Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys

Blog Posts in 2012

  • Connecticut Premises Liability: The Element of Control

    For a Connecticut defendant to be liable in a premises liability "fall down case", the defendant must first be in control of the area where the defect exists. A recent case which discussed this very rudimentary premises liabilty rule was Mercado v Hawkins, 54 CLR 419. In Hawkins, a condominium unit owner leased out a condo unit to a tenant. The plaintiff's personal injuries occurred in a common ...
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  • Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney Hold Harmless & Indemnification Release Language

    So you have been diligently prosecuting your client's personal injury case for many years. After doing your due diligence as a practicing personal injury attorney , you have worked out a six figure settlement with the defendant's counsel after many depositions, pre-trials, status conferences, a trial management conference or maybe the start of trial. In fact, you probably have reported the case as ...
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  • Waterbury Workers' Compensation Knee Stipulation Award

    The Rotatori Law Firm recently settled a medically complex right knee work related personal injury fall case on behalf of our client, a Connecticut bank branch manager. The case was filed in the Waterbury workers' compensation office. The claimant, an active and physically fit Old Saybrook resident, tripped on an eisle tripod at work while on the job in Madison, Connecticut. Our client sustained a ...
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  • Stamford Car Accident Lawyer Injury Settlement Blog

    The Rotatori Law Firm in September of 2012 successfully settled an automobile collision case for a car accident that happened near the intersection of White Street and Balmforth Avenue in Danbury, Connecticut. The injured plaintiff was a pleasant, hard working women employed as a factory worker in Brewster, New York. She spoke broken English. The defendant operator resided in Danbury, Connecticut. ...
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  • Cape Cod Car Accident Settlement

    Attorney Peter Rotatori, III in Southbury, Connecticut working with The Law Offices of John Manoog of Hyannis, Massachusettes recently settled a rear end collision car accident case for $175,000.00. The plaintiff was a Naugatuck, Connecticut housewife. She was rear ended in downtown Hyannis, Massachusettes while on vacation on the Fourth of July at the Cape. The defendant was an Easton, ...
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  • Connecticut Workers' Comp $710,000.00 RSD Master Arm Award

    I was standing in line in the bank the other day. I heard a teller ridicule another co-worker for filing a Connecticut workers' compensation claim for falling on bank property. I heard the usual negative comments: this was an accident, how dare he file a claim, he's lucky he has a job and his injury isn't that serious. I immediately thought about the old proverb that "ignorance is bliss". I then ...
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  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Examinations Under Oath

    Have you ever read your automobile policy? If you have, you will find that your automobile carrier, just like your homeowner's carrier or general liability carrier has reserved its right to take what is called "an examination under oath". Your next question should be what does that mean? It basically means that your insurance carrier has the right to ask you questions about the facts and ...
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  • Connecticut Pit Bull Dog Bite Settlement

    It happends all too often. A defendant is negligent, gets a letter from the injured plaintiff's attorney or law suit papers and fails to notify his insurance liability carrier. The net result is a compounded civil legal problem. This happpened in a recent dog bite case that we settled. We settled the case for a substantial sum of money after filing a civil lawsuit against the dog owner and keeper ...
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  • Dental Malpractice Case Settlement

    The Rotatori Law Firm settled in the summer of 2012 a dental malpractice case on behalf of a plaintiff injured by a dental drill used by a general dentist. The general dentist was attempting to excavate the plaintiff's molar at or about the time of the clients injury. The Rotatori Law Firm law firm hired an experienced and well educated general dental expert engaged in private practice in Hartford ...
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  • Workers' Compensation for Regional Pain Syndrome

    A question that many clients ask The Rotatori Law Firm in a Connecticut workers' compensation case is whether after receiving specific indemnity benefits by way of an approved voluntary specific agreement, can they be entitled to subsequent temporary total disability benefits?The answer is yes. Indemnity benefits are not subject to a strict progression of either temporary total disability ...
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  • Connecticut Workers' Compensation Third Party Employer Liens

    When an injured worker in a Connecticut work related accident asserts a civil third party claim against a wrongdoer / tortfeasor, the employer through its insurance carrier has a right to be paid back for the indemnity and medical compensation benefits paid under Connecticut General Statute 31-293. A battle between the employer and the employee that has arisen for many years has been whether the ...
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  • Horse Owner and Keeper Personal Injury Liability

    At common law, an owner, keeper or harborer of a domestic animal owed a duty of reasonable care to others. The duty arose once the individual exercising control over the animal knew of the animals vicious propensity. In Connecticut, before liability would attach from an injurious action of a domestic animal, the owner or keeper would have to have specific notice of at least one other incident of ...
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  • Connecticut Auto Accident Liability Insurance Exhaustion Coverage

    So you were rear ended in Connecticut in an automobile accident sustaining some serious personal injuries. It may have been on a local road, back road or a state highway. The defendant that hit you was operating his friends car. The owner of the car was only carrying a $20,000/$40,000 minimum Connecticut automobile liability policy. You. however, were smart enough to buy some significant ...
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  • Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator Negligence

    So you were travelling down one of the many Connecticut state highways or roadways. It may have been a local road or an interstate such as I 84, I 91 or I 95. A Connecticut DOT truck operator decides to abruptly change lanes and side swipes your automobile while clearing highway snow. Better yet, maybe you were rear ended by a Connecticut State Police Trooper at a traffic light. Finally, maybe as ...
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  • Connecticut Workers' Compensation - Total Disability Benefits

    In a Connecticut workers' compensation work related accident, there are workers who potentially can have their earning capacity completely destroyed causally related to their work related claim. Where an employee's capacity to earn a living in his customary occupation or any occupation which he or she could reasonably pursue is destroyed, the employee or "claimant" may have a winnable temporary ...
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