At Polito & Harrington, the health and well-being of our clients, employees and the community remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus and following the guidance of local, state and federal authorities. We will be conducting all non- essential meetings via video or teleconference and remain available to service our clients’ legal needs. Essential meetings in the office will be conducted in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.Although the closure of courts and other cancellations are likely to occur, we remain fully committed to continuing to provide our clients with the same level of service and attention to their legal needs that they have come to expect from Polito & Harrington. We are also open and accepting new cases and referrals. We continue to remain available by email ( and via our office phone number (860-447-3300) should you or anyone you know needs to reach us.

Wishing everyone good health,
~ The lawyers and staff of Polito & Harrington

Essex, Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys

Essex, Connecticut is a town of nearly 6,700 residents that is made up of the villages of Essex Village, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton. Essex is a popular destination among boating and sailing enthusiasts and only a few miles from Long Island Sound. In addition, the town is known for its culinary attractions and has various historical sites that draw a significant number of visitors.

While life in a small New England town like Essex may sound idyllic, accidents happen there just like they happen everywhere else. Fortunately for people who are hurt in accidents in the area, the experienced personal injury attorneys of Polito & Harrington are available to help and are qualified to handle any type of accidental injury case, including the following:

If you are uncertain about whether you have a legal claim, you should call our office today. We offer free consultations, so you can meet with an attorney and have your case thoroughly reviewed at no risk. If you choose to retain our services, you will not have to pay anything in legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf.

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Essex, Connecticut

Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of injury in the United States, and Connecticut is no exception to this rule. The forces involved in motor vehicle accidents can leave victims with extremely serious injuries, including the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Leg, knee and foot injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Contusions
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash

Essex, Connecticut Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

Nursing home residents are often extremely vulnerable and unable to adequately protect themselves from abuse or neglect. Many people with significant medical needs in the Essex area reside in nearby facilities such as Essex Village at South Cove and Meadowbrook, often receiving excellent and compassionate care. Unfortunately, there are also instances of abuse and neglect that can result in serious injuries, including those related to falls, malnutrition, emotional injuries, infections, and inadequate medical care. When this occurs, victims are often able to recover compensation for their losses by filing a personal injury claim. For this reason, people who are hurt in nursing homes should always have their case reviewed by an experienced Essex nursing home injury attorney.

How can an Attorney Help?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering just how exactly an attorney will be able to help you recover. This is probably especially true if you have already been contacted by an insurance company offering you money to help pay for your medical expenses and lost income. There are many reasons that it is a good idea for you to call an attorney accident, several of which are discussed in detail below:

  • A lawyer will let you know whether you have a claim – If you have been hurt, you may not even be sure whether you have a legal claim to pursue. Since consultations are free, you should always have your case reviewed by a lawyer, even if you think the accident may have been your fault.
  • An attorney will negotiate with the insurance company – Most personal injury cases are resolved by negotiating a settlement with the insurance company. Your lawyer will determine what your case may be worth and aggressively negotiate a settlement on your behalf, ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve.

Call an Essex Personal Injury Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been hurt in an accident in or around Essex, you should call Polito & Harrington as soon as you can. Our office is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Essex via I-95. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 806-447-3300 or send us an email through our online contact form.


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