Ferry Law Golf Tournament


Thanks to all our sponsors and golfers, we were able to raise $24,000 this year at our golf tournament this year. Thanks also to Timberlin Golf Course and Marc Bayrum, the pro there, for all his help and support. All of the money goes directly to Dog Star Rescue to help pups find their furever homes!!

Friday, July 15, 2022

To Benefit Dog Star Rescue


330 Southington Road
Berlin, CT 06037

For payments or information call (833) FerryLaw OR register here:

Checks can be made to Dog Star Rescue and mailed to
PO Box 721
Canton, CT 06019

Note: Sponsorships must be paid by check.





  • Hole-in-One
  • Closest to the Line
  • Putting Contest
  • Longest Drive
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Worst dressed
  • Dizzy bat
  • One club only hole

Cost per golfer: $200 
Foursome: $700 
Includes coffee bar, grill at the turn, lunch, golf, and cart. 
To join for lunch only: $50 

Raffle Tickets for Sale at Event: 

10 for $10  or 25 for $20 

Lots of great raffle prizes including a foursome at Timberlin and Pro Shop Credit. 


ALPHA DOG: $5,000 

  • Golf and meals for four
  • Company banner displayed at tournament
  • Display at registration area
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo on FerryLaw and Dog Star websites
  • Logo on e-announcements and social media
  • Four (4)$75 Pro Shop Credits
  • 56 Raffle Tickets


  • Golf and meals for four
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo on FerryLaw and Dog Star websites
  • Logo on e-announcements and social media
  • Four (4)$25 Pro Shop Credits
  • 40 Raffle Tickets


  • Golf and meals for four
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo on FerryLaw and Dog Star websites
  • Logo on e-announcements and social media
  • 20 Raffle Tickets

Please submit logos and all information to Melissa@ferrylaw.com by Friday, June 24. 

Additional Sponsorship Opportunites 

  • Putting Green Sponsor–$500 
  • Worst Dressed Golfer Contest Sponsor–$250 
  • Hole Sponsor–$250 
  • Bark Bus Sponsor–$100 

All additional sponsors will receive 10 raffle tickets and logo will appear on sign at the event. Additional sponsorships do not include golf or food. 

Submit logos in .jpeg format to Melissa@ferrylaw.com by Friday, June 24. 

View this Golf Tournament in PDF format

Ferry Law Golf Sponsors

Healing and wellness program for sexual abuse clients


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Ferry Law believes in providing a path to wellness for all of our clients. Our attorneys recognize that special attention must be paid to finding that path for victims of sexual violence.  Sexual Abuse victims have often locked away the abuse and are forced to suppress the shame, guilt, fear and anger. Emotions are what color our world.    When we are happy and feel safe, the world appears one way, when we are fearful, it appears another.

In Raja Yoga, it is taught that if you walk to streets worried about the money in your pocket, everyone you see will appear as a pick pocket. Conversely, if we see everyone as your teacher or guide, all become our welcoming friend. Sexual abuse of a minor continues to ravage the lives of people in outwardly visible and often inwardly and invisible ways. The path to freedom involves accepting and letting go but that can never be done until the stuck emotions are fully recognized and nurtured. Mental health professionals are helpful as is introspection using techniques like meditation, yoga, tai chi and pranayama (conscious breathing).


Ferry Law wants to help you become the best version of you possible and the money damages we recover for our clients is only one part of that.  We want to make it right and help you find your inner light. Ferry Law has a wellness program available for all of our clients and wants to help you learn more about the practices that empower people to understand that happiness, health and strength involves learning how to maintain your awareness of the present moment.

Nothing happens in the past and nothing happens in the future.  It happens in the now and now is the time for healing and recovery using ancient proven methods and techniques that empower the individual to find peace and healing from within.  

Ferry Law Installs Little Free Library

Little Free Library New Britain CT

Ferry Law has recently installed a Little Free Library in the garden in front of the office. This library is just one of many little libraries that are popping up all over the world and one of three in New Britain. Check it out here: www.littlefreelibrary.org. We hope that this will be a fun place for folks to stop before or after their walks in the park. The books are free and part of our Wellness Program at Ferry Law.

Visitors to the library are also welcome to share books they might like to pass along to others. There are books for adults and children in the library, so stop by and visit us! We will have a Grand Opening for our little library on Tuesday, September 14, 9:30-11 a.m. All of the attorneys and staff at the office will be available for a “meet and greet” that morning as well. Refreshments will be served. Come and get to know us!

Injured by an uninsured motorist in CT?


FerryLaw: Auto / Car Accident Attorneys in New Britain, Hartford, Waterbury CT

What is UM/UIM? 

Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage provides benefits to policy holders for bodily injury caused by another driver who left the scene of the accident, has no insurance or does not have enough insurance to adequately cover your losses.

UM/UIM motorist coverage provides benefits to policy holders & passengers for bodily injuries caused by another driver who either: (1) has no insurance; (2) does not have adequate insurance to cover your losses; or (3) left the scene (“hit & run”)

Connecticut law requires that all motor vehicles that operate on its highways have liability insurance of at least $25,000/$50,000 ($25K per person, $50K per accident). In addition, Connecticut General Statutes § 38a-336 requires that all liability insurers provide UM/UIM motorist coverage that is equal to the liability limits the insured purchased. 

Who can UM/UIM potentially cover?

UM/UIM generally covers:

  1. the policy holder who is the named insured; 
  2. passengers in the vehicle insured by the policy; and 
  3. relatives & spouses who lived with the named insured. 

What is Underinsured Motorist Conversion Insurance?

Conversion coverage also provides for reimbursement in case you are injured by an underinsured driver. If your damages exceed the at-fault driver’s insurance, or other payments, your underinsured motorist conversion coverage will be available for damages not paid. This optional coverage is not reduced by payments from any other source, including the at-fault driver’s liability insurance.

Public Act 09-72 also requires an insurer issuing a new automobile policy to inform the policy holder of the availability of underinsured motorist conversion coverage, which can be purchased as additional underinsured motorist coverage.  Unlike traditional UM/UIM coverage, this optional coverage will not be reduced by any other sources of payment like traditional underinsured motorist coverage.

What’s an example of UM/UIM and Conversion Coverage?

Example: You are involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligence and sustain $400,000 in personal injuries. 

The driver only has a $200,000 policy. You have a $300,000 UM/UIM policy. 

UM/UIM: You would be allowed to recover the $200,000 policy from the at-fault driver and $100,000 of your own UM/UIM policy, which would equal your $300,000 policy limit. 

Conversion:     If you had underinsured conversion coverage of $300,000, conversion coverage would allow you to recover the $200,000 from the at-fault driver AND $200,000 from your own insurance.

Why is UM/UIM Insurance Important? 

A strong UM/UIM policy is critical to protect yourself and your family from under/uninsured motorists or hit & run situations, especially if you drive in highly populated areas with greater traffic. UM/UIM coverage can prevent you from being left in financial ruin if you are injured by another driver who either had no insurance or minimal insurance that’s inadequate to fairly compensate you for harms and losses. 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident by an underinsured/uninsured motorist, contact Ferry Law as soon as possible. 

Maintaining Insurance Coverage in CT

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Maintaining insurance in CT on your automobile is required by law.

See Connecticut General Statutes Section 14-213B. The CT state minimum requirements have increased to 25per person/50per accident. This means in an accident, the total amount available to collect is $50,000.00, with a maximum of $25,000.00 per person. For example, in a car accident where 4 people are injured, the total pot available is $50K, with $25K as the maximum any one person can collect.   

Failure to maintain insurance can carry severe consequences, including, but not limited to criminal penalties, civil fines, as well as having your car impounded or repossessed.

The bottom line is it is the LAW! However, unfortunate as it is, not everyone follows the law. You cannot rely on other people to do what is right and follow the law. That is why it is important for you to maintain insurance on your vehicle. The impacts of not having insurance can be devastating if you or a loved one are involved in an accident and there is no insurance available to compensate you for your harms and losses.  

People often have concerns that their insurance rates will go up if they bring a claim against their own insurance company. However, the impact, if any, on your rates increasing are generally outweighed by the benefit of having coverage available if and when you are injured. Plus, this is what you pay premiums year after year for. If you did a cost-benefits analysis, I just about guarantee that the amount of premiums you have paid into your policy (particularly for policies held 5+ years) far exceed any increase in premium you might see. Plus, most companies have “accident forgiveness” or some other form of vanishing deductible or refund on premiums the longer you go without an accident. 

You could also be benefitting a member of your household by maintaining insurance. This is because of a term known as resident relative, where members of a household can take advantage of a policy in your name while residing in your home. We recently handled a case on behalf of a minor child who was able to collect on her parent’s auto insurance because she resided with them. The driver who struck her was not insured, so she would have been without any recovery had her parents not maintained their own auto insurance.  

You should speak with an auto agent right away to determine the coverage that is best for you. Insurance coverage can be a complex area that is not a “one-size-fits-all” matter. There are also a lot of intricacies involved – ie. Having medical coverage on your policy; electing conversion where your coverages are doubled; or purchasing an umbrella policy. 

Some things to keep in mind when purchasing insurance:  

  1. Maintain at least the state minimum limits (25/50) or higher if you own assets (home, boat, valuable assets), etc. and make sure you make your premium payments to avoid cancellation. 
  2. Make sure your license and registration are up to date! Failure to have a valid license or properly register your vehicle can lead to problems in obtaining insurance.
  3.   Make sure everyone listed in your household who may (or may not) drive is listed on your policy. 
  4. Always keep a copy of your insurance card in your vehicle. After your license and registration, it is the next document a police officer is going to want to see if he stops you and/or you are involved in an accident. 
  5. Always review your policy in full. It is a long lengthy document, but it is an important one that if not reviewed carefully, can lead to confusion and misconceptions down the road.

The CT Insurance Department located at https://portal.ct.gov/cid, can provide some useful information on coverage requirements and your obligations pursuant to law. 

Contact ferrylaw.com if you have questions 

Domestic Violence Arrests & Fernando A. Hearings

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Have you been arrested for domestic violence in the state of CT?

When you are arrested for a domestic violence crime, a criminal protective order will automatically be issued by the judge. There are a few different types of protective orders:

(1) Full “full no contact” order –prohibits a defendant from having any contact whatsoever with the alleged victim, and prohibits a defendant from entering the alleged victim’s home. A full no contact means the defendant cannot call, text, write, message on social media, or have ANY communication or contact with the protected person until the court says otherwise.

(2) Residential Stay Away order—prohibits the defendant from entering the victim’s home, but does permit contact. This means you may have contact via phone or in person, however the defendant cannot be near, present or enter the protected person’s home.

(3) Partial” protective order—this is usually the least restrictive protective order, and prohibits the defendant from “threatening, intimidating or harassing” an alleged victim.

What is a “Fernando A.” hearing?

A “Fernando A.” hearing stems from a 2009 Connecticut Supreme Court case. In that case, the defendant sought the opportunity to have a hearing to contest the entry of the criminal protective order the court imposed against him. The judge denied his request, so the defendant appealed. The Supreme Court ruled that the defendant was entitled to a subsequent hearing (now called the Fernando A. hearing) to contest the criminal protective order, but only if the defendant made the request for the hearing at the time the criminal protective order went into effect. In other words, if you fail to request a Fernando A. hearing when the protective order is initially imposed (at arraignment) you waive your right to the hearing and must abide by the protective order in effect until further notice from the court.

The court held that the “Fernando A” hearing must be held within a reasonable period of time (usually 2-3 weeks) wherein the state will be required to prove the continued necessity of that order by a fair preponderance of the evidence, which may include reliable hearsay and the defendant will have the opportunity to proffer relevant evidence to counter the state’s case in support of his own testimony or that of other witnesses.

How do I know if my case is considered a Domestic Violence crime?

Connecticut defines family or household member to include any of the following persons regardless of their age:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Parents or their children
  • Persons related by blood or marriage
  • Persons other than those related by blood or marriage but who presently reside together or have resided together (e.g.; roommates)
  • Persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have ever been married or lived together
  • Persons who are currently in or who have recently been in a dating relationship

What are common “Domestic Violence” charges?

  • Assault
  • Threatening
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Strangulation
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • Sexual Assault
  • Violation of a Protective Order 

If you’ve been arrested for a domestic violence matter, contact Ferry Law as soon as possible to protect you. 

Construction Accidents

FerryLaw Attorneys represent clients that have been involved in Construction Accidents

Summertime is the time outside work typically gets done. This includes roofing, paving, landscaping and various home construction projects. There are certain requirements employers are required to follow to ensure the construction site is made safe. This includes, but is not limited to OSHA compliance and various state and federal regulations. Our firm is experienced in exposing some of the dangers employers and/or homeowners fail to adhere to in order to make the property safe. We have handled cases ranging from improperly placed manholes to holes in flooring to stairway collapses. 

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of an employer or homeowner failing to keep the premises in a safe condition, do not delay! Time is of the essence and there is a short window to bring these claims. Investigations may need to be conducted and evidence preserved on your claim.

Contact FerryLaw now to ensure all of your accident rights and interests are protected.  

FerryLaw Wellness

Attorney Ferry provides free wellness sessions!

Every human being deserves the right to good health and happiness.  We are so frazzled and not present that we literally live the Dunkin Donut slogan, America runs on Dunkin.  The corporate and pharma model of being fed a cocktail of chemicals resulting in the gradual but inevitable destruction of your organs and more chemicals to mask the destruction caused by the original chemicals is insanity.  There is no easy way to break the walls of insanity. 

But there is a way.  It starts with learning to know your own body, quieting your mind and trusting that you know what is best for you.  Our mind is very powerful when released from its mooring.  You can create dramatic changes to your chemistry by changing your mindset and changing the way you fuel your mind and body.   

FerryLaw offers a wide array of educational, instructional and motivational resources to start you on a path to a strong, healthy version of you that has been decimated by societal conditioning.   

Every client is provided a one on one wellness session with an experienced and trained person. Law Firms interested in having our wellness team conduct a workshop in your office for your staff are encouraged to contact Attorney Ferry.   We also encourage law firms to seek us out to work with clients who have anxiety or fear of testifying and who are unable to allow the case to develop for the best possible outcome. Every day that you are not happy and healthy is a day wasted.  Let us show you the way to savor every day. 

We are one.   Namaste.  

Pulled over by a cop… now what?

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Situation, you’re pulled over and questioned by the police

Many of you commented on our recent Ferry Law CT Facebook post asking what your response would be to a police officer questioning you after you get pulled over. One of the most common questions police officers automatically ask are “How many drinks did you have tonight?”

It’s a common misconception that you are required to answer many questions police officers ask you. Police officers often make you think or feel that if you “cooperate” and answer their questions, they’ll take it easy on you. In reality, police officers will use all of your statements and admissions (even if inadvertent) to build probable cause for your arrest. The question “how many drinks have you had tonight” is actually a potentially incriminating question that you are NOT forced to answer. The right against self-incrimination is spelled out in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which extends to state jurisdictions.

So what should you do when questioned by a police officer?

You always have the right to politely inform the police officer that you are not answering any potentially incriminating questions without your lawyer present. Once you request an attorney, the police must cease interrogating you.

Contact Ferry Law today for a free consultation from an attorney you can trust.

E.P.I.C. Inner-View with Leslie Gordon and Attorney Kevin Ferry


What do yoga and an attorney have in common? More than you can possibly imagine. In this interview Leslie Gordon explains how everyone really can do yoga, and Kevin Ferry tells how he integrates mindfulness, yoga, and a wellness studio to help his clients and complete his law practice.

Intereview by Samantha Dennision of E.P.I.C: Empowering People Inspiring Communities through Holistic, Spiritual, and Healthy Living http://www.epictricountyct.com

Ferry Law’s New Wellness Program

Wellness Ferry Law CT Attorney

Ferry Law is pleased to announce its new Wellness Program. Any client of Ferry Law, both present and previous, is entitled to a free Yoga session with Staff Yoga Teacher, Leslie Gordon. It is Leslie’s belief that Yoga is for EVERY BODY, and her goal is to help you find ways to feel better. We know that being injured in a car accident or other type of situation, or charged of a crime, is stressful. We want to enable you to find ways to relieve your stress that are healthy for your body, mind and spirit. At Ferry Law, we recognize you as an integrated human being, not just a physical body. For those of you who think you cannot do yoga for physical reasons or because your doctor has not given you permission to exercise, Leslie can introduce you to different relaxation techniques that will help you relax, refocus and return to your centered, grounded self. Operating your life from that place will make everything easier.

We are also excited to announce that we will be holding FREE group relaxation sessions for Ferry Law clients. These will be held on the first Monday evening of every month, starting on February 3, at 6 p.m. These one-hour long sessions will be held in the Ferry Law Wellness Studio at 77 Lexington Street, New Britain, in the basement of the Ferry Law Office Building. You must register for these sessions, as space is limited. To register for the relaxation sessions or to schedule your free yoga private, call Karoli at 833-FerryLaw. 

Ferry Law Golf Tournament to Benefit Dog Star Rescue

Ferrylaw charity golf tournament


NEW DATE: July 30, 2021 

330 Southington Road
Berlin, CT 06037


Cost per golfer: $150 Includes light breakfast and lunch, golf and cart. Lunch only: $45



Dr. Michael Della Volpe



Santa Maria & Schnieder Family Dentistry

Paul Sapiro


  • Hole-in-One
  • Closest to the Line
  • Putting Contest
  • Longest Drive
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Trivia
  • Worst dressed
  • Frisbee Hole

Raffle Tickets for Sale at Event:
10 for $10 or 25 for $20

Lots of great raffle prizes including a foursome at Timberlin and Pro Shop Credit.


ALPHA DOG: $5,000

  • Golf and meals for four
  • Company banner displayed at tournament
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo on FerryLaw and Dog Star websites
  • Logo & full-page description of company in the tournament program
  • Logo on e-announcements and social media
  • Four (4)$75 Pro Shop Credits
  • 56 Raffle Tickets


  • Golf and meals for four
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo on FerryLaw and Dog Star websites
  • Logo & half-page description of company in the tournament program
  • Logo on e-announcements and social media
  • Four (4)$25 Pro Shop Credits
  • 40 Raffle Tickets


  • Golf and meals for four
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo on FerryLaw and Dog Star websites
  • Logo & half-page description of company in the tournament program
  • Logo on e-announcements and social media
  • 20 Raffle Tickets

Additional Sponsorship Opportunites

  • Dog Star Adoption Event Sponsor  $500
  • Cart Sponsor  $250
  • Worst Dressed Golfer Contest Sponsor  $250
  • Driving Range Sponsor  $250
  • Hole Sponsor  $250
  • Frisbee Hole Sponsor  $100

All additional sponsors will receive 10 raffle tickets and logo and card-size advertisement in the program ($500 sponsors receive 1/4 page ad)
Additional sponsorships do not include golf or food.

Submit logos in jpeg format to Leslie by July 1.


The mission of Dog Star Rescue is to save stray, abandoned, shelter, and ownersurrendered dogs of all breeds and ages by placing them in qualified, caring, lifelong homes.

Volunteers needed and welcomed!

There will be an adoption event during the Tournament. For information about adoption and adoptable dogs, visit www.dogstarrescue.org.

How your dollars help homeless dogs:

  • $500 Helps to develop the veterinary care area in the new Dog Star Headquarters
  • $175 Saves a dog’s life by covering transport costs
  • $150 Pays for the vaccinations for one dog
  • $100 Spays/Neuters one dog
  • $75 Provides one year of heartworm and flea and tick prevention for one dog
  • $40 Allows one dog to receive its CT health certificate

Dog Star Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. $50 of your entry fee is tax deductible. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


For payments or information call (833) FerryLaw OR pay online here:

Sponsorships must be paid by check.

Checks can be made to Dog Star Rescue and mailed to
PO Box 721
Canton, CT 06019

Download the Golf Tournament Flyer in PDF format

TIME’S UP ACT: Sexual Harassment


To combat sexual harassment in the workplace, the focus is on training and notification to employees regarding sexual harassment policies and procedures.

Employers with three or more employees must provide 2 hours of training and education to all employees including information concerning the federal and state statutory and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment.

Free Sexual Harassment Prevention Online Training is now available on the State of CT website. Click on Sexual harassment. 

Employers with three or more employees must notify their employees within three months of hire, via email, of their sexual harassment policy.

Employers of any size, must provide 2 hour sexual harassment training to supervisors. 

What is Sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is defined in Conn. Gen. Stat. §46a-60(b)(8) as any unwelcome sexual advances or request for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when: 

A. Submission to such conduct is made wither explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment;

B. Submission to or refection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or,

C. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

What options do you have if you are being sexually harassed at work?

If you are sexually harassed at work, ask the harasser to stop.  Preferably with a witness who will tell the truth that on a date, place ant time you told the harasser to stop. Look at your company policies to see who to report to.  If you do not have a company policy, tell your immediate supervisor, both orally and follow up with it in writing. If your company has a human resources department, communicate with that department, again in writing.  If you belong to a union, tell your union representative in writing. File a complaint with the CHRO or with the EEOC. If the harassment occurred prior to October 1, 2019, you have 180 days to file a complaint with the CHRO.  If the harassment occurred after October 1, 2019, you have 300 days to file. If you need a lawyer, call us at Ferrylaw for help.   1-833 FERRYLAW.

Ferrylaw is passionate about helping victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents

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Ferrylaw is entering its 27th year helping injury victims of negligently operated trucks, motorcycles and cars obtain justice. We have helped the injured obtain compensation and provide helpful counsel for stress reduction and mindfulness to our injury victims.

Ferrylaw is committed to helping our clients heal in mind, body and spirit. There are more trucks on the road than ever, and truck cases require an experienced and determined trial attorney. A general practitioner or an attorney who settles personal injury cases but doesn’t take cases to trial is not the way to go with a trucking case or catastrophic injury case.

Ferrylaw has obtained some of the highest verdicts in the state in truck cases using experience and expertise developed over nearly three decades of helping the little guy take on Goliath. We enjoy the challenge and love taking money from those who are greedily trying to hold onto our client’s compensation.

Contact Ferrylaw today if you are a victim of a truck, car, or motorcycle accident.

Occupational Lung Disease

This group of work-related injury compensable under workers’ compensation in Connecticut include occupational asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiolitis obliterans, inhalation injury, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and infections. Most lung related work injuries occur within State Government in Connecticut, local government jobs were next highest and utilities third highest. While just 6% of workers’ compensation cases are lung related, the toll that lung injuries take on the body is immense. Medications are very expensive and damage the body over time.

Lung injuries are a particular interest at Ferry Law because Ferry Law understands the connection to our mind, body and soul comes from our breath. Attorney Ferry has been a Yogi for nearly 20 years and has extensively practiced many forms of breath work and meditation centered on following the breath. At Ferry Law we are well equipped to help you with your lung disease case whether in the Workers’ Compensation Commission or in Superior Court.

Lung related allergies may come from mold, pigeon droppings, cat dander, diesel fumes, ammonia bicarbonate, latex, 3 leach, adhesive remover, coolant, kerosene, floor stripping chemicals, and wall paper remover.

It is important to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer to understand time limitations involved with filing a workers’ compensation claim as well as all the benefits you are entitled to if your lung disease claim is causally related to your work. Ferry Law provides a free consultation for all workers’ compensation cases and injury claims. Contact 833-FerryLaw for a free consultation for your case.

Car, Truck, Motorcycle Accident Amputations Are Becoming a Growing Trend

If you or someone you know has had a body part amputated due to someone else’s negligence, please contact an attorney at our Connecticut personal injury office right away. Amputees are becoming a growing population due to severe impacts that occur from distracted motorists failing to pay attention to motorcyclists, pedestrians and others traveling along our busy Connecticut roadways. There are 185,000 new lower extremity amputations each year just within the United States, with an estimated 2 million American amputees. It is projected that the amputee population will more than double by the year 2050. (Source: AdvancedAmputees.com)

Ferry Law handled a case involving a truck versus motorcycle accident in which a helmeted motorcyclist became pinned with his right leg under an 18-wheel truck (owned by a major office supply distributor) after the truck made an improper left turn directly in front of the path he was traveling.

Our client sustained significant injuries including: post traumatic amputation of the right leg secondary to motor vehicle accident; fracture L3; fracture right clavicle, first and second ribs; intracranial punctate bleeds times two; and degloving laceration left thigh and left calf. He also suffered from right leg amputation of 95% below the knee. His injuries required immediate surgery and amputation of the right lower leg. Our office brought claims on behalf of the motorcyclist, his wife for loss of consortium and his three minor children for familial consortium claims based on a recent change in the law allowing loss of consortium claims to be brought by minor children. We settled very quickly with the at-fault party, without having to file a formal lawsuit, for its policy limits of $1,000,000 plus umbrella and excess insurance totaling in excess of $3,000,000.

Please not that there are services available to help amputees:

Hangar Prosthetics provides products and services, including prosthetic devices: WWW.hanger.com

Amputee Coalition provides a number of helpful resources to amputees including education, services and support: https:l/www.amputee-coalition.org

And as always, the personal injury attorneys at Ferry Law are here to help you get through a most difficult and life-changing transition. Please call us, 833-FerryLaw.

Accident Attorneys of FerryLaw to Sponsor Race in the Park 2019

Personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys of FerryLaw are once again a proud sponsor of the CT Breast Health Initiative Race in the Park. Join us On Saturday, May 11, in Walnut Hill Park (right across from our office). Come cheer on our running team, say hello to us at our booth, and take home a packet of seeds to get your garden started! We are thrilled to support this race, and all funds raised stay in CT to raise awareness and help find a cure for this terrible disease.

FerryLaw Open House

Join us on Friday, March 15, to see our newly renovated space that allows for more conference, file storage and office space. We also have room for yoga and mindfulness practices.

Ethical Rules for Discharged Lawyers-Seems There are None

In a stunning decision by our Statewide Grievance Committee as a result of my first ever grievance filed against an Attorney, I learned that our ethical rules prohibiting a discharged lawyer from contacting his former client do not apply as long as the discharged lawyer claims he was confused and uncertain he had been fired.

The facts of my case are as follows: The discharged lawyer received a letter from me and another from my client, which politely informed him that his client had switched teams and that no further communication with the client should take place. Can you see how confused the discharged lawyer must have been? As if hit by a stun gun from the Star Trek Enterprise, discharged lawyer makes multiple phone calls and speaks with client once…also contacts client’s parents to put more pressure on the young 19 year old to reconsider his decision to discharge the Big Box law firm. In addition to the phone calls, he emails his former client and includes an email from me which he lifted off of the CTLA list serve in violation of our rules of usage for our list serve site. Seems as if this lawyer is certain to be sanctioned by the grievance panel. After all, he has been found to have violated our ethical rules twice already and as a repeat offender, not likely to qualify for the slap on the wrist treatment.

The esteemed reviewing committee who heard the case in Bridgeport found there was no probable cause and dismissed the complaint. However, it did in fact find that he contacted his former client, and it did in fact find that he attempted to win back the client. Its reasoning hinged on the claim the discharged lawyer made that he was confused over being discharged because he was such the right man for the job since he knew the client and his family for years and he had intimate knowledge of the client’s soccer career.

What is the upshot of this decision? As I see it, we are in the wild, wild west. Fake some sort of confusion, call the client, write to the client, beg the client to come back and forget about our ethical rules because those pesky things just get in the way of good old aggressive used car salesman tactics of keeping your customer. A terrible decision. Childish and tortured reasoning.

We need lawyers on the Grievance Committee that actually believe in Rules of Ethics and will uphold them.

FerryLaw is a Proud Sponsor: 6th Annual Craft Sippin’ in New Britain

6th Annual Craft Sippin’ in New Britain
Friday, February 15, 2019

Beat the winter blues and join us for the tasting event of the season! Sample and sip craft beers and enjoy the Museum’s galleries at our 6th Annual Craft Sippin’ in New Britain! The Museum gives thanks to Hartford Distributors for lining up this year’s list of distinguished breweries that will be sure to please every type of beer fan.
Each guest will receive a souvenir NBMAA Craft Sippin’ tasting glass upon entry for unlimited 2 oz. tastings of beer.

This event is generously supported by Ferry Law and Green Man Tattoo.

Participating Breweries
(as of January 30, 2019)
Alvarium Beer Company
Athletic Brewing Co.
Back East Brewing Company
City Steam Brewery
Founders Brewing Co.
Hog River Brewing
Kinsmen Brewing
Labyrinth Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Relic Brewing Co.
Willimantic Brewing Company
Participating Restaurants
(as of January 30, 2019)
Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ
Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Slider 5$
Brisket Chili 6$
Side of Mac and Cheese 4$

Martin Rosol’s Meats

Registration and Ticket Purchasing at nbmaa.org

$30 Members
$35 non-Members
$20 designated drivers
$5 cash bar