Below are some of the most frequently asked questions of our personal injury law firm, Hastings, Cohan & Walsh. The fastest and easiest way to get your questions answered it to complete the FREE Evaluation Form. For even faster service, please call us toll free at: 1-888-CTLAW-00 and our injury & malpractice attorneys will evaluate your case for free.
How do I know if I need a lawyer?
You will probably need a lawyer if you have been seriously injured or wronged in some way, either by an accident, a defective product, a business, an insurance company, or even an individual, including professionals. We provide free consultations to determine the facts of your case and your legal rights.
Why should I hire an attorney to assist me in resolving my accident or injury claim?
More money for you is the primary reason. An insurance industry research institution studied personal injury claims processed by the injured person alone versus those that were handled by attorneys. The study determined that those represented by attorneys had a higher net recovery for themselves (more money in their pocket after attorney’s fees and costs) than those without attorneys. An experienced personal injury attorney provides you the advantages of a skilled professional who will provide you the benefit of his experience and insight to equal the playing field when dealing with insurance companies and the major corporations of the world to help maximize the amount of money you can recover. Having a personal injury attorney allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries while your attorney focuses on holding the responsible party accountable for those injuries and damages.
Why should I hire Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP as my attorneys?
Because our personal injury lawyers are passionate about what we do, and what we do makes a difference in the lives of our clients. We are concerned for our client’s well being. We are concerned that our clients receive the medical care they deserve and recover physically from their injuries, as well as recover emotionally and economically. We have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients. We care enough to devote ourselves fully to each client’s case. We know the law and know how to use it for our clients’ best interests. We obtain meaningful and sometimes unimaginable monetary recoveries for our clients, with a minimum of wasted time, effort, stress and worry on the part of our clients.
I have been injured, what will it cost to hire you?
We represent personal injury clients on a contingent fee basis. That means you pay a fee only if we win and you pay no fees if we lose. You are responsible for costs incurred, but costs do not include attorney fees, and the costs are paid from any settlement or judgment entered against the person responsible for your damage or injury. If there is no recovery you owe our firm no costs. We advance costs so that the case can be properly prepared and presented for settlement or trial.
How do you charge for other legal services?
For most matters, Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP bills for its services at standard hourly rates based on the amount of time spent by professionals on the matter. Our hourly rates are reviewed on a periodic basis. In other matters, such as the drafting of simple leases, real estate transactions, certain criminal and motor vehicle matters, preparation of simple wills and powers of attorney, and the formation of business entities, a flat fee billing where the cost of the service is established in advance will be implemented.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes, we offer an initial consultation for which we do not charge. The purpose of this initial consultation is to review the facts of your case, give you an indication of whether the case is one that we might be interested in handling, and to discuss with you the financial arrangements for our representation.
Do You Have Multiple Offices?
Yes, we have 10 Connecticut offices available for appointments. Our main office is in Ridgefield, CT. All other office locations are satellite offices and are available by appointment only.
Many automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents frequently happen on the Interstate and State Highways: I 84, I 91, Route 7, Route 2, Route 6, Route 44, I 395, I 95, I 291, I 384, Route 85, Route 17, Route 14 and Route 12. The law firm of Hastings Cohan & Walsh LLP, serves clients who have been hurt on these major roads and on roads throughout Connecticut, including but not limited the following areas:
Cities and Towns: Norwich, Hartford, Danbury, Bridgeport, Stamford, Wallingford, New Haven, Norwalk Storrs, Tolland, New London, Middletown, Wilton, Ridgefield
Counties: Fairfield County, Waterbury County, New Haven County, New London County, Middlesex County.
Our offices are located in Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Danbury, East Haven, Georgetown, Hamden, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield, & Stamford, Connecticut. Please, click here for directions and more information.
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