If a pedestrian has been injured in a Connecticut car accident and the car had no insurance, the pedestrian still has legal recourse to receive compensation for his injuries. Specifically, the injured pedestrian has claim for uninsured motorist benefits coverage under his own car insurance policy. Every Connecticut resident who purchases car insurance has uninsured motor benefits coverage. This coverage provides insurance in cases where the insured is injured by someone without car insurance.
When an uninsured motorist benefits claim is made, your insurance company then steps into the shoes of the tortfeasor – the driver that was at fault for the collision. In other words, your own insurance company takes an adversary position and will attempt to either defeat your claim entirely or minimize the monetary recovery. Consequently, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney and have the attorney pursue the underinsured motorist benefit claim on your behalf.
If you have an uninsured motorist benefits claims, our personal injury lawyers are here to help. Call us at 860-667-0839
The Connecticut Supreme Court recently held that trial courts must instruct jurors in all cases at the time of jury selection to not use social media to discuss the case they have been selected to serve as a jury on and to avoid all social media where the case is being discussed. This instruction is necessary to ensure that jurors are deciding cases based upon the evidence and law presented inside the courtroom during the trial versus outside information.
The Metro-North Railroad train traveling through Bridgeport, Connecticut derailed and was struck by a train traveling on an adjacent track. The accident has left at least 70 people injured, including five critically.
The injured passengers will require compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. To receive compensation, the injured will be required to meet certain time strict deadlines. If the strict deadlines are not met, the injured may not be able to recover compensation from the MTA – adding insult to injury.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefits corporation responsible for public transportation in 12 counties in southeastern New York, and 2 in Connecticut (pursuant to a contract with the Connecticut Department of Transportation). Any claims against the MTA arising out of this collision could be subject to stringent notice requirements (including a 90-day deadline) and a 1-year statute of limitations.
Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have experience in handling train accident cases. Our attorneys are ready to discuss your legal rights and options. Call us at 860-667-0839.
A Connecticut woman has retained the our attorneys to represent her in her surgical mesh injury case. After receiving the transvaginal mesh product, our client developed serious physical pain and other adverse symptoms. Her treating doctor determined that the mesh had eroded and needed to be surgical removed. The young woman has hired our lawyers to pursue a claim for damages against the manufacturer of the mesh. The lawyers at Sabatini and Associates represent women who have been seriously injured as a result of surgical mesh. We are presently accepting new cases involving surgical mesh. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of surgical mesh, we are here to help. Call our attorneys today at 860-667-0839 for a free consultation.
Attorney James Sabatini has filed a Connecticut wrongful death lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court. The case involves a tragic car accident that resulted in the death of our client.
Wrongful death cases are brought under Connecticut’s wrongful death statute, C.G.S. Section 52-555. Pursuant to the statute, the decedent through her estate is entitled to receive “just damages” which include the lost of life, loss of earning capacity, loss of the enjoyment of life’s activities, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses, hospital expenses, funeral and burial expenses and other economic losses.