Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney
Most injury accidents don’t just happen by chance. They are usually caused by reckless, careless, or deliberate actions. While some accidents may result in only minor bumps and bruises that will heal quickly, many others can have a lasting and possibly permanent impact on the victim’s life.
We all have a responsibility to behave responsibly and protect others from harm. When someone fails in that duty and hurts you, you have the right to demand answers and justice.
You shouldn’t have to suffer physically and financially due to someone else’s bad decisions. With an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, you can pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. You can also get a measure of justice and help make your community safer by taking legal action against the negligent party.
The Connecticut injury lawyers of the Kocian Law Group are experienced advocates who put the needs of our clients first. We can represent you to the fullest of our abilities only if we know you, know your family, and understand the impact this accident has had on your life. We’ll get to know you and will be your voice at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
It’s our goal to seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for your claim. That way we know that you’ll have the resources you need to get the best medical treatment possible and can take care of yourself and your family as you rebuild your life.
If you have been hurt in an accident in Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Kocian Law Group today to schedule a free and confidential consultation so we can discuss your situation and how we can help.
What Do You Have to Prove in a Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury cases fall under civil law, rather than criminal law. Civil matters have a different burden of proof, which is the obligation to prove the claims that are being made.
In criminal cases, the standard is “beyond a reasonable doubt,” whereas in civil cases, the burden of proof is lower. In personal injury cases, the burden of proof is based on the “preponderance of the evidence.” This means that the evidence shows more likely than not that the plaintiff’s claims are true and that the defendant was responsible for causing the injury.
To be successful with your injury claim, you must prove that you were injured and that someone else caused those injuries through their negligence. You will need evidence to show how the accident happened, who was responsible for it, and the extent of your injuries and other losses. A personal injury lawyer is needed to gather and present this critical evidence. Hiring an attorney puts you in a much better position to pursue your claim than if you were to attempt it by yourself.
If you have been injured in Connecticut due to someone else’s negligence, you need a skilled personal injury attorney who is prepared to fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
At Kocian Law Group, we are not afraid to take your case to trial if the settlement offered to you by the insurance company is less than what you are owed. Sometimes taking a personal injury case to trial is the most effective way to ensure that the insurer pays you the full and fair compensation you deserve. Our highly skilled Connecticut trial attorneys know how to present the facts and evidence of your case in the best way possible.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Kocian Law Group is committed to protecting the legal rights of individuals throughout Connecticut. No case is too small or too complicated for our experienced legal team. Our attorneys are ready to utilize their skills and resources to fight for your rights through every step of the legal process.
With every case we take on, our clients are always our No. 1 priority. We understand that no two personal injury cases are the same, and we give every client’s case the individual attention it deserves.
At Kocian Law Group, we handle many types of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
Types of Compensation You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury victims can recover economic and noneconomic damages for their injuries. Economic damages compensate you for quantifiable or measurable losses. Examples of economic damages include:
- Medical expenses – Medical expenses include the medical bills you paid for the injuries you sustained as a result of the accident. Future medical expenses, such as rehabilitation, physical therapy, and long-term care, can be recovered as well.
- Loss of income – Loss of income damages include the income you lost when you missed work due to your injury.
- Loss of earning capacity – When an injury reduces your ability to earn the wages you earned prior to the accident, you can recover damages for loss of earning capacity.
- Property damage – If the accident damaged your vehicle, clothing, or other belongings, you could recover compensation for the replacement cost of the property or the costs of repairing it.
Noneconomic damages are typically more challenging to prove and to quantify, but they are every bit as real and deserve compensation. Examples of noneconomic damages include:
- Pain and suffering – You may receive financial compensation for the physical and mental suffering you experienced due to the accident.
- Mental anguish – These damages are related to your emotional distress after an accident, including anxiety, depression, loss of sleep, and more.
- Loss of enjoyment – If you lost your ability to enjoy things you used to prior to the accident, you could be able to recover these damages.
The personal injury lawyers at Kocian Law Group will be able to give you an idea of which damages you may be entitled to during your free consultation.
Statute of Limitations on Injury Claims in Connecticut
If you plan to file a personal injury claim in Connecticut, you must meet the deadlines known as statutes of limitations. If you miss the deadline, you most likely will be prohibited from ever seeking compensation for your personal injuries.
In Connecticut, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years from when the injury occurred, was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered. No personal injury cases can be filed more than three years from the date of the accident that caused the injury.