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Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers

Bringing over 75 years of experience to your case with proven ability, dedication and ethics

Walsh Woodard has the highest personal injury verdict in Connecticut in the last 5 years*

Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents Attorney

Many of our cases involve personal injuries arising out of automobile accidents. If you are injured due to the fault or conduct of another driver, then you are probably entitled to compensation from that person. In addition to the insurance covering the person that hit you, you may also be entitled to compensation under your own insurance for uninsured or underinsured drivers.

We have handled many cases involving difficult accident scenarios that have required expert testimony to prove that another driver’s negligence was the cause of your injury. We have retained experienced engineers and others who can investigate and testify on a variety of complicated accident-related issues including full accident reconstructions, faulty brakes, faulty airbag deployment, and violations of federal and state trucking regulations. While this can be expensive, we only incur costs that are necessary to maximize your case’s potential and we usually front all costs associated with the claim.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, we would be happy to review the case to determine what your best legal recourse is.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like assistance on a matter of this type and speak with an automobile and motorcycle accidents attorney.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Many of our cases involve personal injuries arising out of motorcycle accidents. If you are injured due to the fault or conduct of another driver, then you are probably entitled to compensation from that person. In addition to the insurance covering the person that hit you, you may also be entitled to compensation under your own insurance for uninsured or underinsured drivers.

We have handled many cases involving difficult accident scenarios that have required expert testimony to prove that another driver’s negligence was the cause of your injury. We have retained experienced engineers and others who can investigate and testify on a variety of complicated motorcycle accident-related issues including full accident reconstructions. While this can be expensive, we only incur costs that are necessary to maximize your case’s potential and we usually front all costs associated with the claim.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an motorcycle accident, we would be happy to review the case to determine what your best legal recourse is.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like assistance on a matter of this type.

Negligent Maintenance of Property

Negligent Maintenance of Property

If someone invites another onto their property, whether a business, or private residence, they must take reasonable steps to ensure their property is safe. If they do not and someone is injured, that person may be entitled to monetary compensation. Our firm has handled many cases involving injuries resulting from this type of negligence. Attorney Michael Walsh successfully represented a client, both at trial and on appeal in one of the seminal cases in this area of law, Meek v. Walmart. Attorney Walsh has lectured several times on this topic for Connecticut attorneys at continuing education courses and is well known in this field.

Your case may involve a defective condition from accumulated ice and snow that was not properly cleared away, falling merchandise, longstanding sidewalk or parking lot defects, or other dangerous or slippery conditions within a store or piece of property. All of these cases require careful investigation and it is usually beneficial to have an attorney involved early on to ensure that the particular defect is well documented and important evidence preserved.

We have successfully sued large retail department stores, including Home Depot, Ocean State Job Lot, and Walmart, for falling merchandise that caused injury to others. We have handled matters involving defects within restaurants, bars, many smaller businesses where individuals have been harmed. We have also pursued claims against homeowners and landlords where dangerous defects on someone’s property have injured our client.

Oftentimes, our cases involve injuries to people injured due to defects in areas controlled by municipalities, such as sidewalks, roadways or parking lots. In those cases, the injured party should consider consulting an attorney very early because the law requires the person to notify the municipality within 90 days of the incident, and provide very specific information within that timeframe.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like assistance on a matter of this type.

Dog Attacks

Dog Attacks

We have handled many matters involving dog attacks. Connecticut has specific laws that protect individuals from injuries caused by dogs. Biting is obviously the most common type of serious injury. Connecticut law holds an owner or keeper of a dog strictly liable for injuries caused by that dog, even if not from a bite, or if the dog has no history of attacking others, so long as the victim was not trespassing or teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog. Depending on the circumstances of the particular case, we have also pursued these cases on a theory of negligence, especially when the person in control of the dog knows that it is dangerous.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like assistance on a matter of this type.

Workplace Accidents

Workplace Accidents

When an individual is injured while in the course of his employment, that person is normally limited to recovery under the Connecticut Workers Compensation Laws. However, there are certain exceptions to the exclusive Workers’ Compensation remedy, and we have represented many individuals who fit within one of the enumerated exceptions. Additionally, even if the claim against the employer is limited to Workers’ Compensation, there may be other avenues for recovery as to other wrongdoers.

This area of the law is extremely complex and cannot be adequately addressed in general terms on this website. However, if you have suffered a workplace injury and would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us.

Unfair and Improper Insurance Practices

Unfair and Improper Insurance Practices

Invariably, automobile accidents and many other types of personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death claims involve claims against insurance companies. In some instances, insurance companies engage in questionable practices when, for example, denying coverage, limiting an insurance benefit or settling a claim.

We have handled many matters involving bad faith claims against insurance companies. We have represented individuals who have had their insurance coverage improperly denied and many matters where a claim was unfairly processed by an insurance company.

These types of cases almost always requires careful study of the particular policy language and knowledge of insurance law in order protect an individual’s rights. A policy’s language, listed declarations, definitions, exclusions and interpretations relied upon by the insurance company in denying rights should be carefully examined.

We are prepared to provide a free consultation and review of insurance documents in order to evaluate potential insurance fraud and coverage claims.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like assistance on a matter of this type.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, some cases involve injuries so severe that they result in the premature death of an individual. Our firm has assisted many families and represented executors/administrators of those who have suffered untimely death due to the conduct of others. In Connecticut, cases of wrongful death involve mainly the same elements of the other types of cases our firm has experience in handling, such as motor vehicle accidents, defective products and medical malpractice. There is a statute, however, Connecticut General Statutes Section 52-555, that has special provisions for the time limitations and types of damages that can be claimed.

If you are concerned about a wrongful, premature death of someone close to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Trucking Collisions

Trucking Collisions

Each year 400,000 to 500,000 large trucks are involved in collisions with automobiles. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, one out of eight traffic fatalities results from a collision involving a large truck. Often, it is critical that victims of these tragedies take immediate steps to preserve critical evidence and retain independent experts to investigate the circumstances of the crash and to determine whether the drivers and trucking companies have complied with the many trucking regulations designed to protect other drivers.

As with Medical Malpractice and Defective Products matters, pursuing these cases can be very expensive. However, as with most cases involving personal injuries, all costs are paid by us and are only charged to the client if we succeed in recovering a favorable settlement or judgment.

We have represented many individuals and families that have been victimized by these tragedies and are familiar with the safety standards required by the State and Federal Government. If you or someone close to you has been injured by a collision of this nature, please contact us and ask more about our experience handling these matters.

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Dangerous/Defective Products

Dangerous/Defective Products

Individuals who have been injured by defective products may have a right to monetary compensation. These claims include injuries arising from the use of automobiles, tools, equipment, medications and any other manufactured products. The law in this area requires that an injured person demonstrate that the product did not adequately warn of the potential dangers or that the design or manufacture of the product was unreasonably flawed and caused injury.

We have handled cases involving sporting equipment, medical devices, power tools, lawn mowers, tractors, and many other consumer products. These cases usually require expert technicians, engineers or specialists who are intimately familiar with a particular product, its design, and its intended uses, and dangers.

Defective product cases are usually vigorously defended by the manufacturers and require substantial costs to adequately bring with success. If, after investigating your case, we believe we can succeed in pursuing your case, we will pay the expenses of retaining the necessary experts up front and only ask that you bear the costs after we have succeeded in obtaining a recovery.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like assistance on a matter of this type.

 

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

We all rely on healthcare professionals to care for us. Unfortunately, medical providers can make mistakes. When they fail to follow the appropriate standard of care the consequences can be very serious. These cases, more than any other cases involving negligence, should be handled by lawyers with experience and knowledge in this area.

The majority of medical malpractice cases we handle are sent to us by lawyers who practice in other areas of law. These lawyers send us their clients because they understand that we are equipped to handle these complicated cases.

We have investigated and handled matters involving virtually every medical specialty, including obstetrics, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, cardiology, radiology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, podiatry, hospital and nursing home care, chiropractic medicine, urology, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, dental, oral surgery and medical product device litigation.

If we are asked to look into a matter involving medical malpractice, we are required by Connecticut law to have the case analyzed by a physician or medical specialist before actually filing a lawsuit. Pursuing these cases can be very expensive and protracted. However, as with most cases involving personal injuries, all costs are paid by us and are only charged to the client if we succeed in recovering a favorable settlement or judgment.

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