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Stamford Personal Injury Attorney

Stamford is a populous city of over 121,000 residents, which is increased by an influx of 21,000 employees who commute into the city for work. With so many residents, and workers, there is an increased likelihood that an individual can suffer a personal injury, either in a motor vehicle accident or slip-and-fall incident. When an injury is caused by another party’s negligence, victims have legal recourse to receive the financial assistance they need to recover. Stamford personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins assists these victims in determining who is responsible for their harm, as well as pursuing proper legal action. At The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins, we are committed to making sure our clients understand their rights and are kept informed of the legal process at every step. We understand that legal action might not be the first thing on your mind while you try and deal with painful injuries. However, it can be an important aspect in making sure you have the compensation you are entitled to in order to cover the costs of your treatment. If you’ve been injured in a collision or due to a slip-and-fall accident, contact our office today to learn more about how we can help.

Personal Injury Actions in Stamford

Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents can lead to serious, sometimes life-altering, injury. Those who suffer a fall can also sustain injuries such as broken bones, internal injuries, and head trauma. When these injuries occur, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately. It is also advisable to then consult a seasoned personal injury attorney in Stamford who can help you explore any legal options. Motor vehicle collisions can happen on any road in Stamford, but the particularly dangerous ones are the ones that see more traffic, such as Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Congestion on these roads is especially troublesome during commuting hours, as employees may travel to-or-from New York City or surrounding areas to work at one of the many corporations with offices in Stamford - such as UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland, Synchrony, and Pitney Bowes.

If you’ve been injured in an accident involving negligence, you could be entitled to damages in a personal injury claim. To prove negligence, victims, known as plaintiffs, must show that the defendant breached a duty of reasonable care, and this breach was a proximate cause of their injury. It also must be shown that damages resulted. In car accidents, it is likely that another driver breached their duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under the same, or similar circumstances. Texting while driving, tailgating, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are all negligent actions. If you’ve fallen at a store or in a parking lot, a property owner could also be held liable for failing to warn or fix a dangerous condition. A knowledgeable Stamford personal injury lawyer can assist you in gathering proper evidence to prove negligence in court.

One important piece of evidence in these cases can be any incident or accident report that was prepared by another party after an accident. In Stamford, the Stamford Police Department’s Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Squad (CARS) investigates all serious injury collisions, as well as crashes that result in fatalities. This squad makes determinations about the sequence of events that lead to an accident, as well as the underlying causes and responsibilities. Reports prepared by CARS can be requested from the Records Division by email at, as well as in person. They can also be purchased online at Personal injury cases in Stamford, and may surrounding areas, are heard at the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk. Once a defendant is found negligent, a plaintiff can be awarded damages in the form of past and future medical costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

Personal Injury Attorney Helping Stamford Victims

If you’ve been injured in a truck, car, or motorcycle accident, or fallen on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Stamford personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins offers comprehensive and compassionate representation in all types of injury claims. Mr. Hoffkins has spent over 30 years representing clients throughout Connecticut in personal injury lawsuits. He and his team at The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins work tirelessly to make sure victims have the financial help they need following a serious accident. If you have questions about your legal rights after sustaining an injury in any type of accident you believe involved negligence, contact our office today or online to speak with an attorney.