastrophic injur...

MY CLIENT GETS PERMISSION TO SUE THE STATE

Posted by Paul Levin | Apr 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

My client, Kim Smith, has been given permission to sue the State of Connecticut over a very disturbing incident that happened at a state beach bathing house. Connecticut is one of only a handful of states in the nation where you must first ask permission to sue the state. It's an old law that act...

Hammonasset Peeping Victim Shares Her Story

Posted by Paul Levin | Jul 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Attorney Andrew Garza, Kim Smith, Attorney Paul Levin, Attorney Kelly Kasheta with PLKK Very proud of my client Kim Smith who spoke publicly for the first time today about a peeping incident three years ago at Hammonasset State Park. Kim and her two young daughters were showering undressed whe...

14 Injured in Connecticut School Bus Accident

Posted by Paul Levin | May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A school bus crash on May 28th in Greenwich has left 14 people injured, including the driver of the bus. The bus, which was carrying students from The Stanwich School, was operated by a 74-year-old driver who, while driving on Stanwich Road, swerved for reasons which have yet to be identified, ca...

Suzuki Recalls More than 180,000 Vehicles

Posted by Paul Levin | May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Suzuki has issued a recall for 184,244 cars in the U.S. after a potential problem with the steering column in these vehicles came to light. Specifically, the headlamp switch or daytime running light module in these vehicles has a problem with overheating, which can eventually cause it to melt and...

Connecticut to Address Campus Sexual Assaults

Posted by Paul Levin | May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the fall of 2013, students from the University of Connecticut filed a Title IX complaint alleging that the University had not properly handled reports of sexual assaults on the campus, part of a growing national trend of current and former students at the university level bringing awareness to...

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