CONNECTICUT AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT LAWYERS & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
Connecticut civil personal injury attorney Peter Rotatori III has built this website to provide current and future clients with an understanding of The Rotatori Law Firm's philosophy, history, experience, practice areas, and knowledge of Connecticut personal injury law. The law firm is a skilled, responsive, and experienced law firm founded over 50 years ago. Attorney Peter Rotatori, III concentrates his practice in the following areas of personal injury law: automobile accident law, uninsured/underinsured motorist car accident law, automobile insurance coverage , "drunk driving" DUI exemplary damage law, motorcycle injury liability, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, child burn injury liability, arbitration, trucking accident litigation, animal bodily injury tort law and workers' compensation.The Rotatori Law Firm regularly represents clients residing in the Connecticut counties of Hartford, New Haven, Litchfield and Fairfield. We represent many clients who reside outside Connecticut but are injured in our state. The firm often represents clients who reside in New York City but are injured in the State of Connecticut.
We have included a website "blog" to highlight specific legal topics that come up in our personal injury practice. We hope that our blogs are informative. Many of our blogs center on practice pointers while some discuss new Connecticut personal injury legal precedent and changes in statutory law. Some blogs discuss our recent case resolutions. Some blogs address factual and legal nuances that arise in cases that we have handled for our clients. Some blogs are just a creative way for us to vent about having a Connecticut tort practice. The Rotatori Law Firm has maintained law firm presence in New Haven County Connecticut for over five decades having been originally founded in Waterbury, Connecticut. As advocates for the injured, we are proud to practice in one of the fairest and open minded tort law states in the United States.
The Rotatori Law Firm has handled many serious and complex legal proceedings, settlements, trials, hearings and arbitrations. We have done this over many decades employing are standards of excellence while building strong business relationships with our multi generational clients. For over five decades, our lawyers have personally represented people who have been both injured and who have needed our help to recover damages from negligent parties. The Rotatori Law Firm goal has always been to help our clients restore the financial and personal effects of personal injury caused by the negligence and recklessness of others.
Our law firm has represented many clients who reside outside of the State of Connecticut negligently injured while in our state. Clients as far away as Florida, California, Illinois and Wyoming or as nearby as New York City have engaged our legal services. Our clients have run the gamete including other lawyers, chief operating officers, nationally known artists, business executives, small business owners, bankers, professional sportsmen, teachers, engineers, bankers, physicians, health care workers, self employed tradesmen, factory workers, truckers, contractors, the elderly, housewives, children and the physically challenged.
ASSISTING OTHER LAWYERS AND OUT OF STATE COUNSEL
We have assisted preeminent out of state law firms in matters involving personal injury law,civil procedure and automobile accident law. The Rotatori Law Firm has used its legal knowledge to assist local attorneys and their clients in resolving Connecticut personal injury arbitration cases.
TRIAL WORK AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
The Rotatori Law Firm has tried to verdict, breast mammography radiology medical malpractice. We have skillfully resolved complex dental malpractice bridge extraction litigation where our client suffered serious permanent and painful trigeminal neuralgia. Our case load also includes both nursing home ordinary negligence and nursing home malpractice.
Attorney Peter Rotatori, III has successfully prosecuted to verdict the low speed "car accident" case with skilled biomechanical expert testimony in the Waterbury, Connecticut Superior Court.
Attorney Peter Rotatori III has also successfully arbitrated the life changing catastrophic automobile injury case while Peter Rotatori Jr. has settled complex wrongful death cases.
LONGEVITY: THE HALL MARK OF EXCELLENCE
For well over 50 years,The Rotatori Law Firm from its founder Peter Rotatori, Jr. to its present owner, Peter Rotatori, III,has handled an overwhelming number of negligence cases to an amicable resolution.
THE AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT STAPLE CASE
Handling the "car" accident collision case has always been The Rotatori Law Firm's staple legal service. We have handled and resolved many challenging Connecticut automobile accident cases acting as advocates, litigators and trial lawyers.
THE PREMISES LIABILITY SLIP AND FALL
The Rotatori Law Firm has also taken on difficult "slip and fall" premises liability and product liability cases against large volume retail and/ or grocery chains such as Big Y, KMart, Walmart, Homegoods and Home Depot. On many occasions we have creatively proven liability while recovering money damages for our clients.
CHILD PERSONAL INJURY
Child personal injury law is a rewarding practice area of The Rotatori Law Firm. We have handled lead paint litigation recovering monetary damages for young children who were injured from the negligent conduct of unscrupulous landlords who failed to remove peeling and cracking openly visible lead paint from their rental properties.
On many occasions, we have helped children recover damages in school bus accidents for both traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic injuries. Our law firm has also settled "back yard" trampoline "accident" premises liability personal injury claims against homeowners where children have been injured by the negligence and carelessness of neighbors. We have also handled child burn litigation were children have been burned in a fire causally related to the negligence of a landlord.
The Rotatori Law Firm often engages a certified pediatric chiropractic expert to prove the causation of neck, spineand head trauma to children in automobile accidents. Often, an insurance carrier will deny the obvious effects of neck, back and head injury to children who suffer trauma in a low speed motor vehicle collision by way of a forceful collision that interacts with both a child's car seat and its restraint.
Many parents have employed our law firm to be an advocate for their children's legal rights. In litigation we have found young plaintiffs to be very truthful and factually detailed about the facts surrounding their accidents and the effects of their injuries. They are often deposed in litigation and our experience has been that they have superior recall of facts when they testify by way of deposition, arbitration or trial.
DOG BITE ATTACKS AND DISFIGUREMENT
Our office has often represented children and adults who have suffered personal injuries by way of dog bites caused by German Shepards, Pit Bulls, Bullmastiffs and Rottweilers. Dog bites can result in traumatic personal injuries for either an adult or a child. Often, many of our clients suffer disfigurement from dog attacks and require plastic surgery. Sometimes dog bites lead to serious infections that require extended hospitilization.
Frequently, we will have a plastic surgeon delineate a client's future surgical requirements so that we may adequately evaluate our client's future economic and noneconomic damages for either settlement or trial. For children this is extremely important. More often than not, a settlement offer with a dollar value included for future surgical revision is a material issue of fact justifying probate court approval of a minor's tort settlement. Our law firm will often find medical experts in plastic surgery outside the State of Connecticut by seeking out top notch plastic surgeons in New York City who often have very detailed medical specialties.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND COMPLEX MEDICAL ISSUES
For many years The Rotatori Law Firm has successfully prosecuted complex low back workers' compensation claims where powerful insurance carriers would not pay the cost of our client's multi level low back surgeries. Often workers' compensation insurance carriers will attempt to attribute a claimants need for low back or neck surgery to a preexisting medical condition. Frequently, we are called upon to prove that a work injury substantially aggravated a clients underlying spinal condition making the spinal surgery work related.
We have frequently handled both upper and lower extremity Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy cases before the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission. These cases are often legally and medically complex and challenging. They will frequently require overlapping medical experts in the fields of orthopedics, neurology and pain management.
THIRD PARTY CLAIMS
Often, a work related accidental injury may also result in an additional civil third party action by way of a motor vehicle case, medical malpractice action or product liability claim. The firm has handled many third party civil actions that initially started out as a workers' compensation claim and then resulted in the filing of a third party civil action litigated in the superior court.
The law firm's lawyers are proud longstanding members of both the Connecticut Bar Association and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
MEDICINE AND THE LAW
For decades our office has fostered strong working relationships with outstanding physicians in both the medical and chiropractic community to champion our client's cause in medically and legally complex cases. At the same time, we have made our medical and health care experts feel empowered, knowledgeable and at ease in the claim, litigation and trial process. Physicians in various fields of specialty frequently seek our assistance on the behalf of their patients to help their patients recover damages and benefits due under the law.
EXPERTS FOR LITIGATION
The Rotatori Law Firm has hired many state and nationally known experts in important fields such as gymnastics, civil engineering, wood structure failure, packaging product liability safety, department store product lay out safety, equine behavioral studies, arboriculture, motor vehicle accident reconstruction, dram shop liability, motor vehicle wheel failure, radiology, dental care, nursing home care, plastic surgery, orthopedics and neurosurgery.
LONGEVITY WITH INTEGRITY
Our reputation has been built on a case by case basis. It has been built over a long period of time with a body of work that demonstrates results tempered with integrity. In our field of Connecticut personal injury law we have years of experience coupled with a longstanding respect for the practice of law and our many clients.
Peter Rotatori, III concentrates his practice in the area of civil personal injury law and workers' compensation by choice. He has over 24 years of "hands on" experience. Over the span of his practice he has skillfully handled in excess of 1,900 personal injury cases. Mr. Rotatori has successfully negotiated and resolved cases with many insurance carriers. Over many years he has both litigated and tried to verdict cases in the Connecticut Superior Court with a number of seasoned, experienced and reputable defense lawyers. He is a lawyer with over two decades of experience. From the inception of a new case, Mr. Rotatori personally handles all of his cases from start to finish. This includes all fact gathering, legal research, the filing of suit, deposition taking, trial and post trial motions. Where applicable, this would also include the presentation of a case for binding arbitration.
Peter Rotatori Jr., the original founder and present advisor and contracting attorney for the firm, has broad in depth experience with over four decades devoted to civil personal injury law, workers' compensation and criminal law. He has amicably served both at both the state and municipal government levels. He has practiced law for many years employing an "old school" philosophy of preparation than performance. In addition to defending clients in criminal automobile death cases, Mr. Rotatori has handled multiple serious intra-family car accident cases that have resulted in wrongful death recoveries for decedent's estates. He provides the office with a wealth of knowledge and experience on the aforementioned topics of law.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Rotatori Law Firm is a strong believer in the principles of private alternative dispute resolution andprivate binding arbitration. Private binding arbitration can be accomplished by way of bracketed high/low arbitration or baseball style arbitration. Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR as it is often called, can also be accomplished through mediation. Insurance casualty carriers will often offer mediation to claimants by way of insurance carrier settlement day. Arbitration is generally more formal than mediation and can be binding or non binding. The primary purpose of arbitration is to resolve a controversy less formally than a trial while promoting justice and fundamental fairness for all the parties. Arbitration preserves judicial resources and can be a highly effective tool in resolving a client's legal issue, problem or case.
Many clients often ask us whether their cases can be adjudicated by way of binding arbitration rather than by way of civil jury trial. The answer to that question lies in the willingness of all parties to agree to proceed to binding arbitration and waive their constitutional right to trial by jury. Binding arbitration is a creature of contract. Once it is properly invoked, it is a cost effective, intelligent and time efficient method of conflict resolution.
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The Rotatori Law Firm is here for you when you need us. We are presently handling a number of interesting and challenging cases on behalf of our clients. We were here 48 years ago, we are here now and we will be here in the future to meet all of your legal needs. Our firm is pleased to have you browse our web site. We look forward to talking with you and potentially representing you in your legal matter.
Please contact us at (203) 264-3313 if you want dedicated, experienced, seasoned counsel to handle your complex legal matter. Our goal is to maximize your recovery by way of award, settlement or judgment. All of our civil personal injury and workers' compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis so there is no attorney fee paid until we succeed.
The Rotatori Law Firm practices Connecticut automobile accident law, workers' compensation and personal injury law in the majority of the Nutmeg State's counties, cities and towns which include:
Fairfield County: Berkshire, Bethel, Branchville, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Byram, Cos Cob, Cranbury, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Georgetown, Glenville, Greenfield Hill, Greenwich, Hawleyville, Huntington, Long Hill, Lyons Plain, Mill Plain, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Nichols,Noroton, Norwalk, Redding, Redding Ridge, Ridgefield, Riverside, Round Hill, Sandy Hook, Saugatuck, Shelton, Sherman, Southport, Stafford, Stamford, Stepney, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.
Litchfield County: Bakersville, Bantam, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, East Canaan, East Morris, Falls Village, Gaylordsville, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Milton, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Woodbury, Northfield, Northville, Oakville, Plymouth, Roxbury, Sharon, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Watertown, Willington, Winchester, Winsted, and Woodbury.
Hartford County: Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Harland, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, South Windsor, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Winsor Locks.
Middlesex County: Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Fenwick, Haddam, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middlesex, Middletown, Moodus, Old Saybrook, Portland, Rockfall, Saybrook Point, Westbrook, Westfield, and Winthrop.
New Haven County: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Wolcott, and Woodbridge.