Navigating The Personal Injury Litigation Process

Depending on the circumstances, an individual hurt in an accident could suffer catastrophic injuries that lead to lifelong conditions. Individuals can face financial peril due to lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. At The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC, our lawyers will pursue every legal avenue of monetary compensation available in your personal injury case.

Understanding Connecticut's Personal Injury Court Procedures

Many individuals have questions about the personal injury litigation process before calling our firm. There are several aspects of the legal process that we feel people should know about, including:

  • Statute of limitations: If your accident was caused by the negligence of another person or corporate entity, under Connecticut law, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, beginning from the date of the injury. It is possible, however, that the time limit will include notice requirements based on the type of claim. It is crucial that you discuss your case with a New Haven attorney as soon as possible to get your questions answered.
  • Settlement: It is not uncommon for an insurance carrier to attempt to settle your claim out of court. Often, traditional litigation can be costly and time-consuming. If a settlement can be reached through negotiation, then it is not necessary to have your case heard in a courtroom. We will fight to ensure that your settlement is fair and maximizes the monetary compensation you are owed following a serious accident.
  • Litigation: If a case does not settle through negotiation, it will typically reach trial two years after it is filed. Most cases, however, settle through negotiation. This process can entail answering questions at a deposition and submitting to a medical evaluation.
  • Contingency fees: Connecticut is like many states — personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that fees are paid based on the amount of the judgment or settlement. Attorney fees and additional costs (such as medical records, court filing fees, etc.) are deducted at the conclusion of the case.

Contact A Hamden Personal Injury Attorney

To schedule a free consultation, please call 888-350-3891 or contact the firm online.