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                                   Connecticut Attorney Highlights the Perils of Speeding and
                                   Recent Multimillion Dollar Jury Award
                                   New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2011 - Driving at high speeds is the second most common
                                   culprit of dangerous auto accidents. At high speeds, cars do not have time to avoid potential crashes, and cause
                                   more damage and injury. A jury recently awarded $14 million to a man who was severely injured in a car crash
                                   after they found the town of Clinton, Conn. responsible for the accident.

                                   Plaintiff Walker Hopkins suffered brain damage and will require lifetime care in an institution. Hopkins was only
                                   19 years old when he was in the accident that caused the car he was a passenger in to hit a tree and throw him
                                   out of the car. The car was registered to Hopkins but driven by William Cardillo, who originally crashed into
                                   volunteer firefighter Matthew Vincent. Cardillo attempted to flee and Vincent ensued in a high-speed chase.

                                   The main allegation of the lawsuit stated that Vincent was encouraged by dispatchers with Clinton’s emergency
                                   communications center to chase the vehicle. The high-speed chase led to Vincent running Hopkins car into a
                                   tree. The jury found the town and communications department 90 percent responsible for the crash and awarded
                                   Hopkins with $14 million. This award was the high-end estimate of costs he would incur for his injuries over the
                                   coming years.

                                   The town will fight the jury decision and is planning an appeal. But the attorneys at Stratton Faxon, as well as
                                   Walker Hopkins, are standing firm that they won the case. They are one of the premier law firms for serious auto
                                   and truck collisions. And for more than a decade they have helped clients recover medical costs, lost wages, and
                                   handle insurance issues.

                                   “There are many complex issues when a car accident happens,” said Joel Faxon, Connecticut personal injury
                                   attorney at Stratton Faxon. “You deserve proper compensation for grievances now and in the future. Hopkins
                                   and serious accident victims are justified to receive monies for their injuries.”

                                   Stratton Faxon counsels individuals and families who have been harmed by recklessness, negligence, and
                                   malpractice. Beyond auto accidents, they assist clients who are seeking justice from product mishaps, defective
                                   drugs, wrongful death, slip and fall, construction accidents, and many other catastrophic personal injuries.

                                   To learn more, visit the Connecticut personal injury law firm at http://www.strattonfaxon.com.

                                   Stratton Faxon
                                   59 Elm Street,
                                   New Haven, CT 06510
                                   Call: 203.624.9500




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Description: New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2011 Driving at high speeds is the second most common culprit of dangerous auto accidents. At high speeds, cars do not have time to avoid potential crashes, and cause more damage and injury. A jury recently awarded $14 million to a man who was severely injured in a car crash after they found the town of Clinton, Conn. responsible for the accident.