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What Are Some Things to Know Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury Cases?

What Is the Current Frequency of Traumatic Brain Injury in the U.S. ? That’s a question that doesn’t really have a simple answer. There are various classifications of traumatic brain injury, and classification is determined by the acute injury circumstances. Was the victim of the traumatic brain injury rendered unconscious? Did they have amnesia, and…

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Is It a Good Idea To Handle the Case without an Attorney?

Not unless you’re simply interested in nominal damages – something in the $3-5,000 range. I generally pre-screen potential new clients on the telephone to decide if the case sounds like a case with which I want to be involved. If I’m interested in the case, I will ask the client to come in and meet…

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Is It Mandatory to Contact Insurance Carrier after an Auto Accident?

If you have any type of a claim that falls under your automobile insurance policy, you should notify the insurer. If you have been hurt as a pedestrian in a vehicle accident, you still want to notify your own insurance company because you may ultimately need to make a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist…

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Is Self-Representation Ever Advisable in an Auto Accident Claim?

No doubt, there are claims that are too small for a seasoned, experienced lawyer to handle. So the answer to this question is “probably yes.” And the reality is that, in Connecticut, anyone who suffers an injury in an automobile accident that is caused by the negligence of another is entitled to economic and non-economic…

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Conversations & Answers About Personal Injury

What Are the Most Common Types of Auto Accident Cases That You Handle? The most common mechanism of injury that we handle is a rear-end collision. I can’t provide statistics for the frequency of rear-end collisions, but I would say that it is the most common type of vehicle crash. Top Misconceptions That People Have…

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What Is the Impact of Ignoring Doctor’s Advice on an Auto Accident Claim?

There are a couple of legal standards that apply here. One of them is the obligation to mitigate damages. This means that a person making a claim for personal injuries has the obligation to follow reasonable medical advice in order to maximize recovery and restore themselves to the best health possible. It is a burden…

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What Kinds of Cases Does Your Firm Handle?

At Casper & de Toledo, we represent a number of clients who have sustained catastrophic or life altering injuries, and the range of injuries is quite varied. We also represent families who have lost loved ones, so we handle wrongful death cases as well. We represent people with traumatic brain injury at all levels of…

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How To Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney?

I advise people to avoid lawyers who have pictures of themselves on billboards and buses, who advertise on television, who have someone show up at the emergency department, or who make telephone calls soliciting a case. The latter couple of solicitations methods are actually illegal, but that does not mean it does not happen. In…

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How Do You Determine Whether or Not an Injury Claim Is Viable?

The short answer is: call a skilled trial lawyer. And if you don’t like the answer you get, call another skilled trial lawyer. If they agree, then you have your answer. If they disagree, then get one more opinion. Good lawyers will not be interested in a frivolous case. Good lawyers will not be interested…

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Common Misconceptions Regarding Personal Injury Cases

People sometimes contact me with questionable liability claims. If you think you were more than 50% at fault, that type of case isn’t very attractive. However, we see and accept many cases where there are legitimate questions about fault. We pre-screen potential claims on the telephone and are pretty good at drilling down on the…

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