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Personal Injury

Attorneys for Accident Victims in Plainville and Bristol

Most people take measures to avoid harm in their daily lives, but even the safest individuals may not be able to avoid injuries if they are brought about by an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Under Connecticut law, people who recklessly cause accidents can be held accountable for any damages that ensue, and anyone hurt in this manner can speak to legal counsel regarding his or her rights. If you suffered bodily harm in an accident caused by another’s negligent acts, the dedicated Plainville and Bristol personal injury lawyers of Jainchill & Beckert, LLC can assist you in seeking any damages that may be recoverable. We possess the knowledge to help you set forth compelling arguments in your case, and we will aggressively advocate on your behalf. Our attorneys have more than sixty years of collective experience representing injured parties, and we are available to help clients in Plainville, Bristol, Southington, Farmington, New Britain, and throughout Connecticut.

Common Causes of Personal Injuries in Connecticut

Personal injuries can arise under a variety of circumstances, but some are more common than others. For example, car accidents frequently occur throughout Connecticut and often cause fractures, contusions, back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Truck accidents are a common cause of personal injuries as well, and due to the size and weight of the trucks involved, the injuries are typically catastrophic, and in many cases, fatal. Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents also regularly cause bodily harm and are usually brought about by debris or liquid on a floor, snow or ice on a sidewalk or parking lot, or uneven flooring or a sidewalk in disrepair. Defective products are another source of injuries, often causing burns, lacerations, and other trauma. Additional sources of harm include animal attacks, intentional acts such as assault, and medical malpractice. A skilled personal injury attorney serving Bristol and Plainville can review your case to determine whether you may be able to bring a legal claim based on the facts of your accident.

Elements of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

As the majority of accidents that cause bodily harm arise from reckless acts, most victims seeking compensation for personal injuries argue that the defendant was negligent. A plaintiff asserting that a defendant should be held liable for negligence must prove each element of their claim to recover damages. Specifically, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care that is identifiable under the law, and that the defendant engaged in conduct that constitutes a breach of that duty. The plaintiff must also establish that the defendant’s breach was a substantial factor in bringing about the accident that caused the plaintiff’s harm, and that the plaintiff sustained actual damages. A knowledgeable Plainville and Bristol personal injury lawyer can help you assemble any evidence that may assist you in proving causation and damages in your case.

A plaintiff who successfully proves that a defendant is liable for his or her harm may be able to recover compensation for the cost of medical treatment for injuries caused by the defendant’s negligence, as long as the treatment was reasonable and necessary. Typically, this includes hospitalization, surgeries, prescriptions, physical and occupational therapy, and assistive devices. A plaintiff can also be awarded compensation for medical treatment that he or she may need in the future. Additionally, a plaintiff can recover damages for a loss of earning capacity and future loss of earnings if his or her ability to work was diminished by his or her injuries. If the plaintiff was married when they were harmed, the plaintiff’s spouse may be awarded loss of consortium damages as well. It is important to note that any lawsuit seeking damages for personal injuries must be filed within two years of the date of harm in most cases. Thus, it is prudent for anyone who wishes to pursue claims for compensation to act promptly to avoid waiving the right to recover damages.

Seasoned Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Plainville and Bristol

An unexpected injury can cause financial and emotional distress, and injured people are often unable to recoup their losses without taking legal action. If you suffered bodily harm because of another person’s failure to act with reasonable care, you can seek guidance from legal counsel. At Jainchill & Beckert, LLC, our diligent personal injury lawyers can set forth strong arguments to help you seek the compensation you may be entitled to. We have an office in Plainville, and we frequently assist injured parties in lawsuits in Plainville and Bristol, as well as in other cities throughout Connecticut, including Hartford, Southington, Farmington, and New Britain. You can contact us at (860) 351-5254 or via our online form to set up a confidential and free consultation.

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