Hartford Personal Injury Lawyers
Your Rights After a Serious Accident or Injury
When you are injured in an accident or traumatic event, your entire life
can change in an instant. Not only must you deal with the physical and
emotional repercussions of your injury, but you must also navigate new,
unexpected financial challenges, from paying massive medical bills to
managing day-to-day expenses while you are unable to return to work. At
RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we understand the challenges you are facing—and we want to help.
When you need a personal injury attorney in Hartford, turn to our team
of nationally recognized trial lawyers. Since 1955, our firm has been
standing up for the rights of injured accident victims and their families,
providing caring, personalized support and aggressive advocacy throughout
the litigation process. We proudly serve clients in Hartford, as well
as all of Hartford County and the entire state of Connecticut. Get in
touch with us today to discuss your situation with a member of our legal
team at no cost and with absolutely no obligation.
Call us at
(860) 245-2412 or submit an
online contact form today to get started.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?
Anyone who is injured or suffers damages due to another person or party’s
negligent, reckless, or wrongful conduct may file a personal injury lawsuit
and seek compensation for their losses. Most personal injury claims in
Connecticut are brought on the basis of negligence, meaning the person
bringing the claim (known as the “plaintiff”) must prove that
the other party (known as the “defendant”) acted negligently,
and this was the cause of injury.
Specifically, to bring a personal injury claim on the basis of negligence,
you must prove the following elements:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached the duty of care
- You were injured/suffered damages
- The breach of the duty of care was the cause of your injuries/damages
In other words, if you can establish that the defendant had a legal responsibility
to act reasonably to prevent others from being injured/harmed, but the
defendant failed to act reasonably/acted negligently or wrongfully instead,
and this was the direct or proximate cause of your injuries, you have a case.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?
The purpose of filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit is to recover
monetary compensation for economic and non-economic losses incurred due
to another’s negligent or wrongful conduct. Collectively, these
losses are referred to as “damages,” and they can be both
financial and intangible in nature.
While every case is unique, many individuals who file personal injury claims
are able to recover compensation for the following damages:
Medical Expenses: You can seek compensation for any medical expenses associated with your
injury, including emergency medical care costs, hospital and ambulance
fees, medical treatments, rehabilitation, medication, medical equipment/devices,
and ongoing and future care costs.
Lost Wages: If you lose income or miss out on wages because you are unable to work
due to your injuries, you can seek compensation for these losses. Depending
on your case, you may also be able to seek compensation for future lost
wages and other employment-related losses, such as lost benefits.
Pain and Suffering: In addition to economic losses (those with specific dollar values), you
can seek compensation for non-economic damages, including physical pain
and emotional suffering associated with the accident/your injuries. Other
non-economic damages may include trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD), inconvenience, disfigurement, and related hardships.
Disability: If your injuries are so severe, you become partially or totally disabled,
you can seek compensation for related losses. This includes lost future
earnings you would have reasonably earned if you are unable to work or
unable to work at full capacity because of your injuries, as well as lost
or reduced earning ability.
Miscellaneous Losses: Often, injured accident victims suffer an array of miscellaneous damages,
such as costs associated with in-home assistance and care, modifications
to a home to accommodate injuries/disabilities, counseling services and
therapy, and more. You may be able to recover for these damages in your
personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Punitive Damages: Also known as exemplary damages, punitive damages are different from compensatory
damages in that they are not meant to compensate victims for specific
losses resulting from their injuries but, rather, are intended to punish
at-fault parties. Punitive damages are available when the defendant acted
with egregious negligence or wanton/willful disregard for the safety or others.
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., our Hartford personal injury attorneys can
help you understand which damages apply in your unique case. We are happy
to discuss your legal rights and options during a free, confidential consultation.
How an Attorney from RisCassi & Davis, P.C. Can Help
We are proud to be one of Connecticut’s most highly recognized and
respected personal injury law firms. Our team is prepared to assist you
with any type of personal injury claim or related matter.
We routinely assist clients in Hartford and the surrounding areas with
- Airplane accidents
- Animal/dog bites
- Auto defects
- Bike accidents
- Boating accidents
- Brain injuries
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective drugs and medical devices
- Drowning accidents
- Mass torts
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Pedestrian accidents
- Police chase accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Rideshare accidents
- School injuries
- Sexual abuse
- Train and ship accidents
- Truck accidents
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Wrongful death
No matter how complex your case may be, our attorneys can help. While you
are not required by law to hire a personal injury lawyer for your case,
having an experienced legal team by your side can make all the difference
in both the process and the outcome. When you choose RisCassi & Davis,
P.C., we will handle every detail—from investigating your claim
and gathering evidence to dealing with the insurance company and negotiating
a settlement to taking your case to trial if necessary. We handle everything
so you can focus on what matters most: healing.
You Pay Nothing Unless We Win Your Case
We understand that many people are concerned about the cost of hiring a
personal injury lawyer in Hartford. After all, you are facing many new
and unexpected financial hardships as a result of the accident, and the
idea of paying for a lawyer can be overwhelming.
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we provide our legal services on a contingency
fee basis. This means that we do not collect any upfront or out-of-pocket
expenses from you; instead, our attorneys only recover fees if/when they
obtain a settlement or verdict for you. In the unlikely event that we
do not win your case, you do not pay.
With a proven track record of success and
more than half a billion dollars recovered for our clients to date, RisCassi & Davis, P.C. is the firm you can
trust to help you get back on your feet. If you would like to discuss
your potential case with a member of our team today, please do not hesitate
to reach out and schedule a complimentary case evaluation.
Contact us online or call
(860) 245-2412 to get started with your free initial consultation with our Hartford personal