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Wilton Personal Injury Attorney

Wilton Personal Injury Attorney

Being seriously injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident can result in long recovery times, missed work, and other consequences that not only have a physical and emotional impact on victims, but a financial impact as well. Slip and fall incidents can also lead to significant injuries where victims are left wondering what their legal options might be. Wilton personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins and his team at The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins assist victims of these types of accidents with their legal claims. We understand legal action might be the furthest thing from your mind while you try to heal from your injuries, and we are dedicated to making sure your rights remain protected and intact. Mr. Hoffkins has over 30 years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to from the parties responsible for your harm. Contact The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins today to find out more about how we can help.

Personal Injury Actions in Wilton

Although Wilton is a quiet residential town, there is still potential for its residents, and visitors, to suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Car crashes along Route 7 or on the Merritt Parkway can lead to serious injuries such as broken bones, brain injury, and sometimes even be fatal. Slip-and-fall accidents can also lead to significant injuries, especially if a victim is elderly. Various parties could be held liable for your injuries in these circumstances. Consulting a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Wilton is advisable as soon as possible following an accident you believe could have been caused by negligence.

Negligence is the basis for all personal injury claims. To show negligence, a victim, or plaintiff must prove the following:

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of reasonable care;

  • That duty was breached;

  • The breach was a proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries; and

  • Damages resulted.

In motor vehicle accident cases, it is usually a driver who breaches their duty to others on the road by unreasonable actions such as texting while driving or speeding. In slip and fall claims, known as premises liability, it is often a business owner, or an employee acting on their behalf, that negligently allows a dangerous condition to exist leading to a customer’s injury. Falls caused by negligence can be due to lack of lighting in parking lots, inadequate security, or spills left in supermarket aisles. In Wilton, business like those at Village Market and Wilton River Park Shopping Center, owe their patrons a duty to keep them reasonably safe. Manufacturers are also liable for injuries caused by dangerous products they allow on the market. A seasoned Wilton personal injury attorney can help you assess who is responsible for your injuries.

In order to prove negligence, certain evidence must be presented. In car accident suits, this often involves obtaining an accident report from the police. The Wilton Police Department’s Records Division issues such reports. They are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm, and can be reached at (203) 834-6257. If a victim is unable to obtain a report during those hours, other arrangements can be made to leave a copy, and most accident reports are available to buy online. Personal injury claims arising out of Wilton accidents are heard in Stamford at the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk. Plaintiffs who prevail in personal injury lawsuits may be awarded damages including past and future medical expenses, lost income, and loss of earning capacity. They may also be compensated for any pain and suffering they sustained as a result of their injuries.

Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Wilton

When you’re injured in an accident, you need a legal advocate you can trust. Wilton personal injury lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins has provided clients with over three decades of compassionate legal representation in all types of claims. If you have questions about your legal options following an injury in a car or truck accident, or slip-and-fall, contact The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins or online to speak with an attorney today.