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Man in critical condition following Connecticut car accident

Most drivers in Connecticut go to great lengths to ensure their personal safety as well as the safety of those they may encounter on the roadways. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to avoid the actions of a driver who is driving the wrong way on an interstate. In fact, a man in Connecticut is now in critical condition following a car accident.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in July. The wife of the 56-year-old victim claims that she received a phone call from her husband about 10 minutes after he left for work. She reports he was screaming that his car was on fire and was asking for help getting out.

The potential long-term impacts of cocaine-related charges

The police place handcuffs on you for allegedly committing a cocaine-related crime, and all you can think about is how your drug arrest will impact your future. How will it affect your reputation? Will you get prison time?

Connecticut has some of the United States' strictest laws regarding illegal drugs, and federal laws are also stringent when dealing with these matters. Here is what you can expect following a cocaine-related arrest in the Constitution State.

Mother, daughter injured in Connecticut pedestrian accident

Many mothers in Connecticut choose to take their children on a walk in the afternoon. They likely do so trusting in their overall safety. Unfortunately, one woman will likely question her future safety after she and her toddler were recently injured in a pedestrian accident.

The incident reportedly happened at approximately 4 p.m. on a day in June. According to reports, a 30-year-old woman was pushing her 2-year-old daughter in a stroller. Unfortunately, they were reportedly struck by a vehicle whose driver then fled from the scene. The force of the impact reportedly threw the toddler about 25 feet from the stroller.

Experience and diligence can ensure that family law needs are met

Whether you are going through a divorce or if you need to modify an existing child custody or support order, it can seem overwhelming. No matter which aspect of family law you may need assistance with, the experienced professionals at our Connecticut firm can provide you with the necessary guidance. Our attentive and knowledgeable attorneys can provide more than just advice -- we can also give you peace of mind.

Family law encompasses a myriad of complex legal areas -- from divorce, to mediation to child custody disputes -- and finding your way through the various laws and state statutes is not always an easy task. Every family's needs are different, and no one solution will fit any one particular situation. Those who are seeking to file for a military divorce will have different needs and expectations than an individual who is struggling to work out a suitable parenting agreement.

At Mariani Reck Lane, our lawyers are experienced in all aspects of family law.  You can be assured the representation you receive will be tailored to your unique situation.  Call today to find out how the right lawyer makes a big difference.

Steer clear of drunk drivers in Connecticut

Driving on Connecticut highways can be a bit like playing roulette. You get behind the wheel and hope for the best. You may assume that if you are alert, cautious and adhering to all traffic regulations while driving, you will be safe and avoid injury. This is a logical assumption; however, there may be little or nothing you can do to avert disaster if a drunk driver is in your midst.  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2.1% of adults in Connecticut report driving after drinking too much.  This is higher than the national average of 1.9%.  Additionally, about 1 in 3 traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver.  In Connecticut, 1,039 people were killed in accidents involving a drunk driver between 2003 and 2012.

Mediation may make a marital breakup easier

A divorce is one of the toughest experiences you could go through. However, not all divorcing couples have to suffer through conflict and acrimony.

The reality is that a growing number of Connecticut couples are turning to mediation to sort out their marital issues. Here is a look at what mediation involves, along with the benefits it provides during divorce proceedings.

Connecticut pedestrian accident leads to criminal charges, arrest

People in Connecticut utilize the roadways in a variety of different ways. Those who choose to walk, however, should be able to to do just as safely as those who choose to drive or take public transportation. Unfortunately, a man recently lost his life in a pedestrian accident earlier this month, resulting in the arrest of a driver.

The incident happened in early May. Police say that they received a call about a motor vehicle accident that involved a pedestrian. When they arrived at the scene, they reportedly discovered a 65-year-old man lying in the road, suffering from a head injury. He was transported to the hospital where he ultimately passed away as a result of his injuries.

Criminal defense: Connecticut man accused of fraud

When people in Connecticut are charged with a crime, they are often unsure of their legal options. As such, many people may be unable to recognize a violation of their rights and take appropriate action should they be treated unlawfully. In fact, one man may be considering his criminal defense following his recent arrest.

The 44-year-old man was arrested on a day in early May. According to reports, he faces charges of larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud. At issue are funds that he allegedly received between July and Oct. 2016.

2 suffer personal injury in Connecticut interstate crash

Anyone who drives on Connecticut interstates is likely aware of the potential of being involved in a car crash. Though drivers may follow the speed limit and other traffic safety guidelines, even the safest of operators are often unable to avoid accidents caused by negligent drivers. In fact, police have recently cited a driver involved in an accident that resulted in the personal injury of two people.

Reports indicate that the incident happened after midnight on a day in late April. According to reports, three tractor-trailers and a sedan were traveling in the right lane of Interstate 95. Though the drivers of these vehicles all slowed down as they reached a construction zone, officials with the Connecticut State Police claim that a fourth tractor-trailer driver failed to slow.

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