A Bridgeport personal injury lawyer can help if you were hurt through no fault of your own. At The Flood Law Firm, our attorneys understand the pain and frustration that accompanies serious injuries caused by the negligence of another party.
Being the victim of an unexpected accident can have a huge impact on you and your family. Permanent injuries can alter your daily life, your relationships, and your ability to earn a living. Even seemingly minor accidents can lead to serious injuries that may require significant medical care and years of healing.
The Flood Law Firm is dedicated to assisting those who have been seriously injured by the negligence of others and then ignored or brushed aside by insurance companies. We have experience. We have a track record of successful results.
If you or a loved one has been injured in Bridgeport due to the negligence of another, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please call (860) 346-2695 for a FREE consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
There are many different situations where the negligence of one or more parties can lead to personal injury. Attorneys at The Flood Law Firm are dedicated to representing clients who have been injured in all types of accidents. This includes:
Car accidents are among the most common causes of injury in Connecticut. In Bridgeport alone, car accidents from 2020 to 2022 have resulted in 21 fatalities and more than 4,100 injuries (per the most recent statistics from the Connecticut Crash Data Repository).
Our attorneys handle all communications with the insurance company on your behalf. We will strive to negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf. If necessary, we can also file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
We also represent the victims of other kinds of motor vehicle accidents in Bridgeport, including:
Premises liability claims center on the negligence of individuals, companies, and other entities that own and operate property. If you are injured on unsafe premises, The Flood Law Firm can pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
In spite of their reputation as man’s best friend, dogs can cause serious injuries when they bite or engage in other aggressive behavior. Dog bites and other injuries should be covered by the homeowners or renters insurance held by the dog’s owner. Our lawyers will seek to recover all of the damages to which you are entitled.
Seniors can suffer devastating injuries as a result of abuse or neglect. Our team will investigate thoroughly and promptly to collect evidence of wrongdoing and take aggressive action to hold the facility and its employees accountable.
Workers’ compensation covers some of the losses a construction worker may suffer due to an injury on the job. The Flood Law Firm also explores all options for recovering compensation after a construction accident, including third-party liability claims.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can significantly and permanently alter a victim’s life. If you suffered a brain injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, The Flood Law Firm can seek compensation for the current and future damages you are due.
Generally speaking, any type of injury that results in serious and permanent impairment can be considered a catastrophic injury. Claims involving catastrophic injuries tend to be highly complex, which is why it is in your best interest to speak to a knowledgeable attorney.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
Accidents on the water can lead to a wide range of serious injuries, from head trauma to drowning. Multiple parties may be liable for accidents involving boats and other types of watercraft. Our attorneys will investigate and hold all responsible parties to account.
The negligence of another party can lead not only to serious injury but the death of another person. If your loved one was tragically killed in an accident for which someone else is at fault, The Flood Law Firm can pursue compensation for you and your family through a wrongful death claim.
Retaining a personal injury lawyer is the best option for most people to seek the maximum possible compensation. Connecticut’s laws and court system can be confusing and difficult to successfully navigate without experience. Insurance companies know who they can take advantage of and who is capable of holding them responsible for what they owe.
Many accident victims simply do not have the resources or time to litigate a claim by themselves – especially if they have serious injuries and their future financial stability is on the line. An experienced and compassionate attorney can provide much-needed peace of mind by taking care of all of the legal work so you can focus on healing and recovery.
If you have been injured, the very first thing you need to do is seek medical attention. This is important not only for your well-being, but for your legal rights and options as well. Your injuries need to be fully documented by medical professionals.
The next step is to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer. At The Flood Law Firm, our attorneys will thoroughly review your medical records to understand the nature and extent of your injuries. We will also start investigating your case immediately with the goal of obtaining and preserving evidence such as:
Our attorneys will also consult expert witnesses to obtain testimony in support of your claim. We have relationships with experts in a variety of different fields.
The compensation available for a personal injury depends on the damages you have sustained to date and the losses you will incur in the future. Strong evidence is needed to support your claim.
A Bridgeport personal injury lawyer at The Flood Law Firm can pursue full compensation for the losses you have suffered. This may include:
Punitive damages may also be awarded in select cases. For example, the court may award double or treble damages if personal injury or wrongful death occurred as a result of traffic violations such as excess speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence, etc. (see Connecticut General Statutes § 14-295).
In Connecticut, punitive damages may also be awarded under common law principles. According to the Connecticut Office of Legislative Research, the standard for such an award is “when the evidence shows a reckless indifference to the rights of others or an intentional or wanton violation of those rights.”
The majority of personal injury claims are resolved through settlement negotiations. A settlement can be reached at any point in your case – sometimes without the need to file a lawsuit.
However, it may be necessary to sue if the insurance company will not compensate you fairly. One of the factors that sets The Flood Law Firm apart is our willingness to go to trial. Because insurers know that our lawyers are willing to take this step (many other firms will not), they tend to be more willing to negotiate. The potential for litigation is often sufficient for them to offer our clients higher settlements.
It is important to note that Connecticut has some crucial laws to take into consideration when pursuing a personal injury claim:
Like most other states, Connecticut follows a fault-based system for personal injury claims. If one or more parties are directly responsible for your injuries, you have a legal right to pursue a claim or claims for financial compensation (see Connecticut General Statutes § 52-572h).
This same statute states that contributory negligence (i.e., the claimant’s share of fault for his or her own injury) does not bar recovery of damages provided negligence on the part of the claimant is not greater “than the combined negligence of the person or persons against whom recovery is sought.” Damages are reduced in proportion to the claimant’s share of fault.
Unfortunately, until a settlement or trial award is obtained, you are responsible for your medical bills, medical care, and lost wages. It can be months or years before you are compensated, and you may not have the means to get the medical treatment you need. If you are without health insurance or have a large deductible, you may find that you cannot afford the treatment you need or that the hospital has sent you to collections.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help. Our lawyers can make sure your case is moving forward as quickly as possible.
All states have a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This is a strict time deadline for when legal action must be taken.
Generally, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Connecticut is 2 years (see Connecticut General Statutes § 52-584). However, the law does allow additional time if the injury is not “discovered or in the exercise of reasonable care should have been discovered” within the time limit. In these latter cases, a personal injury claim can be brought up to 3 years after the date of injury.
Alternatively, some claims are subject to a shorter statute of limitations. Claims against a government agency, for example, must be brought no more than 1 year after the injury occurs (see Connecticut General Statutes § 4-148). In addition, a notice of claim must be provided to the agency. The rules vary, but the time limit for providing a notice of claim varies from just 90 days to 6 months.
These laws can be difficult to understand when they are applied to your personal injury case, but an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have regarding these statutes. An experienced personal injury attorney can ensure that you are not denied compensation because you missed a crucial deadline while handling the case yourself.
Our passion for representing injured accident victims comes not only from a desire to recover financial compensation but also to help our clients take on insurance companies. When a person’s life has been altered because someone else was negligent, the injured person is entitled to compensation no matter what the insurance company says. We are committed to obtaining the maximum recovery for our clients.
If you have been injured in Bridgeport, we want to hear from you. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyer handle a wide range of accident and injury cases, and we have the experience, knowledge, and resources to fight for the full compensation you deserve.
Please call 475-273-4100 today for a FREE consultation. The Flood Law Firm serves clients in Bridgeport and other areas of Connecticut.
1087 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604