Stratford Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents happen, and when they do, they are usually someone’s fault. In legal terms, this fault is referred to as “negligence,” and Connecticut law entitles victims of negligence to recover just compensation for all of their financial and non-financial losses.

Unfortunately, the process of recovering just compensation is not nearly this straightforward. Typically, filing a personal injury claim means dealing with the negligent party’s insurance company, and the insurance companies will fight to deny victims’ claims by all means available. In order to recover just compensation, you need to be able to overcome their tactics, and you also need to know what constitutes a fair settlement or verdict in your case.

At Berkowitz Hanna, we bring a long history of experience in fighting for accident victims in Stratford, CT. If you were injured in a vehicle collision or other accident, we can use our experience to help you win the financial compensation you deserve. A Stratford personal injury lawyer can promptly conduct an investigation to preserve critical evidence, if necessary. And while we focus our efforts on settling all cases for maximum value as quickly as possible, we also prepare every case for the possibility of going to trial.

We Help Accident Victims in Stratford Recover Just Compensation

Our practice encompasses the representation of individuals and families in cases involving all types of serious and fatal accidents in Stratford and throughout Connecticut. We have particular experience in cases involving severe traumatic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), burns, and broken bones. But, regardless of the circumstances of your case, we encourage you to get in touch. Our legal team can help you understand your legal rights, the mistakes you need to avoid when dealing with the insurance companies, and how to make sure you are seeking maximum compensation for your injury-related losses.

How can we help you? Contact us now for a free initial consultation about your personal injury claim involving:

  • Car, Truck, SUV, or Motorcycle Accident
  • Public Transit Accident
  • Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident
  • Swimming or Boating Accident
  • Negligent Security, Slip, and Fall, or Other Premises-Related Claim
  • Defective Product (including Defective Drugs)
  • Machinery Malfunction
  • Fire or Explosion
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Injured in an Accident in Stratford? Here’s What You Need to Know

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident is complicated. At Berkowitz Hanna, we want to make the process of recovering just compensation as easy for you as possible. If you have been injured in Stratford, here’s what you need to know:

  • The sooner you seek help, the better. This applies to obtain treatment for your injuries and speaking with a personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. Delays can jeopardize your health and your financial recovery, and you do not want to give the insurance companies any excuse to deny your claim for compensation.
  • Your losses could be substantial. Under Connecticut law, negligence victims are entitled to full compensation for their financial and non-financial losses. This includes current and future medical bills, loss of income, pain, and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of consortium and companionship, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • The insurance companies won’t offer what they owe. If you receive a settlement offer after contacting your insurance company, this offer is likely to be far less than the full amount you are owed. In order to negotiate a fair settlement, you need to provide clear evidence of both the cause of the accident and the extent of your financial and non-financial losses.
  • Mistakes can jeopardize your recovery. In addition to waiting longer than necessary, there are other mistakes that can jeopardize your recovery as well. These include things like giving recorded statements to the insurance companies, posting about the accident on social media, ignoring your doctor’s advice, and returning to work too soon.
  • There is light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the challenges involved, you can recover just compensation for your accident-related losses. Our attorneys are here for you, and we are prepared to fight to win the financial compensation you deserve.

Pay Nothing Up-Front, and Pay Nothing at All Unless We Win

Dealing with the insurance companies and trying to manage your finances after an accident can be stressful, but seeking legal representation shouldn’t be.  At Berkowitz Hanna, all initial consultations are completely free and 100% confidential. Our highly-skilled Stratford personal injury attorneys can come to you if you cannot come to our offices, and our lawyers will take the time to make sure you have a clear understanding of your legal rights and the options you have available.

Additionally, we provide contingency-fee representation for all personal injury claims. With contingency-fee representation, you do not pay any legal fees or costs out of pocket. Our firm covers the cost of pursuing your claim. And if we negotiate an insurance settlement (subject to your approval) or win a trial verdict on your behalf, we will recoup our costs and legal fees from your award. Our legal fees are completely transparent, and we will disclose our fees to you before you engage our firm to handle your claim. Under no circumstances will you be required to pay anything out of pocket. And before accepting any settlement offers you may receive, our attorneys will provide a full breakdown of the costs and fees that will be deducted from your award.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with a Stratford Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one are suffering due to someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you deserve compensation to make things right. A Stratford personal injury lawyer could assess your case, gather evidence of your financial and emotional losses, speak with witnesses, and pursue legal action against the at-fault party. To discuss your case with a dedicated member of our team, contact us today.