Accidents & Injuries

As personal injury attorneys, we listen every day to stories of accidents and injuries that should not have happened. We hear about people who were injured as a result of the negligence or intentional act of another may be entitled to compensation. Below are some factors involved in personal injury claims our lawyers are prepared to handle. If you would like to discuss a possible claim please contact our Fairfield, Connecticut, or Washington, DC, office and arrange a free consultation.

Motor vehicle accidents: By far the most common source of personal injury lawsuits, car and truck accidents often involved several insurance companies and cause serious injuries or death.

Medical malpractice: Doctor error, anesthesia error, birth injuries, emergency room negligence, nursing home abuse or neglect, hospital negligence, misdiagnosis, errors in prescribing or administering medication, and failure to diagnose a condition when it can be treated effectively are all examples of medical malpractice cases our lawyers have handled. Dangerous prescription drugs: Pharmaceutical companies market drugs that cause a range of injuries including heart attack, emotional distress, strokes, and death.

Burns: Third-degree burns and even lesser burns cause agonizing pain, permanent disfigurement, facial scarring, loss of motion, and in extreme cases, death. Common causes of burns include electrical injuries at construction sites, car fires, and house fires.

Broken bones: Hip fractures, broken ankles, spinal fractures, broken wrists, fractured skulls – broken bones can involve injuries that are inconvenient and painful to those that result in permanent disability or death. Our lawyers work to see that our clients recover fair compensation for these injuries.

Fall injuries: Slip and fall accidents in retail stores, trip and falls on broken sidewalks, escalator and elevator accidents, falls on slippery grocery aisles and falls on icy parking lots can cause long-term back injuries, broken bones, and head injuries that may entitle the injured parties to compensation.

Dog bites and animal attacks: An animal's owner or handler is responsible for controlling the animal's behavior and preventing it from attacking a child or adult.

Our attorneys work with accident investigators, medical experts, and economic experts to demonstrate the cause of our clients' injuries and the extent of their losses for juries, judges, and insurance companies. We serve clients in Norwalk, Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Danbury, Waterbury and all of Connecticut, and in New York and Washington, DC., and have successfully recovered large settlements and judgments on their behalf.

See:

10 Legal Terms You Need to Know

10 Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident

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