Were you seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence? You need to make an important decision to protect your rights. Choose a qualified and accomplished personal injury attorney to ensure that your claim receives the time and attention it requires.
Our team of personal injury attorneys have decades of combined legal experience and have handled hundreds of personal injury cases. Proudly serving Wallingford, New Haven, and Meriden in Connecticut.
Accident injuries can happen at any time, anywhere. When you are harmed unexpectedly, a personal injury lawyer can help. Whether you are hurt in a car accident, a slip-and-fall, or from a defective product, a legal team will have the resources and experience necessary to handle your case. An attorney can handle investigating the injury-related incident, determining which parties are liable, and building the strongest possible claim on your behalf. Personal injury claims are complicated and time-consuming. While you focus on recovering, a lawyer will protect you from the defendant and their insurance company, who will fight you every step of the way. No matter the circumstances, you will likely be blamed for your injuries by the at-fault party. Without legal representation, you run the risk of being found partially liable and having your compensation reduced. The last thing an insurer wants to do is pay out on an injury claim, and they will look for any reason to deny it. With a knowledgeable lawyer on your side, the insurer will not be the one dictating the value of your case.
“We are committed to providing each of our clients with skilled legal representation and highly personalized service.”
You can find the quality legal representation you require at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. As a personal injury law firm, we help people who have sustained serious injuries and handle claims involving matters such as the following:
We are committed to providing each of our clients with skilled legal representation and highly personalized service. As a client of our firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side.
There are a number of important Connecticut state laws that apply in personal injury cases:
Connecticut courts operate under a modified “comparative fault” rule, which will reduce a victim’s awarded compensation by the percentage they are found to be at-fault for their injury. For example, if a claimant is found 10 percent liable in a car accident and the defendant 90 percent. The claimant’s awarded settlement will be reduced by 10 percent. Under this system, even plaintiffs who are partially liable can receive damages. Since the decision on the percentage of blame is a key factor, it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side if you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
States differ in the amount of time they allow for victims to pursue damages in personal injury cases. This is known as the statute of limitations, and the amount of time given in Connecticut varies based on the type of claim.
The time limit typically starts running on the date the injury-related incident occurs, but there are exceptions. In cases of medical malpractice, the discovery rule gives victims a bit of leeway on when the two-year period begins. The statute of limitations can go into effect on the day a patient either discovers an injury or when the injury should have reasonably been discovered. However, Connecticut does enforce a statute of repose. This law prohibits any kind of medical malpractice claim from being filed once three years have passed from the date of the injury.
The parties that are liable for your injury may owe you significant compensation. Depending on the specific circumstances, such as the impact and severity of your trauma, you could be eligible to recover money for:
These listed damages, and more, are designed to compensate a victim for their losses. In addition, you may be eligible for punitive damages that are awarded with the purpose of punishing a defendant.
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I was represented in a case that lasted 3 years by the Loughlin FitzGerald firm. Both lawyers were very knowledgeable and helpful. They both took the time to guide me at every step, they suggested the best course of action, and I was very satisfied with the outcome. I was recommended to this firm, and I will do the same in the future.
“…always compassionate and caring in his dealings with us.”
After my wife was injured from being hit by a car while walking, the lawyer was amazingly helpful and knowledgeable in advising us in our pursuit of damages from the man who hit her and his insurance company. He was always compassionate and caring in his dealings with us and brought a terrible situation to the best outcome possible. I highly recommend Loughlin FitzGerald!
“…I couldn’t have asked for better representation.”
I was in an auto accident, which was no fault of my own, and I had some minor injuries. I owed money on the car, which was totaled and now had medical expenses I needed to take care, and had no idea what to do until I contacted Loughlin FitzGerald. My case was taken over seamlessly and I couldn’t have asked for better representation. The staff were all very knowledgeable and helpful and set my mind at ease that everything would work itself out. In the end, in less than 4 meetings with my attorney, my case was settled and I am a highly satisfied individual who would refer Loughlin FitzGerald to any of my family or friends. 5 stars!
Our skilled Wallingford, CT trial lawyers have decades of combined experience. With three experienced attorneys, we are also able to offer representation to clients in several general law matters that include real estate law, estate planning, and business litigation.
We are dedicated to helping our injured clients obtain fair value for their injuries and losses. We look forward to speaking with you about your legal needs. To speak with an attorney at our firm, call (203) 265-2035 or contact us by email.