damages: Connecticut has no limit for personal injury damages

Connecticut has no limit for Personal Injury damages.

When someone has been injured because of another party’s negligence, or intentional, reckless, or malicious conduct, Personal Injury litigation is necessary to pursue and obtain compensatory damages.

There are two types of damages, economic and non-economic, commonly awarded in injury cases for physical and/or emotional pain and suffering, economic hardship, disability, death, loss of the ability to work, medical bills, and more.

Connecticut has no limits on the amount of damage awards, including in Medical Malpractice cases. (Eleven other states have caps, and 26 states limit damage awards in Medical Malpractice cases.)

This means that the Personal Injury team at Rome Clifford Katz & Koerner LLP fights to secure the highest possible level of compensation for our clients, whether through a settlement or taking a case to trial.

Our attorneys have decades of experience in achieving favorable outcomes in injury claims stemming from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall incidents, product liability issues, unsafe properties, construction accidents, injuries at work, dog bites, and other types of injuries.

Partner Alan Rome

Partner Alan Rome, for example, obtained a $770,357 jury verdict for a client in a lawsuit against the Town of West Hartford for failing to maintain its sidewalks in safe condition – and secured a $3.125 million settlement in a negligent supervision case for a boy permanently injured while riding a bike that was hit by a truck.

Personal Injury attorney Christopher Sica, Rome, Clifford, Katz & Koerner, LLP

Partner Chris Sica

Earlier this year, Partner Chris Sica obtained a $300,000 full policy limit exhaustion for an uninsured motorist claim.

Connecticut also allows punitive damages in Personal Injury cases “when the evidence shows a reckless indifference to the rights of others or an intentional or wanton violation of those rights,” an Office of Legislative Research report explains.

That said, punitive damages are limited to attorneys’ fees and the cost of the litigation. As a result, the report noted, “Connecticut’s punitive damages tend to be lower than other states especially those that view punitive damages as a method of punishing the wrongdoer.”

Connecticut’s modified comparative negligence law is another factor that may affect the amount of injury damages. Injured parties who feel partially responsible for what happened often don’t realize they can still win damages.

For example, an injured party determined to have been 25 percent responsible would still receive 75 percent of a damage award, or $75,000 for $100,000 in awarded damages.

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I worked with Attorney Alan Rome and Attorney Christopher Sica on a personal injury case as I was a victim of a high-speed motor vehicle accident. … They are both incredibly kind and compassionate, and it’s truly a wonder to watch them work. I could not be happier with the outcome of my case and had the absolute best experience with their support and knowledge during a very hard time. If you are looking for a law firm to help you, look no further!