If you were hurt in Stamford, CT, by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, our team is here to help you get justice. Our personal injury lawyers know how to build compelling injury cases and recover justice for our clients. We will help you hold the at-fault party accountable and recover money for your medical care, lost income, and other costs.
At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we offer free legal case consultations, and our Stamford personal injury attorneys go to work without any upfront fees. To learn more about how we can help you and for your free case assessment, call us today. Your initial case review with our team is always free and confidential.
Damages Recoverable by Our Stamford, CT, Personal Injury Lawyers
When we represent a client hurt in a Stamford accident or incident, we aim to recover money for our client to cover their related expenses and losses. The value and type of these damages vary widely.
For example, a victim who falls in a local restaurant might suffer a broken wrist and miss only a few days of work. Someone hit by a car in that restaurant’s parking lot who has a spinal cord injury might never return to their previous job and require a lifetime of care and support. The value of their personal injury cases would likely be dramatically different.
Our attorneys document and value damages as a part of building a compelling case for our clients. Recoverable damages in personal injury cases often include:
- Current/future medical bills and related expenses
- Current/future lost income if they missed work
- Diminished earning capacity if there are permanent injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous costs with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
Our attorneys also handle wrongful death cases. When a victim dies from their injuries, their family can recover compensation for the expenses and losses experienced. Only the estate executor can sue and hold the at-fault party accountable under Connecticut law.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC: Your Stamford, CT, Personal Injury Law Firm
Clients come first at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC. With a personalized touch, we consider the needs of each individual when strategizing a case and fighting in court. Our purpose is to help injured people get fair compensation for their medical treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, has practiced law since 1938 and represents clients in Stamford, Connecticut, and statewide. We also practice in Massachusetts and New York. We have the extensive experience, resources, and reputation to take on any case, no matter how complex or challenging.
Because of the vigor and persistence put into each case, our staff takes on a limited number of clients and ensures each one’s rights are protected properly. Going the extra mile for each client, we get to know each individual and his or her concerns while fighting in court. People are more important than profits, and clients pay only when financial compensation has been acquired.
Our team has a long track record of winning settlements and verdicts for our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars over the last 85 years. For more than three generations, our attorneys have refused to settle for less than our clients deserve. We are prepared to take cases to court when needed.
Types of Cases Our Stamford Personal Injury Attorneys Handle
When someone else’s negligence causes an accident and injuries, personal injury laws let the victim hold the negligent party accountable. Recovering compensation allows our clients to pay their bills and cover losses they incurred because of the incident and their injuries. These are not costs that the victim should have to shoulder on their own.
While many types of accidents and incidents can support a personal injury case, some of the most common we handle include:
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Our Stamford bicycle accident lawyers represent cyclists hit by cars, car doors, and other motor vehicles. When drivers do not see cyclists when turning or changing lanes or fail to give them enough space when passing, accidents and injuries occur. Drivers who parallel park might open their door in front of a cyclist, too.
We know how injuries occur and how to build cases against careless drivers who cause accidents. Let us handle your bicycle accident claim while you focus on healing.
Car Wreck Injuries
When a driver causes a crash in Stamford, those who suffer injuries can file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Our car accident attorneys manage these motor vehicle accident cases, pursuing fair compensation for the victim’s medical bills, income losses, property damages, and pain and suffering.
Dog Bite Incidents
Dog bite injuries can be serious, leading to many medical expenses and income losses. Our dog bite attorneys hold dog owners legally responsible for their pet’s actions, including unprovoked bites. We seek compensation for bite victims, letting them focus on healing and returning to their usual activities while we handle their legal cases.
At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we ride, so we understand. Motorcycle vs. car collisions can cause catastrophic injuries. When larger vehicles are involved, outcomes for the motorcyclist are even worse. Our motorcycle accident lawyers want to ensure you recover fair compensation and the negligent driver is held responsible following a crash.
When a car strikes a pedestrian, whether walking along the road, crossing the road, or in a crosswalk, the vehicle driver is often at fault. Traffic laws protect pedestrians because of the dangers posed by vehicle traffic.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers can show how the driver caused your pedestrian accident and injuries, pursuing fair compensation based on your recoverable damages.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Property owners in Connecticut must protect guests from injury. This includes keeping their property free from unreasonable hazards. They must clean up spills, leaks, and tracked rain or snow as soon as possible, remove trip hazards, and take care of other issues quickly to prevent falls and other incidents.
When the owner or property occupier—often a business owner who leases the building—fails to prevent falls, the Stamford slip and fall attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can hold them legally responsible for the injuries that occur.
When a commercial driver causes a truck accident, their employer is often liable for any injuries that occur. Our truck accident lawyers hold the trucking company accountable, recovering fair compensation for our clients based on their injuries, expenses, and losses. These often include catastrophic injuries with ongoing and future care costs.
We represent families seeking compensation for the loss of their loved one in a personal injury case. Under Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 52-555, only the victim’s estate executor—also known as their personal representative or estate administrator—can file these lawsuits. The money recovered in the case goes to immediate family members, usually a surviving spouse, children, and/or parents of the deceased.
How Do Stamford, CT, Personal Injury Cases Work?
Personal injuries occur because one party acts in a way that causes an accident or incident, and someone else suffers injuries. Most of these cases occur because of negligence. This is the legal term for someone behaving carelessly or recklessly and causing harm.
To hold an at-fault party responsible for the injuries and damages of a victim, we need evidence to show they acted intentionally or that negligence occurred. There are four elements present when someone acts negligently:
- The accused party owed the victim a duty of care
- They breached that duty, failing to pay the required duty of care
- Their breach caused the accident
- The victim suffered harm
For example, imagine a slip and fall incident at a local grocery store. As a property owner, the grocery store has a duty of care to keep the property free from hazards that could injure guests. There was a breach of this duty, with video evidence showing staff passing the spill without cleaning it up. The video also shows the spill was the cause of the fall. The victim suffered injuries and required medical care for a broken leg.
In this example, the video could have been the key evidence for the victim. Video frequently plays a crucial role in Stamford personal injury cases. However, there are also many other types of evidence we need to identify, gather, and analyze for every case we handle. Some common types of evidence include:
- Official accident or incident reports filed by law enforcement or other first responders
- Video of the incident
- Photographs from the scene
- Eyewitness statements
- A survey of the accident scene
- Relevant medical records
- Expert testimony from medical care providers, economists, and others
- Documentation of damages
Once our team of lawyers collects the available evidence and has a better understanding of the case details, we organize it into a compelling case. This is what supports our demand for maximum compensation from the insurance carrier, settlement negotiations, and even a jury trial when necessary.
How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Navigate the Stamford, CT, Legal Process
Insurance companies, large corporations, and other entities are ruthless in their approach to paying victims of injury accidents. Many people give up and accept a lowball offer when fighting their claims. Our Stamford personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable of these defense tactics and counteract them with top-notch strategies.
There are generally two ways we secure monetary compensation for our clients:
- Negotiated settlements with the insurance carrier
- An award issued by the court
There are several approaches and paths we can take to reach these outcomes. They include:
- Negotiating with the insurer or company for a fair settlement
- Suing the at-fault party and continuing to negotiate
- Going to mediation or using arbitration to secure a fair payout
- Taking the case to trial and asking the judge and/or jury to award money
Our clients count on us to fight for the money they need and deserve based on the details of their cases, including the expenses and losses they experienced. We will not settle for a lowball offer. Our team of experienced trial lawyers will take any case we handle to court if necessary to recover a fair payout for our client.
When we do need to sue, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 52-584 generally gives you two years to do so. Missing this deadline could prevent us from proceeding with your case, causing you to lose the right to sue. Contact us about your case as soon as possible to protect your rights. Our team provides free consultations, and our skilled attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. You will pay nothing for our legal services unless we win your case.
Discuss Your Legal Options With Our Stamford Personal Injury Team for Free
At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, our personal injury team will review your Stamford injury case for free. We can assess your rights and options, explaining how we handled similar cases and detailing how we can help you. Let us review your case facts, and let’s discuss your next steps. Let our family help your family during this challenging time.
Contact us via telephone or use our online contact form to set up your free consultation with our team today.