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You can file a lawsuit against a school for injuries to a child

When you send your child to school, you expect him to be kept safe. Not only can the facility be dangerous, but bullies and the potential for harassment is very real. What can you do if your child is hurt at school? You may be able to file a lawsuit against the institution.

What kinds of negligence are considered medical malpractice?

When you suffer an injury at the hands of your doctor or nurses, you're in a position where you may be able to seek medical malpractice compensation. Medical professionals are required to go through years of training, and many will cause few, if any, errors in their lifetimes. However, some are not as careful as others or make mistakes that are more likely to hurt their patients, and that can mean that patients will suffer injuries or even die because of mistakes that were made.

What is a standard of care?

It's a horrible thought to consider your child being hurt in any way. Most of the time, people are very cautious around children and take care not to injure them. Unfortunately, there are some careless people in the world who may not take driving or other acts seriously. By failing to exercise a reasonable standard of care, these individuals put other people's lives at risk.

The facts about Connecticut's traffic safety performance

Looking at the traffic safety performance in Connecticut from 2005 to 2014 can show you a number of things about how the state has changed. First, you can see that the number of total traffic fatalities has dropped over that decade, with fatalities dropping from 278 to 248 by 2014. Interestingly, the rural fatalities have risen from 50 to 60 in that time frame, but the number of fatalities in urban environments has dropped from 228 to 188.

Connecticut sees drop in total pedestrian fatalities in 2015

As a pedestrian, it's important to know that you could be at risk of injury if you're near the roads. A dangerous driver or one that isn't paying attention could hit you, causing fatal injuries. After the death of a pedestrian, it's not just that person who is affected; the family of that person and their friends are also affected.

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