Most Common Type of CT Accident and Injury Cases is Negligence

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Jul 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in a CT accident or have received injuries through the fault of another you need to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. One of the most common type of case that a Connecticut accident and injury attorneys deals with is that of negligence. Negligence is a very broad area of tort law that deals with a great many types and causes of action.  Basically, negligence involves the failure 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, for example, an issue that would have to be determined is whether or not the person who caused the accident was negligent, that is, whether that person did something that a reasonably prudent person would not have done, such as speed or go through a red light.

Negligence involves a breach of that duty that one person owes to another person and the damage that results from that breach.

Because the laws vary greatly from state to state, it is important to consult with us to determine how the specific laws of a state impact on your case.  In Connecticut, for example, we follow a comparative negligence standard.  If you are injured in Connecticut and your case has a value of $100,000, if a jury finds you to be 40% at fault, you would be awarded $60,000 (40% less than the total value of the case).

The great number of issues involved in these kinds of cases could include different parties being responsible, notice provisions, causally related accident damages, mitigation of damages,  differing standards of care, a preexisting condition, statutory duties, over-treatment, superceding negligence, age, the use of alcohol or drugs, duties, attractive nuisances, Good Samaritan laws, insurance issues and  proximate cause.  These and many other nuances make this a very complicated area of the law. Typical examples of negligence cases include:

  • Accident cases, all types
  • Slips and falls
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal-cord injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Premises liability
  • Lead poisoning
  • Defective products
  • Burns
  • Explosions
  • Toxic torts
  •  Class actions

Because this is such a highly complicated area of the law you should contact an experienced CT accident and injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment. Do not retain an attorney, say anything to anyone from the insurance company or sign any type of documents until you read a copy of our FREE book "The Crash Course on Personal Injury Cases in Connecticut". Learn what you need to do and how an injury case is developed and put together. Learn how cases are evaluated and what insurance adjusters look for before making offers of money or the injured party. Call us at (888) 244-5480, visit us at and tell us about your case. We'll call you and answer your questions. Get the answers you need today!

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Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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