Serving Injured People in Connecticut
Most people, upon suffering an injury caused by the negligence or the intentional action of someone else, may be confused about what to do after seeking medical treatment. They ask themselves questions such as:
- How can I be reimbursed for my injuries?
- What about my pain and suffering?
- Do I have a case against the person who caused my injuries?
- Which attorney would be best to help me through this difficult time?
No matter what questions you may have, you have come to the right place. The Connecticut personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew J. Cates, LLC will answer all of your questions, and help you put your life back together. Our past clients recommend us because we are relentless in helping our clients get the compensation they deserve.
What is Personal Injury?
The term personal injury refers to an injury or injuries suffered by a human being, to the victim’s physical, mental, or emotional state. In order to receive compensation, you must prove that your injuries were caused by another person’s negligent (or intentional) conduct or negligent failure to act.
Our three major concerns in every personal injury case are:
- Ensuring that you make a full recovery from the injury
- Preparing a solid legal case against the responsible party
- Making sure that you receive maximum compensation
Modified Comparative Negligence
Connecticut is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that you can only recover damages for your injuries if you are found to be less than 50% at fault for the injury you suffered. For example, if you were speeding at the time of an auto accident, but the other driver ran a red light and hit you, the jury (or judge in some cases) weigh just how much the speeding contributed to the collision.
Examples of Personal Injury Cases
- Motor Vehicle – Most drivers will be involved in a motor vehicle accident at some point in their lives. Many people are fortunate enough to walk away from such accidents without being harmed, but there are many who suffer serious injuries in such crashes.
- Dog Bites – Dogs are considered to be a man’s best friend, and in most cases interactions with these beautiful animals are positive. However, every year many Connecticut residents are injured by dogs, some seriously, and may be entitled to compensation from the dogs’ owners or keepers.
- Medical Malpractice – We put our trust in our doctors to heal us when we are sick or injured. In most cases they help us regain our health. However, thousands of people in Connecticut are seriously injured and even killed every year by medical negligence.
How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Connecticut
If you or a family member suffered a serious injury in Connecticut and that injury was caused by the negligence or intentional action of another person, you may be able to recover monetary damages for your hospital bills, lost time at work and pain and suffering among other things. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyer will evaluate your case at no cost and, if you retain us to represent you, we will pursue your claim against the insurance company or other responsible party. We will handle the settlement negotiations and litigate the case, so you can concentrate on getting back on your feet.
Please call toll free at (800) 330-4988 or (860) 522-7044, or contact us online today for your no cost, no obligation case evaluation. Don’t delay, call today!