Personal Injury Attorneys
A severe personal injury can happen to anyone at any time. When the accident occurs due to the negligent or deliberate actions of another party, it doesn’t seem fair that you’re the one who must live with the consequences.
While we at Upton Law Firm, LLC agree that life can be unfair at times, however, our law firm can help you recover financially from the responsible party. Not having to worry about how to pay for medical bills while you’re unable to work can help your recovery progress be smooth and short as possible.
Common Categories of Personal Injury
The severity of your injuries often depends on how you received them in the first place. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury in Connecticut. According to AAA Hartford, 252 people in this state lost their lives between January and November of 2017. Additionally, thousands more sustained serious, life-changing injuries. Driving while intoxicated or distracted, speeding, and disobeying other traffic laws are the most common causes of crashes. Some other categories of personal injury that we represent include:
Birth or prenatal injuries: Looking forward to the birth of your baby is one of life’s most extraordinary events. Unfortunately, that anticipation can turn tragic when your baby suffers an injury at birth due to the incompetence of medical providers. Injuries can also occur prior to the birth and then the baby and his or her family must cope with them indefinitely. With the potential of lifetime care for a disabled child reaching the millions, you owe it to yourself and your child to investigate the possibility of a birth injury lawsuit.
Defective Products: When you’re certain you used a product as intended and still sustained an injury, it isn’t always easy to determine whether the designer, manufacturer, retailer, or another party is to blame. It’s also common for all parties to attempt to blame the injured person by claiming it’s simply a case of operator error.
Your personal injury lawyer will research flaws in every process to determine negligence and then file a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties. Since larger corporations often have more to spend on legal defense and the burden lies with you to prove negligence, it would be unwise to file this type of personal injury lawsuit on your own.
Dog bites: Being the victim of a dog bite or another type of animal attack is both physically and emotionally traumatizing. Under state law, the owner of a dog can be held liable for the injuries it inflicts even if he or she wasn’t negligent in handling the dog. An owner can also face legal responsibility for not vaccinating his or her dog when the dog transmits a disease to you. You’re already dealing with long-term physical and emotional damage after a dog bite and need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for you.
Medical malpractice: Serious and sometimes fatal injuries can occur when a doctor makes an error in diagnosis or treatment, a surgeon performs an error during operation, or a pharmacist makes a medication error. While medical professionals will make mistakes, they must meet the same standard as other professionals with the same level of experience and training. Even so, medical malpractice claims are notoriously difficult to prove. You must demonstrate that you had a doctor/patient relationship with the provider, that he or she owed you a duty of care and failed in that duty, and that his or her conduct directly caused your specific injuries.
On-the-job accident: In most cases, Connecticut workers’ compensation laws take away your right to sue your employer when you suffer an on-the-job injury. However, sometimes the employer’s behavior is so egregious that it could do nothing but cause an injury. We understand that dealing with the workers’ compensation system can be frustrating. It can be positively overwhelming when you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit at the same time. Your personal injury attorney will help you sort through both cases.
Slip and fall: Both commercial and residential property owners have the legal obligation to keep their space safe. Ignorance that an injury could occur is not a valid defense when a reasonable person would have known an accident could have happened and taken steps to prevent it. Some common examples of slip and fall injuries include falling down a neighbor’s icy stairs, tripping over a display at a store, and tripping over uneven pavement on the sidewalk that had no warning sign to avoid it.
Wrongful death: Of all cases that we accept at Upton Law Firm, LLC, working with families of people that died due to someone else’s negligence are the most heart-wrenching of all. Although these accidents should never have happened, that doesn’t change the fact that a client’s loved one is never coming back.
Besides your emotional trauma, you must pay medical and funeral expenses for your deceased family member. It gets even more stressful when he or she contributed to the family income or provided sole financial support. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide you with compensation for these losses as well as the loss of companionship you must live with for the rest of your life.
Strong Advocates for Personal Injury Victims
The above represent just some of the common categories that our clients seek assistance with at Upton Law Firm, LLC. If you or a loved one have suffered a significantly, we can help you seek the compensation that you deserve.
Our law firm believes strongly in the rights of injured people to recover adequate compensation for their physical injuries, emotional distress, property damage, loss of income, and other financial and non-financial losses stemming from an accident. Please contact us at 860-893-0558 to request a free initial review of your case.
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