Connecticut Personal Injury Guide

CT personal injury case & accident info

Connecticut is a beautiful state that has its fair share of outdoor fun and games. All of these activities can unfortunately lead to a host of personal injuries and accidents. Maybe it's you who's been hurt, or perhaps it was a family member or friend.

Whatever the case, if you need information for your personal injury case, Enjuris has answers for you.

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Connecticut personal injury law: The basics

Connecticut statutes online

This is where you’ll find Connecticut's revised statutes. This has information regarding how long you have to bring a case, damage caps on personal injury claims, and other relevant information.

Connecticut state legislature

Connecticut's car accident statutes of limitation

In Connecticut, you have two years to bring both a personal injury claim and a property damage claim. That doesn't mean the entire lawsuit has to be completed in two years; that just means the paperwork must have been filed with the court before two years are up.

Car accident lawsuit time limits by state

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Accident worksheets

Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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Hiring a lawyer in Connecticut

The first consultation for a personal injury attorney is usually free of charge. (Keep in mind that other legal areas, such as IP law or real estate law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency fee, which means that their office will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus expenses.

If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something different.

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personal injury guides

Personal injury law basics

What is personal injury? Common questions answered. Accident & personal injury case/claim basics: read about money, insurance, liability, negligence, timing, lawsuit, settlements. Read more

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Law libraries in Connecticut

There are a lot issues you can solve without the help of an attorney. And if you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.