If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by another person, you need a Fairfield County, Connecticut personal injury lawyer on your side. Casper & de Toledo is prepared to fight for your rightful compensation through each phase of the process ahead. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Fairfield County, Connecticut | Ready to Fight for You
A broad definition of “personal injury” includes both physical and psychological injuries as a result of an accident. The most common types of personal injury claims involve motor vehicle crashes, slip/trip, and fall accidents, injuries caused by defective products including pharmaceuticals, and medical malpractice. Personal injury also includes specific types of physical injury such as traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and wrongful death as well.
At the Stamford, Connecticut law offices of Casper & de Toledo, our experienced injury and fatal accident attorneys are dedicated to the vigorous pursuit of justice and full compensation for individuals and families devastated by the careless acts of others. Our firm was the proud recipient of one of only two Tier 1 law firm designations from 2010 to the present by U.S. News and Best LawyersTM for plaintiff’s personal injury work by firms based in lower Fairfield County including the communities of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and Wilton. We have maintained that distinction. If you have suffered a serious injury or loss of a loved one, speak with a Fairfield County, Connecticut personal injury lawyer from our firm today.
Our Personal Injury Services
Casper & de Toledo handles a wide array of personal injury claims on behalf of our clients, including those who’ve been harmed in the following types of accidents:
Just some of the auto accident injury claims our Fairfield County, Connecticut personal injury lawyer handles are as follows:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Our firm handles a wide array of medical malpractice cases on behalf of our clients, including injuries stemming from:
Our firm also has extensive experience assisting clients who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injury Services
Our Connecticut brain injury lawyer has decades of experience representing clients who have been hurt in a wide array of accidents. Below is a list of information regarding TBIs and how we can help if you’ve sustained one.
- Traumatic Brain Injury Cost of Care
- Chronic Fatigue Pituitary Dysfunction
- TBI Technology
- Traumatic Brain Injury Causes
- Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis
- Children with Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Treatments for Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Network
- Traumatic Brain Injury Tips
- Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
- Traumatic Brain Injury FAQ
- Traumatic Brain Injury Glossary
Things to Note after Sustaining a Serious Injury
These instructions will cover the majority of the questions that routinely arise. If the success in your case is not what it should be, it may well be due to a breakdown or failure to follow one or more of the suggested instructions.
- YOUR ADDRESS AND EMPLOYMENT —Please keep us advised of any change of your address, telephone number, e-mail address, name and address of your employer, and occupation. Also, advise us of someone who will always know how we can reach you if you move or go on an extended vacation.
- TALK TO NO ONE —It is important that you not speak with anyone about your personal injury case except attorneys or investigators from our Stamford, Connecticut office. Ask for identification before volunteering information. Before you give your insurance company a statement, notify us so that we can be present if we feel it to be necessary. If you are contacted by an insurance adjustor, refer him or her to our office.
- TRAFFIC OFFENSES —Never plead guilty to any traffic offense if you are arrested in connection with a car accident without first consulting our lawyers. (Call us immediately and we will see that you are represented.) In the event of a coroner’s inquest or another type of hearing, be sure to notify us so that we will be able to represent you in connection with this inquest or hearing.
- CAR REPAIR —Do not have your automobile repaired until photographs are made of it. Take photographs of the automobile from all angles, and if damaged, of the windshield, steering wheel, seat tracks, etc. After photographs are taken of your vehicle, have your collision carrier repair your automobile as promptly as possible.
- PHOTOGRAPHS —Please send us negatives and prints of any photographs pertaining to your case that you or any of your friends have taken. If you take digital photographs, jpeg images may be e-mailed to us. If at any time you are required to be in the hospital and are receiving treatment such as traction, or anything else that may be photographed, pleased notify our office. Photograph anything that may change with the passing of time, such as bruises or healing wounds.
- YOUR DOCTOR —You should follow all orders from your doctors, and return to them for as many visits as necessary. Be thorough when telling your doctor about any pains or injuries that you have; do not minimize or eliminate any of your symptoms. Keep us updated with all of your doctors’ names and addresses.
- MEDICAL, DRUGS, AND MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS —Obtain and keep duplicate copies of all medical and hospital bills. You should periodically send these bills to us for the file. You should also keep records of any expenses you may have in connection with your accident, such as hiring extra help. All your bills should be paid by check, or you should obtain and keep receipts. You should make and keep a list of all the medical bills and the costs incurred in going to your doctor including taxicab receipts and parking, etc.
- PAY MEDICAL BILLS PROMPTLY —Forward all bills to both your insurer and your lawyers. Your major medical insurer should process all your bills. Do not expect doctors or hospitals to wait for payment until after your case is tried or settled; pay your balances as quickly as possible. If you cannot pay your medical bills, your lawyers can write a letter of protection, explaining to the doctors and hospitals that payment will be made to them out of any settlement monies. However, be aware that some doctors may not accept this letter as an adequate promise of payment.
- KEEP RECORDS OF COMPLAINTS —Please keep a daily or weekly record of your complaints, bruises, and progress and how long they last. Keep a list of activities which you cannot do and why—such as sitting in one position too long, shoveling snow, bowling, getting down on your knees, walking up steps, etc. This can be very helpful a year or so later. This will enable you to recall all of your pain and difficulty more clearly. Save your cast, brace, collar, etc.
- HEALTH WITNESSES —Be alert for acquaintances, fellow employees, and supervisors who can testify as to your health, workability, physical activities, social activities before the accident in comparison with those after the accident including your mental attitude, moods, and irritability. Do not hide your pain and complaints from them. Caution relatives or friends not to discuss your complaints with the other side.
- EARNINGS AND WAGE LOSS —Please keep an accurate record of days lost from work because of injury and other reasons. Compare your working ability and capacity before and after the accident.
- JOB AND INSURANCE APPLICATIONS, MEDICAL EXAMINATION —Be sure you reveal your accident or injuries on insurance and job applications. Also, you should inform the doctor who examines you for the employment of this accident and your present condition. You must be consistent in your complaints. If you have any particular problems, discuss them with us.
- UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS —Advise us if you are going to make an application for unemployment claims. You must swear that you are employable and not disabled from work if you file such claims; you cannot later testify you were unable to work as a result of this accident at the time of the application.
- WITNESSES —Furnish us with the correct name, address, and telephone number of any and all witnesses.
- MEDICAL TREATMENT UNRELATED TO THE ACCIDENT —If you go to a doctor or enter a hospital for conditions other than this accident, tell them about this accident and your present condition as a result of this accident. Keep us promptly advised as to your medical condition and any other factors that may affect your claim so that we can do the proper thing at the proper time and exclude unrelated treatment from this claim.
- BE TRUTHFUL —Nearly everything that one does is a matter of record, so be truthful, don’t exaggerate, and do be consistent. The other side will check out your entire life history and come up with things you may have forgotten. In addition, should we learn that you have been untruthful, we are obliged to 1) ensure that the record is corrected; 2) withdraw from the case, or 3) bring the matter to the attention of opposing counsel and the Court.
- QUESTIONS —When we have information to report, we will contact you. Also, if we need depositions, medical examination results, or other information, we will come to you. If you have any questions about your personal injury case, please feel free to contact the attorneys at our Stamford, Connecticut office via phone or letter.
Understanding Financial Compensation in Injury Claims
Traditional rules that apply to personal injuries caused by negligent or other wrongful conduct permit accident victims to make a claim for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include loss of income, loss of earning capacity, and past and future medical expenses. Given the diverse systems of compensation and the variability of earnings of the self-employed, proving loss of earning capacity often involves creativity. An example is a proof of “loss of productivity” based upon the injured party’s self-assessment used by Stewart Casper in Duncan v Mill Management Co., a technique validated by Connecticut’s Supreme Court (308 Conn. 1 (2013). Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of bodily function, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses involving the quality of life. Typically, a personal injury claim is satisfied by the payment of a sum from the responsible party’s insurance company.
Importantly, there is no formula for computing non-economic damages, just as personal injury lawyers do not come from the same mold. The result for your case is individualized–and reflects not only factors specific to you or your family member, but is also honed by your trial lawyers. It is not coincidental that the best results are usually obtained by lawyers whose skills have been tested through the crucible of multiple jury trials.
Committed Advocates Protecting Your Rights in Negotiation or at Trial
The vast majority of personal injury claims related to automobile accidents and slip/trip and fall accidents are resolved by settlement without trial. Personal injury claims involving defective products and medical malpractice are more likely to result in a trial.
Regardless of the likelihood that a particular claim will result in a settlement or a trial, representation by lawyers who are recognized for skill in trial techniques and experience in the courtroom is very important because insurance companies and corporations will evaluate a personal injury case with the identity of the lawyer in mind. Here at Casper & de Toledo, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, our training, our courtroom experience, and our results.
Contact a Fairfield County, Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer
No matter the circumstances of your injury, if you’ve been hurt, we are here to help. We believe that accident victims deserve competent, aggressive, and streamlined legal assistance in the pursuit of their rightful compensation, and our firm is here to provide it. Contact Casper & de Toldeo to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.