Personal Injury Attorney in Bridgeport, CT

Patrick J. Filan has nearly 35 years courtroom experience, has tried over 100 jury trials, and has recovered over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.  He has been called on by injured persons, insurance companies, and other attorneys to handle complex and routine personal injury cases in Connecticut and New York.  In Connecticut, Mr. Filan serves victims of personal injury and car accidents in Bridgeport, Stamford and Norwalk. 

Serious injuries require the counsel of an experienced attorney.  Let us put our experience to work for you.  We handle these cases on a contingency basis meaning that you will pay no fees unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.

Below is a summary of the cases we handle:

 

Car and truck collisions.  Our office has experience with the full array of all car and truck collisions.  We offer personalized attention as your car accident lawyer in Bridgeport, CT.

 

Falls on premises.  Residential and commercial property owners are required to maintain their property in a safe fashion.  The failure to maintain one’s property in a safe manner may render the property owner liable for damages.  Premises liability refers to any injuries sustained as a result of a dangerous condition on commercial or residential property.

A property owner or the person controlling or using the property may be responsible for personal injuries suffered by a person visiting or using their property.

Landlords may be liable if the property does not conform to the building codes or ordinances.

 

Amputations: Amputation injuries may result from medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, falls, and work place injuries.  These injuries present significant economic and emotional burdens to the victims.

We have obtained successful results in a variety of cases including:

— Above the knee amputations;

— Below the knee amputations; and

— Complete Amputation;

 

Recoveries for victims of amputations require consideration of the lifetime effect of these injuries, including:

— Lost wages and the destruction of earning capacity;

— Rehabilitation costs;

— Cost of prosthetics including future replacement costs;

— Costs of future care;

— Costs associated with adaptation of the amputee’s home and living arrangements; and

— The emotional toll of amputation.

 

Burns: Burn injuries may arise in a variety of circumstances including:

— Motor vehicle collisions,

— Explosions,

— Home or building fires,

— Chemical burns, and

— Electric burns

Burn injuries result in disfiguring scars, emotional damages, and economic loses including lost wages, destruction of future earning capacity, and medical expenses.

Injuries that result in serious burns are unique given the unique rehabilitations needs and healing process, as well as the psychological effects of a disfiguring injury.

 

Explosions:  Explosions may result from LP or propane gas explosions involving gas stations, campers, travel trailers, and other recreational vehicles.   We have experience in explosion cases and are aware of the unique legal issues presented including determination of the responsible parties such as manufacturers, distributors, and wholesale and retail suppliers.

Injuries from explosions:  Explosions may result from LP or propane gas explosions involving gas stations, campers, travel trailers, and other recreational vehicles.   We have experience in explosion cases and are aware of the unique legal issues presented including determination of the responsible parties such as manufacturers, distributors, and wholesale and retail suppliers.

 

Electrocution: Injuries from electrocution may occur in the following situations:

— In the workplace due to unsafe working conditions, or malfunctioning or defective machinery or tools.

— In the home: as a result of from malfunctioning or defective appliances, power tools, or medical devices, or shoddy installations or repairs.

— On someone else’s property due to exposure to dangerous electricity in unexpected places.

Injuries resulting from electrocution may be fatal.  If not fatal electrical shock may cause injury to the heart and other organs as well as burns, scarring, disfigurement, and mental and emotional trauma.

Injuries from electrocution: Injuries from electrocution may occur in the following situations:

— In the workplace due to unsafe working conditions, or malfunctioning or defective machinery or tools.

— In the home: as a result of from malfunctioning or defective appliances, power tools, or medical devices, or shoddy installations or repairs.

— On someone else’s property due to exposure to dangerous electricity in unexpected places.

Injuries resulting from electrocution may be fatal.  If not fatal electrical shock may cause injury to the heart and other organs as well as burns, scarring, disfigurement, and mental and emotional trauma.

 

 

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed where a negligent or intentional act causes a person’s death.

 

Wrongful death lawsuits may arise from the following situations:

–Medical malpractice

–Car, truck and bus collisions.

–Airplane crashes.

–Nursing home abuse and neglect.

–Premises liability including falls, building collapses, and drownings.

–Explosions

–Electrocutions

–Death resulting from defective and dangerous products.

–Criminal acts.

–Hazardous working conditions.

–School and athletic activities.

 

Compensation for Wrongful Death

In Connecticut a wrongful death lawsuit is brought by a personal representative or executor of the decedent’s estate. Any damages that are recovered by the estate in the lawsuit are distributed according to the terms of the decedent’s will. If the decedent did not have a will, the damages are distributed by the intestacy laws, i.e. laws that control how estates are distributed in the absence of a will.

 

Damages allowable for wrongful death in Connecticut include:

— value of decedent’s lost earning capacity less deductions for necessary living expenses

— compensation for destruction of capacity to carry on and enjoy life’s activities in a way she would have done had she lived, and

— compensation for conscious pain and suffering. C.G.S.A. § 52-555.

— funeral and medical expenses

Unlike other states damages are not awarded to family members for loss of guidance or sentimental loss.

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