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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. A 2021 study by the CDC found that U.S. residents make a shocking 97.9 million emergency room visits due to injuries on an annual basis. When this occurs, the injury victim deserves full compensation for their losses. At the law firm of 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 injured people secure the money they 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 companies 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. Our law firm is regularly able to assist clients who suffered severe injuries from:
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 attorneys who can assist you throughout this entire process. Our legal team offers a free initial consultation 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 is an insurance company involved in the case, please be aware that their reporting deadlines are usually much stricter. Usually, you’ll be required 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 by the other party’s insurance company.
There may be various types of compensation available to victims of personal injuries in Connecticut. The legal team at Jacobs & Jacobs strives 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 by our legal team when determining exactly how much compensation an injury victim should receive. These factors can include the injury’s severity, the length of the recovery time, and the total amount of pain and suffering you or a loved one experienced.
In New Haven, injury victims can still recover compensation even if they are partially responsible for an accident. 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. Our legal team works diligently to determine the liability of the other party, from auto accidents to nursing home injuries. We’re ready to counter any tactics used by insurance companies to shift the blame onto you or a loved one.
If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury caused by the negligent actions of someone else in the New Haven area, the legal 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. Whether you were in a motorcycle accident or suffered the wrongful death of a loved one due to medical malpractice, we can help. Our law firm is prepared to take 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.