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New Haven Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Attorney in New Haven

Suffering an injury can negatively affect your health, quality of life, and — in many cases — your finances. If another’s negligent or intentional actions have caused you harm, consult a personal injury law firm as quickly as possible. 

Why Choose Kennedy Johnson Schwab & Roberge?

We understand the trying times you face after suffering harm at the hands of another party. We also know you have several options for personal injury attorneys. However, our extensive knowledge and experience set us apart; you can be confident that your case is in the most capable hands.

The legal team at Kennedy Johnson Schwab & Roberge has been providing injured clients with top-quality legal representation for over three decades. In our years of experience, we’ve refined our skills and strategies to get favorable results. 

We have a proven record of success, and our attorneys and firm have been included in the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007, and our firm has been recognized as a Tier One Law Firm by US News and World Report(Best Lawyers).. When you suffer injuries after an unfortunate accident or incident, we’re here for you. Contact our firm to request a complimentary case review. 

What Is Personal Injury?

If you’ve suffered harm, you might find yourself wanting to pursue compensation from the responsible party. Fortunately, personal injury law exists to protect injured individuals just like you.

A personal injury refers to harm you’ve suffered due to another party’s act or omission — whether physical, mental, or emotional. Personal injury law paves the way for injured victims to seek justice for the wrong done to them while also pursuing monetary recovery for injuries and losses. 

The exact path to compensation is different for everyone, as it highly depends on the incident that caused your injury and other dictating factors. However, thanks to personal injury laws and procedures, you may be able to seek compensation from  the liable party for their negligence and hold them financially responsible. 

Types of Cases We Handle

Personal injury encompasses a wide range of accidents and incidents. We handle many kinds of personal injury cases, including:

If your injuries are caused by another party’s negligent or intentional actions, you may have a claim for personal injury — we are here to help you. you. 

Injuries Resulting from Common Accidents and Incidents

Accidents and incidents can result in several kinds of injuries of varying severities depending on the exact details of your case. Some of the injuries our clients have faced include:

  • Burns
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries

When the harm is more severe, victims are often left to deal with the long-term consequences, such as loss of limbs, paralysis, or chronic pain. More substantial injuries lead to more extensive medical care and thus the need for additional finances to pay for the treatment.

If you’ve suffered life-changing injuries in an accident, you’re likely feeling the effects on your finances. Therefore, hiring   a personal injury lawyer to fight diligently on your behalf is imperative to recover full and fair compensation. 

Determining Liability in a Personal Injury Claim

Determining liability is truly one of the most important parts of a personal injury claim. Your ability to recover from your injuries often rests upon establishing the other party’s fault.

Liability for your case is established based on the details of your accident. Personal injury claims can arise from intentional actions or negligence, although negligence is more common. When a party is negligent, it means they have failed to act in a manner that another similarly situated party would have acted in.

Proving a party’s negligence requires establishing the necessary elements:

  • Duty: The responsible party owed you a duty of care
  • Breach: The responsible party’s act or omission caused them to breach their duty of care
  • Causation: The responsible party’s breach was the actual and proximate cause of your accident
  • Damages: You suffered injuries as well as monetary and non-monetary damages

It is important for the attorney at your personal injury law firm to successfully establish the connection between your injuries and the liable party’s actions. Doing so is best accomplished through several strong pieces of evidence, including:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • Doctor’s notes
  • Witness statements
  • Expert testimony
  • Photos and videos
  • Surveillance footage

Your personal injury attorney will handle requesting and obtaining evidence and documentation to prove liability. From there, they can build a substantial case that puts you on the path to financial recovery.

Pursuing Compensation for Your Losses

Sustaining injuries in an accident can take a negative toll on your finances. For this reason, it’s essential to seek fair monetary recovery. 

Damages serve to compensate you for the harm and losses resulting from your accident or incident. Generally, damages are classified as either economic or non-economic, depending on the loss.

Economic Damages

Economic are those stemming directly from your accident. These are often easier to quantify and prove. Economic damages could include:

  • Medical expenses, including those for emergency services and hospitalizations
  • Therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost or diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage

Non-economic Damages

Non-economic damages, by contrast, are a bit tougher to prove. Because evidence is not as readily available for this type of damages, pursuing them requires the skill of a personal injury lawyer. Non-economic damages could include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disability 
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium 

In special cases, you may be able to seek punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. Punitive damages serve to punish defendants when their actions go beyond negligence and extend to wanton, reckless, or intentional behavior. 

There is no average settlement for personal injury cases, as every case is unique. The value of your case is often based on many critical factors, including:

  • Your age and health at the time of your accident
  • The type and severity of your injuries
  • The total amount of your medical bills
  • Whether you’ll ever make a full recovery and any long-term consequences
  • Whether you’ve lost time at work and the extent of your lost earnings
  • Whether you can return to work in the same capacity as before your accident
  • How your accident and injuries have affected your mental and emotional health
  • Any other monetary or non-monetary losses you suffered

Calculating how much your case is worth can be challenging, but doing so is critical to understanding the extent of your recoverable losses. Fortunately, an experienced personal injury law firm can evaluate the value of your case and fiercely pursue compensation on your behalf. 

How it Works

Contingency Fees

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, P.C., we handle all Personal Injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation with a skilled Connecticut personal injury lawyer today. Contact us online or call our New Haven law firm directly at 203-865-8430.


Personal Injury FAQs

Do I Really Need to Hire a Personal Injury Law Firm?

If you find yourself wondering if you really need a personal injury lawyer to represent you, the answer is almost always yes. While there is no legal requirement to hire an attorney, you’ll find in most cases that a lawyer can do much more for your case than you could ever do alone. 

When facing a personal injury, you want the best possible outcome. Hiring a personal injury attorney is necessary for achieving that goal. 

How Can an Attorney Benefit My Case?

Among the many advantages of having a lawyer, the following are some of the most notable:

  • You don’t have to handle your case alone
  • The insurance company won’t be able to take advantage of you
  • You’ll have a better chance of obtaining the fairest possible compensation
  • You can focus on yourself and your recovery

A personal injury lawyer is the best ally you can have to properly handle your case in a timely manner.

When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Law Firm After an Accident?

You should always put your health and well-being first after suffering injuries in an accident. Thus, as soon as you’re able, schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. 

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, you only have two years from the date of your accident or incident to file a personal injury claim. While two years may seem like a long time at first, it is not. Therefore, the quicker you speak with a personal injury attorney, the better it is for your case.

Time Is Limited — Consult with a New Haven Personal Injury Attorney Today

After suffering an injury, don’t wait to hire a personal injury law firm. Contact Kennedy Johnson Schwab & Roberge today to schedule your free consultation.

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