Written by  Keith V. Trantolo


The broad category of personal injury encompasses claims of injury or death that happened as a result of someone else’s negligence. In some cases, this may include unsafe workplaces or motor vehicle accidents that lead to lost wages or traumatic injuries.

At Trantolo & Trantolo, our firm has been practicing personal injury law since 1938. For more than 75 years, we have been the premier choice in Connecticut for representation because we are dedicated to helping those who cannot help themselves.

When you or a loved one is injured by a careless person or company, contact the lawyers at Trantolo & Trantolo and use the following resources to get started on your claim.

Car & Motorcycle Accidents

Thousands of road accidents happen across the country every day. Whether you’re involved in a fender bender, hit-and-run or multi-car crash, you could have a personal injury case.

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

All motorists should be properly licensed and have their vehicle registered with the DMV. After a car, commercial truck or motorcycle accident, obtaining this information from the other driver could be very important for your claim, especially if he or she was at fault. For your own protection, this state resource also provides license plate and vehicle title services.

National Highway Traffic Safety Commission

Another great resource is the NHTSA, a government organization within the US Department of Transportation. Review recent vehicle recalls, new motor vehicle technology and basic road safety tips on their site to be a more informed driver. The NHTSA also releases yearly statistics about drunk driving accidents, distracted driving fatalities and more in the nation.

Medical Malpractice

Malpractice lawsuits are commonly pursued after a wrongful death or serious health complication after a medical procedure. It can be difficult to prove a doctor’s negligence on your own, but the attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo are here to assist. You can also reference these resources to learn more about the process.

American Medical Association

The AMA is your resource for the latest medical news and trends, as well as tips to prevent chronic health problems. You can also find reputable doctors in your area, should a medical condition arise. Oftentimes, a physician sued for medical malpractice was improperly trained or overworked in an understaffed hospital. Through the AMA, you can research different medical professionals to find the right one to treat your injuries after an accident.

Connecticut Department of Health

If you’ve already experienced a medical error and want to claim malpractice, file a complaint through the CT Department of Health. Report a medical professional or facility online, depending on who was responsible for your injuries or wrongful death of a loved one.

Workers’ Compensation

If you suffered an injury on the job and have to take time off work, do you know your rights? Many people neglect to file a workers’ compensation claim after an injury for fear of job loss, but you should know when you can file a complaint without employer backlash.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA, a division of the United States Department of Labor, wants Americans to have jobs in safe and healthy workplaces. To accomplish this, they provide resources to the public regarding worker rights, protection from retaliation, job site safety and more. Know how to take appropriate action when something goes wrong in the workplace.

State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission

The Connecticut WCC outlines different policies and steps to take after a workplace injury occurs. As these laws vary by state, it’s important to consult the right resource before pursuing a claim. Visit this site to educate yourself on the statutes and regulations specific to Connecticut workplaces.

Product Liability

When a company’s product puts your family at risk, the manufacturers need to be held accountable. At Trantolo & Trantolo, we do not step aside for powerful corporations to run the world. The following resource will also help you know what products are unsafe for use.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

The United States CPSC informs the public of products that pose a danger with regularly updated product recalls. Consumers can also review safety education related to fires, in-home drowning risk and kids’ neighborhood safety.

For more practice area resources, contact the law offices of Trantolo & Trantolo today.