Danbury, CT Personal Injury Lawyers
Accidents happen—and when they do, they can leave victims dealing with financial stress, painful injuries, and expensive repair bills. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite, or another type of accident, it is important to learn more about your legal options. If someone else is liable for your injuries, you may be eligible for compensation that can help you minimize your financial losses.
The team at The Dodd Law Firm knows what it takes to fight for the compensation you are owed after an accident. Our team of experienced Danbury attorneys is ready to advocate for you in negotiations and in the courtroom. Call us at 475-275-8649 to set up a consultation now.
Personal Injury Cases We Take
Our firm’s extensive experience in personal injury law allows us to tackle a wide range of cases. Some of the cases we accept include:
- Auto accidents, including car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Defective or dangerous products
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Wrongful death
Personal injury claims can be complicated since you have to prove that the other party likely caused your injuries through their negligence. Without sufficient evidence, you’ll likely get ignored by the insurance company.
Personal Injury Laws in Connecticut
Understanding the personal injury laws that govern these claims in Connecticut can help you make the most of your time and avoid unexpected issues. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of injury.
In some cases, the statute of limitations may be longer. If not two years from the date of injury, it’s two years from the date when a reasonable person would have discovered the injury. This is only applicable in certain cases where injuries aren’t likely to be immediately visible. The latest you can file a claim is three years from the act that led to your injury. Dangerous product claims have a three-year statute of limitations.
What about wrongful death claims? The estate can generally file within two years of the date of death. If the injuries in question did not lead to death right away, the estate has five years from the date of the injury to initiate their claim.
As is the case in many states, there are some exceptions to the statute of limitations. If the individual liable for your injuries leaves Connecticut, the statute of limitations clock pauses when they are gone. In these cases, the statute of limitations can be as long as seven years. If the liable party intentionally hides their role in your injury, the statute of limitations does not start until you find out you have a claim.
Note that cases against the government are very different from cases against private parties. The statute of limitations is much shorter, and rather than simply filing a claim against them, you must first notify them of your claim. It’s important to talk to an attorney as early as possible if you believe you may have a valid claim against the government.
Important Evidence for Your Claim
There are many types of evidence that may be helpful for your Danbury personal injury claim. The earlier you connect with a personal injury lawyer, the sooner you can preserve important evidence. Evidence that may support your case includes:
- Medical records: It is essential to see a doctor as soon as possible after an injury. Not only does this give you a better chance at a full recovery, but it also allows you to prove your injury and link it to your accident. Keep copies of all medical records you receive, as well as medical bills and estimates.
- Photos and video footage: Documentation of your injuries, the scene of the accident or incident that injured you, and any property damage you sustained can be helpful in demonstrating the extent of your losses. Make copies of all photos and video footage, both on a physical drive and in cloud-based storage.
- Police reports: If your injury involved a police report—for example, a car accident or dog bite—make sure you get a copy from the Danbury Police Department. You can also get other official documentation to prove your injuries. For example, if you slip and fall in a place of business, you can get a copy of the injury report filed with the company.
- Witness statements: This includes both eyewitness statements and testimony from expert witnesses. It’s especially important to have expert witness testimony if your case is complex or unusual.
- Communication between relevant parties: If you have any communication with the at-fault party or their insurance company, provide copies of it to your lawyer. It may be helpful, especially if they ever accept blame or apologize for your injuries.
How Our Firm Can Help You
With the team at The Dodd Law Firm behind you, you can focus on recovering and healing while we take care of your personal injury claim. We know how hard insurance companies work to avoid paying full and fair compensation to injured victims, and we’re determined to ensure that you aren’t victimized again by a greedy insurance company. After learning more about your accident, we will investigate what happened and get a better understanding of your losses.
Most personal injury claims settle out of court, allowing a quick end to your case and prompt access to your settlement. In some cases, it may be necessary to go to court. If the liable party’s insurance company will not negotiate in good faith or refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to go to court and fight for you there. Don’t get cheated out of the settlement you deserve; let us support you during this challenging time.
Fight for the Compensation You Deserve with The Dodd Law Firm
The sooner you begin your personal injury claim in Danbury, the sooner The Dodd Law Firm can begin investigating your case. With a free consultation, you truly have nothing to lose. Call us at 475-275-86749 or fill out our online contact form to get started.
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