Middletown Personal Injury Attorneys
When you are injured as a result of another party’s carelessness, you have the right to legal action. A personal injury claim allows you to pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Medical expenses, property damage and pain and suffering can all be factored into what you are owed.
Although some victims decide against legal representation, having an attorney on your side is often a good idea. With an experienced personal injury attorney handling your claim, you have a much better chance of maximizing the amount of money you are awarded.
The Flood Law Firm focuses on personal injury law. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a proven track record of winning settlements and verdicts for our clients. By choosing The Flood Law Firm, you are taking a great first step towards getting the financial tools you need to recover from your accident.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
The Flood Law Firm and our lawyers in Middletown have represented an array of personal injury case types, including:
Car accidents that cause injury are often due to another driver’s negligence. Whether the other driver was speeding, distracted, under the influence, or engaging in another form of reckless behavior, our attorneys can prove who is at fault and secure compensation for your suffering.
The loss of someone close to us is staggering. This is especially so if the loss could have been avoided. When another party’s carelessness contributed to the fatal accident, they should be held accountable. While nothing can bring a loved one back, winning a wrongful death claim can give you the resources to gather up the pieces of your life.
Most people do not want to admit if their furry family member has harmed or is capable of harming someone. Nonetheless, our state laws dictate that a dog owner is responsible for injury and property damage caused by their pet. Dog attack and bite cases can be tricky since the parties may know each other, and victims are often children.
Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment on their property. If certain precautions are not taken, and a visitor to the property is injured, the property owner may be held liable. Slippery sidewalks, unsafe construction sites, and poor lighting are just some of the conditions that may serve as the basis for a premises liability claim.
While most health care professionals do their jobs with the utmost care and diligence, some fall short and make decisions that endanger their patients. Misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes and pharmaceutical errors are among the more common medical malpractice case types.
Brain injury symptoms can include problems with memory and cognition, as well as headache and nausea. Symptoms can show up right away, or after some time. They can be short-lived or life-long. Car accidents and blunt force trauma to the head are among the leading causes of TBI.
Drug makers all too often rush their product to market, compromising safety in favor of making money. As a result, consumers may end up with devastating side effects, like stroke, cancer, or birth defects. Holding these companies accountable for their negligence can help you cope with your injuries. It can also prevent others from falling victim to these unscrupulous business practices.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys
Our attorneys have chosen personal injury law out of a personal commitment to helping accident victims throughout Connecticut from New Haven to Hartford. Brothers Brian M. Flood and Christopher J. Flood are third generation Connecticut attorneys. They founded The Flood Law Firm after building well-respected careers as trial lawyers. Their practice also includes attorney Alexander K. Bates. The firm’s attorneys have settled thousands of personal injury cases, and taken hundreds through trial to a verdict.
Law Firm Address
The Flood Law Firm first opened its doors in Middletown, which serves as the main office. This office is located in a beautiful historic building on Washington St. between High St. and Pearl St.
190 Washington St.
Middletown, CT 06457
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury claims can be complex. They require a deep understanding of both tort laws and the issues connected to your specific case type, such as medical malpractice or premises liability.
A good attorney will have the experience in these legal areas and know how to put together a strong case for you. Building a case will often involve getting knee-deep in highly technical topics, such as reviewing medical documents or collecting evidence from expert witnesses.
Trying to build a winning claim without this legal know-how, especially while you are coping with your injuries from the accident, is daunting. This is why it is a good idea to have your personal injury claim represented by an experienced attorney.
How to Pick a Personal Injury Attorney
Choosing a personal injury attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make about your claim. Here are some tips to help you choose the attorney that can best represent your case:
Areas of Focus: The types of laws governing our country cover a wide variety of topics. Attorneys tend to focus their legal expertise on a few areas of the law. A personal injury attorney will have the skills to determine liability. He or she will also be able to calculate the greatest amount you can be compensated with accuracy. An attorney who focuses on contracts, will not have honed this skill set.
A good analogy to choosing the right attorney might be comparing it to selecting a contractor. If you need a person to fix your roof, you would probably want a roofer for the work, rather than a painter or a plumber.
Experience: While investigating a case, a good personal injury attorney will know what to look for, where to look, and how the information can strengthen your claim. Each state has its own laws concerning causation, negligence, statue of limitations (the time period for filing a claim), and other matters relating to torts.
An experienced attorney will be adept at navigating these laws. He or she will also have won verdicts and settlements for clients. As part of your decision-making process, don’t hesitate to ask about the firm’s personal injury case results.
Reputation: An attorney’s previous dealings with insurance companies, plaintiffs and the local court system can impact how your case is resolved. As with all of us, the reputation of an attorney can precede him or her. If the attorney has a good reputation, it can put your case in the best situation to win the compensation you deserve.