Personal Injury

Bodner Shapiro Law Group handles cases involving personal injuries suffered as a result of motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, falls (on business or landlord properties), animal bites and others.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyer Hartford, CTUnfortunately, automobile accidents happen every day. The majority of personal injury claims in the U.S. are a result of an accident involving a car, truck or other motor vehicle. Many of these accidents result in minor vehicle damage in the form of a "fender bender," and can generally be handled alone through direct contact with an insurance company. However, for car accidents that involve a physical injury, fatality or other significant damage, you may need the legal representation of an attorney.

If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered physical injury as a result, our firm can help you recover your losses and reduce the heavy amount of paperwork and hassle often associated with car accident insurance claims.

Contact us early to avoid any costly mistakes, as there are certain deadlines for filing personal injury claims. Because you may need to pay for medical bills and/or cover lost wages, the sooner you contact us, the better.

We have represented numerous clients who were injured in car accidents due to someone else's negligence. Our firm will deal with all aspects of your case including your medical treatment and bills, property damage and obtaining fair compensation in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

If you slipped or tripped and fell on someone else's property, the owner or possessor of the property may be held legally responsible. Slip-and-fall injuries may occur on commercial property (i.e., store, restaurant or other business); residential property (someone's home) or government property (i.e., property owned by local, state or federal government entity).

Dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, inadequate hand railings, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs or a wet floor can cause someone to slip and injure him/herself inside a building. Other accidents can occur when people trip and fall on stairs or escalators. Yet another case might arise when someone falls because of rain, ice, snow or a hidden hazard, such as a pothole in the ground.

If you have been injured due to a fall on someone else's property and are considering a legal claim against those you consider at fault, please call us for a free initial consultation.

Animal Bites

Every year, thousands of Americans are bitten by animals, usually dogs. In many cases, a person bitten by an animal has a legal right to recover damages from the animal's owner or another responsible party.

Animal owners are not the only people who can be held responsible for animal bites. Animal keepers, parents of minors, property owners and apartment landlords may be held liable for an animal bite.

In some instances, you also may be entitled to punitive damages, which are awarded to punish someone for his or her behavior. To justify an award of punitive damages, the wrongdoer's conduct must go beyond simple negligence to include reckless conduct or intentional harm.

If an animal has bitten you or a loved one, you should first seek medical attention immediately. If not treated, a dog bite can cause serious injury, infection and, in some cases, death. Once you have been medically evaluated, call us for a case evaluation. You may have grounds for a legal claim and be entitled to recover damages for the injuries you sustained.

If you have questions regarding any type of a personal injury case, please contact Bodner Shapiro Law Group for a free initial consultation. Because of time limits on personal injury lawsuits, you should contact us as soon as possible. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be entitled to recover for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and property damage. Please note that we handle our personal injury cases on a contingency, or "no win-no pay" basis. This means that we collect our fee (generally a standard fee of one-third of the gross recovery amount) only if we win your case.

We provide our clients with compassionate representation and aggressive pursuit of the compensation they deserve. We have the necessary experience and offer quality personal injury legal representation. Let us help you!

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