If you are entering into a litigation situation for a personal injury lawsuit, you likely have questions. In this section of our website, we discuss some of the common terms related to personal injury, some of the common types of claims you can make, and how you can navigate this process.
Basics of Litigation
First, you probably want to determine if you should file a claim for an injury resulting from an accident or not. On this page, we discuss serious injuries vs. minor injuries in accidents. This information can help you determine if you have a strong enough case to file a claim and if it will be worth it to you.
Do you think that you are involved in a worker’s compensation situation? If this is the case, you can learn more about worker’s compensation here. Understanding what worker’s compensation is as well as the process related to filing a claim can help you get started in this process.
The most serious situation that could turn into a personal injury claim is a wrongful death situation. If you believe that a loved one’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence, you might have a wrongful death claim. On this page of our website, you can learn more about filing a claim, who is entitled to compensation, and how compensation is determined. If you are interested in filing a wrongful death claim, you can learn about how to do so on this page. On this page, you can learn more about proving your case, damages, and fighting for your loved one.
If you are going to file a personal injury claim, you certainly don’t want to miss any deadlines! On this page you can learn more about the statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Connecticut. Review this information to make sure that you can still make a claim.
Another common concern that we see in our office is cost. Many people want to know if they can finance a personal injury claim. On this page of our website, we break down some of the common fees associated with personal injury lawsuits.
Finally, consider how expert witnesses might impact your personal injury claim. Expert witnesses in personal injury lawsuits might include doctors, medical specialists, psychiatrists, friends, and family members of the victim. You can call witnesses to support your claim that you were injured, and that this happened due to the negligence of someone else. Alternatively, the other party might call their own expert witnesses to try to support their claims. Keep in mind that it is easier to work with expert witnesses if you also have a lawyer working on your case. A lawyer can coordinate the witnesses on your behalf.
These are just a few of the pages that you can find in this section. Explore the pages further if you need more information on any of these topics. And as always, feel free to reach out to an attorney if you still have questions.