Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers
By Chris Kramer
If you've recently suffered a personal injury, medical and financial troubles may threaten to overrun your previous standard of life. Fight back with the help of a Connecticut personal injury lawyer.
You may have opportunities to recover, no matter how normal or abnormal your injury was. Are you the victim of an automobile accident? Police brutality? Sexual abuse? A Connecticut personal injury lawyer has information for you. Do not endure the anxiety of your situation any longer.
Fight to recover from your pain and pursue the compensation you deserve. Take the time to fill out our free case evaluation form or call us toll-free at 877-288-7564, and we will put you in touch with a Connecticut personal injury lawyer within minutes who can provide you with a free personal injury case evaluation.
Connecticut Comparative and Contributory Negligence
Comparative negligence allows an injury victim to seek compensation for any part of his or her injury that wasn't their fault. For example, if you are involved in a car accident and you are partially at fault for that accident, you can still seek damages from the other parties who were also at fault for your injuries based on their percentage of fault.
Contributory negligence is a defense that can prevent victims from collecting any compensation for an accident for which they are in any way to blame. "Pure contributory negligence" does still exist in some states - meaning that if a victim is found in any way at fault for his or her personal injury, the victim cannot collect any compensation from other parties for the injury.
This defense has been modified in many states so that a victim who is less than 50% at fault for his or her accident can still seek compensation for injuries.
"Pure comparative negligence" is kind of the opposite of pure contributory negligence - it allows a victim of injury who may have been mostly responsible for the accident to collect damages from the parties that were less at fault for the injury. "Modified comparative negligence," however, allows a victim to recover only if their fault level is below a certain percentage.
Laws about comparative and contributory negligence vary widely state by state. It's important to know how these laws can affect your injury lawsuit.
Connecticut Negligence Laws
Connecticut is a "pure comparative negligence" state. According to Connecticut state law, a party who is up to 50% at fault for an accident can still seek compensation for any personal injury incurred. If you are 51% or more at fault, you cannot seek compensation in the state of Connecticut.
Certain additional statutes may apply to pure comparative negligence in the state of Connecticut - so the way it affects your case may vary.
Insurance Companies May Not Be on Your Side
As unfortunate as it is to say, insurance companies often are mainly concerned with their bottom line- profits. You may already be getting calls from your company about your personal injury. The representatives may be offering you different options and choices to "expedite the process" or something like that; be very careful of these approaches.
Insurance representatives are trained to act warm and pleasant for the sake of company profits. The less money your insurance company has to pay you, the more it gets to keep for itself. Enlist a Connecticut personal injury lawyer to help protect you against these business strategies. Your future is too important to risk at the hands of any profit-minded insurance companies. A Connecticut personal injury lawyer will be ready to help you with your claim and negotiate on your behalf.
Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you suffered your injury as the result of someone else's negligence, or if some party in your case (such as an insurance company) is not paying its part, then your case may go to court.
The justice system was founded to help normal citizens like you fairly recover from trauma. Injury lawyers can help. Ask a Connecticut personal injury lawyer to guide you through the courts and set your case on the path to success. Fill out the free case evaluation form to get started right now.