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.
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'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.
Accidents & injuries in Connecticut
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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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.
- Quinnipiac School of Law: Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library