What is a personal injury claim
Personal injury is the area of law that protects the rights of individuals who have been injured by the negligence of another. Personal injury claims cover damages caused by a wide variety of injuries, including:
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
In order to successfully win a personal injury case, you must be able to prove that the negligent actions of another directly resulted in your injuries, and that you suffered monetary damages due to your injury. The best way to find out if you have a valid personal injury case is to schedule a free consultation with the Ridgefield personal injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh.
What damages can I recover in a personal injury claim?
You may be entitled to recover compensation for the following damages in a personal injury claim:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit after being injured?
The time limits to file a personal injury claim vary by state and by the type of case you are filing. The Ridgefield attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh know all of the relevant statutes of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Connecticut, and we will make sure your case is filed by the appropriate deadlines.
Do I need to hire an attorney for a personal injury case?
It is in your best interest to work with a highly skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer. These cases are often very complicated and require a sophisticated understanding of the applicable laws. Hiring a Connecticut personal injury lawyer will also be very helpful if you must battle insurance companies who are looking to unfairly reduce or deny your claim to minimize their losses.
How much will it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, our attorneys handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will take a percentage of the damages you recover if you win. However, if you do not recover damages, we do not get paid. This fee system prevents you from having to lay out money for legal fees during a time of financial hardship, and it ensures that we will give you our very best during all aspects of your case since we only get paid if you win.
Please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh today to schedule your free personal injury consultation. We serve clients in Danbury, Waterbury, New Haven, Stamford, and Ridgefield, Connecticut.