Moore Kuehn focuses on all areas of personal injury litigation. Personal injury cases may concern a wide range of facts and claims, such as dangerous products, defective drugs, medical negligence, food contamination, unsafe work conditions, and car accidents. When a company or individual fails to follow the law, properly investigate their product, or report problems or side effects, they put the well-being and safety of their customers and the public at risk and violate the law.
Connecticut is especially prone to personal injury litigation because of overcrowded roadways. In 2017, Interstate 95 in Connecticut was ranked the fifth most dangerous interstate in the country by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Another report, published by GeoTab, names I-95 in Connecticut as the #19 most dangerous highway in the U.S. for the most crashes as well as the most fatal crashes. The Merritt Parkway and other highways, like I-84, are equally dangerous with sharp bends and dim lighting.
Indeed, Connecticut is well known for speeding, roadwork, and distracted drivers. Moore Kuehn has handled many car accident cases on I-95, especially in the Bridgeport and Stamford area, from high speed crashes with commercial tractor trailers to a fender bender parked in an emergency lane. Our attorneys are experts in commercial trucking regulations and other laws regulating Connecticut highways.
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 52-549u et, car accidents with an estimated value of less than $50,000 are eligible for arbitration. Arbitration decisions must be rendered within 120 days of the hearing. This can help expedite the resolution of a car accident case when less serious injuries are at stake. Either party can appeal the arbitration decision within 20 days.
Personal injury occurs when one person suffers harm from an injury or accident that was someone else’s fault. Litigation is the process of taking legal action through the courts, as opposed to other means of dispute resolution, such as mediation. Personal injury litigation is a legal action filed by an injured party against the at-fault party or parties, typically for the purpose of seeking monetary damages for losses.
The law allows people who are harmed by the negligence or wrongdoing of others to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages in civil court. To have a successful personal injury case, the plaintiff (injured party) must prove each of the following four elements:
Our experienced Connecticut lawyers represent plaintiffs in a wide range of personal injury matters, including:
If you have been seriously injured or harmed through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you have a legal right to pursue compensation from the responsible party. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim. Contact Moore Kuehn at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free case evaluation.