What Is Negligence?
Negligence is a complicated legal concept, which is why you should not attempt to determine whether you have a case on your own. If you're a resident of Ridgefield or any other local community, speak to our Connecticut personal injury lawyers about your claim.
The injury attorneys at Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, LLP have decades of experience navigating these types of cases. We understand how to prove negligence. We listen to your story with compassion and understanding, and if you have a viable claim, we can explain your legal options and how your case will likely proceed through the courts.
Common Negligence Cases
Our personal injury lawyers have seen a lot over their decades of service to the people of Connecticut, which means they're prepared for anything.
We've handled negligence cases springing out of:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Defective products
- Lead paint poisoning
- Recreational/sports injuries
- Car accidents
- Various other incidents
If you don't see a category that fits your case, don't worry. You can still come to us with your case. Our legal team can review your situation and determine if you have a viable claim.
How Our Advocates Can Prove Negligence
When we evaluate your case, we will be looking for evidence that your serious personal injury was caused as a result of another party's unacceptable mistake.
You must prove several factors in a personal injury claim based on negligence:
- Duty: You must prove that the person who caused your injury owed you a duty of care; the prime examples are car drivers who are responsible for following traffic laws.
- Breach: You must prove that duty was breached.
- Proximate Cause: You must demonstrate that the other person's actions caused the incident that injured you.
- Causation: You must demonstrate that there is a direct link between the incident and your injuries.
- Harm: You must prove that you suffered damages as a result.
Need a Personal Injury Attorney? We Serve All of Connecticut!
Personal injury law in Connecticut is extremely complicated. Many people who have suffered an injury mistakenly believe that they have no case because the person responsible for their injury did not act maliciously or did not intend to hurt them.
However, under Connecticut law, it is not necessary to demonstrate that the person responsible for the accident that hurt you tried to do so. Instead, you simply need to prove that this person acted (or failed to act) out of negligence. To discuss your personal injury claim and with the Ridgefield personal injury attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, call (888) 244-5480. We offer free consultations for clients in Norwalk, Bridgeport, Danbury, Stamford, and surrounding areas.
When you set up a consultation, our team can discuss the details of the law and how they pertain to your specific case. Whether you are a resident of Ridgefield or elsewhere in Connecticut, Hastings, Cohan and Walsh, LLP is here to assist with your personal injury claim.