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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Collections for Connecticut on
Q: I won my personal injury case now what?

Hi! I won $178 000 in personal injury case. But there is no insurance. My lawyer closed the case and told me to contact collection lawyer or private investigator. So, I am kind of lost here. My lawyer didn’t take any money for his work since there is no money behind this judgment as he said.... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jan 24, 2020

A collection attorney will likely work on contingency. That means they will only get paid if they collect and they will get a percentage of what they collect. My office regularly handles matters like this and would be happy to review the case. Please feel free to contact us to discuss this matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Yesterday I suffered an injury at work. Given the details I’ve provided, what’s the likelihood I take legal action?

Yesterday I was at work when a hand cart I was moving upended, tipping approximately 300 pounds of product in totes onto me. The cart caught an uneven portion of the floor, causing it to flip in my direction. When I asked for an ice pack I wasn’t referred to an emergency medical responder (which... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 15, 2020

It looks like your injuries arose in the course of employment. If that's the case, you should consult with a workers' compensation attorney. Personal Injury and Employment Law were good choices for categories on your part, but WC attorneys specialize in workplace accidents. Most offer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: can the failure of mitigating an unsafe condition after injury and notice be used to show lack duty to care by defendant

Person injured as invitee in commercial establishment by hazard. Notice given of hazardous condition immediately. Defendant does NOT mitigate the condition. Can lack of failure to fix issue be used to show that defendant has a propensity for not providing due care to its customers.

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Dec 21, 2019

Your question related to personal injuries suffered by an individual is a very good one. The law on mitigation and subsequent remedial measures is a complicated body of jurisprudence. You should consider retaining an attorney to consider the facts of your specific situation. Best of luck to you and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: New hamspire based broadband company leaves work equipment on street in front of house and there is a impending storm.

Duty risk and professional negligence claim if unable to contact from state of Connecticut

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2019

Hopefully, no one was injured or no property damaged as a result of the equipment being there. If that were the case, there wouldn't be grounds for a case based on negligence. Although unsecured equipment in such a setting could pose a risk of causing injury or damage, a case would not be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: can I sue a doctor for misdiagnosis and wrong treatment?

Hi everyone. I just want to start off by saying this is a gynecological problem. So I had a gyno for almost a year and I was being treated for something I had on the outside of my woman parts. I was being treated by using ointments that would burn me so bad and wouldnt work. She even made me do it... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Nov 4, 2019

You have no permanent injuries and any misdiagnosis does not seem to have disadvantaged you in your medical treatment in any meaningful way. Thank goodness you switched doctors and trusted your instincts. Now if your new doctor states that you are suffering and may continue to suffer due to prior... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Connecticut on
Q: I had shingles and my manager went and told the whole staff and the manager across the street

When the manager across the street came in to grab something she let everyone know what was going on and there was a customer in the bathroom

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

I assume you are asking if there is a suit. You may have a claim for hostile work environment but this is very tricky-contact a member of the Ct. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles employment issues. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: My mother was bitten by fleas in a casino at a gaming table, does she have a case to sue?

My mother was bitten by fleas in a casino at a gaming table, does she have a case to sue? She had to go to the ER with severe swelling on her legs. The casino acknowledged that they do have a flea problem. The incident occurred in Foxwoods casino in CT. We live in New Jersey.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2019

It's possible she could, but a fundamental issue that would determine the strength of such a case would be establishing a causal relationship between her injuries/damages and exposure to the fleas at the casino. One of the challenges that could arise as a legal defense is that fleas are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What if your trying to sue the state for negligence and or deliberate indifference and you were a minor at the time

The statute 52-577d always 30 years past age of majority but the Connecticut state law to sue the state says 1 year. But if you weren’t of majority at the time you were not able to sue. So that is unjust. Is there a way around that or would I have to take it to appeal court ? I filed a claim with... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

You should contact an attorney who handles such claims such as Michael Koskoff to see if there is a way around it. Chances are there are not,because the statute of limitations is set by each state and a court can't overrule that statute.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Are school districts liable for injuries in a gym because of no protection on block walls
Michael Bersani
Michael Bersani answered on Jan 17, 2019

It depends on how close the walls were to the activity, and what the activity was, and whether there had been prior accidents where such protection would have prevented or diminished injuries.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: My mother got shocked due to touching an exposed lamp wire at a hotel that wasn't easily noticeable. She sustained

second and third degree burns. Would it be the hotel we can sue for medical expenses?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 15, 2018

It could be the hotel and/or the lamp manufacturer, depending on the circumstances of how the wire came to be exposed. You could consult with a Connecticut attorney who could investigate the matter further and review the medical records.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Connecticut on
Q: I did a lawsuit am recieving 35000 how much my lawyer keeps
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 30, 2018

That depends on a variety of factors. How much your counsel advanced in costs to prosecute your case; whether a lawsuit was filed in court which would most likely increase the attorneys fees clause provision in the contract; how much, if any the medical lien was...there may be more factors. Ask... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What qualifies as pain and suffering in a personal injury case?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

It really means the injury. However what it really means is those injuries documented. If you don't go to a doctor or if when you do you don't talk about each of your injuries, i looks as if you were doing well except for the ones you talked to the doctor about.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: I recently got hurt in a job where I get paid under the table. What can I do?
Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 6, 2018

You can file a personal injury claim. In the alternative you may be able to file under workers compensation. I would be interested in speaking with you further about this matter. I see you are in Bridgeport. I am two minutes away in Stratford and my office handles matters like this one regularly.... Read more »

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.

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