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One Of The Top Personal Injury Law Firms In Connecticut

At Wocl Leydon, we fight for those who have been hurt due to the reckless or negligent actions of others. We have handled all types of personal injury cases across Connecticut, and we’re proud to help injury victims secure the justice they deserve. Our firm’s work has been recognized by Connecticut Super Lawyers®, New England Super Lawyers®, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Best Lawyers in America, and many others. We bring decades of experience, and in every case, we offer our clients the trusted advice and proven trial strategies that we are known for. Please read below to learn about the cases we handle in Connecticut.

If you’ve been injured, contact us today for a free consultation about your case. Call us or contact us online today.

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Types Of Personal Injury Cases We Take

  • Car accidents. Crashes are responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths every year in Connecticut. An experienced trial lawyer will work with insurers, individuals, and companies to get you the compensation that you deserve.
  • Motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle riders lack many of the protections that other vehicles have. Even with the best safety equipment, there’s still a high risk of injury. Add to this the fact that other drivers often don’t watch out for motorcycle riders, and you have a recipe for serious injury.
  • Dangerous and defective products. Sometimes the design of a product is faulty, and at other times it’s the manufacturing process that creates the dangerous product. Regardless of the origin, defective products can harm you and those you love. When they do, there may be compensation available.
  • Truck accidents. Delivery trucks and semi-trucks are powerful pieces of industrial equipment. When they strike a normal automobile with their weight and power, injury is nearly always the result. Trucking accidents can be complex and may involve the liability of many parties including the driver, the shipping company, equipment manufacturers, and others.
  • Dog bites. When dogs attack, you can be left with disfigurement, infections, and other major injuries. These can be life-threatening and cause problems for years to come. Dog attacks are particularly harmful to children who may not be able to defend themselves. The result can be scarring and injuries that last a lifetime.
  • Bicycle accidents. When you’re riding a bicycle on Connecticut roads, you have rights. However, others on the road may not respect your rights, and an injury may be the result. Unfortunately, bicyclists have little to no protection against the weight and power of a car. When a car hits a bicyclist, broken bones, head trauma, and other major injuries are likely.
  • Dangerous premises. Those who own property are expected to maintain it and keep it safe for guests. When they do not, it’s easy to end up hurt. Unattended spills can cause slipping hazards, faulty wiring can start a fire, and a failure to repair problems can result in any number of injuries, just to mention a few examples.
  • Pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians are often at the mercy of others on the road. Like bicyclists, pedestrians can easily be hurt or killed in a collision. Pedestrians face unique challenges to recovery, but an experienced personal injury lawyer can help.

Damages in a Connecticut Personal Injury Claim

After an accident, there may be several types of damages available in your case. A personal injury lawyer can review the facts, talk with you, and advise you on your options.

Types of Damages May Include:

Medical Costs

After an accident, you may be facing extensive treatment for your injuries. Modern medical treatment can remedy many injuries, but it can come at a steep cost. After an injury, you may be struggling to cover your medical bills while you work to regain your health. A claim may include the cost of medical treatment immediately after an accident, and the cost of treating your injuries in the future.

Property Damage

An accident may involve personal and highly valued property. A personal injury claim may include the property you lost as a result of the accident. The cost of your automobile, clothing, electronics, jewelry, and other items may be included.

Lost  Wages

After an accident, you may be out of work for a while, and your injuries may prevent you from working in the future. Lost opportunities after an accident are a very real consequence of personal injury. When an injury harms your income and wages, there are options for your recovery. An experienced personal injury lawyer can fight to get you the lost wages you may be entitled to.

Mental & Physical Pain

An injury can leave the victim with lingering pain and suffering that can haunt them around for years. Physical pain may result from an injury and can be a debilitating condition, especially when the injuries are serious. Emotional distress can also result from the accident, causing anxiety, depression, and many other serious conditions that require treatment.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are a type of damages that courts use to punish deliberate injury and reckless behavior. These punitive damages vary depending upon the type of case but typically are attorneys’ fees in Connecticut. Punitive damages may be more challenging to obtain than other types of damages, but an experienced lawyer can review your case and help determine if they could be available.

These and other types of damages may be available in your claim. If you’ve been injured, don’t assume that the insurance company is looking out for you or offering you a fair settlement for your losses. Get help from a personal injury lawyer to look out for your interests.

Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut

After an injury, it may seem like you have plenty of time to bring your claim. However, time goes by fast, and if you’re not careful, you may miss your opportunity to recover for your injuries. That’s because every state, Connecticut included, has strict time limits on how long you have to bring a claim.

Known as a “statute of limitations,” the state of Connecticut places clear limits on how long an injury victim has to bring a claim. For most personal injury cases in the state, victims have two years from the date of the accident to file their claim. One important exception to the rule is when a victim dies as a result of their injuries. In wrongful death cases like these, the two year period begins to run at the time of the victim’s death.

Courts strictly enforce statutes of limitations, so if you’ve been injured, speak with a lawyer as soon as you can. Personal injury cases can take time to develop the case, so give your lawyer as much time as possible. It’s always best to start working early, and a personal injury claim is no exception.

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

At Wocl Leydon, we handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

  • Medical malpractice in surgery, emergency medicine, and medication prescription
  • Failure to diagnose cancer or other medical conditions
  • Birth injuries resulting from negligence during delivery or prenatal care
  • Nursing home negligence or abuse
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Products liability claims
  • Premises liability (slip and fall or trip and fall) claims
  • Dog bite injury claims
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Back injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries

Get Help from Trusted Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers

At Wocl Leydon, our dedicated personal injury lawyers are here to help you. No matter how you were injured, our lawyers are available to help anywhere in Connecticut. As one of the most respected personal injury firms in the state, we bring the experience, knowledge, and resources that your case demands. If you’ve been injured, we’ll listen to you and build a case for the compensation you need.

If you’ve been injured, let us handle your personal injury claim while you focus on healing. We can investigate the true cause of your accident, build your claim, negotiate for a settlement, and if needed, we’ll fight for you in court. Throughout every step of a personal injury claim, we’ll handle the heavy lifting so you can focus on your recovery.

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