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No matter your injury or whether it occured in a public or private place, we’ll defend your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.

How Our Hartford Law Firm Handles Personal Injury Cases

Under the legal definition of the damage, a personal injury occurs when a person’s body, mind, or emotions are injured as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct of another person.

The legal definition of personal injury applies to a variety of situations and circumstances, including worker’s compensation and medical malpractice, so if you aren’t sure whether your case qualifies, we encourage you to reach out to our Hartford attorneys.

We’re ready to handle your personal injury case with care, dedication, and expertise demonstrated at all times and all stages of the legal process. Our personal injury lawyers have combined experience and extensive success in a number of legal spheres, including but not limited to the following personal injury case categories :

Car Accident

Car accident liability claims are based on the other driver’s fault. If their negligence caused the accident, they’re liable for your damages. If the accident was your fault, however, you can usually only file a claim with your own insurance company. Read More

Motorcycle Accident

Whether you suffered personal injuries in a motorcycle accident or you were one lucky enough to walk away with the damages limited to the dents and dings on your bike, there are many factors that contribute to when and whether a claim for damages may be settled. In general, however, almost 97 percent of motorcycle accident personal injury cases end with a negotiated settlement. Read More

Pedestrian Accident

In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, it is always in your best interests to seek professional legal help to determine all of the parties responsible for your injuries. With the help of our experienced personal injury attorneys in Hartford, you may be able to obtain full compensation for your injuries. Read More

Truck Accident

A personal injury case that comes about because of a motor accident involving a semi-truck or big rig will present some unique issues. Semi-truck operators must follow a number of federal and state regulations and are required to carry both licensure and insurance with higher limits than those of standard vehicle drivers. Additionally, parties other than the semi-truck driver, such as an employer or the owner of the vehicle, may share financial responsibility for any damages or claims the plaintiff presents. For these reasons, a person injured (the plaintiff) by an at-fault semi-truck driver (the defendant) often has a better chance of reaching an injury settlement that matches his or her damages than a plaintiff in a “standard” car accident. Read More

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a type of personal injury, but given the fatal nature of the offense, the burden of proof is relatively higher for the accusing party. As the plaintiff of a wrongful death settlement, you will have to prove that the other person or entity failed to use the reasonable care that an average person would use under the same circumstances. You or a lawyer must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant’s negligence resulted in the death of your loved one. Read More

Brain Injury / TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious, debilitating, and often deadly injury resulting from trauma to the head, neck, or spine. This type of personal injury often results from trips, slips, falls, and vehicular accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, or semi-trucks. TBIs are not always easy to identify, but a certifiable diagnosis from a medical professional can significantly increase the odds of plaintiff success in a personal injury case. A diagnosis of MTBI is considered valid when one or more of the following conditions occur after an injury to the brain: Disorientation or confusion, amnesia near the time of injury, neurological or neuropsychological problems, a score of 13 or higher on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS).  Read More

Determining if your injury has the standing to be a personal injury claim

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
While there are many types of personal injury cases, it may be hard to know if your case falls under that particular heading. The grounds for determining a personal injury claim include:

Negligence

This means failing to take proper care in doing something. Every person should act as cautiously as a mild-mannered, everyday, balanced person would if placed in a similar situation.

Intentional Behavior

When a person conspires to intentionally harm another. Assault, false imprisonment, fraud, battery, or trespassing can be a few different types of Intentional Behavior.

Strict Liability

When the actions of one party resulted in the harm of another. Fumigating, manufacturing explosives, and more scenarios resulting in personal injury may fall under this category.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an accident that could have been avoided?

You may be entitled to compensation! Contact The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. today. Our personal injury attorneys are always happy to answer any questions you may have about your case, and help you get your personal injury claim started as soon as possible.

Hartford Personal Injury Attorneys

Have you or a loved one sustained injuries in an accident, or incurred similar damages as a result of another party’s negligence? If so, contact The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. in Connecticut for reliable legal aid.

Personal injury is a legal term that applies to many different types of injuries. If you are injured in an accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another, a personal injury attorney is who you should consult with. No matter the details surrounding the event, loved ones who have passed or left with debilitating injuries, are always hard to cope with.

However, when the situation resulted from the negligence of others and could have easily been prevented, it becomes even more devastating for victims and their families. Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. will fight for your rights and best interest as a victim and will ensure that you get the maximum compensation available to recover from your injuries and losses.

Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

Connecticut State Legal Requirements

Fault must be proven by the evidence the plaintiff provides to the courts through their lawyer. Duty of care, causation, and breach of duty are the three parts that make up the concept of negligence. Using an example of a grocery store, these can be defined as:

  • Duty Of Care- To not harm another person or place them in harm’s way. To a reasonable degree, every person has a duty of care and responsibility to protect themselves and all others around them. If, for example, there is a spill in an aisle of a grocery store, it is the owner’s duty of care to make sure it is cleaned. Also, it’s their responsibility to make sure any fall hazards or dangerous circumstances are addressed. This can be complicated, however, as the term “reasonable” is open to interpretation.
  • Breach Of Duty- After the store owner is proven to have a duty of care, the courts need to determine if they breached that duty. It would then be considered negligence if they breached the duty of care, like failing to fix a broken handrail after a lengthy period of time. The store owner had allowed a dangerous situation to commence or even become worse. What is considered reasonable varies by circumstance.
  • Causation- If the store owner knew about the spill and failed to address the situation that ultimately caused you to slip and fall, resulting in injury, you must show proof of this. Proving causation can be fairly simple, but it may become complicated very quickly. The store owner can admit to negligence for not addressing the problem, but that doesn’t necessarily prove causation. They could simply argue that your fall wasn’t caused by the spill, because you were distracted by something other than your surroundings. They could also argue that the fall was caused by the spill, but that you were already injured at the time.

If the negligence and carelessness of someone else caused you or a loved one to suffer a serious injury, contact The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. Law as soon as possible for a free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation. We will prioritize your needs and focus on your claim as much as possible. We offer assistance to get your claim started while staying available to answer any and all questions you may have. Our goal is always to get the maximum compensation available to you. Our team is reliable, dedicated, deeply compassionate, and we’re always ready to help you.

Personal Injury Claims For Compensation

Personal injury cases can have many different claims to be compensated for. These damages can be small and inconsequential while others can have a devastating impact. The responsible party, whether it be a private source or a major insurance company, will be held accountable for their actions. They will fight to deny you the compensation you deserve. They’re not in the business of losing money. The damages one could claim in a case are subject to variation, but the list of potentially claimable damages could include:

Emotional Distress

Fear, anxiety, and PTSD are some of the psychological issues that can be developed after an injury. These can also be combined with a pain and suffering claim.

Lost income

When it comes to our income, every little bit helps. If you are injured, it could take away from that sense of security. To take time off work to recover from an accident or future doctor appointments can make a significant dent in that. An economic expert can assist in evaluating your situation and calculate just how much of an impact this has made on your life, including any promotional advancements you may have made in the future but are now unable to achieve due to your injury

Medical Expenses

Rehabilitation stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and more that has to do with your injury can be included. Any injury that can be tied to the careless acts or negligence of another can be included in your claim.

Future Medical Expenses

 Injuries can vary in severity, the worst needing the longest to recover from. Where a laceration or contusion takes a few days to a week or so to heal, a broken arm can take 6 weeks or more to fully repair itself. Injuries that need surgeries could take even longer to recover and repair. The estimated cost of all predicted future appointments to fully heal the injury in question can be included in your claim.


Loss of relationship

No amount of money can replace a tender touch or a warm embrace, but if your injury has taken away the ability to keep your relationships at the same level they were before your accident, you could claim compensation for it. Loss of consortium, when a spouse has a lack of sexual ability, is a level of this. A child, parent, or spouse should never have to lose out on love because of someone else’s careless actions.


Pain and suffering

Extreme anxiety to highly stressful situations, any pain or discomfort due to the accident, or the depression of losing a limb could all be examples of what can be claimed


Damages to property

Objects can be damaged in an accident too. A mailbox on the side of the street that a drunk driver sped down, a house at a bend in the road in the middle of a snowstorm, a parked car swiped by a negligent driver are all ways you could claim property damage.


Punitive Damages

you and your case may be what saves another person from the same or worse pain. Punitive damages are used to curb the dangerous behavior.


Wrongful Death

Every life is special, and for one to be cut short due to someone’s negligent or careless behavior, it’s devastating. No monetary value can replace the hole left in your heart after someone so close to you is ripped away, but compensation may be obtained to help with the transition.

If the cause of the injuries you or a loved one sustained in an accident was caused by the careless or reckless behavior of another, contact The Law Office of Michael L.Chambers, Jr. today. Recovering from any injury can be stressful, which is why our dedicated and compassionate team of highly qualified lawyers will take the time to help gather all the available evidence to support your claim and answer all your questions. Contact us today in Hartford for your free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation to discuss your personal injury situation and to determine if you have a case.

The Time Limit on Personal Care Claims in Connecticut

Personal injury cases are very time-sensitive, so the faster you file the better the outcome. In Connecticut, the general statute of limitations is two years. No case can be filed in more than 3 years from the original accident date. The cases included under this statute include, but are not limited to:

  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Personal Injuries
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice

However, as with most things, there can be exceptions. These exceptions can include:

  • Rule of Discovery is when a family may not be able to immediately notice the direct cause of an injury. For example, if a patient were to undergo surgery, and a tool was left inside their body, or a misdiagnosis can be very hard, if not impossible, to spot. When the rule of discovery is applicable, it begins on the date when the injury occurred to when they discovered the issue. This rule does not apply to every case and it doesn’t cancel out the statute of limitations completely.
  • Statute of Repose means that there is still a three-year cutoff for all personal injury lawsuits, no matter when that injury was found. This is an absolute time clock and, unfortunately, cannot be undone or extended. If an injury is discovered two years after the initial date, the victim still has only one year to file the claim.

Process For Filing A Claim In Connecticut

Getting your claim started can be confusing and frustrating. There is a process for filing a personal injury claim. The steps in which your claim can go through includes:

  • Filing the claim and notifying all involved parties.
  • The back and forth negotiations for reasonable compensation
  • Filing the suit with the court if these negotiations aren’t successful.
  • Proving to the courts that you deserve the compensation you demand. This process can take time since the opposition isn’t always willing to pay.
  • In cases where insurance companies aren’t willing to offer an acceptable amount, pursuing alternate resolutions to the case may be an option.

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Office of Michael L.Chambers, Jr. today for your free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions you may have about your situation and help you get your personal injury claim started right away.

Process For Filing A Personal Injury Claim In Connecticut

Getting your claim started can be confusing and frustrating. There is a process for filing a personal injury claim. The steps in which your claim can go through includes:

  • Filing the claim and notifying all involved parties.
  • The back and forth negotiations for reasonable compensation
  • Filing the suit with the court if these negotiations aren’t successful.
  • Proving to the courts that you deserve the compensation you demand. This process can take time since the opposition isn’t always willing to pay.
  • In cases where insurance companies aren’t willing to offer an acceptable amount, pursuing alternate resolutions to the case may be an option.

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Office of Michael L.Chambers, Jr. today for your free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions you may have about your situation and help you get your personal injury claim started right away.

Work With A Personal Injury Attorney In Hartford

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. We 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.

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