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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Wife had truck driving accident Nov 24 ,2020.We terminated our present attorney today

The attorney has no trial procedure posted , did not have a game plan. We terminated him immediately;

Wife had fractured ribs..spinal injury.left rotator cuff injuries. Trial is scheduled for Sept 2024.

Trucking company will contest ,has Zurich Insurance 2,500 million liability... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 16, 2024

A Connecticut attorney could probably answer your question with firsthand knowledge of local firms ("Who is good at this type of litigation," you ask). But the format here does not allow for attorneys to solicit. It's only for Q & A. You'd need to reach out to attorneys on... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to pursue action against a business for discrimination against disabled customers?

I am disabled and I feel dehumanized. I buy my groceries with my health insurance. When I try to use my benefits at self check out at Big Grocery Franchise, an alarm goes off. This does not happen at other big grocery stores which also accept my insurance.

In the mornings, there are no... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In your situation, where you believe you have faced discrimination due to your disability, particularly in a retail environment, you should consider contacting an attorney who has experience in civil rights and employment discrimination law. These attorneys typically handle cases involving... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Can I sue the police department for leaving me without medical treatment for six hours?

I was approached by an officer while having a manic episode. I requested several times to see an EMT to no avail. 6 hours later I suffered a psychotic break and was finally brought to the hospital. Can I sue the police department for failure to get me treatment?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 5, 2023

Theoretically but what are your damages? You were in police custody, so you didn’t lose any time from work as a result of the failure to more promptly receive medical care. Did you incur any medical expenses that you would have been able to avoid if they had sought medical assistance sooner?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: I fell in my public housing and injured after a flood from the apartment above us that was under repair. What can I do

If I file a claim, can the housing authoritie make me leave or raise my rent.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 18, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And if public entities are involved, it's possible there could be notice of claim issues that require prompt filing action. Your best option is probably to reach out to Connecticut personal injury attorneys... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: What I have to do to get my settlement money?

I had a malpractice suit against the doctor when I was a minor. Judge reward money for me and because I was a minor my mom had it. My mom has been secretly using my settlement money since I was a minor and still using it. I am an adult, and I am not under guardianship, but mom tells me I can't... View More

Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Under CT law, a minor who receives a settlement must have the funds deposited in a restricted account administered by the Probate Court. Your mother cannot withdraw money unless she gets an order approving the withdrawal from the Court. In another words, she would have to apply for permission to... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: What I have to do to get my settlement money?

I had a malpractice suit against the doctor when I was a minor. Judge reward money for me and because I was a minor my mom had it. My mom has been secretly using my settlement money since I was a minor and still using it. I am an adult, and I am not under guardianship, but mom tells me I can't... View More

John A. Collins III
John A. Collins III
answered on Nov 9, 2022

In addition to Attorney Beckert's comment you may want to check with the probate court which has jurisdiction over the town where you lived to see if such an estate was opened on your behalf and, if so, follow up with that court to determine the status. You can also check the Superior Court... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on
Q: Can an attorney make false allegations/statements claiming a custodial parent abducted their own child to state police?

Disabled mom escapes years of physical abuse with child. we were relocated by a domestic violence shelter out-of-state for safety. After 1.5 years of living free from abuse, a attorney who was a previous GAL on a child custody court case from years prior, made false allegations that I, the... View More

Alan Harrison
Alan Harrison
answered on Jun 20, 2024

Consider contacting Connecticut's Statewide Grievance Committee, which handles complaints against attorneys for professional misconduct.

https://www.jud.ct.gov/sgc/

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Probate and Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Q: I'm one of 4 kids. My mothers estate has already been settled. Only I want to file wrongful death. Would only I benefit?

I live in CA they live in CT, as did my mother. two death certificates, is that normal? Seemed like a lot of excuses and medical professionals trying to cover for each other. My sister (I no longer communicate with family) spoke with the ME I believe or someone in their office and was basically... View More

Steven Basche
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Steven Basche
answered on May 23, 2024

Any recovery for wrongful death would be paid to the estate and would be divided up either according to the will or the laws of intestacy, not to you as the person who wanted to bring the action. The action would need to be brought by the executor or administrator.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Airbags didn’t deploy when I was hit on the highway. Do I have a case?

I currently have a personal injury lawsuit pending against the driver of the box truck who sideswiped me on the highway and admitted fault on scene. It later occurred to me that we were going around 65-70 mph when he hit me and none of my airbags deployed despite my car being totaled. Do I have a... View More

Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Jan 2, 2024

Your question indicates you have a case pending. If you have an attorney, I would suggest this question should be directed to them.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on
Q: Hello, I’m creating a documentary about my life and I want to know if I can be sued for defamation of character.

This will be throughly detailed and I will mainly discuss the mistreatment/negligence I endured from DCF, former foster care parents, medical centers, etc. I’m going to state their full names, locations, etc. I just would like to make sure that I can’t be sued afterwards.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 1, 2023

An attorney who works with authors in the publishing industry could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, there is no controlling whether someone would file a lawsuit if they claim that they have been libeled or slandered. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Connecticut on
Q: Need a lawsuit lawyer about several issues that occured emotionally, physically, sexually and traumatized from dcf care

What area of law does all of this fall into if your trying to sue the state if your kids were wrongfully diagnosed and put on narcotics when they never had any psychiatric issues, and were sexually abused, physically abused, traumatized and neglected while in foster care. What form of a lawsuit... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

This case arises under FAMILY/CHILD ABUSE AND GOVERNMENT CLAIMS law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: How do I find a lawyer in Connecticut that handles malpractice, personal injury and civil suits

I fell and seriously hurt myself due to someone else's negligence and was transported to the hospital where I was hurt more to the original reason I was there by staff

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 27, 2023

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for more than a week. In addition to searching for attorneys online, you could use the tab above, "Find a Lawyer," to search for attorneys in your area. You could also look into whether your local and state bar... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Is a second injury a detriment to my case?

My daughter was hit by a car while crossing the street (at a crosswalk) on her way home from school. (Driver was speeding and ran a stop sign) We are compiling a case to sue (doctors & physical therapy appointments, etc.). She is in physical therapy still and was hit while crossing the street... View More

Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Feb 28, 2023

Good afternoon!

You absolutely can sue both drivers. Both cases could be consolidated if the evidence suggested that to be the correct course of action. To fully answer your question I would need to know more about y our daughter's injuries and treatment for both cases. I would be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Personal injury 2020, went to emergency room, released 6 hours later, no answers, and partial paralyzes 10 days later.
Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Jan 12, 2023

There is not much information in your question to assist an attorney in determining whether you have a case. I would say that negligence cases, including medical malpractice claims, generally have a 2 year statute of limitations. You indicate that the incident occurred in 2020. Without knowing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Connecticut on
Q: where can i get more help regarding opioid damages?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 14, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look up law firms that handle product liability cases, in particular ones that specialize in pharmaceutical drugs. Firms in this sector often hold themselves out for particular drugs, in terms... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Am I liable for any injuries after a sale of a moped in the state of Connecticut

I sold a moped and the moped broke causing injuries to the person riding it

Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Jul 18, 2022

it depends on whether you knew the moped had any damages or defects that led to the problem that caused the injury to the rider. It also depends on whether you had a contract where the buyer bought it "as is".

Q: 5:14-cv-03139-SAC-DJW. Help please.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 4, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And you post under Personal Injury and Appeals/Appellate, suggesting that a need to appeal your matter might be at hand. With the question & answer format here, it's difficult for attorneys to reach out... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: If I sprained my ankle due to an unsalted sidewalk at McDonald's is McDonald's liable to pay my ambulance ride and bills

I went to my local McDonald's yesterday around 5:30 in the afternoon it's been between 30-35°f so the ice is melting off the roof and freezing onto the sidewalk. And because of covid they only have one entrance. I ordered curbside but they took about 30 min so I decided to go inside and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 27, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on the outcome of the investigation of the accident. Property owners and businesses could have their own policies and procedures for handling accidents that occur on their premises. If you are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What kind of personal injury lawsuit do I pursue when two cars hit me and I have zero culpability and I’m injured?

I was in an accident where two cars hit me, and I was completely stopped at a light. Whiplash and post concussion syndrome. Serious MCL, shoulder injury. Doesn’t look like surgery. Having PT and had CT scan done. Taking meds along with daily headaches.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 23, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. And it would make sense to consult with someone sooner than later because the days immediately following an accident could be accompanied by forms to compete for insurance companies, obtaining police reports, bills... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What is the procedural posture of this case? How did it move through the court system prior to this Supreme Court case?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 31, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You refer to a case that is not included in the post. It's possible that part of your question may have been left off when you uploaded your post. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up,... View More

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