The Law Office of Romania & Kenworthy in Hamden CT
The attorneys at The Law Office of Romania & Kenworthy in Hamden CT, have dedicated their careers to helping injury victims and their families recover full and fair compensation for medical bills and other losses. Our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience and has resolved thousands of cases.
Statute of Limitations
If your accident was caused by the negligence of another person or corporate entity, under Connecticut law, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, beginning from the date of the injury. It is possible, however, that the time limit will include notice requirements based on the type of claim. It is crucial that you discuss your case with a New Haven attorney as soon as possible to get your questions answered.
Connecticut is like many states — personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that fees are paid based on the amount of the judgment or settlement. Attorney fees and additional costs (such as medical records, court filing fees, etc.) are deducted at the conclusion of the case.
If a case does not settle through negotiation, it will typically reach trial two years after it is filed. Most cases, however, settle through negotiation. This process can entail answering questions at a deposition and submitting to a medical evaluation.
It is not uncommon for an insurance carrier to attempt to settle your claim out of court. Often, traditional litigation can be costly and time-consuming. If a settlement can be reached through negotiation, then it is not necessary to have your case heard in a courtroom. We will fight to ensure that your settlement is fair and maximizes the monetary compensation you are owed following a serious accident.