At Robinson Mahoney we represent real people with real injuries. We have represented thousands of people as Fairfield Personal Injury Lawyers who have suffered injuries or even death through the fault of others. Our practice includes all areas of personal injury law – motor vehicle accidents, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, premises liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability, bars over serving alcohol, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, wrongful death, and other areas too.
One of the first questions we frequently receive when a client calls us is – “How long do I have to file my lawsuit?”. A knee jerk answer is that in Connecticut a person has two years from when they are injured to file the lawsuit. However, we know, because of our combined six decades of experience, as Fairfield County Personal Injury Lawyers, that two years is not always the answer. For example, in Connecticut a person who is sexually abused as a child frequently has until they reach the age of 48 to file a claim against those responsible for their abuse.
But statutes of limitation can be less than two years as well. For example, in Connecticut a person only has one year from the date of injury to file a lawsuit against a bar or restaurant that overserves a customer who then causes a motor vehicle accident while driving intoxicated.
It is important to consult with Robinson Mahoney as soon as possible to determine the correct amount of time to file your lawsuit. However, filing the lawsuit is not the only reason to seek counsel quickly. We know many types of claims require a “notice” to be filed prior to commencing the lawsuit by your Fairfield Personal Injury Lawyer. For example, to file a lawsuit against a bar or restaurant that overserves a customer, a notice must be first filed with the bar or restaurant. You have 120 days from the date of injury or 180 days from the date of death to file the notice. To bring a lawsuit against a town for the negligence of one of its employees a notice must be filed with the town within six months of the injury.
At Robinson Mahoney we are familiar with these, and many other, time limitations for filing notices and lawsuits against those who cause injury to our clients.
We practice in the civil courts of Connecticut. Unlike criminal court which can send a person to jail who causes an injury, civil court can only compensate an injured person with money. That money will never take away your pain or suffering. However, that money that we get for you is an attempt by the court to make you whole for your loss.
In Connecticut, there are two different types of compensation. The first is called economic damages. Economic damages are monies for out-of-pocket losses such as past and future medical bills or past and future wages. Economic damages are things that you can add up and calculate.
The second type of damages are called noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages represent those things that you cannot add up such as the pain an injury causes you or the way an injury prevents you from participating in an activity that you used to enjoy doing before your injury.
At Robinson Mahoney we have decades of experience maximizing your recovery for both the economic and noneconomic damages. We use the testimony of your doctors as well as that of expert witnesses to show the jury the extent of your loss. We also work with your friends and family to convey their perspective to a jury as to how you have been harmed.
We are Fairfield County Personal Injury Lawyers but more importantly we are Trial Lawyers. We have taken many cases to jury verdict where the insurance company did not treat our client fairly. We are ready to do that for you. Call us for a free consultation to learn more.