In seconds, a personal injury accident can cause severe injuries or even death. Personal injury accidents, including car accidents, workplace accidents, and slip and fall accidents, can cause catastrophic injuries. Connecticut law entitles victims of personal injury accidents to pursue financial compensation for past and future medical treatment and bills, income loss, impairment of earning capacity, disability, emotional and physical pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you’ve been seriously injured because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, the legal team at Stanfield Bechtel Law is in your corner. We have a proven track record of recovering the total and fair amount of compensation victims of personal injury accidents need and deserve. We’ve successfully represented clients in lawsuits against property owners, government agencies, retail locations, commercial drivers, and other types of defendants. Contact Stanfield Bechtel Law to schedule a free case evaluation.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
With every case we take on, we make our clients our top priority and no victim of a serious accident should ever settle for less. We understand that every personal injury case is unique, and we take the time to learn as much as possible about each client’s circumstances. Personal injury accidents involve negligence by at least one party, but an investigation may reveal that multiple parties’ negligence contributed to the accident. At Stanfield Bechtel Law, we handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Premises liability, including slip and fall cases
- Wrongful death
Auto, Motorcycle, and Truck Accidents
Although motor vehicle accidents are relatively common, they can cause catastrophic damage. You can pursue compensation through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit if you’ve been injured in an auto accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident that wasn’t your fault. The attorneys at Stanfield Bechtel Law have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and defendants to pursue the most favorable settlement or verdict available.
Premises Liability Cases
Property owners and managers are legally obligated to keep visitors and customers on their property safe from harm. When a person trips, slips, falls or gets injured on someone’s property, the victim may be able to obtain compensation from the property owner. Additionally, when property owners fail to provide reasonable security measures and a visitor becomes injured in a foreseeable crime, he or she may have a valid premises liability claim.
Types of Damages Available Through a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury victims can pursue economic and non-economic damages for their injuries. Economic damages compensate victims for the past and future medical treatment and bills they require to address the injuries sustained due to someone else’s negligence. Plaintiffs can also pursue compensation for future medical expenses, including physical therapy and long-term care. Plaintiffs can also pursue compensation for the income they have lost due to missing work due to their injury, as well as loss of earning capacity.
Non-economic damages compensate plaintiffs for non-monetary damages they’ve suffered due to the personal injury accident. Plaintiffs can recover financial compensation for the physical and mental suffering they’ve experienced due to the accident. Many personal injury victims experience ongoing symptoms related to the trauma of the accident. Plaintiffs can also pursue compensation for emotional distress and loss of enjoyment because of their injuries.
Taking Swift Action to Protect Your Rights
Victims of personal injury accidents generally have two years from the date of the injury to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party or parties. When a state agency or local government is liable for your injuries, the statute of limitations is usually shorter. For example, if a state agency caused your injuries, you must file a notice of your claim within a year of your injury.
If your claim is against a county or municipal government, the injured person must file a notice of claim within six months. In some cases, a plaintiff has as little as 90 days to file a claim after the injury occurred. Missing deadlines can prevent personal injury victims from pursuing a claim, which is why it’s important to reach out to a dedicated Connecticut personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Pursuing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In Connecticut, wrongful death occurs when a person dies because of another party’s negligence or recklessness. A negligence-based incident, such as a car accident, or an intentional act, such as a crime, can cause a preventable death.
If you have lost your loved one because of another party’s negligence, nothing can bring your loved one back. However, pursuing compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit can help you hold the negligent party accountable and provide compensation for funeral and burial costs, medical expenses, lost family income, and pain and suffering.
Discuss Your Case with a Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney
Recovering from a personal injury accident can be a huge burden, especially if the injuries sustained are serious. Even if you can resume some of your regular activities, seeking fair compensation for your losses isn’t something you have to take on alone. The attorneys at Stanfield Bechtel Law are prepared to investigate your case, help you with each step along the way and develop an effective legal strategy to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact Stanfield Bechtel Law to learn how our legal team can advocate for you.