Middletown Personal Injury Attorneys
Why File a Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit?
When you are injured and another person, company, or entity is to blame,
you have the right to take legal action. An unexpected accident or injury
can leave you facing significant physical, financial, and emotional hardships,
but by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can seek monetary
compensation for these losses. While nothing can undo the trauma you have
been through, a fair settlement or verdict can provide you and your family
with the resources you need to heal.
Navigating the personal injury litigation process is difficult on your
own, but with the right legal team on your side, you can have confidence
knowing that your rights will be protected. Since 1955,
RisCassi & Davis, P.C. has been fighting on behalf of injured individuals and the families of
those wrongfully killed throughout Connecticut. Our Middletown personal
injury lawyers are here to provide the answers you need and the advocacy
Take the first step in your recovery; call us at
(860) 245-2412 or
contact us online today to request a free, no-obligation consultation.
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Types of Cases We Handle
Our firm is nationally recognized for
our successes in all areas of personal injury law. To date, our attorneys have recovered
more than half a billion dollars in compensation in a variety of complex cases.
We are proud to represent clients in personal injury cases involving:
Auto Accidents: Including collisions involving cars,
motorcycles, drunk drivers, hit-and-runs, bicyclists, pedestrians,
large trucks, uninsured/underinsured motorists, and more
Additional Vehicle Accidents: Including aviation accidents, boating accidents, train and ship accidents,
police chase crashes, rideshare accidents, and more
Medical Malpractice: Including anesthesia errors, birth injuries, emergency room errors, failure
to diagnose and misdiagnosis, hospital malpractice, surgical errors, and more
Premises Liability: Including slip and falls and trip and falls, animal attacks and dog bites,
swimming pool and drowning accidents, school injuries, and more
Product Liability: Including auto defects, defective drugs and medical devices, faulty machinery,
defective work equipment and tools, children’s products, household
items, and more
Workplace Accidents: Including cases involving both workers’ compensation and third-party
work injury claims
Wrongful Death: Including cases arising from negligence, wrongful conduct, strict liability,
and intentional misconduct/criminal acts
We also represent victims of sexual abuse who have suffered physical, emotional,
and financial injuries due to the unlawful and unconscionable acts of others.
What Types of Damages Can You Receive in a Personal Injury Claim?
When someone else—whether it is another person, a business or corporation,
or some other entity—acts negligently or wrongfully, innocent people
can be seriously hurt. The law allows victims to file personal injury
claims/lawsuits against at-fault parties to not only hold them accountable
but also to recover financial compensation for their resulting damages.
In legal terms, “damages” are any economic or non-economic
losses a person or party suffers due to the careless, reckless, or wrongful
acts of others.
Examples of common damages include:
- Emergency medical care costs
- Hospitalization and ambulance fees
- Surgery, rehabilitation, and other treatments
- Ongoing and future medical care
- Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
- Lost future and expected earnings
- Lost earning capacity due to disability
- Pain and suffering
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, etc.
- Counseling services and/or therapy
- In-home assistance and care costs
- Home modifications and other miscellaneous expenses
In some cases, it may even be possible to recover punitive (or “exemplary”)
damages. Unlike the compensatory damages outlined above, punitive damages
are not tied to specific losses suffered by the victim. Instead, they
are intended to punish the defendant when they are found to have acted
extremely negligently or with willful/wanton disregard for others. Punitive
damages are relatively rare, but may be available in cases involving the
wrongful death of an individual due to violence, cases involving egregiously
negligent drunk driving, and similar instances.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you are facing mounting medical bills, even as you are out of work
recovering from your injuries, the thought of hiring a personal injury
lawyer—and the costs associated with doing so—can feel overwhelming.
However, countless reports have shown that people who work with lawyers
recover significantly higher settlements than those who attempt file personal
injury claims on their own. And, if the insurance company refuses to play
fair and tries to undervalue or deny your claim, your attorney can prepare
your case for court and represent you at trial.
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we understand how stressful this time is
for you and your family. When you choose our firm, it costs
nothing upfront to hire a personal injury lawyer. Because we offer contingency
fees, you do not pay any out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, we front the
costs associated with litigating your case and only collect attorney fees
if/when we recover compensation for you. These fees are paid via a percentage
of your total recovery. This means that if we do
not secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not pay us a dime.
How Long Do You Have To Raise a Personal Injury Claim?
In Connecticut, you are allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit for up
to 2 years after the date of your accident. After two years have passed,
the statute of limitations has expired and you will no longer be able
to bring a claim against the responsible party (General Statutes of Connecticut section 52-584). There are several exceptions to this rule, but in order to determine
whether or not you qualify for these exceptions you should first speak
with a professional injury attorney about your case.
Do All Personal Injury Claims Go To Court?
No. In fact, the majority of personal injury cases are settled without
even having to go to the trial phase. This is because it's usually in
both party's best interests to settle outside of court. Not only is it
less expensive, but it also allows the claim to be resolved more quickly.
If we are able to resolve your claim without going to court and we believe
that it is in your best interests we will certainly do so. However, if
we are not able to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company
prior to going to trial, we are prepared to take your claim to court and
fight for your rights before a judge or jury.
Request a Free Consultation Today
If you were injured or if someone you love tragically died due to another
person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct, do not hesitate
to reach out to our Middletown personal injury lawyers to discuss your
rights and options during a free consultation. In Connecticut, you only
have two years from the date of the accident/injury to file a personal
injury lawsuit—the sooner we can begin investigating and building
your case, the better.
Our team will meet with you to discuss the specifics of your situation at no cost.
We are happy to meet you in our office or at your home and can conduct
consultations by phone if needed. We proudly serve clients in and around
Middlesex County, as well as the entire state of Connecticut.
Don’t wait until it’s too late!
Contact RisCassi & Davis, P.C. today at
(860) 245-2412 for a free consultation with one of our award-winning personal injury lawyers.