The topic of sexual harassment couldn’t be timelier. The high-profile cases in Hollywood of powerful people using their positions to solicit sexual favors has brought an end to a number of careers: those of Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Roger Ailes, and Kevin Spacey, to name a few.
The widespread sexual abuse on the part of the clergy shocked the world when it was revealed at the beginning of this century. The Oscar-winning film Spotlight highlighted how a group of reporters in Boston uncovered a pattern of repeated abuse and cover-up by the Catholic Church, and many people could be excused for thinking that this scandal is behind us.
Unfortunately, for the victims, the impact of the abuse they suffered will never go away. And in this period of #metoo, more victims are coming forward every day, and we’re learning about how prevalent sexual assault against children really is.
Fraternities and sororities are a ubiquitous part of the university experience. At many colleges, the Greek system makes up a large part of campus social life, and there can be tremendous pressure on new students to join a fraternal organization. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to Greek life that was ignored for a long time. Hazing has recently garnered national attention, with high-profile cases still happening around the country.
In early September, a fire swept through an apartment building in New Haven, sending one person to the hospital in critical condition with burns over 70% of his body. The residences were all severely damaged, as was the first-floor pub underneath the apartment units. There are no estimates yet on the total costs for the damages.
Skateboarding is an activity that is growing in popularity in Connecticut and other parts of the United States. More and more communities are building skate parks and designating public spaces where skateboarding is permissible. But outside of these areas, on public streets and sidewalks for instance, many people are unaware of what laws and regulations apply to skateboarders.
Whether due to car collisions, slip and falls, medical malpractice, etc., personal injury-type accidents happen every day, and many of them result in substantial injuries. Unfortunately, if you are the one found “at fault” for the incident, you could find yourself facing a significant financial burden. While you may have insurance for situations just like this, it doesn’t always mean that your insurance will be enough to cover the damages. In this case, the threat of being sued beyond your policy limits becomes a serious risk.
How Can I Get Sued for More Than What My Insurance Covers?
This is a question that comes up quite often because most people believe that as long as they are insured, they have nothing to worry about. The truth is that your insurance coverage doesn’t limit what you can be sued for personally.
Accidents of many kinds are likely to cause injury to your body. One of the most sensitive parts of your body is your head. According to MedlinePlus, a blunt force (such as a bump or jolt) to your head can cause a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is damage to your brain because of some external force. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that these 3injuries can range from mild (a small change in mental consciousness) to severe (an extended amount of time of unconsciousness or memory loss), or even death.
- Bicycle Accident
- Brain Injury
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Truck Accident
- Wrongful Death
Have you or a loved one been injured due to someone’s
negligence and want to seek compensation?
For over 20 years, John has exclusively represented people (not corporations).
John has received the America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since the year 2000, John has been a Board Certified Civil Lawyer.
John is a graduate and senior instructor at the Trial Lawyers College.