Personal Injury Attorney for Bridgeport, CT
Representing the seriously injured in Connecticut and New York
In Attorney Patrick J. Filan’s nearly 35 years of courtroom experience he has tried over 100 jury trials and has recovered over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Injured persons, insurance companies, and other attorneys have called on his legal expertise in handling complex and routine personal injury cases in Connecticut and New York.
Mr. Filan serves victims of personal injury, including car accidents, in Bridgeport, Stamford Norwalk, and surrounding areas in Connecticut and New York.
Below is a summary of the personal injury cases we handle.
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.
Injuries sustained from falls on another’s property can cause serious impact on long-term livelihood and health. Contact our law office for a free consultation on your situation.
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 amputation injury cases including:
- Above the knee amputations
- Below the knee amputations
- 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
- The emotional toll of amputation.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation on your specific amputation injury situation.
Burn injuries may arise in a variety of circumstances including:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Home or building fires
- Chemical burns
- 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.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation on your specific burn injury situation.
Explosion injuries 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.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation on your specific explosion injury situation.
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.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation on your specific electrocution injury situation.
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
- 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 he or she would have done had he or she lived.
- Compensation for conscious pain and suffering. C.G.S.A. § 52-555.
- Funeral and medical expenses.
Unlike other states Connecticut does not award damages to family members for loss of guidance or sentimental loss.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation on your specific wrongful death situation.
Help in understanding your potential personal injury compensation
Serious injuries require the counsel of an experienced attorney. Let us put our experience to work for you. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you will pay no fees unless we obtain a financial recovery for you. Contact us today for a free consultation on your situation.