Posted on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 3:30 pm
The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee died after his car caught fire near the Connecticut state lane of Interstate 91 at 5:51 p.m. on Sunday, November 10.
An initial investigation conducted by the Massachusetts State Police revealed the driver swerved into an adjacent lane to avoid hitting couch cushions lying in the road. His car then hit a tractor trailer truck, causing his car to catch on fire after the collision.
The accident is currently under investigation as the State Police seek information about the trailer truck.
Our lawyers from the Law Offices of Paul Levin send their sincerest condolences to those affected by this loss.
Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 9:33 pm
Samantha Taschner, who was allegedly drunk while driving a white Volvo when the accident happened, was charged with two counts of failure to drive right and driving under the influence after her car struck the front of Radio Shack and Harry’s Pizza on South Main Street at 3:08 a.m. Taschner’s car then hit a small tree and a sign before coming to a stop.
Taschner was released on a $500 bond.
Although no one was reportedly injured in this drunk driving accident, such incidents all too often cause serious harm to innocent people. If you or someone you know has suffered from the reckless actions of a drunk driver in Connecticut, our lawyers from the Law Offices of Paul Levin might be able to help you seek compensation for the medical expenses and lost wages you have incurred. Call us at (860) 560-7226 for a free consultation today.
Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 7:47 pm
Thousands of sunscreen lotion tubes for babies and kids have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer – W.S. Badger Co. Inc. – due to possible microbial contamination that may harm users. NBC News broke news of the recall on Wednesday, September 25.
The recall affects 30,000 tubes of 4 oz. SPF 30 baby and kids’ sunscreen lotion that may contain harmful Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis, and Acremonium fungi. The contaminants in the recalled sunscreen lotions may cause illnesses to humans and animals.
Though the products passed the required test before its release, its manufacturer said the preservatives used in the lotions “had been compromised” when it was routinely tested again. There have been no reports of illnesses as of yet.
The firm assured the public that they will conduct further testing of the recalled products to prevent the problem from happening again.
Fortunately, no one is reported to have been harmed by this dangerous product. However, at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our lawyers know that many adults and children in Connecticut suffer serious losses as a result of negligent manufacturers and dangerous products. Call (860) 560-7226 to talk with us if you have gone through such a situation and need legal help.
Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 7:42 pm
A West Haven High School graduate died on Monday, September 23 after his car crashed into a utility pole, police said.
18-year old A.J. Cedillo died at Yale-New Haven Hospital due to serious, life-threatening injuries he sustained in the crash. His passengers, three teenage girls, are alive but were also severely injured. One has been already released, while the other two “have a long road to recovery,” according to the police.
The accident occurred along westbound Indian River Road on the afternoon of Friday, September 20 around 4 p.m. Cedillo lost control of his black Subaru sedan and swerved off the road.
According to witnesses, they heard a loud screeching, then a large bang around a corner of 85 Indian Road.
The primary cause of the accident is still under investigation by the authorities.
Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 3:06 pm
Over 2 million various electric dehumidifiers that were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances are being recalled due to risk that they may overheat and cause fire, according to an article published by USA Today on Thursday, September 12.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled dehumidifiers, which have various brand names and weigh anywhere between 20-70 pints, have reportedly caused 46 fires and over $2 million properties to be damaged, but no injuries.
The affect dehumidifiers were sold in major stores in the U.S. and in Canada from 2005 through August 2013. The manufacturer said in a press release that consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and call 866-853-2802 to obtain a refund. Other details regarding the defective dehumidifier are listed on the CPSC’s website.
If you’ve been injured due to this defective product or another unsafe product in Connecticut, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Paul Levin might be able to help you pursue compensation. Learn more about filing a product liability claim by calling us at (860) 560-7226 today.
Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm
A Connecticut carnival ride lost power Sunday afternoon, leaving 18 people, most of them children, injured. When the “swing” ride at the Oyster Festival in Norwalk lost power, riders immediately fell to the ground.
Twelve children and one adult were transported to hospitals in the area, many suffering from broken bones. Five others at the scene refused treatment. All but one victim were released by Sunday evening. The remaining hospitalized patient sufered non-life threatening injuries, however.
Other rides at the festival were shut down following the accident, but reopened later in the day after inspection.
At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, we want to help you and your loved ones in Connecticut if you have been harmed due to a property owner’s negligence or a defective product. Learn more about filing a product or premises liability claim by calling (860) 560-7226.
Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 1:09 pm
Four children and one other person – it is still unclear if he or she was an adult or child – were left injured after a school bus accident on I-84 this morning.
The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near the Connecticut Boulevard ramp. A press release revealed that the injuries for those involved were minor, and that damage to the school bus was also not severe.
The children were taken to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the fifth injured person was transported to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Both are located in Hartford.
The accident was cleared around 8:15 a.m. However, motorists still face delays on I-84 and Route 2.
Our legal team at the Law Offices of Paul Levin understands how scary it must be for parents in Connecticut to hear that their child has been harmed. If you or a loved one has a child who has been injured due to the actions of others, call (860) 560-7226.
Posted on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 8:23 pm
Automaker 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.
Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 1:05 pm
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.
Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 7:09 pm
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.