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Why should I hire the Connecticut injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP?

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Why should I hire the Connecticut injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP?

If you have been seriously injured in some type of Connecticut accident case that it is important that you research and higher a highly regarded Connecticut personal injury lawyer or law firm. Our firm’s attorneys, individually or collectively, and have been practicing for multiple decades, have been nationally recognized for the work that we perform, are independently rated as being among the best at what they do, have written many books on Connecticut personal injury law, have produced over 100 videos, have written numerous articles, have instructed other injury lawyer across the country in how to get more money for their clients’ cases and are genuinely concerned about the well-being of our clients.

 

One of the first questions that you might have is how do you know if you need the services of a CT accident lawyer or injury attorney. You will probably need our services if you have been seriously injured or wronged in some way, as a result of an accident, medical malpractice, a defective product, a slip and fall or trip and fall, a dog bite, a sports injury, a car, truck, motorcycle, hit and run, drunk driver, pedestrian, crosswalk, uninsured or underinsured motorist case, bicycle, or some other type of accident. We provide free consultations to explore the facts of your case and advise you as to your legal rights.

 

Another question that might come to mind is why should I hire an attorney to assist me in resolving my accident case or injury claim. The answer is quite simple; more money for you is the primary reason! An insurance industry research institution studied personal injury claims handled by the injured person alone versus those that were handled by attorneys. The study revealed that those represented by attorneys had a higher net recovery for the client (in other words more money in the injured party’s pocket after paying their lawyers fees and costs) than those parties who proceeded without the representation of an attorney.

 

Our experienced CT personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys provide you with the advantage of representation by skilled professionals whose experience and insight enable you to equal the playing field when dealing with insurance companies and major corporations to help maximize the amount of money that you can recover for your CT accident and injury case. Having our firm involved in your case, and representing your interests, allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries while we handle holding the accountable party responsible for your injuries and damages.

 

Many people will want to understand what it would cost to hire our firm of Connecticut accident lawyers and injury attorneys to represent them in their personal injury case. We represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis. In other words you pay attorney’s fees only if we recover money damages for you and you pay no fees if we recover no money for you. We also advance the cost to develop your case and those costs are only repaid to us if we recover money damages for you. Therefore, you will only owe us money for legal fees and our costs if we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery, then you will owe no legal fees and no costs. We also provide a 30 day, guarantee that is set forth on our website which can be found at www.HCWLAW.com so you can be comfortable with the choice that you have made in hiring our CT accident lawyers and injury attorneys.

 

Our Connecticut injury lawyers and accident attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP , offer free consultations. You can call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our CT accident lawyers and get your questions answered over the telephone. You can also schedule a free consultation where one of our CT injury attorneys will be happy to meet with you either in our office or at some other convenient location which you designate if you have difficulty in traveling. You can also visit our website and provide us with some brief information about your case and we will then contact you to advise you as to what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. You can also visit our website and download a free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury law book. You can also view any one of our over 100 articles or videos that answer a number of the most frequently asked questions about your Connecticut accident case.

 

Not every Connecticut accident case requires that you hire a lawyer but every accident case in CT should require you to consult with an experienced CT personal injury lawyer so that you can determine what you should be doing and what you should not be doing so that you can help to maximize the amount of money that you are able to get for your Connecticut personal injury case. We are happy to provide you with this free information so contact us today.

Connecticut Injury Lawyer Gives Tips on Driving on Icy Roads

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Connecticut residents will soon be inundated with cold and snowy weather resulting in poor driving conditions, many times, as a result of snow and ice. In an effort to reduce the number of accidents that occur on CT roadways, is best to follow some simple advice while operating a motor vehicle on roads that contain slippery surfaces. Certainly, the best advice for driving in bad weather is to stay off the roads, if at all possible. If the roads are especially slippery, it is very important that you have a vehicle that has four-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive as most rear wheel drive or front-wheel-drive cars have a great deal of difficulty in getting up even slight inclines which create all kinds of potentially problematic situations which can result in accidents and injuries to others.

 

If it is imperative that you drive your car on icy roadways, then you should make sure your car is properly prepared and that you understand how to operate a vehicle on slippery roadways. It is very helpful to practice winter driving techniques in open parking lots so that you can familiarize yourself with how a car operates in conditions such as these without having to worry about hitting other vehicles. This technique is especially important for newer drivers who have never operated a motor vehicle on snowy or icy roadways and will be completely unfamiliar with how to handle these new and potentially dangerous driving situations. There are a number of other tips and suggestions which should be utilized when driving in slippery conditions.

 

First and foremost, you should leave yourself plenty of additional time so that you are not rushed or operate your vehicle at a speed whereby you cannot control the car. You should also leave plenty of room between your vehicle and vehicles around you so that you have enough room to stop or avoid hitting or coming into contact with other vehicles. You should break gently to avoid skidding and when you feel your wheels start to lock up, if you do not have antilock brakes, it is best to ease off the brakes. Make sure your lights are on to increase your visibility to other motorists and use low gears to keep traction, especially while operating on hills. You should not use cruise control while driving on icy roadways and be especially careful when driving over bridges, overpasses, infrequently traveled roads and roads that are in the shade for a good part of the day because they will be more slippery than other sections of roadway. You should also make sure that all of the snow and ice is cleared from your vehicle before operating it so that you do not create a hazard for other drivers on the roadway and so that you can properly see outside of your vehicle.

 

It is important to utilize common sense when operating a car or other motor vehicle on slippery roadways. You should completely eliminate distractions while operating a vehicle in potentially hazardous conditions which would include turning off the radio, not using your cell phone, not texting other individuals, and not having any family pets in the car who might otherwise distract you or become a deadly missile if you are hit by another vehicle. If you utilize these important safety tips and rules, then you can potentially decrease your exposure to being involved in a serious accident. If you have been involved in an accident, caused by the fault of another, while operating your vehicle on a Connecticut roadway, then please visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com so you can download one of our free books, read our articles or view our videos on a variety of accident and injury related subjects.

 

You can also get answers to your questions by calling our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speaking with one of our CT accident lawyers and injury attorneys. We will even be happy to meet with you to discuss the facts of your CT accident case where we will advise you as to what you should and should not be doing. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis which means we do not get paid unless and until we collect money damages for you. Additionally, we will advance the costs to develop your case and those costs are only repaid to us when we collect money damages for you. If there is no recovery then you will always know legal fees and no costs. We want you to concentrate on what is most important which is getting better. Please contact us today to find out how we can assist you.

Getting TOP Dollar for your CT Accident Case Without Going to Trial

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been involved in some type of serious CT accident, where you have suffered injuries through the fault of another, whether it involves a car, motorcycle, truck, taxi cab, bicycle, pedestrian, crosswalk, hit-and-run, drunk driver, slip and fall, trip and fall, premises liability case, dog bite case, or other type of accident one of the ways that you can resolve your case prior to going to trial is through mediation. An experienced CT personal injury lawyer and accident attorney can explain this process to you which can help to resolve your case much earlier in the process through the use of an independent third party.

 

Mediation is the process of inviting an experienced, mutually agreed upon, impartial third-party, referred to as the mediator, who has no decision-making authority but who will attempt to assist the injured party and the insurance company involuntarily negotiating an acceptable resolution of the case. This can be a powerful settlement device if properly used at the appropriate time. An experienced CT accident attorney and injury lawyer will be able to explain this process to you, whether or not it might be appropriate for your case, what you need to do to assist in this process, and a range of values that you might expect to get from a mediator.

 

A mediator will generally allow each side to present his or her own case. The client may be called upon to comment about certain issues, especially about what problems, limitations, pain, and suffering that the injured party is experiencing as a result of the subject CT accident. The insurance company’s representative will want to downplay the injuries that are being claimed by the injured party, will want to show that there are pre-existing injuries or accidents that have been suffered, will want to show how the injured party is partially or completely at fault for the accident and multiple other reasons why the mediator should suggest a greatly reduced amount from what the injured party’s CT accident attorney is seeking.

 

One of the greatest advantages of mediation is that it allows a disinterested third party to get involved in attempting to resolve the injured party’s case and if the injured party is not happy with the numbers that are being suggested then the injured party does not have to settle their case at that particular point in time. It could also provide the CT accident and injury attorney with areas that they need to build upon in order to get the number which they claimed they are entitled to receive. This is a very valuable tool that should be investigated by an injured party with their CT injury lawyer and accident attorney. Our Conn accident lawyers and injury attorneys have been representing injured parties and their families for decades. We have written the books on Connecticut personal injury law. We are available to discuss the facts of your case with you and advise you as to what you should be doing. Please visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download one of our free books or call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our experienced CT personal injury attorneys and accident lawyers.

 

Do not wait until you have made a mistake in attempting to handle your own Connecticut accident case. Get this valuable free information today before you make a mistake that could literally end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars.

CT Attorney Richard Hastings Publishes Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents Pamphlet

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

CT Attorney Richard Hastings Publishes Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents Pamphlet

Richard P. Hastings, a CT personal injury lawyer and partner of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP just completed and recently published “Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents: Don’t Wait Until it’s too Late.” For the next 18 years, 10,000 people a day will turn 65 and concerns are being brought up over the ability of this aging demographic to drive safely. This publication has been prepared to provide family, friends, caregivers and those close to the elderly driver with an ability to better recognize problems and concerns and to develop a better understanding and recognize what steps should be taken to modify, restrict and/or terminate the elderly driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. This free publication can be downloaded immediately by visiting www.hcwlaw.com/pdf-downloads.

Attorney Hastings has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Connecticut by the National Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has been named both a Connecticut Super Lawyer and a New England Super Lawyer. He is listed as one of the top rated lawyers in New England’s leading leaders magazine and is also been named one of the New York area’s top rated lawyers.
Attorney Hastings has received patent pending approval for his business method patent entitled “Personal Injury File Acquisition Method, Client Education Program and Case Referral System.” He is the author of over 12 books including one, which he co-authored, that went to number one on the insurance bestseller list on Amazon.com for its launch date. He is also been inducted into the National Academy of Best-Selling authors.
He is also an outspoken advocate for teen driver safety reform and education and as a result was appointed by Connecticut Department of motor vehicle commissioner Melanie Curry to her advisory committee on teen safe driving. This committee is investigating proposed national models for parent and teen education and accident prevention.

He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating, and is included in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. He has also received advanced negotiation training through Harvard Law School.

Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP has offices throughout CT. The firm can be reached at (888) 842-8466 or by visiting www.hcwlaw.com.

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.

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.

Stamford CT Car Accident Case – How Do I Get Free Advice?

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been injured in a Stamford CT car accident case one of the issues that will need to be proven is liability. In other words, a determination will have to be made to see who caused the accident. Clients often times will want to know how we go about proving liability. There are many issues that will need to be investigated in a Stamford CT car accident case to determine who is at fault. Sometimes clients feel like this is a very easy thing to prove but many times there are a number of complications that make this determination somewhat difficult.

Basically stated, the plaintiff, or person injured, has the burden of proving that the other party was negligent. Negligence is a very broad area of the law that deals with a great number of types and causes of actions. Negligence involves the failure of one to exercise the level of care that a reasonably prudent person would have exercised under the same circumstances. If a person causes a motor vehicle accident one issue that would have to be determined is whether or not the person who caused the accident was negligent. In other words, did that person do something that a reasonably prudent person would not have done such as engaging in reckless driving or running a red light. Negligence involves a breach of that duty that one person owes to another whereby damages are incurred by one party as a result of the breach of duty on the other party.

Insurance companies and their lawyers will look to discredit plaintiffs or will try and find ways to attempt to blame the injured party for causing, or failing to avoid, the accident. The insurance adjuster might try and show that the injured party was traveling over the posted speed limit or failed to take evasive action to avoid the accident or that they were temporarily distracted and did not react in time. If the insurance adjuster is successful in reducing the fault of their insured then they will be in a position where they will offer less money to the injured party because of the fact that there is contributory negligence on the part of the injured party.

To the extent that this information seems somewhat confusing, it is meant to be. Insurance companies try and make these cases as difficult as possible in an effort to pay you as little money as they can. If you attempt to represent yourself, without first getting the advice of an experienced Connecticut accident attorney or injury lawyer, then you run the very real risk of greatly compromising the value of your claim. It is extremely important that you contact an experienced Connecticut injury attorney or accident lawyer as soon as possible.

We are happy to provide injured parties and their families with free legal advice. If you visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com you can download a free copy of our book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut.” You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our Connecticut injury lawyers or accident attorneys. We will be happy to review the facts of your case with you either on the telephone or in our office. We will advise you as to what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. You can even fill out our brief online form and we will contact you and advise you as to what you should be doing. So before you hire a lawyer speak to an insurance adjuster or sign any paperwork order a copy of our free book and give us a call. The information is freely and can literally save you tens of thousands of dollars

Rear End Car Accidents

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Rear End Car Accidents

You may believe that determining liability in rear end car accidents is black and white. If you were struck, it was clearly the fault of the person behind you, right? Not necessarily so, and without an injury attorney on your side, it is possible that even in these allegedly cut and dry cases, you will never see even a portion of the compensation you are entitled to.

Factors to Consider

There are a number of factors that can go into a rear end car accident. Your accident may have been caused by a distracted or aggressive driver. It may also have been caused by a dangerous roadway, defective vehicle, or other external factors. An injury attorney can investigate your accident to determine where liability should lie and fight to get you every penny you are due.

Rear end car accidents commonly result in whiplash, an injury that can have long-term consequences. Without proper compensation, you may be left with expensive medical bills, troubles working, and other significant losses. An injury attorney will be essential in these cases to make sure you are provided with everything you need to make a full recovery.

If you have been involved in a rear end car accident in or around Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Danbury, East Haven, Georgetown, Hamden, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield, or Stamford, Connecticut, please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our injury attorneys today.

The Worst News We Have to Give Our CT Accident Clients

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

One of the worst calls we get after someone has been injured in some type of CT accident or Connecticut injury accident is that we have to tell that person that they have done something very wrong that has really harmed their case or that by waiting they do not have a case.  Injured people or their family members sometimes contact our office weeks or even months, after their CT motorcycle, car, truck or other motor vehicle accident case, asking if we could represent them. Unfortunately, in some cases these people have done things to negatively affect or destroy their case. They have unknowingly done something, or not done something, which has created major problems for their case because they waited to contact an attorney.

One such  CT accident of case might involve a  State Highway Defect Case, under CT General Statute Section § 13a-144. This statute applies to highways, bridges or sidewalks. There is a statute that provides that a person who is injured by means of any defective highway that is the duty of the state commissioner of transportation to keep in repair may recover damages from the state. The statute states that an action can only be brought against the commissioner of transportation because of a defective highway if the plaintiff provides written notice of the injury and a general description of the injury, including the cause, the time and the place of its occurrence. The notice must be given in writing to the commissioner within ninety days of the event.

If an injured party has a claim under this statute and does not provide the State with the proper notice then any chance of recovering money damages might be lost regardless of how negligent or reckless the State was or how serious the injuries are and the damages suffered.

Don’t delay contacting an experienced CT personal injury attorney or Connecticut accident lawyer. Your failure to act right away could damage your case and may create a situation where your case cannot be properly investigated. Download our FREE  ebook  “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims ” right now and learn how to increase the value of your case. Call us toll free at (888) 842-8466 or visit us at www.hcwlaw.com. Don’t wait, as it may be too late!