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Pedestrian Injured By Car With No Insurance – What to Do

If a pedestrian has been injured in a Connecticut car accident and the car had no insurance, the pedestrian still has legal recourse to receive compensation for his injuries.  Specifically, the injured pedestrian has claim for uninsured motorist benefits coverage under his own car insurance policy.  Every Connecticut resident who purchases car insurance has uninsured motor benefits coverage.  This coverage provides insurance in cases where the insured is injured by someone without car insurance.

When an uninsured motorist benefits claim is made, your insurance company then steps into the shoes of the tortfeasor – the driver that was at fault for the collision.  In other words, your own insurance company takes an adversary position and will attempt to either defeat your claim entirely or minimize the monetary recovery.   Consequently, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney and have the attorney pursue the underinsured motorist benefit claim on your behalf.

If you have an uninsured motorist benefits claims, our personal injury lawyers are here to help. Call us at 860-667-0839

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Unusual Condition Seen Before Connecticut Train Derailment

Federal officials investigating the Connecticut train derailment report that the engineer described an unusual condition on the track before the train derailed.  What the unusual condition was has not been disclosed.  However, the National Transportation Safety Board stated that a joint bar, used to hold two sections of rail together, had been cracked and repaired during the month prior to the accident. Rail sections in the area of the derailment have been shipped to Washington D.C. for further examination.

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CT MTA Train Injury Claims – Time Deadlines

The Metro-North Railroad train traveling through Bridgeport, Connecticut derailed and was struck by a train traveling on an adjacent track. The accident has left at least 70 people injured, including five critically.

The injured passengers will require compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. To receive compensation, the injured will be required to meet certain time strict deadlines. If the strict deadlines are not met, the injured may not be able to recover compensation from the MTA – adding insult to injury.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefits corporation responsible for public transportation in 12 counties in southeastern New York, and 2 in Connecticut (pursuant to a contract with the Connecticut Department of Transportation).  Any claims against the MTA arising out of this collision could be subject to stringent notice requirements (including a 90-day deadline) and a 1-year statute of limitations.

Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have experience in handling train accident cases. Our attorneys are ready to discuss your legal rights and options. Call us at 860-667-0839.

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Connecticut Train Derailment Leaves 70 People Injured

Two Metro-North passenger trains headed in opposite directions crashed during rush hour on Friday, leaving at least 70 people injured. Some of the injured remained hospitalized with serious injuries.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are trying to determine if a broken rail caused Friday’s train derailment in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  A NTSB spokesman informed the media that the broken rail could have been caused by the accident itself, or it could have been broken before the collision. The NTSB has ruled out foul play.

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Sabatini & Associates Hired in Transvaginal Mesh Injury Case

A Connecticut woman has retained the our attorneys to represent her in her surgical mesh injury case.  After receiving the transvaginal mesh product, our client developed serious physical pain and other adverse symptoms.  Her treating doctor determined that the mesh had eroded and needed to be surgical removed.  The young woman has hired our lawyers to pursue a claim for damages against the manufacturer of the mesh.  The lawyers at Sabatini and Associates represent women who have been seriously injured as a result of surgical mesh.  We are presently accepting new cases involving surgical mesh.  If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of surgical mesh, we are here to help. Call our attorneys today at 860-667-0839 for a free consultation.

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