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FREE BOOKS AND ADVICE FOR CT ACCIDENT VICTIMS‏

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you’re a CT accident victim and you’ve been seriously injured, or if a loved one has died, as the result of the negligence of another party, in any type of accident in Norwalk, Wilton, Stamford, New Canaan, Westport, Weston, Easton, Reading, or Ridgefield Connecticut, then you should have a great number of questions regarding how you should proceed with your case. Most of us know that one of the ways we can learn things in life is through trial and error or as a result of on-the-job training. In other words, we learn from our mistakes as we go along. If you have been injured in some type of car, truck, motorcycle, bus, taxi, bicycle, hit and run, pedestrian, dog bite, slip and fall or some other accident the last thing you want to do is proceed with your case, and make a great number of mistakes, before getting the advice of an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer.

Unfortunately, many times an injured party will begin the process of dealing directly with the insurance company only to find out at some point in time that they are in way over their head. It will dawn on the injured party, that things are beginning to become quite complicated, and that they need to get the advice of a Connecticut accident attorney. Many times, this will occur to an injured party after they have already made a number of very serious mistakes that will ultimately cost them considerable amounts of money. So the ultimate question is; why would you proceed in the handling of your own accident or injury case without getting the free advice of an experienced Connecticut accident lawyer or injury attorney?

Our website, www.HCWLAW.com, is full of very practical advice that can explain to you what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. You can download a free copy of our comprehensive accident and injury book immediately. You can watch any one of our over 100 videos on a variety of Connecticut accident and injury law topics. You can also read our articles which explain what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. All of this information is free. You can even call and speak with one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers, at no cost, and get your questions answered right away. You can also schedule a free in office consultation with one of our Connecticut accident attorneys so we can review the facts of your case with you and advise you as to what you should be doing. Call us toll-free at 888-842-8466 and and find out how we can help you.

Our Connecticut accident lawyers and injury attorneys represent injured parties and their families on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we do not get paid unless and until we collect money damages for you. We also advance all of the cost to properly develop your case. We are only repaid our costs once we collect money damages for you. If we do not collect money damages for you, then you will owe us know costs. There is no financial risk in your hiring our law firm. We do this so that you can concentrate on getting better while we work on holding the responsible party accountable for your injuries and damages. Contact us today and get this valuable free information. Don’t delay and wait until it’s too late.

CONNECTICUT PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER TELLS HOW TO GET MORE MONEY FOR YOUR CASE‏

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been involved in a seriously injured in a Connecticut car accident case one of the things that you can do to help your Connecticut personal injury lawyer add value of to your case is to create a photographic record of all accident related issues.The insurance company of the at fault party will want to be provided with copies of the CT police accident report, all of your medical records, all of your medical reports, therapy bills, therapy notes, lost wage information, and information about how this accident has had an impact upon your life.

We have all heard the saying, that a picture is worth 1,000 words. This is especially true in the development of your personal injury case. It is one thing to try and explain in words what your motor vehicle looked like after the accident, what the accident scene look like, the bruises or other visible injuries that you sustained, or any one of a number of other visual problems that has resulted from this accident but it is something else to provide the insurance adjuster of the at fault party with photographs that detail the evidence of the severity of the crash, and the nature and extent of the injuries of the accident victim.

This is one of the many reasons why it is important that you involve an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer and accident attorney in your case at the earliest possible moment. Many of the pictures that need to be taken, that may very well increase the value of your case, should be photographed as close to the time of the accident as possible. For example, the point of impact might be apparent from the broken glass, dirt and sand that has fallen from your vehicle, or other debris that falls in the roadway. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that the accident site will change. Your injuries will also improve over time which includes your physical appearance. Therefore it is quite helpful to take photographs of your physical injuries as close to the time of the accident as possible.

We have written the book on personal injury law in the State of Connecticut. Please go to our website which is located at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut.” This comprehensive book will tell you what to do, what not to do, how to get better medical care, how to get better quicker, how to properly develop your loss of income claim, and how you can help your attorney get you more money for your case. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys. We will be happy to answer your questions over the telephone or you can schedule a free, no obligation, in office consultation where we will review the facts of your case with you in detail and then advise you as to what you should be doing.

We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you owe us know legal fees unless and until we collect money damages for you. Additionally, we will advance the cost to properly develop your case. You will also owe us no costs unless and until we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery, then you will owe us know legal fees and no cost. We assume all of the financial risk so you can concentrate on getting better. Don’t make a mistake in trying to handle your own case as it may end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars. Don’t delay get this very valuable information today. Don’t harm your CT accident case by proceeding without the advice of experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer.

How To Find One Of The Best CT Injury Lawyers For You!‏

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

How To Find One Of The Best CT Injury Lawyers For You!‏

The decision as to what Connecticut personal injury attorney or accident lawyer to hire should not be taken lightly. If you have been seriously injured in some type of accidents, if a loved one has died as the result of the fault of another, or if you have been the victim of medical malpractice you need to do some research before hiring the first ct injury lawyer that you come upon. So what are some of the characteristics or qualities that you should be looking for in a lawyer that you are looking to interview to find out if that person is the right match for you?

It is important that the CT injury lawyer that you are looking to hire has substantial experience in the representation of injured parties and their families. You will also want to look into what awards or special recognition the lawyer or lawyers have obtained. You will want to know if the lawyer or lawyers have any specialized training or experience. You might want to research whether or not they have published any books or written any articles on any of the subjects that you are interested in learning more about. You will also want to conduct a telephone interview of several individuals to determine if you wish to proceed with an in office interview. After you have narrowed down your list to several choices, you would then want to interview each attorney in person to determine which lawyer might be the best Connecticut accident attorney for you.

Our Connecticut accident lawyers and CT injury lawyers have been helping injured parties and their families for decades. Our attorneys have been nationally recognized for their work and have received numerous awards. One or more of our attorneys have received the following recognition: New England Super Lawyer (Top 5% of all personal injury lawyers in New England); Connecticut Super Lawyer (top 5% of all personal injury lawyers in Connecticut); an AV rating by Martindale (awarded to less than 5% of all lawyers nationally); member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Member of the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers; 100 Top Trial Lawyers in Connecticut by the National Trial Lawyers; Superb Rating (10/10) by AVVO, its highest rating; Member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors; inclusion in numerous publications for best lawyers and best attorneys.

One of the firm’s attorneys has also received the distinguished Toastmasters award by Toastmasters International its highest designation. This same attorney has also received advance negotiation training at the Harvard Law School and has also been trained as a mediator at both the Harvard Law School and the Center for Mediation in Law.

How To Find One Of The Best CT Injury Lawyers For You!‏

One of our attorneys has written 12 books on subjects dealing with accident and injury law. One such co-authored book went to number one on Amazon.com for its launch date which deals with how insurance companies try to pay injured parties less money for their cases and what they can do about it. Another book was co-authored with a former insurance adjuster that has been sold to personal injury attorneys throughout the country, which advises them how to get more money for their injured clients’ cases, and has sold for almost $800.00 as an ebook. This same attorney is also a syndicated legal columnist.

Our CT injury lawyers and accident attorneys have produced over 100 videos on a variety of topics dealing with Connecticut accident law. We also have published hundreds of articles and blog posts dealing with car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and run accidents, uninsured and underinsured motorist issues, slip and fall and trip and fall cases, dog bite cases, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, and a variety of other topics involving injuries and damages.

Our CT injury lawyers and accident attorneys are changing the way that traditional personal injury law firms do business. We think and act differently. The way we change the status quo is to give our clients free books, which we have written, full of practical information and advice that will tell accident victims how to get better quicker, how to get better medical care, how to properly develop their case, and what they can do to help their attorney get them more money for their injury claim. This free information can be obtained by visiting www.HCWLAW.com or by calling us toll free at 888-842-8466.

We just happen to really care about her clients. Can we help you? Find out how we can help you by giving us a call.

INJURED BY A CT DRUNK DRIVER AND WANT ANSWERS – GET OUR FREE INJURY BOOK TODAY!‏

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been seriously injured by a CT drunk driver and the driver of the vehicle has no insurance. Are there other sources where you can turn to for money damages? There could very well be a number of other sources that you could look to in an effort to obtain money damages for your serious injuries. One of the ways that you might be able to collect money damages would be through any and all applicable under-insured or uninsured motorist policies that would cover you at the time of your accident. This is a complicated area of the law and you need to consult with an experienced CT drunk driving lawyer or injury attorney at the earliest possible moment.

There could be other potential ways to collect money damages and one such way might be through Connecticut’s Dram Shop Act Statute. Connecticut’s dram shop act states in relevant part that: if any person, or such person’s agent, sells any alcoholic liquor to an intoxicated person, and such purchaser, in consequence of such intoxication, thereafter injures the person or property of another, such seller shall pay just damages to the injured person. There are a number of other requirements in the statute that set forth restrictions and/or limitations on how you can collect money damages in such a situation. It is very important that you contact an experienced Connecticut accident attorney or injury lawyer that is familiar with handling cases under Connecticut’s dram shop act.

Connecticut jury instructions section 3.17 sets forth the law as it relates to the dram shop act. That instruction provides as follows, to establish that the defendant violated the statute, the plaintiff must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that: the defendant or its agents sold alcoholic liquor to the person who caused the plaintiff’s injuries; that the person that caused the plaintiff’s injuries was intoxicated at the time of the sale; and in consequence of that intoxication the person that caused the plaintiff’s injuries did so pursuant to the statute.

If you have been seriously injured by a CT drunk driver in any town or city in Connecticut you need to contact an experienced accident attorney or injury lawyer who is familiar with both CT drunk driving accidents and the dram shop act. There are time limitations under which notice must be filed with the offending party. There may be matters which need to be investigated immediately. The longer you wait the greater the likelihood is that you will prejudice your CT drunk driving case and either greatly reduce the value of your injury claim or completely destroy your claim because you are outside of one of the notice provision requirements.

Our Connecticut injury attorneys and accident lawyers have been representing injured parties and their families for decades. Our nationally recognized attorneys have received a number of very prestigious awards as a result of their experience in handling cases for others. In an effort to educate consumers and injured parties about what they should and should not be doing, we have written the book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut.” This e-book is available as a free download on our website which is located at www.HCWLAW.com. This book provides you with very valuable information that you must read before you make a mistake and severely undermining the value of your case. Our Connecticut accident attorneys and injury lawyers are also available to speak with you by phone. Please call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with us immediately. You can also schedule a free in office consultation where we will review the facts of your case at length and will advise you as to what you should be doing. You can also fill out our brief online form and tell us about your case and we will then contact you.

Our office handles all accident and injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we are not paid unless on until we recover money damages for you. Our office will also advance all of the cost to properly investigate and develop your case. Those expenses will not be repaid to us unless and until we collect money damages for you. In other words you have no financial exposure in hiring us. We take all the financial risks so you can concentrate on getting better. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Head-On Two Car Crash in Oxford CT Leaves Both Drivers Injured

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

This past Monday afternoon, a two-vehicle crash in Oxford CT occurred between a 2004 Subaru Legacy, driven by Evelyn Nash, 62, of 16 Edgewood Road, Oxford CT and a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Gary Lathlean Jr., 24, of 575 Chestnut Tree Hill Road, Oxford, CT.

At 4:42 p.m., Lathlean was driving south on Oxford Road when he veered across the double yellow line into the northbound lane, colliding head-on with Nash.

Firefighters had to extricate Nash and it took about 15 minutes to extricate Nash from her car. She was then taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Lathlean wasn’t taken to the hospital, as he actively denied treatment and/or transportation to a treatment facility.

Both vehicles from this crash in Oxford CT sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.

Lathlean was found at fault for failing to drive right and was issued an infraction.

When you are seriously injured in crash in Oxford CT or in other parts of Connecticut by someone driving improperly, you will have so many questions. Do you speak to the insurance company of the at
fault driver? How do you investigate the accident? Who will find and interview the witnesses? How are all of your bills going to be paid?

Don’t delay ingetting the answers you need. Call us today.

read more on this head-on crash

Crashes Leading Cause of Death for People Ages 5 to 34- Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

A Connecticut car accident case can ruin you physically, emotionally and economically. Who will pay your bills? How do you go about getting your lost wages? How much money are you entitled to receive for your injuries? These circumstances create very difficult questions that require immediate answers.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident case, the Connecticut car accident lawyers of Hastings, Cohen & Walsh are here to help you. Get a free copy of our book at www.hcwlaw.com so you can learn exactly what you should be doing. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call us today for a FREE consultation at (888) 842-8466.

Car accidents serve as the leading cause of death in the United States among people ages 5-34, and one of the top ten causes of death for people of all ages. Currently in the United States, there are 210 million licensed drivers driving 130,892,240 registered vehicles. In the state of Connecticut, there are approximately 1,985,500 vehicles and 2,659,918 licensed drivers ranging from 16- 85 years of age.

According to the Center for Disease Control, over 30,000 people are killed each year in crashes. Motor vehicle accidents have a significant impact on the lives of those involved in the accident, and can create a significant financial burden. A new CDC data analysis revealed that residents in Connecticut suffer $263 million damages from car accidents annually. The costs are broken down into medical costs averaging $3 million annually and work loss costs averaging $260 million annually.

Middlebury CT Car Accident in Sends Three to the Hospital

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Three individuals were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an Middlebury CT car accident.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a Middlebury woman made a left hand turn into the parking lot and may have pulled out in front of the other car.

The driver’s side door had to be cut off of her vehicle so that emergency response crews could get to the driver, a 53-year-old Middlebury woman.

The occupants of the vehicle were a 48-year-old Middletown woman and a 29-year-old Colchester man.

 

read more: http://woodbury-middlebury.patch.com/articles/car-accident-sends-three-to-hospital

 

Five Car Accident on I-84 Near West Hartford, CT Caused by Racing

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

29-year-old Halloran Zanone and another car were racing down I-84, headed East. The other driver lost control and sideswiped a third car, headed over the center median, rolled over several times, and struck two cars that were traveling West. The driver of the  vehicle was able to flee the scene.

Zanone was arrested on the scene of the crash. Police continue to search for the driver of the other car.

So far, all of the reported injuries are not life threatening.

The five car crash resulted in the right and center lanes of I-84 West in the area of exit 44 being closed for a few hours.

 

Read More: http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/traffic/incidents/cops-5-car-crash-caused-by-racing#.UAl8MXCWFnY

Two Life Star Helicopters Called For New Hartford, CT Accident

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Four people were hospitalized, this past Friday night, after a one-car crash on Route 202 near the Nepaug Dam in New Hartford, CT. The vehicle left the road and crashed into the woods.  The one car accident happened just prior to midnight.

Four people were taken to the hospital. Two of the injured individuals were each transported by separate Life Star helicopters and the other two injury victims were transported by ambulance to the hospital.  A fifth individual refused to be taken to the hospital. The nature and extent of the injuries were unknown and the accident remains under investigation.

How To Collect Money Damages When You Are Injured in Multiple Accidents: How CT Law Apportions Damages When Your Doctor Cannot

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

A person is involved in a car accident, caused by the fault of another and injures their lumbar spine. Before the injured party has concluded their medical treatment they are involved in a second car accident where another injury occurs to their lumbar spine. The physician, who treats each injury, is unable to determine which accident caused what percentage of disability to the injured party’s spine.

The issue that comes up in this fact pattern is; how does a person get compensated for a permanent injury that was the result of one or more accidents? In other words, if the total disability to the lumbar spine is 20%, who is responsible for all and/or part of that percentage when the treating orthopedic doctor cannot attribute what the percentage of permanent disability was caused by which accident.

Connecticut has an apportionment statute, C.G.S. § 52-572(h), so the question is whether a jury can be called upon to apportion damages among multiple defendants in multiple accidents that have caused the same or similar injuries to the plaintiff.

The CT Appellate Court addressed this issue in the case of Card v. State. In Card, the plaintiff was injured in three separate accidents that occurred within seven months of each other. A lawsuit was filed as to each of the three defendants. The Plaintiff treated with the same doctor for each of
the three injuries.

At trial, the Plaintiff’s physician testified that each of the three accidents was a substantial factor in contributing to the Plaintiff’s injuries but it was impossible to determine to a reasonable degree of medical certainty how much of the total disability was attributable to each accident. The doctor ultimately testified that each of the three accidents contributed equally to the permanent disability suffered by the Plaintiff.

The verdict was appealed and the CT Appellate Court indicated that the trial court should not have allowed the doctor’s testimony into evidence because it was speculative and therefore inadmissible. However,
the Appellate Court also held that the Court should not have granted the Defendant’s motion to set aside the verdict obtained by the plaintiff in the trial court.

The Appellate Court went on to state, in analyzing our apportionment statute, 52-572(h), that in the rare case where damages cannot be
apportioned between two or more accidents, the plaintiff who can prove
causation should not be left without a remedy. One response to situations in which a jury is unable to make even a rough approximation of damages, is to apportion them equally among the various accidents.

The Card Court held that if the jury could not make even a
rough approximation, in each case, the jury must apportion the damages equally among each party whose negligent actions caused injury to the plaintiff, including settled or released persons as contemplated by the apportionment statute.

So if you receive injuries to the same or similar body
part(s), in multiple accidents, and your doctor cannot apportion the injury as to each accident, you can still receive compensation.