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Are gun makers liable for firearm injuries and deaths?

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 made it difficult, if not impossible, for gun violence victims and family members to seek restitution from gun manufacturers by affording gun makers protection from litigation except in cases in which the manufacturer had prior knowledge that the purchaser intended to use the weapon to commit a crime and sold the firearm to the individual anyway. The rationale behind the law seems to be that gun makers should be no more responsible for deaths related to use of their products than automobile manufacturers should be responsible for drunk driving deaths. However, according to The Motley Fool, the Connecticut Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that could undo the protections in place shielding gun manufacturers from product liability lawsuits. 

What happens with a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries can change a person’s life in an instant. Along with the physical effects of these injuries, damage to the spinal cord can also impact a person psychologically, especially when long-term impairment is a factor. The Mayo Clinic provides the following information on spinal cord injuries, including risk factors and complications.

How do defective products happen?

Connecticut residents like you rely on the products you use to be safe. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. Miller, Rosnick, D'Amico, August & Butler, P.C., take a look at the defective and harmful products that can cause liability issues among the consumer base and how they get to the shelves in the first place.

Hang glider pilot's error leads to tourist's injuries

When people in Connecticut attempt potentially dangerous recreational activities, such as hang gliding, they should reasonably expect the experts to take every precaution to keep them safe. However, a Florida man on vacation in Switzerland had to hold on for dear life and sustained multiple injuries when his hang glider pilot failed to properly secure his harness to the hang glider.

Can I make my stairs safer?

Millions of people each day use stairs in workplaces, stores, malls or even their own homes. While stairs are often used with no problem, unsafe stairs may cause people serious injury or even death. If you are a Connecticut property owner who is worried about your stairs presenting hazards to pedestrians, keep in mind several crucial methods that could improve the safety of your stairs.

What is an attractive nuisance?

Children are curious, but their curiosity can sometimes lead them into potentially dangerous situations that they may not fully understand. If you are a parent or property owner, or if you are a Connecticut parent who also owns some property, you need to be aware of attractive nuisances that may be lurking on nearby property, including your own.

Airbag safety and concerns

If you are like many people in Connecticut, you are interested in features for your vehicle that can keep you or your loved ones safe in the event of a motor vehicle accident. Airbags are one safety feature that have been around for some time now and it is important that you understand how they may help you and how they may even hurt you.

What is popcorn lung?

As a worker in Connecticut that has been dealing with industrial fumes and factory-quality air for a period of time, it's very possible that you may have developed health related problems because of it. One such issue that you may be familiar with is colloquially known as "popcorn lung", and can be quite detrimental to your health.

Your workers' compensation rights

If you are employed in Connecticut, you most likely are guaranteed workers' compensation benefits as explained by the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission. While not everyone may receive these benefits, most people do. This includes workers who are employed part time and who may not even be United States citizens. Domestic workers may be covered even if they work more than a certain number of hours per week.

Lawsuit highlights concerns for consumers

People in Connecticut who purchase goods should be able to trust that they are safe to use. This holds true regardless of the nature of the product or where it was purchased. They should also be able to know that they have access to compensation should a problem arise especially if that problem leaves a person injured or, even worse, killed. Sadly this can at times feel more difficult than most consumers might wish.

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