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The Connecticut Injury Resource Guide was formed to help injured people and their families become part of a statewide community to gain insight and commentary to all aspects of injury cases. We are dedicated to the people of Connecticut and have had the privilege of working with them for decades.

We will be sharing interviews with leading experts, providing up-to-date information, commenting on news stories and communicating topical advice to help Connecticut injury victims and their families better understand how they can heal physically, get better quicker, and improve their quality of life.

Fireworks are a staple in many summertime events and are, unfortunately, the cause of numerous injuries each year. We had the opportunity to gain insight from Acting Commanding Officer, Sergeant Paul Makuc, of the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit on how to best avoid these accidents and how fire detectives can assist personal injury attorneys with their client’s cases.
Continue Reading Fireworks Safety with Sergeant Paul Makuc of the Connecticut State Police

Dr. Yuen-Jong Liu is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon based in Darien, CT, and serves all of Fairfield County in Western Connecticut. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has extensive experience tending to a multitude of injuries, such as dog bites, slip & fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and many more.
Continue Reading Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Yuen-Jong Liu, MD.

An expert in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Elinor Whitmore B.A., LL.B., LL.M., C.Med is Vice President of the Stitt Feld Handy Group, a division of ADR Chambers, located in Toronto, Canada. The company offers professional development programs around the world and provides courses that teach people how to resolve conflicts, negotiate better deals, improve customer service skills, and improve workplace coaching skills.
Continue Reading Alternative Dispute Resolution with Elinor Whitmore, V.P. of the Stitt Feld Handy Group

We recently corresponded with Dr. Steven W. Shaw, M.S. D.C., F.A.C.O. founder of Shaw Chiropractic Group,  with five locations throughout Connecticut.  Dr. Shaw is Board Certified by the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists and treats seriously injured people as well as consults with personal injury attorneys regarding proper treatment programs.  One of Dr. Shaw’s specialties is the science and treatment of biomechanical trauma.
Continue Reading Chiropractic Medicine and Biomechanical Trauma Treatment Advice with Dr. Steven W. Shaw

We recently corresponded with Edmund H. Mantell, Ph.D., a consulting economist that works with injury attorneys to assess and quantify economic damages sustained by their injured clients. Dr. Mantell’s expertise in this area spans the business and academic worlds. A noted thought leader and trial witness, his insight is a must-read for Connecticut injured people and their attorneys.
Continue Reading Proving Economic Damages in an Injury Case with Edmund H. Mantell, Ph.D

We recently corresponded with Justin Sharp, a certified trainer with New Milford Fitness and Aquatics Club.  Justin Sharp has a B.A. in Athletic Training from Messiah College (2013). He is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, with specialties in 4th stage rehabilitation, sports conditioning, and therapeutic exercise.
Continue Reading Accident Injury Rehabilitation Advice – Justin Sharp of New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club