Strong Representation In An Array Of Legal Areas
Our areas of expertise related to liability claims include:
Errors and Omissions
Fall Down Accidents
Federal Tort Claims Act Cases
Federal employees are generally not personally liable for injuries they cause while engaged in the course of their work. Instead, if you have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of a federal employee, your sole avenue for recovery is bringing a claim under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA essentially removes the federal government’s immunity from suit which in turn permits the injured party to file a lawsuit against the government for damages. FTCA cases differ significantly from other personal injury cases in that the case is tried before a federal judge rather than a jury. In addition, the injured party must exhaust all administrative remedies prior to bringing suit, meaning that they must file an administrative claim with the applicable government agency before being permitted to file a claim in court.
Alcohol consumption is a regular part of life for many Connecticut residents. Unfortunately, alcohol is also the primary cause of dozens of accidents and injuries each year. The Connecticut laws surrounding liquor liability are extremely complex. Under the Connecticut Dram Shop Act, you may be able to recover from the individual, bar, or liquor store if they furnished the alcohol to an already intoxicated person who then caused serious injury or death while intoxicated. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver or in another alcohol related incident, it is important that you consult an attorney as soon as possible because the deadlines for notice and bringing claims are short.
Sometimes a municipality may be partially or solely responsible for your injuries. This is often the case when accidents occur on school grounds or other municipal property. Claims against governmental entities can be particularly difficult to bring due to governmental immunity. If you or someone you love has been injured on municipal property or due to the negligence of a municipal employee, Cooper Sevillano can help.
Home and business owners owe an obligation to the community to keep their premises safe. When they fail to do so and an injury occurs, the property owner can and should be held responsible. When you visit a business or another’s home, slip and fall accidents may occur due to ice, snow, liquid spills, or uneven surfaces. Property owners also must provide adequate security on their property. Additionally, you may have an actionable claim against a property owner if you are raped or assaulted on a property with inadequate security, such as poor lighting or security technology.
Professional Malpractice and Negligence
When you hire a professional, you trust that they will execute their work competently. Whenever someone presents themselves as an expert, the professional may be held responsible if she does not meet the minimum standards of the field. When a doctor, lawyer, accountant, architect or other professional fails to meet these standards, their patients or clients suffer the negative consequences. If the mistake of a professional has caused you financial or even physical harm, you may have a claim for monetary damages against the professional or their employer.
Whether in front of a home or a business or other entity, property owners are obligated to maintain their sidewalks. This is especially true in New England, where snow and ice are the winter norm. Such falls may result in serious injuries such as broken bones, dislocated joints, traumatic brain injuries, and even spinal cord injuries. When involved in a fall, you may be left unable to work or in need of hospital care and rehabilitation. If you or someone you love was injured due to a damaged or ill-maintained sidewalk, the property owner can and should be held responsible.
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Accountability matters. For a free consultation on a liability issue, contact our firm in Bridgeport at 203-409-5103.