New London Legal Issues Blog
A criminal conviction carries a double edged sword. If a court finds a person guilty of a non-violent crime or misdemeanor, they may be subject to penalties from the state and could lose their job. Now, their resume carries the blemish of termination and conviction. How can this be prevented?
It seems like the subject of estate planning only makes waves when a celebrity dies. Prince dying without a will is just the latest lesson people can learn about the importance of having a complete estate plan.
When you purchased life insurance and started your retirement savings account, you were instructed to name a beneficiary for those funds. And like most people, you probably haven’t thought twice about it since. But as time goes by and life changes occur, it becomes increasingly important to review all aspects of your estate plan, especially your beneficiary designations.
With the increases in the moving and shipping business, commercial vehicles are a more common sight out on the road. While these vehicles offer numerous benefits, with the inherent weight and size, they may also present a certain level of risk to those nearby.
Accidents happen. Sometimes they’re impossible to avoid — unpredictable weather — or unforeseeable — a machine malfunctions for no apparent reason. Other times, it could be simple human error, from a co-worker’s careless mistake to your own momentary distraction.
Two serious misconceptions regarding estate planning are that it is only for the old and it is only for the rich. In fact, people of any age and level of wealth can benefit from planning their estates, and those in Connecticut who have young families can gain a sense of security and peace of mind when they take the time to make these important plans.
When something you purchased for personal use or consumption causes you harm, you may not know that you could have grounds for a specific type of injury claim. Connecticut readers who suffered due to a dangerous consumer product could have a valid reason to move forward with a products liability claim.
No one, whether they reside in Connecticut or elsewhere, wants to think about what they would do if they became incapacitated. This happens, though, often when people least expect it. While hard to think about, not taking the time to make a plan for how to handle personal affairs can be a mistake and cause difficulties in the future. Estate planning and creating a POA could help prevent problems down the line.
Medical problems can be frustrating for you and your Connecticut family. The costs are high, and it could lead to various complications that carry over into multiple areas of your life. These problems can be compounded when medical mistakes cause additional physical harm. People who are victims of medical errors have certain rights.
Drunk driving laws in Connecticut place the state among those with the strictest laws and harshest penalties. The consequences of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol begin almost immediately. If police determine you are under the influence of alcohol, even if your blood alcohol content is lower than .08, officers will arrest you and take you to a lock-up facility. From there, your future depends on whether a court convicts you of the offense.
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