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Car Crash

Our Connecticut personal injury law firm has firmly established ourselves with the insurance companies as strong advocates for our clients in their battle to get the compensation they deserve. They know full well that we are very willing to go to trial to deliver justice. We have consistently obtained fair compensation for our clients in verdicts and settlements.

Our firm only takes cases where we 100% believe the client is entitled to compensation. We take cases for clients we believe in that we think deserve compensation either for the harm that was done to them or for the loss of someone they loved dearly. We prepare every single case as if we are going to trial.

We also realize that you might not be coming here to look for a lawyer but to get real information. If so, you have come to the right place. This is a comprehensive information website for tort victims in the Norwich and New London areas. Our web site contains a wealth of information for victims trying to figure out where to turn and what they can really expect, including information on what Norwich, Connecticut personal injury victims need to do, how long it might take, and just how much their case might be worth.

If you have been injured by a negligent party, you probably want to get your life back on track as much as possible, unfortunately…

You would not believe the lengths that many insurance companies and their insurance adjusters will go to just to prevent you from seeking legal action on your behalf. Some will go as far as writing letters to claimants like you to discourage you from seeking legal representation! They have also been successful in turning the minds of people against the legal process you are thinking of going through to recover a fair financial recovery for your claim. They know that verdicts have been affected by this and will offer low-ball, unfair settlements until a plaintiff like you proves that you are willing to go to trial.

We have a whole website devoted to Connecticut car, truck & motorcycle accidents. There is more information there.

Not so fast. Time to consider summer driving safety first.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the month of August had the second highest number of fatal car accidents in 2014, with 3,037 (right behind October’s 3,068). The months of June, July, and September each had over 2,800 fatal accidents.

Why the increase in auto fatalities? Two reasons are more teen drivers and more vacationers unaware of local traffic patterns.

We represent so many people who have been injured in auto accidents. Please be careful out there this summer.

Don’t we all love paying property taxes? Well, at least they are always fair and reasonable. No? There are appeal rights. You can appeal the assessment, and even if the town doesn’t agree with you, you can still take the appeal to court and have a judge review it. You can do this by yourself, but you should probably call an attorney first. Don’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish.

Summertime. Connecticut roads. Motorcycles. Just about perfect. If it weren’t for the accidents.

One of the major insurers has reported that (based on its 2014 claims data) June is the most dangerous month for motorcycle accidents with 4 out of 10 of the most claim days in June. Not surprisingly, Saturdays are also high for claims. July has motorcycle claims at 78 percent higher than other months.

If you ride, please be extra cautious this summer. Be safe out there.

Who loves boating? The wind, the water, the waves, the sunshine. Everyone except those prone to seasickness I suppose! Another friendly warning from your local attorneys – be careful on the water. According to our beloved U.S. Coast Guard (seriously, we have the greatest Coast Guard in the world, hands down), between 40 and 50 boating accidents involving damages of over $2,000 happen every year. Unfortunately, about five people are killed in boating accidents every year.

The good news is that Connecticut has the second lowest incidents of boating accidents of all New England states. Still, our view is that one injury or death is one too many.

Love your families and friends. Have fun on the water. But come back into port safe and sound so you can go out again and again.

Summer is here and its time to pull the bikes out and go for a ride. If that sounds great, remember, bike accidents are highest during summer, and are most likely between 3 and 6pm. A few years ago a friend of ours was killed in a cycling fatality. He was a very experienced rider in a group ride. It can happen to anyone.

Please be safe out there this summer.