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Middletown Personal Injury Attorney

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Being injured in an accident is an emotionally overwhelming and traumatic experience. Not only must you focus on making the best possible recovery from injury, but you may also need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party to obtain financial compensation for all your losses. One of the most important steps of the legal process is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights and best interests while you recover from injury.

If you have been injured by a negligent party in Middletown, CT, let our legal team at Carlson & Dumeer, LLC help you recover your entitled financial compensation. We can investigate the accident, collect and analyze evidence, interview witnesses, negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party or their insurance company, and maximize your award. With more than 20 years of combined experience, we understand what it takes to get the most favorable outcome inside or outside the courtroom.

Our firm handles the following types of personal injury cases in Middletown:

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Boating Accidents

  • Bus Accidents

  • Car Accidents

  • Catastrophic Injuries

  • Child Injuries

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Nursing Home Abuse

  • Premises Liability

  • Product Liability

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Trucking Accidents

  • Wrongful Death

Call (877) 795-5594 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn how our Middletown personal injury lawyer can help you!

How to Prove Negligence in Connecticut

Being injured by a negligent party in Connecticut makes you eligible to recover monetary damages through a personal injury claim. In order to succeed in a claim and collect your entitled compensation, you must prove certain elements.

The following are the four elements you must prove to win a personal injury lawsuit in Connecticut:

  1. The defendant (the at-fault party) owed a “duty of care” to the plaintiff (injured party)

  1. The defendant breached their duty by acting in a negligent manner

  1. The defendant’s breach of that duty caused the accident and the plaintiff’s injuries

  1. The plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the accident

However, if the defendant can prove you are partially responsible for causing the accident and your injuries, Connecticut follows a “modified comparative fault” rule. This means your damages will be reduced by your percentage of liability.

For example, if you are awarded $100,000 in damages, but are also found to be 10 percent at fault for the accident, then you can only keep $90,000 or 90 percent of your total damages. On the other hand, if you are at least 50 percent liable for the accident, you will not be allowed to collect any damages.

What Types of Damages Can I Collect?

When a person is injured in an accident, they are likely to experience several physical, financial, and emotional obstacles. Whether it’s receiving the proper medical treatment, taking time off work to recover from injury, or dealing with a new disability or emotional trauma from the accident, these losses are known as “damages.”

There are two main types of damages: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages entail out-of-pocket expenses, while non-economic damages represent intangible expenses.

Common types of damages include:

  • Past and future medical expenses

  • Past and future lost wages

  • Property damage

  • Long-term pain and suffering

  • Emotional distress

  • Disfigurement

Injured parties may also be eligible for “punitive damages,” which are designed to punish a defendant for their egregiously negligent actions or intentional misconduct. These types of damages are meant to prevent the defendant and others from committing the same sort of actions.

When Do I Need to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Connecticut?

According to the statute of limitations in Connecticut, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of the injury. Failure to file within the two-year period means you will lose the right to recover damages.

Contact us today at (877) 795-5594 to let our Middletown personal injury attorney at Carlson & Dumeer, LLC fight for you, while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

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Recent Success Stories

See How We Have Helped Other People in Your Shoes
  • DUI Charge Dismissed
  • DUI, Second Offender Dismissed
  • Slip and Fall $195,000
  • Auto Accident $425,000.00
  • Operating Under the Influence and Carrying a Firearm while Under the Influence Case Nolled
  • Auto Accident $390,000.00
  • Auto Accident $250,000.00
  • Auto Accident $800,000.00
  • Auto Accident $625,000.00
  • Auto Accident $400,000

Hear It from Our Clients

Our Goal Is to Deliver an Outstanding Level of Service
  • “Brian was a remarkable advocate using his skills while teaming with Scott Carlson to first fully understand the nature of the injuries, then craft and defend a personal injury claim resulting in a fair, justified and significant award.”

    - B.S.C.
  • “Brian is a kind and very intelligent attorney. His professionalism is top notch. His knowledge and expertise put me at ease and I felt extremely confident having him as my attorney.”

    - Nancy
  • “Everyone's earnest endeavors and honest concern resulted in a very satisfactory conclusion that most certainly would not have been the case otherwise.”

    - Michael M.
  • “Brian Dumeer was a godsend and is such a humble individual. He is so easy to talk to and really makes you feel like you are not going through a court case. Brian really pushed for the best positive outcome and I am forever grateful.”

    - Melissa R.
  • “They walked me through each process and helped me understand everything to make the best decision possible. It was a long process but it was worth the wait.”

    - Kayla S.

Why Choose Our Firm?

We Care & We Fight for You
  • We Provide a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation. You Have Nothing to Lose by Contacting Our Firm.
  • We Provide the Support and Counsel You Need Through Strong Attorney-Client Relationships.
  • We Are Accessible 24/7 for Clients in Connecticut. We Respond Promptly to Calls, Texts, and Emails.
  • We Gained Our Reputation from Hard Work and Persistence. We Have More Than 20 Years of Combined Experience.
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