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Personal Injury

At Walsh Woodard LLC, we understand what a personal injury can do to a person and the ones they love. Personal injuries can be devastating physically, financially and emotionally. When you experience personal injury to the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of another, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have suffered. It is important that you seek legal representation as soon as possible after your injuries as your time to act is limited.

Motorcycle Accidents

A large volume of our cases involve personal injury arising out of motorcycle accidents. If you are injured due to the negligence of another driver, then you are probably entitled to compensation from the responsible party.You may also be entitled to compensation under your own insurance for uninsured or underinsured drivers if you are involved in an accident that causes personal injury.

We have handled numerous cases involving accident scenarios that have required expert testimony in order to prove that another driver’s negligence was the cause of injury. If you or someone you know has been injured in an motorcycle accident,our personal injury attorneys will be happy to review the case to determine what your legal options are.

Negligent Maintenance of Property

Property owners and occupants, whether a business, or private residence, must take reasonable steps to ensure their property is safe. If they fail to do so and someone is injured, the injured party may be entitled to a monetary award of damages. Our firm has significant experience in cases involving injuries resulting from premises liability. One of our personal injury attorneys, Michael Walsh successfully represented a client in Meek v. Walmart.

Your case may involve an unreasonably unsafe condition from accumulated ice and snow that was not cleared, falling items in stores, unsafe sidewalk or parking lot conditions, or other hazardous or dangerous conditions within a business or piece of property. Personal injury cases require a detailed investigation. It is beneficial to have a personal injury attorney involved early on to ensure that the particular condition and circumstances are documented and critical evidence preserved.

We have prevailed against several large retail department stores such as Home Depot, Ocean State Job Lot, and Walmart. These cases mainly involved falling merchandise that caused personal injury to customers. We have handled personal injury claims involving injuries occurring within restaurants, bars, and numerous other businesses. We have also extensive experience pursuing claims against landlords and homeowners where dangerous conditions on someone’s property have caused personal injury.

Personal injury cases often involve people injured as a result of unsafe conditions in areas controlled by municipalities, such as sidewalks, roadways or parking lots. In these types of personal injury cases, the injured party should consult an attorney right away because the law requires the person to notify the public organization within 90 days of the incident.

Please contact us if you would like assistance pertaining to negligent maintenance of property.

Dog Attacks

We have handled many personal injury matters involving dog attacks and dog bites. Connecticut has specific laws that protect people from injuries inflicted by dogs. Biting is the most common personal injury involving dogs. Connecticut law holds an owner or possessor of a dog strictly liable for injuries caused by that dog. This is true even if the personal injury is not from a bite, or if there is no history of attacking, so long as the injured was not trespassing or teasing, tormenting or abusing the canine. Depending on the particular circumstances of the case, we can also pursue damages under a theory of negligence.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss a personal injury involving a dog bite or dog attack.

Workplace Accidents

When a person suffers personal injury in the course of his employment, her or she is typically limited to recovery under Connecticut Workers Compensation Laws. There are certain exceptions and we have represented numerous individuals who fit within one of the exceptions. Even if the claim against the employer is limited to Workers’ Compensation, there may be other means for recovery as to responsible parties.

If you have suffered a personal injury while on the job, contact our personal injury attorenys.

Trucking Collisions

Each year hundreds of thousands of large trucks are involved in collisions with automobiles. Many of these crashes involve personal injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in eight traffic fatalities result from a collision that involves a large truck. It is crucial that victims of these accidents take immediate steps to preserve evidence and retain experts to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and determine whether the drivers and trucking companies have complied with regulations designed to protect everyone on our roadways.

We have represented many individuals and families that have suffered personal injury in trucking collisions. If you or someone close to you has been injured or killed in a trucking collision, please contact us.

Dangerous/Defective Products

Individuals who have been personally injured by dangerous or defective products may be able to recover monetary compensation. Dangerous products and defective products claims include injuries arising from the use of automobiles, tools, equipment, medications and any other product that is entered into the stream of commerce. In order to prevail, the 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 personal injury resulted.

We have experience handling personal injury cases involving sporting equipment, medical devices, power tools, lawn mowers, tractors, and numerous other types of consumer products. These personal injury cases typically require expert technicians, engineers or specialists who are familiar with the particular product, its design, intended uses, and the product’s dangers.

Defective and dangerous product cases are usually aggressively defended by manufacturers and require substantial costs to to litigate. Upon investigating your case, if we believe we can successfully pursue your case, we will pay the expenses of retaining the necessary experts up front and ask that you reimburse us the costs after we obtain a recovery in your personal injury case.

Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, medical providers can make mistakes which cause personal injury. When a medical provider fails to meet the appropriate standard of care, the consequences can be very serious or fatal. More than any other personal injury cases involving negligence, these types should be handled by lawyers with experience and knowledge in medical malpractice.

The majority of medical malpractice personal injury cases we get are sent to us by other attorneys who practice other areas of law. These attorneys send us clients because they know that we are equipped to handle complicated medical malpractice cases.

We have experience in legal matters involving nearly 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 device lawsuits.

Slip and Falls

Personal injury as a result of a slip or fall is oftentimes caused by an unsafe condition on another’s property. All of these personal injury cases require careful investigation, especially in the early stages. It is critical to have a personal injury lawyer involved as soon as possible. This can help ensure that important evidence is well documented and preserved.

We have investigators who assist in securing photographic evidence and any other material evidence necessary to allow for the presentation of the best case possible. We have brought slip and fall personal injury actions against individual homeowners, condominium complexes, retail stores, schools, municipalities, and commercial real estate owners.

Defective Premises

In Connecticut, when a retail store opens its doors to the public, the retail store has a duty to maintain and operate its premises in a reasonably safe condition and manner. Many national chain stores, such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Target, having started to stack their goods on high shelves, thus turning their retail stores into mini-warehouses. By reducing warehouse costs, the stores save money. As a consequence, many customers have sustained personal injury from falling merchandise.

Our firm represented a victim in the leading appellate case in Connecticut on the issue of falling merchandise. Our personal injury attorneys succeeded at trial in obtaining $182,000 for a young man who sustained personal injury when he was struck by folding tables after they fell off a high shelf at Wal-Mart. The evidence showed that Wal-Mart had failed to follow its own safety rules pertaining to the stacking of merchandise. Wal-Mart appealed  and we succeeded on appeal.

Automobile Accidents

We handle cases involving personal injury stemming from automobile accidents. If you are injured as a result of the fault or negligent conduct of another driver, then you are probably entitled to compensation from the at fault or negligent person. In addition to recovery from the insurance covering the person that hit you, you may also be entitled to compensation under your own insurance.

We have taken many personal injury cases involving difficult accident scenarios that have required testimony from an expert witness in order to prove that another driver’s negligence was the cause of the personal injury. We retain knowledgeable and experienced engineers and others experts that can investigate and testify on a variety of complicated car accident-related issues. This includes but is not limited to full accident reconstructions, faulty brakes, faulty airbag deployment, and violations of federal and state trucking regulations.

Industrial and Construction Site Injuries

A serious industrial or construction site personal injury accident can have a devastating affect on an injured person and their loved ones, Personal injury claim typically involve physical injuries, economic losses, and emotional pain. Generally, if the personal injury was a result of the negligence of a co-worker or employer, your recovery will be limited to workers’ compensation benefits. However, if the injury was caused by a negligent third-party, you have the option to seek compensation from the third party. Your rights and recovery will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding your personal injury claim.

Personal Injury Practice at Walsh Woodard LLC

At Walsh Woodard LLC we are dedicated to providing personal injury legal representation to those individuals and families that have been directly affected by the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of another.  Personal injury litigation is often very complex and expensive.  We zealously advocate for our clients and are prepared for litigation. We have extenuous experience handling personal injury claims. Our reputation as respected personal injury law firm speaks volumes.

To speak with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney, contact Walsh Woodard LLC at 860-549-8440.

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