Norwalk Personal Injury Lawyer

A wide range of incidents can cause injuries that lead to personal injury claims. These claims could allow you to collect damages from others who have negligently or recklessly caused your injuries. Whether you suffered injuries in a car accident or slipped and fell on a business owner’s property, a Norwalk personal injury lawyer could help.

Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can remove some of the legal burdens from your shoulders while you focus on your physical and mental recovery following an accident. Getting legal representation could also place you in a better position to seek fair compensation during your time of hardship.

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Trucking Accidents

Trucks do not own the road, we do! 40-ton trucks zooming down the highway without any regard for other cars on the road is all too common on Connecticut roads. At the Law Office of Michael E. Skiber, we help you fight back!

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Trucking Accidents

Trucks do not own the road, we do! 40-ton trucks zooming down the highway without any regard for other cars on the road is all too common on Connecticut roads. At the Law Office of Michael E. Skiber, we help you fight back!

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Car Accidents

After being involved in a catastrophic car accident, you may be facing daunting financial and legal challenges that you do not know how to handle.

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Car Accidents

After being involved in a catastrophic car accident, you may be facing daunting financial and legal challenges that you do not know how to handle.

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Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most difficult cases to prove. Why? Most people believe that even if there is a slip hazard like ice…

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Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most difficult cases to prove. Why? Most people believe that even if there is a slip hazard like ice…

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Wrongful Death

When you suddenly lose a loved one in a tragic accident, you may feel shock and the need to take action against the negligent party who caused your loved one’s death.

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Wrongful Death

When you suddenly lose a loved one in a tragic accident, you may feel shock and the need to take action against the negligent party who caused your loved one’s death.

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Negligence in Personal Injury Claims

Most personal injury claims rely on evidence of negligence, or a careless disregard for the safety of others. Negligence can occur in various situations, which often leads to accidents that cause injuries. Some negligent behaviors include:

  • Drivers who violate traffic laws, drive while impaired, or drive while distracted by cell phones and as a result, cause dangerous motor vehicle accidents
  • Doctors and nurses who provide substandard medical care during surgeries, procedures, and treatments that lead to patient injuries
  • Manufacturers who produce defective products that harm their consumers
  • Nursing home employees who neglect and abuse residents

In all of these examples, the allegedly negligent parties owe a duty of care to the injured victims. When these parties breach this duty of care and cause an accident that results in injuries, they can be held liable. A Norwalk personal injury attorney could assess someone’s case to determine whether there is evidence of negligence and if the person has a valid claim.

Understanding Comparative Fault in Norwalk

Some injured victims may share liability for the accident that caused their injuries. Connecticut General Statute § 52-572h, allows partially liable parties to seek damages for their injuries if they are less than 51 percent at fault for their accident. Otherwise, the judge may completely bar them from seeking any damages.

However, if a partially liable plaintiff obtains some compensation, their award may be reduced proportionately to their assigned fault. For instance, if the court awards an injured victim $100,000 in damages, but a jury finds them 25 percent at fault for their accident, they only would be able to actually recover $75,000 in damages.

Understanding Comparative Fault in Norwalk

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WE PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL:

We listen to you and document important details in your case. Our experience tells us that most cases come down to the smallest, most intricate detail that can make or break a case. If necessary, we could employ private investigators, medical experts and, accident reconstruction experts to give your case the best chance of success.

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WE MONITOR YOUR MEDICAL PROGRESS:

We closely and meticulously monitor the case with medical providers so that we understand every intricacy and nuanced detail. Communication and understanding of the underlying medical condition help us to inform and advise on your case. It also builds credibility with the insurance companies when the Attorney knows of and understands your medical condition.

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WE PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AGAINST AN INSURANCE COMPANY:

We fight for your rights with insurance companies to obtain the best possible result. Insurance companies are multi-billion-dollar corporations whose only objective is to hold onto their money. We speak their language and fight for your rights!

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WE STRIVE TO GET BETTER:

We value your feedback and critiques. If we do not live up to your expectations, we strive to work twice as hard to make sure that it does not happen again. We are open to criticism and welcome your feedback.

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WE KEEP YOU INFORMED:

We keep you informed and up to date about your case. Constant contact and understanding of your medical treatment are vital to a successful outcome.

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WE INVEST IN YOU:

We do not force or recommend the settlement of your case if the case is not ready to be settled. We work to make sure no stone is unturned or question unanswered.

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WE ACT QUICKLY:

We can file a lawsuit as soon as the insurance company disrespects your claim. Rather than wait 2 years for the insurance company to tell us “No”, we do not hesitate to file lawsuits quickly.

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WE RESPOND TO YOU PROMPTLY:

We respond to any question or concern promptly. We do not tolerate laziness or unresponsiveness of staff members.

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WE ACT IN YOUR BEST INTEREST:

We act in your best interest. When the client is put first, the client AND attorney can flourish.

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WE ONLY GET PAID WHEN WE WIN:

We do not take an attorney’s fee unless we win. It is a win-win situation when your Attorney is fully invested in your case.

A Norwalk Personal Injury Attorney Could Help

Obtaining compensation in personal injury claims can help you gain financial stability during a time of uncertainty. However, navigating your way through the filing process and the court system can be challenging and frustrating without a legal professional. For these reasons, you should contact a Norwalk personal injury lawyer to advise you throughout your claim. To schedule your initial case consultation, call today.

Deadlines for Filing Personal Injury Claims

State law sets a statute of limitations on filing personal injury actions. A statute of limitations is a deadline by which injured victims must file their claims against all potentially liable parties. Under Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-584, an injured plaintiff must file their negligence claims within two years of the date of the accident.

If injury victims miss this deadline, they may risk the opportunity to seek any compensation from other parties, no matter how negligent the other party was in causing the plaintiff’s accident. A Norwalk lawyer could work to ensure that injured victims file and pursue their claims before the statutory deadline expires.

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