Defined as a “type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another,“ personal injury claims cover a wide range of injuries, from car accidents to workplace injuries to slip & falls to dog bites. Other examples can include pedestrian accidents, injuries resulting from the use of defective products or exposure to toxic substances, pharmaceutical mistakes and medical malpractice.
Bridgeport personal injury lawyer Jim Miron has handled hundreds of personal injury cases in our state’s court system, often negotiating substantial settlements for his clients without going to court.
Nursing home abuse and premises liability claims also qualify as personl injury claims. If you have a close family member who lives in a nursing home, assisted living center or other retirement facility and believe they’ve been neglected or physically abused by attendants, nursing assistants or other personnel, our legal team can help them file a claim and receive the compensation they deserve.
Premises Liability claims refer to injuries caused by negligent property owners. Defendants in these cases can include landlords who fail to shovel snow, maintain proper lighting in common areas, repair broken stairs or put up proper signage after mopping or waxing a floor. These laws also apply to store owners (Wal-Mart and Costco have settled a number of premises liability claims) or the government agencies responsible for maintaining safe conditions in public buildings and the surrounding premises.
The full list of circumstances that can lead to personal injury claims is much more extensive and our legal team can explain them to you in greater detail to see if your situation qualifies as a personal injury claim under Connecticut law.
No one is eager to take on legal action while they’re recovering from a serious injury, but, with personal injury cases, it’s often important to act quickly to stay within the statute of limitations for your claim.
In our state, you have two years from the date on which you suffered your injury or injuries to file a personal injury claim. This deadline is almost always firm, and if you miss it, you’ll essentially lose your right to have your personal injury case heard in court.
What Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
We make no promises, but if personal injury attorney Jim Miron agrees to take your case, you may be eligible to recover compensation for medical treatment you’ve received for your injuries and for the estimated costs of your ongoing medical care and even future care or procedures (such as spinal surgery). You may also be entitled to receive compensation for wages lost due to your accident, for time you spent in the hospital, a rehabilitation center or recovering at home. You may even be entitled to compensation for your “loss of earning capacity” if it looks as though you won’t be able to return to work for weeks or months following your settlement date.
These are the losses most of us usually associate with personal injury claims, but you may also be able to receive compensation for loss of property, such as cars totaled in accidents.
We often hear about “pain and suffering.” A determined, proven personal injury attorney can be a tremendous asset in this area because there are no hard and fast rules for determining compensation for pain and suffering, and insurance companies will go to great lengths to deny or limit these claims, whenever possible.
And the term “pain and suffering” refers to both physical pain and emotional and mental injuries, from fear and stress to insomnia and angry outbursts, all of which severely inhibit a victim’s enjoyment of life. With claims of this type, insurance companies often use standard formulas when determining what they believe is “fair” compensation.
Bridgeport Attorney with 20-Plus Years of Personal Injury Success
Respected for his conscientious approach to his work and commitment to clients, Bridgeport-based attorney Jim Miron has more than 20 years of proven experience representing personal injury clients like you.
If you or a loved one needs a proven Bridgeport personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights, call attorney Jim for a free, no obligation consultation at (203) 339-5991 or use the convenient “contact us” form on this website.