Personal Injury Lawyers in Hartford
Serving Hartford, Glastonbury, Manchester and Surrounding Cities
No matter the type or circumstances, an accident can impact not only your health but your livelihood. Aside from the pain and suffering of a serious injury, you may be unable to work leading to mounting medical bills and household expenses. When this has occurred through no fault of your own, it can leave you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. Furthermore, in the case of serious or even catastrophic injury, you may be facing months or even years of required medical care, various therapies, medical equipment, needed renovations to your vehicle or home, or personal assistance for daily tasks.
At Boatman Law, we have seen and understand the impact that a negligence-based injury can have on individuals and their families. Lives can be devastated and financial resources drained. Pain, discomfort, emotional trauma, and more can continue for years. Having the financial security needed to meet these demands is essential. That is why we are committed to helping clients like you – individuals who were injured through someone else’s mistake or malice.
Injured through negligence? Reach out to a Hartford personal injury attorney at (860) 200-2260 for a free consultation. You can also reach us through our online request form. Serving clients throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, and Washington D.C. as experienced trial lawyers.
Personal Injury Cases
Personal injuries can occur in a variety of ways and can be caused or contributed to by more than one negligent party. Each case must be investigated and evaluated individually and a strategy designed for success tailored to the circumstances involved.
Common types of personal injury cases we handle include:
- Motor vehicle accidents. Whether you were in a traffic accident with another individual car, motorcycle, or even a commercial vehicle such as truck, delivery van, bus, or if you were injured as a pedestrian or bicyclist, you may have the ability to pursue a case for damages.
- Premises liability, such as dog bites, slip and fall accidents, or criminal attacks due to negligent security. Individuals such as dog owners or property managers have a legal responsibility to protect others from danger. If they are negligent in that duty, they may be responsible for your compensation.
- Defective and dangerous products. Where a consumer product that has been used according to its purpose and directions leads to injuries because of defects in its manufacture, design, or marketing, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Liability in such cases may fall with the manufacturer, the wholesaler, or the retailer that sold the defective product.
- Wrongful death. Where you have lost a family member in a fatal accident caused by another party or parties, you or the estate executor may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages for your losses and/or the deceased person’s estate.
Personal injury damages can include compensation for hospital and outpatient expenses, medical prescriptions and equipment, physical therapy, pain and suffering, loss of wages or income, loss of earning capacity, emotional trauma, property damage, or other damages depending on the circumstances of your case.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
According to the General Statutes of Connecticut section 52-584, you have two years to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations ends. If the statute of limitations ends before you file a claim, you will most likely lose your right to, effectively losing your right to recover compensation. There are some exceptions that can change this two-year time period so it’s important to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as you can.
Personal Injury Damages
While the specific amount of compensation an individual can recover varies and depends largely on their specific case, the types of damages available in a personal injury claim are consistent across most cases. These types of damages are economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages compensate the injured party for financial losses including anything from medical expenses to missed days at work as long as the loss is directly related to the injuries sustained. Non-economic damages compensates for non-financial losses. These more abstract losses include pain and suffering, and mental anguish. The last type of damages, punitive damages, is different from the other two in that the main purpose of this type of damages is to punish the negligent party instead of compensating the injured party. Because of this, they are not often awarded.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?
Unlike insurance companies, the legal team at Boatman Law LLC will act as true advocates on your side. Committed to working for your best interest every step of the way, our legal team will fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not looking out for your best interest. Being a business first and foremost, they are focused on what will save them the most amount of time or money. Learn more about how we can help you today during a free consultation.
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Our attorneys will be your zealous advocates from initial meeting to the resolution of your case. We are a team of strong litigators and will relentlessly pursue your interests whether through a negotiated settlement outside the courtroom or litigation involving a judge and jury. We are committed to your needs and pride ourselves on having many lifelong relationships with past clients.
“With his attention to every detail, Pat always sustains vigilant oversight of the numerous competing priorities, timelines, and requirements related to the process and maintains focus on my and my company's best interests.”- Earle L.
“Her unique perspective and ingenuity increased the value of my case and I am so happy that I chose her as my attorney.”- Kristina H.
“I had a bit of anxiety going into the bankruptcy process, but they were very kind and patient each time that we met with them. They explained the process in “layperson” terms so we could understand what was going on.”- Kate H.
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