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Greenwich Personal Injury Attorney

Injuries caused by another party’s negligent actions, such as those that result from a car, motorcycle, or truck accident can give rise to legal liability in personal injury claims. Negligent property owners are also accountable to those who are injured by dangerous conditions on their premises. Greenwich personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins helps victims of these accidents pursue proper legal action against those at-fault for their harm. Serious injuries come with serious costs, and victims are entitled to financial compensation from those responsible. For over 30 years Mr. Hoffkins and his team at the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins have represented clients in Greenwich and the surrounding areas in personal injury claims arising out of motor vehicle collisions as well as slip-and-fall accidents. We are dedicated to making sure your legal rights are zealously advocated for the entirety of the legal process. If you’ve been injured and would like to learn more about your legal options, call our office at (203) 612-7015 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.

Personal Injury Claims Arising Out of Greenwich Accidents

With a population of over 62,000, residents of the Town of Greenwich may find themselves involved in a motor vehicle accident involving injury, most of which are caused by negligence. If you’re unsure if your accident involved a negligent driver, a knowledgeable Greenwich personal injury attorney can help you make that determination. In recent statements, the head of the traffic section of the Greenwich Police Department described all intersections in Greenwich as problematic, as a matter of design, and he cited volume as the biggest issue. The Connecticut Department of Transportation reported that rear-end collisions resulting from drivers following too closely make up almost a third of all accidents. These crashes are almost always caused by negligence, as distracted drivers tend to hit cars in front of them when on their phones or otherwise occupied. High volume intersections and roads in the area that have been marked as particularly dangerous include Route 1, Sound Beach Avenue, North Street, and Glenville Road. Slip or trip and fall accidents can also lead to significant injuries. Falls can occur due to hazardous conditions in parking lots, stairwells, grocery stores or elsewhere. If a customer falls while in a store, such as one of the shops along Greenwich Ave, the property owner or occupier may be held liable.

Greenwich Personal Injury Claims

Injuries such as broken bones, head or brain trauma, and spinal damage can all require extensive recovery time. Life-altering injuries like paralysis could also necessitate that around the clock care is necessary for a victim or that the victim unable to return to work. An experienced lawyer in Greenwich can help you pursue a personal injury claim. These lawsuits allow victims to recover compensation from those liable for their harm. The Superior Court in the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk, located in Stamford hears personal injury actions arising out of a Greenwich accident.

To be successful in a personal injury suit, a victim must prove that a defendant acted negligently. Negligence is present when the defendant breaches a duty of reasonable care owed to the victim, that causes the victim’s injuries and results in damages. For motor vehicle collisions, a driver who does not act as a reasonable and prudent person would behind the wheel can be found negligent. In slip-and-fall claims, a property owner who fails to keep their premises free from unreasonable dangers can be held liable. Evidence such as medical records, witness testimony, accident reconstruction, and police incident reports are important to establish negligence in these cases. Reports from accidents in Greenwich can be obtained from the Greenwich Police Department’s General Services Division. Processing time for these reports is usually five business days from the date of an accident.

Greenwich Personal Injury Attorney

In successful personal injury claims, victims may be awarded damages for property loss, past and future medical expenses, loss of income or earning capacity, and pain and suffering compensation. Greenwich personal injury lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins is committed to making sure you receive the full financial assistance you need. From investigation into the circumstances leading to your injuries, through negotiations and settlement discussions, until the conclusion of any litigation necessary, the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins is with our clients every step of the way. If you have questions about your legal rights following a car, truck, or motorcycle accident or after a fall, contact our office today to find out how we can help.