Legislators consider limits on personal injury lawsuits


State legislators hoped to get judiciary committee approval this week for a bill that would limit personal injury lawsuits stemming from incidents at popular recreation areas.

HB 6557, An Act Concerning Liability for the Recreational Use of Lands, is a response to a personal injury lawsuit decided last year, in which a Rocky Hill woman was awarded $2.9 million after she broke her neck in a bicycle accident.

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