Waterbury, CT Personal Injury Lawyers
Did you have an accident recently? What kind of claim should you file? How much time do you have to do so? How do you start?
Gould Injury Law can answer your questions fast. Call 888-WIN-FAST to connect with one of our experienced lawyers. We will guide you through the process of filing a personal injury accident claim.
If you've lived in Waterbury, CT, for a while, likely you can give directions to Post University or the Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center. Yet, when it comes to getting compensation after an accident, you may be lost.
We are here to help. Let's address some of the important questions.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
When someone gets hurt, it may be no one's fault. Often, however, someone is responsible or liable. The purpose of a personal injury claim is to make the liable person pay damages.
We'll talk about some possible damages later. Now, let's consider what constitutes personal injury under the law.
Any time someone's negligence causes an accident, you may have a case under personal injury law. Some of the most common types of personal injury claims include truck or car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and workplace injuries.
It has been reported that automobile accidents are behind most personal injury actions. Which is ironic, considering that the law requires every driver to drive with “reasonable care.” Some people just don’t seem to care. When their negligent driving causes a car accident, victims can make the responsible party pay for losses.
Unfortunately, some car accidents result in death. In Waterbury, CT, for example, there were 16 fatal road traffic accidents in 2017. Family members representing the deceased have rights to compensation as well.
Soon after your or your family member’s car accident, you should contact personal injury lawyers who can get you what you need quickly. Gould Injury Law firm works fast for clients who have suffered a loss.
If you are the victim of an auto accident in Waterbury, CT, consider contacting our law firm at 888-WIN-FAST. We provide professional legal services to residents in the Waterbury area. During a free consultation, our team of attorneys will assess your rights to compensation.
Motorcycle and car drivers often share the road with trucks. In 2017, there were 107,000 large trucks involved in injury crashes in the United States, while some 363,000 truck crashes resulted in property damage.
If you have an accident with a truck in Connecticut, you may have a hard time recovering losses without help. Contact our law firm toll-free at 888-WIN-FAST for more information.
Experienced lawyers can help you get you what you deserve after a "slip-and-fall" accident. Imagine you visit a company that is doing construction on their parking lot. As you walk towards the office, you hurt yourself falling into a hole.
After a visit to the ER, you have lots of bills. You also will need physical therapy to regain mobility. If the business owner refuses to pay, we can help you sue for damages.
This is because Waterbury premises liability laws apply to property owners. If the court determines that a premises was unsafe, the business or property owner may owe you damages for medical bills and lost wages.
Dog bite injuries
Dog bites are another common type of claim. Waterbury and state law protects victims of dog attacks. If animal owners don't follow the rules, they are liable for their pets' actions.
If a dog bites you or your child, the owner may have to pay you damages. He or she may also face fines and imprisonment.
However, laws change. To find the most current regulations for your situation, contact our law firm.
Medical malpractice involves negligence or carelessness that causes the health of a patient to worsen. To practice medicine, professionals such as doctors, dentists, and nurses get patient care training. They must follow established industry standards. Victims can sue if a healthcare provider's negligence causes an accident.
In wrongful death cases, the families of victims can receive damages. Medical staff often have insurance policies that cover malpractice settlements.
Nursing home abuse
In Connecticut, there are more than 230 nursing homes. The state licenses these homes to participate in Medicaid or Medicare programs if they meet specific standards of care. State inspectors check on nursing homes to make sure they are meeting minimum safety and quality of care requirements.
Nevertheless, keeping an eye out for your loved one’s welfare may fall to you. If you believe that a nursing home has failed to look after your loved one properly, you may consider taking legal action.
We are here to help guide you through the process. Call us today at 888-WIN-FAST for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.
Workers' compensation benefits provide for injured employees and their dependents. They also supply money for medical treatment or vocational rehabilitation if workers acquire an occupational disease.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health reported that many occupational diseases fall into 7 categories:
- Skin disorders
- Lung diseases (from dust)
- Respiratory conditions (due to toxins)
- Physical agent disorders
- Cumulative trauma disorders
In Connecticut, there are at least 8 Workers' Compensation Committee offices. A visit to the local office may prove frustrating if you don't have the proper documentation.
If you were hurt on the job, our personal injury lawyers serving Waterbury, CT, are ready to help you get your benefits as soon as possible. As soon as you contact us, we will fight hard and fast to get you the compensation you deserve.
How to Recover Compensation for a Personal Injury Claim in Waterbury, CT
Every state has a statute of limitations that sets a specific period to make a case. If your injury took place in Waterbury, CT, you must follow the statute of limitations for Connecticut.
The first thing you should do is talk to a local attorney who knows personal injury law. Remember, these laws are not universal. Only a lawyer familiar with Connecticut state laws would be able to help a Waterbury resident.
Once the time is up, it's too late to file a claim. So you need to resolve your claim fast. We can tell you what deadlines apply to your case in New Haven County, CT. Gould Injury Law offers free consultations and case evaluations for Waterbury residents. You can visit the law firm offices in New Haven or Hartford, CT. If you prefer to call, you can reach us toll-free at 888-WIN-FAST.
What are Damages?
Damages are the amount of money you could be awarded in a lawsuit or claim. In personal injury cases, damages depend on how you were hurt and to what extent. What can damages include? A court may award a sum to cover your bills, loss of wages, or pain and suffering.
One of the worst possible outcomes of an accident is wrongful death. The victim's family members could sue for damages on his or her behalf. They may ask the court to award damages to pay for funeral expenses and the sudden loss of the deceased person's income.
How far can damages cover your expenses? It depends on what you and your lawyer can prove. For example, let's say a car hit you while you were riding your motorcycle. Your insurance paid for the emergency room visit. Your body is scarred and your nose is slightly misaligned, so you intend to have surgical procedures done to reduce the scarring and correct your nose.
In 2018, doctors performed nearly 6 million reconstructive surgeries for a wide range of reasons. Yet, despite the versatility of reconstructive surgery and its clear benefit in your case, your insurance company refuses to pay for the operation. They say that your policy doesn't cover "optional" cosmetic procedures.
In spite of this, you may be able to seek damages from the driver or negotiate with your insurance company to cover the cost of reconstructive surgery. Your lawyer can help you do this while also recovering your lost wages and the costs of ongoing medical care.
Actual damages vary from case to case. Our law firm's priority is to get you the damages you deserve fast.
What is a Settlement?
The defendant (person you are suing) may offer you a settlement. Settlements resolve claims without ever going as far as court.
If you agree to a settlement without the support of a lawyer, you can’t trust that you are getting a good offer. Before accepting an agreement, always consult with a personal injury attorney.
Why not take advantage of a free case evaluation with Gould Injury Law? We want to get you fast and fair compensation. Visit us at one of our offices or call 888-WIN-FAST. There's no obligation to consult with our law firm about your accident–your initial consultation is absolutely free.
Examples of Settlements and Damages
The lawyers of Gould Injury Law have helped clients win millions of dollars in damages. Our law firm has successfully resolved workers’ compensation claim disputes, nursing home abuse lawsuits, motorcycle and car accident cases, and more.
What if an insurance company already paid your medical bills? One injured motorcyclist working with our law firm was able to secure $1.5 million in extra damages for himself and his wife. You may also be entitled to money for pain and suffering, lost wages, or ongoing medical treatments.
You don't have to handle your case alone. Contact our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after any type of accident. After a free case evaluation, you will have a better idea of how much damages you may be able to get with our help.
How to Get a Free Case Evaluation
To receive a free case evaluation from one of our personal injury lawyers, leave a message on our law firm's website. Fill out the brief contact form, and a lawyer will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Or, call 888-WIN-FAST for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer located near you.
Your time to file is running out. Get in touch with Gould Injury Law today for a fast settlement.