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

How to Find the Right Car Accident Attorney for You

So you've been involved in a car accident and think you may have a case. How do you find the right attorney to help you?

Read our complete guide to finding the right injury attorney for your case. Read insights from Enjuris attorneys and lawyers across the USA on when and why you need to hire a car accident attorney. Learn 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.