The Law Office of Reuven Epstein is pleased to offer complete personal injury case services to Cromwell, CT. For over 30 years, our legal team has represented individuals throughout the east coast in their fight to recoup losses incurred from harm and injury.
We understand that personal injury can affect every part of your life. From emotions to finances, people who have been harmed due to negligence on the behalf of others suffer far beyond the initial incident. It is our mission to come alongside our clients to ensure that they have access to the resources they need and deserve.
Personal injury law dictates your rights when you are harmed or injured by another person’s action or lack of action. Personal injury law can also be referred to as tort law, and in a successful tort action, the person who caused the harm or injury will be held responsible to compensate the person who suffered it.
Occasionally, the person that created cause for the personal injury claim will be held directly responsible. However, personal injury claims are very commonly paid by an insurer. These payments are ordered by the courts or agreed upon through a personal injury settlement with the intention of compensating you for the losses you have suffered in connection with injury or harm that you have been a victim to.
What Happens When I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit in Cromwell, CT?
When you file a personal injury lawsuit you begin a process that can result in many different outcomes, from settlement agreements to trial proceedings. The process begins with the injured party (the plaintiff) formally requesting financial compensation from the party they believe is responsible for the harm that occurred (the defendant).
The plaintiff may file a personal injury claim because they believe the defendant to be directly responsible for the incident that caused harm or injury; because there is an insurance policy that covers the incident; or because both reasons apply.
Usually it is advisable for a person seeking a personal injury claim to retain the legal counsel and representation of a personal injury law firm before starting any proceedings. This is to ensure that everything is in order such that the plaintiff is able to acquire the best result and can protect themselves from misrepresenting the facts and rendering the claim null.
Is There A Time Limit On When I Can File A Personal Injury Claim in Cromwell, CT?
Every state has a different time limit that they allow before you are no longer able to file a personal injury claim. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit in Cromwell, CT is two years. This period of time begins on the date the injury or harm occurs or is discovered. There may be a reason to take legal action on a personal injury claim after two years, but in no situation can a personal injury suit be filed if more than three years have passed since the date of the incident.
While it is possible for personal injury cases to be resolved quickly and easily, it is much more commonly the case that these matters are subject to very lengthy litigation or settlement processes.
When you decide to file for a personal injury claim, you must have documentation on the full scope of your situation in order to find the most favorable outcome. Insurance companies in particular are very adept at undercutting or avoiding settlements that include all the financial compensation that plaintiffs may be entitled to. Retaining the legal representation of an experienced personal injury law firm will ensure that you are not fighting a battle with the odds stacked against you.
Our legal team has years of experience in negotiating with insurance companies and individuals on a wide array of personal injury crimes and matters. These experiences position us to be keenly aware of the strategies used by defendants in personal injury claims and use that knowledge to formulate an aggressive and effective offensive strategy for any number of unique situations.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of harm or injury and feel that you may have grounds to seek compensation, please don’t hesitate to contact our firm today. Our legal team is standing by, ready to assist you and speak with you in a complimentary consultation.