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Personal Injury Law Lawyers In New Haven Connecticut

New Haven is the second-largest municipality in Connecticut and the sixth-largest municipality in New England with a core population of about 124,000 people. "New Haven" may also refer to the wider Greater New Haven area, which has nearly 600,000 inhabitants in the immediate area. It is located in New Haven County, on New Haven Harbor, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. One year after its founding in 1638, eight streets were laid out in a grid of four streets by four streets creating what is now commonly known as the "Nine Square Plan", which is recognized by the American Institute of Certified Planners as a National Historic Planning Landmark. The central common block is New Haven Green a 16-acre (6 ha) square, now a National Historic Landmark and the center of Downtown New Haven. New Haven had the first public tree planting program in America, producing a canopy of mature trees (including some large elms) that gave New Haven the nickname "The Elm City". The city is the home of Yale University. Along with Yale, health care (hospitals, biotechnology), professional services (legal, architectural, marketing, engineering), financial services, and retail trade form the base of the economy. Since the mid-1990s, the city's downtown area has seen extensive revitalization.

What is personal injury law?

Personal injury includes injuries to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. If the negligence of another person can be proved, the person who is injured may be entitled to monetary compensation from that person who was negligent. Attorneys often represent clients on a contingency basis, in which the attorneys fee is a percentage of the compensation the plaintiff receives, payable when the case is resolved. Cases involving people who have suffered an injury for which someone else (an individual or business) may be legally liable -- may include injuries caused by car accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, slip and fall incidents, and emotional distress.

Answers to personal injury law issues in Connecticut

If an injury suffered results in the death of a person, then that person's estate may assert a wrongful death claims...

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

A landlord may be liable to the tenant--or others-for injuries caused by dangerous or defective conditions on the...

Catastrophic injuries are those that require significant medical treatment, and which usually have a long-term or...

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on a...

Paying passengers who are injured on a boat or cruise may bring a lawsuit against the boat owner if the owner's...

Burn injuries have recently reached epidemic proportions, with 2.4 million such injuries reported each year with at...

Depending on the details of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and...

There are many different kinds of actions that would be called 'elder abuse' in a court of law. It may be difficult...