Personal injury is a broad field of law that often deals with auto accidents, slip and fall, assault, or defective products. Personal injury may also be an injury to character, known as defamation. In personal injury cases, the plaintiff has suffered damage to the body or mind from another personal or entity.
Often, the plaintiff needs financial assistance for medical and other related expenses. There is may also be an award for pain and suffering that does not cover physical damages. Personal injury law is one of the most common lawsuits in the United States.
Understanding Personal Injury Law in Connecticut
The state of Connecticut has a two-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, so it is crucial to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Once the two years have passed, the option for filing for compensation disappears.
It is also important to note that Connecticut has a “comparative fault” rule. This rule may lessen personal injury awards if the plaintiff is shown to have some level of responsibility in the accident. For example, if you are cross through an intersection at a high rate of speed on a yellow light and someone runs a red light and hits your car, you bear a portion of the fault in the accident. The court may determine you are 20% at fault, and the person who hit you is 80% at fault. That means your award will be reduced by 20% to reflect your responsibility in the accident.
Our Attorneys Have the Experience You Need
When you are injured, and in need of help, you need an attorney who can go head to head with insurance companies and attorneys. Costello, Brennan and DeVidas, P.C. practices personal injury law and is dedicated to protecting an injured client. Partner Christopher Brennan, in particular, has extensive personal injury experience. Our attorneys have firmly established themselves as prominent trial attorneys who are not afraid to go to court to get their clients the compensation they deserve.
Kieran Costello, Christopher Brennan, and Claire DeVidas have built a formidable team. Our attorneys have obtained jury verdicts in all areas of personal injury litigation, including premises liability, automotive liability, and medical malpractice cases. If you find yourself in need of help, this highly skilled and qualified team of personal injury attorneys will make a difference in your life. We will work to restore, to the full extent of the law, what you lost in income, property damage, and physical injuries.