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Settlement Amounts For Various Personal Injury Claims in CT

The attorneys at Carter Mario understands that personal injury claims can be complicated legal issues when the injured plaintiff does not follow the best protocol to receive a maximum damages settlement. Not only are there time limits, but successful personal injury claims filed in court will require the plaintiff legal counsel to prove within a preponderance of the evidence that an injury actually occurred to the plaintiff and that injury was the fault of the negligent respondent.

Connecticut uses a contributory negligence doctrine similar to many other states. This means that all parties involved in a personal injury claim will be assessed for a degree of fault in the accident, which is normally calculated by a percentage. Any percentage attributed to the injured plaintiff will be the number by which the value of the claim is adjusted downward for final settlement amounts. If the total value of a claim is $10,000, then a plaintiff with a 10% comparative negligence rating will receive $9,000. In addition, concerning auto accidents, Connecticut is a “fault” state, so injured plaintiffs can sue the negligent party, file a claim with the respondent auto insurance carrier or file a claim with their own personal auto insurance carrier when they have full coverage or uninsured/under-insured motorist protection.

Unique cases can have limited settlement options. Dog bites are a good example. Connecticut has a specific dog bite law that excludes the common standard in many states of the “one bite” rule. In Connecticut, any time a dog bites someone the owner can be held responsible under the strict liability doctrine. Strict liability means that the plaintiff counsel need not prove negligence on the part of the dog owner. The owner is responsible in all cases unless the injured plaintiff’s degree of comparative negligence disallows the claim. Medical malpractice cases are also governed by specific legislation, as punitive damage awards from a sympathetic jury can still be limited to court costs and attorney fees.

It is important to remember that all personal injury cases are not the same, which also means that settlement amounts will differ in each case based on what damages can be recovered, such as for lost wages and non-economic pain and suffering. Medical bills can usually be easily calculated, but payment for ongoing medical problems and lost future income can be subjective. The time limit for a personal injury filing in Connecticut is two years for suing private entities, and six months when filing against a government agency.

Anyone who has suffered a personal injury in Connecticut should contact the law office of Carter Mario for a free and comprehensive evaluation of your personal injury case.

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Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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    Client Testimonials

    Such a great experience

    "I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time."

    - Michelle P.

    It felt really good to have someone

    "My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love."

    - Alex M.

    Tough and fearless

    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - Phillip Y.

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    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - John L.

    Took so much stress off of me

    "When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much."

    - Ruth H.