DON’T GO IT ALONE AFTER A PERSONAL INJURY. GET LEGAL HELP FROM EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS.
When an accident results in catastrophic losses, this is considered a serious personal injury case. Serious injuries can include brain damage, debilitating or life-altering physical injuries, emotional scarring and wrongful death. In serious injury cases, victims and their families often have to deal with unbearable pain and, in some cases, the loss of a loved one.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are proud of the personalized assistance we provide to injured clients and their families throughout Connecticut. We have offices in Hartford, Bridgeport, New London, Waterbury and New Haven.
In addition to helping our clients cope with practical matters such as obtaining medical care, we have delivered many successful financial outcomes. Our personal injury lawyers have been strong, effective advocates for many people who have suffered due to:
- Car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian and other motor vehicle accidents
- Slip-and-falls, burn injuries and dog bites that may lead to premises liability claims
- Injuries and illnesses resulting from a medical care provider’s malpractice
- Falls, dehydration, malnutrition and bedsores occurring through abuse and neglect in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
- Injuries on the job in factories, at construction sites, in office environments, in health care settings and elsewhere
- Injuries due to dangerous and defective products
An accidental injury is a frightening experience for most people. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury caused by another, complete the free case evaluation form to begin exploring your legal options.
Negligence Vs. Intention
- Negligent acts: Negligence occurs when an individual fails to exercise reasonable care to avoid foreseeable harm to a person or property. Even if a person did not intend to cause harm, they can be found guilty of negligence. Negligence can cause motor vehicle accident injuries, product liability claims, dangerous drug lawsuits and premises liability issues. In a personal injury lawsuit, the victim must prove negligence in order to recover compensation for their losses. In order to prove negligence, the victim (or the attorney they hire to fight on their behalf) must determine what a reasonable person would or would not have done, given the specific situation.
- Intentional acts: Intentional acts – or “intentional torts,” as they are known in a court of law – are harmful acts committed willingly against another individual. A broad spectrum of intentional acts exists, and these incidents run the gamut from damage of personal property to rape, assault or wrongful death. Cases of intentional acts can sometimes be difficult to prove due to the number of factors that may be involved, but the compensation a victim receives in the event of a settlement or successful verdict is known as punitive damages, and they may be awarded to cover the costs of medical bills, lost wages and emotional distress that the victim endured as a result of the act.
Insurance Companies Are Not On Your Side
When a serious injury occurs due to the actions or negligence of another person or entity, the insurance companies are often involved. Too often are accident victims asked to sign documents that they don’t understand or are forced to give recorded statements that can ultimately affect their ability to receive compensation for their expenses.
Reaching a fair injury settlement with an insurance adjuster can be a very tedious and frustrating experience. It can be very difficult to navigate without the help of an experienced legal professional who has your best interests at heart.
Important Tips To Remember
The steps you take after a serious injury can seriously affect your ability to receive fair compensation for your losses. After suffering an injury that was not your fault, it is important to remember the following:
- Never sign a release or give a recorded statement until you have consulted with an attorney.
- Don’t wait to speak to a law firm. The sooner you begin the legal process, the better chances you have of recovering losses.
- Remember to document everything related to the accident, including the contact information of other parties and witnesses to the accident and photographs of the scene and injuries.
As serious injuries are rare events for most people, it can be difficult to know what to do when it happens to you. Paperwork, decisions and hardships take a toll after a serious or catastrophic injury. In the case of a fatality, families suddenly face funeral and burial costs along with other hardships, including the loss of the deceased person’s companionship and earning capacity.
Why You Need An Injury Lawyer
Working closely with an accomplished personal injury lawyer takes a great load off a family, no matter what twists and turns your recovery takes. Filing a claim for insurance benefits can be problematic for people recovering from accidents. Insurers are notorious for withholding information and failing to pay the benefits that they should. When you’re recuperating from a severe injury, the last thing you want to worry about is the legal process.
Let us fight your legal battle for compensation of damages while you focus on recovering from the accident. We can often overcome denials through vigorous negotiations and sometimes through bad faith insurance claims. We also help with Social Security Disability applications, denials and appeals.
Get Your Case Underway With A Free Consultation
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are committed to fighting for the rights of anyone seriously injured by another in the state of Connecticut. To ensure that everyone is able to afford top legal guidance, we operate on a contingency fee basis for all personal injury clients. This means that if you hire our firm to pursue justice for your losses, there is never a cost to you until we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim, whether through a settlement or jury verdict.
We offer free case evaluations to anyone who believes that they may have cause to file a serious personal injury lawsuit. During an evaluation, one of our attorneys will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your losses. For more information, schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our lawyers. Please complete our free case evaluation form or call our firm toll-free at 800-PERKINS.