The holiday season is often a time of joy, family gatherings, and cherished traditions. However, beneath the surface of merriment and excitement lies a hidden danger: the pervasiveness of holiday stress. While the festive atmosphere and social engagements may seem inviting, they can also contribute to heightened stress levels, which can lead to a surprising risk of personal injuries.
As the holiday season approaches, the air is filled with festive cheer and an undeniable sense of celebration. From office parties to family gatherings, there's no shortage of reasons to raise a glass and toast to the joys of the year. However, amidst the merriment, it's crucial to acknowledge a sobering reality – the heightened risk of alcohol-related accidents and injuries during this time.
In today's digital age, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. It's not just about protecting your financial information or personal data; it also extends to safeguarding sensitive information, harassment, employer-employee relationships and much more.
Participating in school sports can be a great way for students to stay active and healthy. However, they can also be dangerous. In fact, millions of students are injured each year while participating in school sports.
If your child is injured in a school sport, it is important to understand your legal rights and safety considerations. In this article, the Dressler Law team looks at various aspects of school sport injuries and how they are affected by the law.
The back-to-school season is a time filled with excitement and anticipation for both children and parents. New beginnings, new friends, and new opportunities await, but it's also a period that comes with its fair share of challenges and safety concerns. As we prepare our children for another school year, it's crucial to be aware of the potential hazards they may encounter and take proactive steps to ensure their safety.
Imagine waking up to the sound of sirens blaring and the ground shaking beneath you. It's a scenario none of us want to face, but disasters can strike at any time, and when they do, personal injury can be a significant concern. At Dressler Law, we understand the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. In this article, we'll explore disaster preparedness and its crucial role in personal injury cases.
Vacations are meant to be enjoyable and relaxing, but it's crucial to prioritize safety while exploring new destinations. In this post, we will provide you with valuable tips and insights to ensure your vacation is a safe and memorable experience.
Summer is here, and with it comes the scorching heat that can pose risks to our health and safety. High heat and humidity can have potentially devastating effects on health. At Dressler Law we are committed to the well-being of the community and believe that staying cool and safe during this season is essential.
In this blog post, we provide practical tips to beat the heat and ensure a safe and enjoyable summer.
As we get into the full swing of summer, more and more of us are turning to bicycle riding for exercise, fun, and transportation. Some embrace cycling as a way to stay fit, enjoying the cardiovascular benefits and muscle toning it provides. For others, cycling offers an environmentally friendly and sustainable mode of transportation, reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to a greener planet. It can also be a great way to connect with your neighborhood and local community.
For many, cooling off from the summer heat with good food and loved ones by the pool is the highlight of the summer months. However, amidst the joy and relaxation, we can’t forget the importance of pool safety.
Pool accidents can turn an otherwise happy occasion into a nightmare. Residential pools are a common setting for unintentional drownings, particularly involving young children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children under the age of 5, and there are more than 4,000 drowning deaths each year.
No one ever expects to experience a personal injury. While the immediate physical ailments can be significant, the physical and mental trauma that comes after an incident can be even more devastating. The mental health consequences of personal injuries should not be overlooked or underestimated.
It's important for victims—and their families—to recognize signs of psychological distress during the healing process. No two people will experience trauma in the same way. Everyone reacts differently and it can take time to process emotions, fully understand the impact of an injury, and find ways to move forward.
This article provides insight to help deal with trauma, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems related to a personal injury.
When Spring arrives, we often think about cleaning our homes and getting organized. But we sometimes forget other essential aspects of spring cleaning: protecting ourselves and our families from potential dangers and incidents.
As homeowners, parents, or renters, it's important to ensure that our living spaces are safe and secure. The safety checks in this article can help you identify potential hazards that could lead to devastating consequences.
By taking the time to assess the safety of your home, you can mitigate risks, avoid unnecessary expenses, and improve your family's overall well-being.
No one ever expects to suffer an injury from a dog bite. After all, dogs are known as "man's best friend."
But unfortunately, dog bites are all too common, and can be quite serious. To ensure you get the support you need in such a situation, it's important to be familiar with your rights and legal options.
Are you, or someone close to you, dealing with the aftermath of a dog bite?
This article provides insight and understanding into what a dog bite situation entails from a legal standpoint. Knowing your options and steps to take is crucial - don't put your safety, or that of someone you care about, at risk.
What To Do If You Were Injured by an Uninsured Driver – Expert Advice From Dressler Law
Being injured in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, and even more so when the driver who hit you is uninsured. It can leave you feeling helpless, wondering how you will ever pay for your medical bills, car repairs, and other expenses.
Vicarious liability holds an individual or company responsible for another’s neglect. It is based on the principle that, because a business owner has entrusted their employees with the power to act on their behalf, the employer should be held responsible for their actions. In many cases, an employer can be held financially liable for the wrongful actions of their staff, even if they were unaware of the illegal act and had no control over it.
Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating and freeing experience, which helps explain why nearly 90,000 people in Connecticut alone have chosen to join the 8.6 million registered riders across the US (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).
With every season comes possible driving hazards. For us in the New England area, I’m sure icy snowy conditions come to mind. But have you ever considered the danger of fallen leaves? More particularly, wet leaves? Living in Connecticut, drivers may be zipping around before winter rolls in. We all love our football games, fairs, and firepits; but we may need to slow down getting there.
As a high school student, there was one teacher every year that would lecture us new drivers about the dangers of wet leaves. That may seem silly but wet leaves can be just as dangerous as hitting a patch of ice. So next time there are wet leaves covering the roadway, slow down.
I had the unfortunate experience of getting rear ended by a tractor trailer a couple weeks ago. While I wish that had not happened, it could have been so much worse. I am thankful for that. I was sitting in traffic on a Friday afternoon. The highway was shut down from a big crash ahead. The same tractor trailer had been following me for about 20 minutes. He was 15 or more feet behind me when all of a sudden, he started driving ahead. He was not going to stop. I threw my hands on the horn and pushed down hard on the brake, but he kept coming. Everyone was stopped around me. No one was moving except this tractor trailer that was forging ahead into my little blue car.
I have been working in the field of personal injury law since the early 90s. I have seen a lot of things change during that time. One of the things that has not changed. All too often the lack of sufficient liability insurance to go around, to fully compensate all the people in the collision for injuries they suffer, becomes a major issue. There are a lot of people who carry minimum limits of insurance (in Connecticut $25,000 for any one person and $50,000 for the entire accident, regardless of the number of people injured), or no insurance at all.
Is this the beginning of the end? I think yes! No one needs a recap on what the last year has been like living in a world plagued-literally- by the coronavirus.
It is common knowledge that if you are driving your vehicle and as a result of your negligence, you cause a collision, you are responsible. The primary insurance is the coverage for the at-fault vehicle. Even if the driver is not the owner of the vehicle and has his or her own insurance. It is the coverage of the owner that applies first. So if you let your friend drive your car, your insurance company is on the hook when your friend rear-ends someone in your car.
Let us be honest. Reading about automobile insurance coverage is about as exciting as watching grass grow. This stuff is dry. It is boring. But it really matters.
Any one of us can make a bad decision. But it is what we do after that sheds light on who we really are. I always guess before I meet a defendant what that defendant is going to say. Is that person going to take accountability? I’ve had people lie to my face. I’ve had people say they are sorry. And I’ve even had people sob across the table.
It was more than 30 years ago; you were young and just starting out in adult life. You had a child and needed help those first few years and the state of Connecticut had programs to assist you, like aid to parents with dependent children. It helped you when you needed a hand up and did not send you a bill at the time for that service.