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Can a Jury Award Economic but Not Noneconomic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

There are generally two kinds of compensation that a personal injury victim can seek in Connecticut: economic damages, which refer to a person’s quantifiable out-of-pocket costs, such as medical bills and lost wages, and noneconomic damages, which cover “nonpecuniary losses,” such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Under Connecticut law, a jury has the […]

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim Against the Person Who Murdered My Loved One?

Losing a loved one because of someone else’s criminal act is one of the most emotionally devastating things that can happen to a family. While the criminal justice system can punish the responsible person, that does not compensate you or your family for your loss. This is why Connecticut law permits a separate, civil cause […]

Is Being Thrown Off a Motorcycle the Same as “Getting Off” It?

Motorcycle accidents are far more likely to result in operator death than car accidents are, and that’s simply because a motorcyclist is exposed to the elements without any structural protection. It is common for motorcycle accident victims to be thrown from their bikes and receive their most serious – and potentially deadly – injuries several […]

Is a Car Owner Liable for Injuries Caused by Someone Who Steals His or Her Car?

A car accident may be more than one person’s fault. Connecticut law recognizes this fact and allows a jury to apportion blame among multiple negligent defendants. But what happens when a defendant’s negligence precedes a third party’s criminal act? Does the intervening crime absolve the negligent defendant of responsibility for the accident victim’s injuries? Stamford-Norwalk […]