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July 2015 Archives

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Mentally Ill Patient

In October of 2009, a tragic murder struck the town of St. Martins, Missouri. The victim, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, had been strangled and stabbed before she was buried in a wooded area behind her own home. It didn't take police very long to narrow down their suspect list to one 15-year-old girl named Alyssa Bustamante, however, as she had already indicated to the staff members of Pathways Behavioral Healthcare-a mental health clinic that she attended-that she wanted to harm the young girl. Her trial took place in February of the following year, where she admitted in open court that she had, in fact, murdered Elizabeth. The prosecution even admitted one of her journal entries into evidence, showing that she had described the incident as an "amazing experience." For this reason, she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

What Insurance Companies Don't Want You To Know

Have you been injured in a serious car accident that was caused by the careless actions of another driver? If so, it is important that you understand what steps to take immediately after a collision and in the days following if you hope to recover the maximum amount of compensation from the responsible party's insurance company.

Pursing Compensation After Being Injured by a Drunk Driver

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than a quarter of all traffic-related deaths each year in the United States are caused by intoxicated drivers. The danger they introduce to the roadways is immense, and even the best defensive drivers out there can be struck or caught off-guard by their erratic behavior. If you were injured due to a drunk driver in Connecticut, you need to know how to successfully pursue compensation, or you could be paying for your recovery out of your own pocket.