When accidents and injuries occur, it’s important to know your rights. Since 1996, Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC, in Cheshire, has advocated for clients throughout Connecticut. If you have been injured, or have been accused of causing an injury, our personal injury attorneys can represent your best interests inside and outside the courtroom.
Connecticut uses a modified comparative negligence standard to assess personal injury claims, which lets plaintiffs recover partial damages even if they’re found to be up to 50 percent at fault. Victims have two years from the injury to file suit, and Connecticut law allows them to seek double or triple damages if the other party acted deliberately or with reckless disregard to safety or traffic laws. Our seasoned litigators know how to protect your interests and properly place liability.
To win a premises liability claim, a person who is injured in a slip and fall must show that the incident was due to a dangerous condition and that someone was negligent in maintaining the property safely. Under Connecticut law, the party controlling the property is usually the one responsible. We can help you determine who, if anyone, is liable.
If a dog causes injury or property damage in Connecticut, the owner is liable as long as the injured party was not:
We may be able to raise one of these exceptions for the owner as a defense against liability. On the other hand, the owner can be held liable for failing to control the dog or if the victim can prove that the owner knew of the dog’s dangerous tendencies.
In many states, any surviving family member can bring a suit for the wrongful death of a loved one. In Connecticut, only the representative or executor can do so. In addition to the normal statute of limitations, which expires two years from the date of death, Connecticut bars any suit filed more than five years after the wrongful action. Our knowledgeable team can get started on your case right away.
Our lawyers are experienced in bringing lawsuits over injuries caused by the negligence of a doctor or other health care provider. In Connecticut, such suits usually must be brought within two years of the negligent act. There is no cap on the damages you can recover. However, before suing, you must file a certificate with the court stating your good faith belief that legal grounds exist. You must also obtain a written and signed statement from a qualified medical expert. It must state that the expert’s opinion is that you were injured by medical negligence and provide supporting details. We can assist at all stages of the lawsuit process.
At Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC, we have a long history of representing clients in personal injury claims, and an equally long history of success. Call us today at 203-272-1157 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Cheshire, Connecticut office.