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Hartford Personal Injury Lawyers
With many events each year, plenty of restaurants, and rich history, Hartford is an attractive place to live or visit. However, the benefits come with some risks. Many people unexpectedly end up at Hartford Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, or another emergency due to an accidental injury. While accidents and injuries can happen in an instant, the effects can continue for a long time and affect your life in many ways.
If another person or company was responsible for causing your accident, the law gives you important rights. You have the right to seek compensation from liable parties to cover your injury-related losses, which can be extensive.
Never wait to exercise your rights following an injury. Do not delay in seeking help from a Hartford personal injury attorney at the office of Michael L. Chambers Jr., Attorney at Law.
Hartford Personal Injury Pratice Areas
Below are some of the cases our Hartford injury accident attorneys handle, if you cannot find your type of accident then CONTACT our firm today and schedule a free evaluation to discuss you potential claim.
In the past few years, the State of Connecticut reported more than 350,000 traffic crashes involving over 820,000 people. About 27,000 of these crashes happened in Hartford and the surrounding areas, involving 57,600 of our neighbors and leaving many of them with injuries and overwhelming losses. Our law firm is here to help you pick up the pieces after a serious crash by seeking the compensation you deserve from the at-fault parties.
Connecticut has more than 85,000 registered motorcycles, and many more out-of-state visitors ride through the state during the year. Motorcyclists are always at risk of suffering severe injuries due to their relative lack of protection. Even a DOT-approved helmet cannot protect you from head trauma 100 percent of the time.
If a driver hits you on your motorcycle or you crash due to defective parts or dangerous roads, you should look into seeking compensation from the at-fault party.
Hartford is a walking-friendly city, though anyone walking is at risk of a pedestrian accident and injuries. Distracted drivers are often responsible for these crashes, but other forms of negligence can also lead to severe injuries to pedestrians. Pedestrians often need emergency medical help and ongoing care for one or multiple traumatic injuries.
Connecticut sees its share of commercial truck crashes and many of these result in serious injuries or fatalities. Two-thirds of fatal injuries from truck accidents in the state happen to occupants of other vehicles, which are generally much smaller than semi-trucks. There are many different causes of truck accidents, and liable parties can include the truck driver, trucking company, and others.
In the worst situations, an accident results in a tragic fatality, leaving close family members with financial and emotional losses. The law allows qualified individuals to file a claim for wrongful death to hold at-fault parties accountable for their losses and seek justice. Our firm assists grieving families with the legal process.
Brain Injury / TBI
Brain injuries are often catastrophic conditions that can leave you with permanent impairments. The effects of a brain injury can include medical expenses, lost income if you cannot work, rehabilitation costs, assistance at home, cognitive or physical disabilities, and much more. These complex injuries lead to complex claims, and you need sophisticated legal representation.
Medical professionals have a strict standard of care for good reason, as we put our health and safety in their hands. If a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or hospital falls below this standard of care, you can suffer serious and life-changing injuries. These can happen due to misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, birth trauma, and more. Holding medical professionals accountable is a difficult feat, and you need the right legal assistance.
Other Hartford Personal Injury Practice Areas
Personal injury doesn’t always mean a person was in a car accident, which is a very common misconception. Personal injuries can be caused by several types of accidents, including but not limited to:
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability
- Dog bites
- Workplace accidents
Hartford Personal Injury FAQ
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Whether you have a personal injury depends on the facts of your case. If you have suffered an injury to your body or property from an incident, then that is half of the equation as to whether you have a case. The other half of the equation is whether your injury was the result of someone else’s fault.
To determine fault, we look at whether someone else’s negligence caused your accident and injuries. This could be a distracted driver who failed to stop and crashed into your car or a business that failed to warn of wet floors, leading to your slip and fall. If one or more other individuals or companies were negligent, then you have the right to file a claim against those parties to seek compensation for your personal injury.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Pursue a Personal Injury Case?
There is no legal requirement that you must have a lawyer representing you to obtain compensation for your injuries and loss. However, having an experienced personal injury lawyer to evaluate your case and offer advice on how best to proceed with your claim is critical in making sure you get maximum compensation.
A lawyer can also provide insight and strategies from their experience to make the best case for your compensation. Insurance companies can be difficult, and they will try to avoid paying you. Having legal help is the best way to obtain maximum compensation as soon as possible.
How Soon After an Accident Should I Contact a Lawyer?
You should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident or after your loved one has been injured or killed because of an accident. It is advantageous for you to do this because the sooner you retain an attorney, the sooner we can start investigating your case on your behalf.
If witnesses saw the accident, an investigator can contact them, and their memories of the events will be fresher closer to the accident time than later. Witnesses may also move. Evidence also starts to disappear or becomes harder to find soon after an accident. So, the sooner you contact a lawyer after the accident, the better.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
What Compensation Can I Seek for My Personal Injury?
You file a claim for “damages,” which refers to the total amount of money you should receive for your various injury-related losses.
In a personal injury case, you should recover:
- Hospital and medical care bills
- Rehabilitation and related treatment
- Lost salary or wages
- Car repair or other property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Future losses
How Much Can I Get for My Injuries?
Unfortunately, this is not a question with an easy answer—rather, the answer depends on varying considerations that may differ from case to case. However, in general, an experienced lawyer can give you a close estimation after conducting an extensive review and investigation of your case.
Facts that that may affect how much you ultimately receive include:
- Whether you were at fault or partially at fault
- The severity of your injuries
- Your prognosis and permanent effects from your injury
- Your age
- Your current earnings and how your injury is affecting your ability to enjoy life
How Long Will It Take to Settle My Case?
There is no set time for how long it will take to settle any case as too many variables come into play to keep to any timeline. However, you can generally expect your case to settle after you have undergone all needed treatment and reached a point where it will be easy to determine the level of impact more accurately on your life brought about as the result of the accident and injury.
How long that takes, in turn, depends on the assessment and judgment of the medical professionals providing you with the care and treatment. Once a lawyer has thoroughly reviewed your case, our office will be able to give you a better estimate based on experience with similar cases we have handled.
How do I Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer?
You would need to do some basic homework and find out a few things about any lawyer before you decide to retain them. Fortunately, this information is readily available either on the lawyer’s website or through public searches online.
Things to consider when deciding who best to hire from a large number of options are:
- Experience. Does the attorney possess experience handling a case like yours?
- Trust. Can you trust the attorney? Do you feel
- Communication. Does the attorney have an effective and prompt communication system to keep you fully informed throughout the representation?
- Sympathy. Does the attorney have or show sympathy to you and your case?
How Much Will It Cost Me to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
How much a lawyer will bill for representing a client depends on several factors, including the nature and complexity of your case. Our personal injury lawyers, however, will only take a pre-agreed-upon percentage of any settlement, and that only happens if we recover compensation for you.
An attorney may expend their own money to cover costs associated with the case and take the total out of the settlement. This means clients dealing with injuries do not also have to worry about coming up with the money for legal help.
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Why Choose Our Hartford Personal Injury Attorney
At Michael L. Chambers Jr., Attorney at Law, we have a dedication to the people of Hartford and their legal rights. If you or a loved one needs assistance with an injury claim, our Hartford, CT personal injury lawyers are ready to help. With over 15 years of handling cases in the Hartford area, you can trust our firm to represent you and your family.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident in Connecticut that wasn’t your fault, and you feel that you could prove negligence? The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. is here to help. Our Hartford Personal Injury Lawyers are always ready to answer any questions you may have about your situation and offer legal advice. With years of combined experience, you can count on us to stand by your side to fight for your rights and keep your best interest in mind. And with no cost to you, until we win your case, you can’t go wrong. You can call us today at (860) 231-9535 for your free, confidential, and no-obligation consultation, or you can visit our CONTACT page to schedule a consultation at a time that’s most convenient for you.