Personal injuries can happen at any moment and have the power to alter your life forever. No matter how it was caused, if you or a loved one is injured because of another’s negligent or careless act, you may be entitled to compensation. We invite you to contact our office, by calling (203) 265-2035, to schedule a free consultation if you have a personal injury case you wish to discuss with a skilled lawyer.
Why Choose Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. for New Haven Personal Injury Cases?
Our firm is widely regarded for both our excellence and dedication to our clients.
We ensure that our clients understand what legal options and potential outcomes are available to them, before formulating an approach to their case.
Our team has over a century of combined legal experience.
We will not hesitate to take your case to court if necessary and will fight for you.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in New Haven
There is a wide variety of personal injury claims we handle in New Haven and throughout Connecticut, including:
Millions of people are in motor vehicle accidents every year, which results in property damage, injuries, and sometimes fatalities. In 2018 alone, there were nearly two million injury-causing collisions. A few common reasons for why so many occur, include recklessness, speeding, texting while driving, driver distraction, drunk driving, and aggressive driving.
A negligent or careless act by a physician, nurse, or hospital, may cause severe injuries. There are many distinct types of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, surgical errors, medication errors, birth injuries, and more. Medical practice cases are often complicated and require the knowledge of an attorney.
Generally, employees cannot bring a personal injury lawsuit against their employer when injured while working. The wounded worker must instead file a workers’ compensation claim, which Connecticut companies are required to provide in case employees are injured. The benefits will vary based upon the severity of the injuries and ability to work.
Tragically, elder loved ones often fall victim to abuse or neglect at the hands of the staff at their nursing home or assisted-living facility. The nursing home or facility may be liable when incidents of abuse or injury occur, due to:
Staff member intentionally abusing residents.
Medical neglect, such as failing to provide necessary medication or treatment.
Improper training of staff.
Negligent hiring of staff, such as failing to perform background checks.
Failing to oversee and properly monitor staff.
Failing to provide adequate security.
Not providing for daily necessities, such as food and water.
Failure to protect from health and safety hazards.
Unnecessarily restraining residents or keeping them confined.
Companies may be liable for injuries caused by a product that is defective in its design, or the manufacturing or distribution of the item. Consumers are owed a duty to be kept safe. Products that are inherently dangerous, must provide ample warnings.
Property owners are required to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. Hazardous conditions which cause injuries, may make them responsible for damages. Claims of property owner negligence are commonly linked to slip-and-fall accidents.
Dogs have the ability to cause serious personal injuries when they attack and are particularly dangerous for children and seniors. Owners are responsible for any injuries their dogs cause in Connecticut.
When accidents are severe enough that they result in fatal personal injuries, loved ones have the ability to recover compensation. However, Connecticut law only allows for the deceased’s estate executor or administrator to file suit.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
Obtaining compensation for a personal injury is not a simple matter. Insurance companies are in business to earn a profit, which means minimizing payouts on claims to improve their bottom line. In an effort to do so, insurers employ adjusters and lawyers to protect their interests. It is important for you to be represented by an experienced lawyer to ensure your right to full compensation if protected. Choosing the right counsel will level the playing field and impact the negotiation and settlement process, as an insurance company will consider whether or not your attorney has the necessary experience and advocacy skill to successfully take your case to trial.
Let Us Advocate for You
When misfortune or tragedy strikes and you suffer physical harm, we can help you pursue the compensation you need for your unique losses. You may be eligible to recover payment for your medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, disfigurement, emotional distress, and more. Call us today at (203) 265-2035 to have your case evaluated for free, or reach us online.