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.
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.
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.
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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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.