Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Connecticut Personal Injury Questions & Answers
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 prevalent... 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.

View More Answers

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 »

View More Answers

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.

View More Answers

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 insurance... 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 incident took... 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 if... 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 CT it... 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 free to... 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 attorney,...
Read more »

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 cheap,...
Read more »

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 over to... 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 »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.