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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law for Connecticut on
Q: My daughter was injured during a basketball game at the park and rec and required surgery

My daughter was injured at the town park and rec during a basketball game trying to avoid another player. We never signed a release or waiver. An injury report was given that night. We found out that she tore her ACL and required numerous months of physical therapy. I contacted the town's... Read more »

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Jun 1, 2018

There is only a "case" to pursue if there was some kind of negligence on the fault of the park or an individual assuming that government entities can be sued in the State of Connecticut for simple negligence. Typically, a property owner is not liable per se just because an injury or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Connecticut on
Q: Liability exposure for yard work

A storm blew down some branches—some in our yard and some across our fence and into a pond. If we hire our landscaper to cut down and remove the branches and trim hanging ones from the tree, could we be liable if him or his crew are hurt (or killed!). The work is dangerous, and we don't know... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 5, 2018

Generally you don't have liability other than for things you know about but don't tell him that aren't obvious--e.g., if you know there's a deep gopher hole near where they'll be working and one of them falls or their ladder tips, you may be liable.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Q: Is every accident-related death a possible wrongful death case?
Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Feb 18, 2018

If a case were filed claiming negligence or willful and wanton conduct by the party or parties who caused the death, then yes that would amount to a wrongful death claim and a separate count for a survival action if the decedent survived the injuries that caused the death for any length of time. In... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Connecticut on
Q: Is it possible to file a civil lawsuits involving two defendants related to one case and have it all settled within 6 mo

Injuries: back, pelvis, hip

Defendants: driver & the company

Lost work: 1year

John A. Collins III
John A. Collins III answered on Sep 25, 2017

Your questions raises more questions. Yes, it's possible to settle a case within 6 months. Whether you should do so depends on the nature of your injuries, the liability of the involved drivers, and the willingness of the insurance company to resolve the matter. If you have to file suit in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Attacked and sustained injuries, how likely will a first time offender be arrested?(CT)

Attacked while sitting in chair. Concussion and waiting on MRI results for shoulder tear. Police said they would file report with courts, now they want to question attacker prior to filing. Is that typical?

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 26, 2017

You should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have not done so already. Also you should discuss the criminal aspect with an attorney who would have experience in this as well to determine if you need to appear or speak with the victim's advocacy office. Feel... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Q: She ran him into a cement wall in a driveway traveling 113 feet and killed him. She claimed self defense and got away it

I would like to know what I can do about this.

I also have an inmate wondering about medical leave and good behavior time. Her case should also be looked into from 1997. I don't believe she had got representation. Thank You

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jun 11, 2017

I would be interested in discussing the matter with you. From the limited amount of facts that you provided, I am not sure that I can give any kind of appropriate answer. And in fact left me with more questions. Please feel free to contact me at my office at 2:03. 870. 6700. Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Connecticut on
Q: Honda put out recall for a possible exploding airbag w/ metal shrapnel 2 months ago. I just received notice now.

Anything I can do?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 29, 2017

Get your airbag fixed.See if they pay rental.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: can I sued a 15 years old kid, I'm 20 years old He has criminal records already

He attack me and I did self defense but he punch me in the face and he broke my nose also I got stitches on top of my nose (between my eyebrows)

I would like to know if I can win my case or if I can sue him. You think I can win my case?

I want to sue him for the following reasons... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 14, 2017

Chances are he doesn't have money so you can sue him but it won't do you any good. As to the bills, if you are eligible for medical assistance try getting it--it is sometimes retroactive. You can file a complaint with the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: How long dose it take after you win your case? Say for instance I win my case and now what is the next step ?

So How would know the Next Step I won My Case Oct ,16

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 2, 2017

Congratulations. Assuming the other side hasn't filed an appeal, you have a right to collect the judgment. You haven't said what type of case it is. You would start by notifying the defendant. If they don't pay you you then need to take steps to enforce the judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Connecticut on
Q: is it legal for a buy here pay here dealership to sell you a car with an open recall and faulty ignition switch

Bought and 09 chevy cobalt from a buy here pay here dealership. They never mentioned that the ignition switch had not been fixed and now I'm recieving letters in the mail from GM telling me it needs to be replaced or death/serious injury could occur.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 30, 2017

The letters presumably say they will pay. In which case, no harm, no foul. If they aren't a GM dealer not sure they have a duty to check each car for recalls--especially as that can be done as easily by you.

If you have further questions why not get a consultation from a consumer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: I developed PTSD after an accident that was the fault of another person. Is there any compensation available for this

type of condition in personal injury lawsuits, rather than an injury that was physical?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 27, 2017

You can give it a shot but you really should get with a member of the Ct. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give fee consults.. Much will depend on what your medical records show, etc.

On a practical note, there is a form of therapy called EMDR that you may want to look at--it's relatively...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: My question is lead paint in my apartment

I wanted to know my daughter had called lead poison is in her blood from the apartment that I am living on for the past 2 years 7 month ago my daughter had called lead poison I have proof of information from my daughter's doctor papers and documents I even have the health department came... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2017

Contact Mike Koskoff in Bridgeport. Tell him I suggested you call. You have a number of potential claims, but the big thing is to figure out what you/your daughter need to do to get it chelated /out of your system. Should be a specialist at Yale New Haven. Odd an adult like your daughter would get... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Is it legal for me to write my own demand letter to a company I think should pay my medical bills in a train accident?

Or do I have to have a lawyer write it for me?

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Dec 22, 2016

The more important issue is that a company will not take a pro se seriously and will low ball any offer. Once an attorney is involved the value of the case goes up and that attorney can help negotiate a better settlement for the injured person.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Law and Medical Malpractice for Connecticut on
Q: Can my firm sue a medical practice for the misdeeds of one of their principal doctors against our firm's CEO?

After our CEO and his wife got into a big fight, a doctor who served as our client's Chairman of the Board, called his Marriage Counselor to obtain confidential information shared during counseling sessions. The doctor then shared that information with the client's CEO. As a result, my... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 21, 2016

Possibly for breach of the fiduciary duty to the corporation. Contact Michael Koskoff would be my suggestion. Feel free to give him my name.

Do not discuss this further on public sites.

All the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: I had an informal rental agreement with a person I share studio space with.

I am the only person on the lease, but we verbally agreeed she'd pay rent, which she has done, but not very regularly. She just had an accident using some of the tools in the space and thinks I should pay for it - am I legally bound to?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 30, 2016

Unless part of the deal was you'd loan the tools and they were defective, no. She used them at her own risk. Knives & saws cut.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: My daughter fell and I took her to ER and the doctors are saying it was sexual in nature, what kind of attorney?

DCF took my children and gave them to their mothers, my two other children were present during my daughter tripping and falling.

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 13, 2016

It would be best to hire an attorney who is experienced in defending against DCF - it is a highly specialized area.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Hello - State of CT. in 2013 my dog purportedly bit someone. Victim in 2016 filing a claim - statute of limitations?

The person did file a claim in 2014 against my then husband - he never appeared in court. This week my daughter was served papers - saying she was the owner or keeper of the dog. She did not provide housing or food for dog. She was home from college during the summer and is the one that answered... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 9, 2016

Two year statute of limitations. She is covered by your homeowners at the time. She needs to talk to a) the insurance company b) the lawyer who the insurance hired to represent your husband. The dog statute makes the owner liable. She wouldn't be liable anyway, though if she was dogsitting... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: hey i want to know if i can sue someone who intentially gave me herpes he knew he have std but lied to me

hey i want to know if i can sue someone who intentially gave me herpes he knew he have std but lied to me.

i have a proof in facebook message

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2016

Yes, but if he doesn't have money I don't see that you'd ever collect. But yes, you have a claim.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Can I sue for my son broken tooth?

My 8 yr old son was playing in the apt basket ball court. So were a bunch of other kids. In a moment when my son was kneeling down facing the wooden floor to catch his breath another kid for whatever reason threw the basketball directly on my sons head making him hit the wooden floor and he lost an... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Feb 4, 2016

Injuries during sporting events are harder to win, but talk to a local injury lawyer about the details.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Can I sue for my son broken tooth?

My 8 yr old son was playing in the apt Racquet ball court. So were a bunch of other kids. To note they were not playing any basketball game . In a moment when my son was kneeling down facing the wooden floor to catch his breath another kid for whatever reason threw the basketball directly on my... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Feb 4, 2016

Injuries during sporting events are harder to win, but talk to a local injury lawyer about the details.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your...
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