When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence—whether you were hurt in a fall on someone else’s property, assaulted due to negligent security, injured by a dangerous product, or harmed in any other type of incident—your life can change dramatically in an instant. And the aftermath can prolong your physical and emotional pain.
If you’re dealing with an injury based on wrongful conduct or negligence by another party, don’t try to deal with the insurance company on your own. Reach out to D’Amico & Pettinicchi. We are experienced Connecticut personal injury attorneys with an in-depth knowledge of our state’s personal injury laws.
We can help you navigate the claims process and successfully gain compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and more. Our goal: To get you the resources you need to help heal your life.
Protect your legal rights by working with an experienced Connecticut advocate. Give us a call at 860.854.4079 or contact us online for your free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We handle all claims on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t collect any fees until and unless we recover compensation for you.
At D’Amico & Pettinicchi, we take on a wide range of personal injury case types. In addition to car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home neglect and abuse, we represent clients for:
Amusement Park Accidents. If you or your child was injured due to negligence at an amusement park, you need an experienced amusement park injury attorney.
Boating Accidents. When a boating accident happens, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights.
Construction Accidents. If you were injured in a construction accident caused by negligence, you may be entitled to more than just workers’ compensation benefits.
Dog Bites. Claims arising from dog bites are often legally complex and emotionally fraught. We know how to navigate these difficult situations.
Negligent Security. Property owners have a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for people who are on the premises, and that can include providing adequate security.
Product Liability. You have a right to expect that the product that injured you was safe and that any hidden dangers would be disclosed. If you were injured by a dangerous product, you have legal rights.
Sexual Abuse. We treat our clients with care and empathy, knowing how difficult it can be for victims to confront their abusers.
Slip & Fall Injuries. Premises liability law holds property owners and managers liable for slip and fall injuries caused by their negligence on their premises.
Stairwell Accidents. Stairs are intended to allow us to move up and down floors safely; when they’re not properly constructed, maintained, or lit, people can be seriously injured.
Swimming Pool Accidents. Swimming is a great source for fun, relaxation, and exercise—but it can also be very dangerous when safety isn’t a priority.
Work Injuries. Have you suffered a serious injury while at work? If your injury was caused by a third party, you have a legal right to recover financial compensation from the person or organization that caused you harm.
Wrongful Death. No family should have to go through such a devastating loss, and when such losses do happen, there’s an immediate need for accountability and closure.
Following are the typical personal injury claim steps in Connecticut.
The basis for a personal injury claim in Connecticut is fairly simple: Another party’s negligent actions and/or behavior caused the injury, and the victim sustained a physical injury and has suffered damages such as missed work, medical bills, etc., as a result of the negligence. If you’re not sure whether you have a case, we can help assess your potential claim.
If you do have a valid claim, your first step should be hiring experienced representation, like D’Amico & Pettinicchi. The statute of limitations makes personal injury claims time-sensitive. Because of this, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as you decide to move forward with legal action. We can help file the necessary documents and aid you in the collection of important evidence that shows that negligence has occurred. This includes documents from the police, photographs of the scene and the injury or injuries, any medical documents that you received based on your medical care, and anything else that helps strengthen your case.
Once you hire D’Amico & Pettinicchi, and it’s established that there is enough documentation that shows negligence has occurred, we will file a personal injury lawsuit in court. After your suit is filed, you will need to wait for the case to go to trial. As you wait, we’ll continue developing your case in a process known as discovery. It’s worth noting that your claim may never go to trial, as many cases we are involved in settle, given our known reputation for success.
Most personal injury claims are never brought to trial in Connecticut and are instead settled out of court. During the settlement process, we work to get the best possible monetary outcome for you and your family. When a settlement agreement is reached, contracts are typically signed regarding payments and any additional details pertaining to the settlement of the claim. Once a claim is settled, both parties typically sign a release of liability, and the claim cannot be reopened.
If your case goes to trial, both parties will be able to bring forth evidence in front of a judge or jury to argue their case. At the conclusion of the trial, the judge or jury will determine whether an individual is liable for any damages in a claim that is brought against them. If an individual is awarded any damages, all other factors associated with the claim including comparative fault will be analyzed, discussed, and ruled on during the trial.
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the associated physical and emotional challenges can result in loss of work, medical expenses, and other losses. Those losses are known as damages and they’re not just economic. A personal injury claim can help you recover several different types of damages, including medical expenses (doctor, hospital, ER, prescription drug fees); current and future lost wages; pain and suffering, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and related issues; and more.
In addition, in the case of wrongful death, the estate of the deceased individual is able to seek compensation for damages such as loss of enjoyment of life, lost income, medical care costs, funeral expenses, burial expenses, and, in the event of a surviving spouse, loss of love, companionship, and affection.
As soon as you retain D’Amico & Pettinicchi to represent you, we’ll deal with the insurance company on your behalf. We’ll launch our own investigation, take care of the paperwork, and handle negotiations while keeping you informed. All you need to do is focus on getting better while we take care of your legal issues.
Throughout the process, we’ll be your advocate, guide, and legal resource. We’ll answer your questions and listen to your concerns as we pursue accountability and a legal resolution. Thanks to our experience, reputation, and thorough preparation, we are often able to resolve personal injury claims through a negotiated settlement with the insurance company—of course, you’ll have the final say in whether to accept a settlement offer. But we’re always prepared to go to court and advocate for our clients before a judge and jury, including honing our arguments and fine-tuning our strategies in our in-house courtroom.
We can’t undo what happened to you, but we can handle what happens next.
Based in Watertown, Connecticut, we serve clients throughout the state.