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Injuries occur all the time in and around New Haven, Connecticut. All too often, though, we discover that a person has been harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity. When this occurs, the injury victim deserves full compensation for their losses. At Jacobs & Jacobs, we are here to help if you need a New Haven personal injury attorney. Our team has the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims so we can determine liability and help you secure the money you need.
The role of a personal injury lawyer in New Haven will be multifaceted and will include investigation and preparation. First, an attorney will work to determine the liability of the at-fault party. This will include gathering as much evidence as possible (photo or video surveillance, eyewitness statements, accident reports, etc.).
While gathering this evidence, an attorney will also ensure that their client is treated by a trusted medical professional who can help them make a full recovery. Economic experts will help calculate total expected losses, and an attorney will negotiate with insurance carriers on behalf of the client. If a fair settlement offer is not forthcoming, an attorney will fully prepare to take the case to trial.
The attorneys at Jacobs & Jacobs have a track record of success handling a wide range of personal injury cases in New Haven and throughout Connecticut. We are regularly able to assist clients who have been injured due to the following:
This is not an all-inclusive list of the ways that injuries occur in and around the New Haven area. If you think that you have a personal injury case but are not sure about whether to move forward with your claim, we strongly encourage you to contact one of our New Haven personal injury lawyers who can assist you throughout this entire process. We offer free consultations so we can help determine the best steps moving forward for your particular case.
Victims of personal injuries in New Haven need to be aware that they do have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. The personal injury statute of limitations in Connecticut is two years from the date an injury occurs. If a personal injury victim fails to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within this timeframe, they will typically lose the ability to recover any compensation at all.
If there are any insurance carriers involved in the case, please be aware that their reporting deadlines are usually much stricter. Most insurance carriers require reporting an incident within a day or two after the occurrence. Failing to do so could result in the claim being delayed or even denied.
There may be various types of compensation available to victims of personal injuries in and around the New Haven area. The attorneys at Jacobs & Jacobs strive to recover both economic and non-economic compensation on behalf of every client that we take. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
There are various factors that need to be examined when determining exactly how much compensation an injury victim should receive. These factors can include the severity of the injury, the length of the recovery time, and the total amount of pain and suffering the victim and yours.
In New Haven, victims can still recover compensation even if they are partially responsible for their injury. Connecticut operates under a “modified comparative negligence” system. This means that injury victims can recover compensation if they are less than 50% at fault for the incident. Any person more than 50% responsible for their injury will not be able to recover compensation.
The total amount of compensation a person recovers will be reduced based on their percentage of fault if they were partially responsible. This highlights the need to work with a skilled personal injury lawyer in New Haven who can determine the liability of the other party and be ready to counter any tactics used by insurance carriers to shift the blame onto the injury victim.
If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury caused by the negligent actions of someone else in the New Haven area, the team at Jacobs & Jacobs is standing by to help you today. When you contact us, you will receive our complete attention as we take on the at-fault party in your case. Our goal is to fully investigate what happened so we can recover the compensation you need. We are not afraid to take personal injury cases all the way to trial if necessary to ensure that our clients are treated fairly. When you need a New Haven personal injury attorney, you can contact us online to schedule a free consultation or by calling us at (203) 777-2300.