Personal Injury Due to Negligence Law Suits and Claims

General Negligence
Injured? Need Help? Is the insurance company throwing up road blocks? We understand your concerns and frustration. Upon your first phone call to us, we examine the facts surrounding your situation. By reviewing the factual situation and the applicable area of the law, we can quickly analyze the potential success of your personal injury liability claim and damage claim against your offender. Let us perform this analysis up front so you calm down and deal with your injuries while we handle the claim against the offender and the offender's insurance company.

We handle a variety of General Negligence / Personal Injury matters that include:
If you, a family member, or someone you know, has been injured, please contact us immediately. We want to help you protect your rights and guide you through the legal maze to a successful recovery.
Boating Accidents
We represent clients who have been injured in boating accidents caused by: Boating injury litigation is a complex area of the law that requires unique experience. Only the most skilled attorneys can properly handle these cases. Our Law Firm has the knowledge and focus needed to obtain the best possible result in boating accident cases.

Boating Safety Boating is a great recreational activity, but it can be extremely dangerous. It is essential to follow some basic safety guidelines:
Car Accidents - Experienced Connecticut Car Accident Injury Attorneys
Car accidents can happen at any time. If you, a friend or a family member have been injured in an automobile accident - you know the physical, emotional and financial challenges can be very difficult to manage.

The accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy LLC understand what you are going through and can help you get the financial compensation and care you need and deserve. And we are ready to help!

The statistics about car accidents are alarming. It has been estimated that there are approximately 5.25 million driving accidents per year. As a result of these accidents, roughly over 30,000 people died in 2012. For those people who survived, it has been estimated that 2.79 million people suffer severe or lifelong injuries. Car crashes and the injuries caused by them will likely impact your or a loved one's life. If you have been involved in one of these accidents, our lawyers will fight to protect your interests and ensure you are compensated for your losses.

One of the most important things you should do after being involved in an automobile accident is preserve any and all evidence that may be available to you. You should not hesitate in taking pictures, going to the doctor or hospital, obtaining the police report, obtaining names of witnesses and contacting an attorney. An attorney can assist you in preserving and obtaining any potential evidence. Without immediate action, much of the evidence that you will need to prove your claim can be lost.

If you were ticketed for a moving violation (this does not include failure to have registration or insurance), do not plead guilty or pay the fine before speaking with a lawyer. Even in cases where the police ticket you, a qualified lawyer may be able to take your bodily injury case.

After a car accident, be sure to:
Construction Accidents
Did you know that owners and general contractors often fail to ensure that your current working environment and equipment is safe? While the Connecticut State Labor Law requires that such practices be implemented, we often uncover they are not.

Take a look at these comments told to us by our clients:

"As a construction worker, you do as you're told, otherwise you will be on the unemployment line."

"Workers have no say at the construction site. The owner and general contractor control all work site safety."

"If something ever happens to me on the construction site, I told my wife to get the best lawyer she could find."

"When I fell off the cross beam, I thought that I could go back to work just like I did before the accident. Once I realized I could never work again, I knew that I would need a lawyer that would fight for me. After our first meeting, I knew you were that lawyer."

As a result, we concentrate in the following occurrences: If you, a family member, or one or your clients suffered a fall or were injured at a construction site, please contact us immediately. We have the proven track record to help you secure the maximum recovery available.
Defective Products
When a tire blows out or an electrical cord starts a fire, manufacturers can be liable for the injuries and loss of life that results. Basically that's products liability law.

Dangerous Drugs
Some of these drugs have been pulled from the market by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but some have not. We are committed to fighting for the best possible compensation for our clients for injuries and illnesses caused by pharmaceuticals like: Levaquin, Accutane, Darvocet , Darvon, Celebrex, Vioxx , Bextra, Paxil, Ketek, Reglan and other pharmaceuticals.

Defective Medical Devices. If medical device defects are found to be widespread, the FDA may request a voluntary manufacturer recall or issue one itself if the manufacturer refuses to comply. In addition to potentially causing death, defective medical devices may also cause patients to experience a great deal of pain and suffering. A defective medical device poses a serious health risk to people requiring its use. Millions of people use a variety of medical devices under the belief that they are safeguarded from a serious health risk. Medical device defects leave patients at serious risk of incurring a debilitating injury or even death if the issue goes undetected. A medical device is an instrument designed to aid in the diagnosis and/or treatment of health-related issues. When functioning properly, medical devices have the potential to vastly improve the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, illness or health-related abnormalities. As the technology incorporated in the design of medical devices continues to improve, so too does the potential with which said devices may aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many health-related issues.

Work Place Products and Equipment. Tools, equipment and other machinery in the workplace can be dangerous even when used properly. But when those products are faulty, do not come with adequate safety instructions, have defective parts, or have been improperly repaired or serviced — even the most safety-conscious worker can suffer serious or fatal injuries.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
We know that motor vehicle accidents are tragic, costly, and confusing to resolve. Whether or not it was your fault, having someone who understands the law that you can talk to and trust, can help tremendously.

The Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy has your back. With years of experience handling various motor vehicle accidents, experience has taught us the best methods when dealing with insurance carriers, claims adjusters, and defense counsels.

As a result, we concentrate in the following Motor Vehicle matters: Our firm is recognized for resolving the most difficult motor vehicle accident claims. We pride ourselves with dedication, persistence, leveraging our time and financial resources so that you can get your life back on track.
Premises Liability
Premises liability law is the body of law which makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises. Although some premises cases, such as so-called "slip and fall" cases, can seem simple, in some states the law now very much favors the premises owner. Connecticut law provides that a person or business that is in possession or control of property such as a landlord, a property management company or the owner of a supermarket, can be held responsible if they failed to provide reasonably safe premises while the injured person was on their property. In some cases, the owner or possessor of the property has a duty to warn the injured person of any defective conditions at the property, as well as the duty to inspect the property to determine whether any defective conditions exist at the property.

The types of premises liability claims are numerous and include such claims as criminal assaults, construction accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls and other claims.

We represent clients in premises liability cases involving:
Product Liability Caused By Defective Products
If you have suffered serious injuries from the use of a defective product–by design, or inadequate warnings and instructions, we can help. We have prosecuted many companies for product liability and represented individuals injured by a variety of products that involve automobiles, trucks, equipment, tools, medical devices, drugs, and dietary supplements to name a few.

If you, or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic incident, or received other personal injuries through use of a defective product, call us today and we will evaluate the complexity of your case. The Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy assists in product liability claims on a contingent fee basis with all costs advanced by us.

What's involved: Did you know that the law requires an injured person demonstrate how a product was defective? Whether by design, or failure to warn about potential dangers, risk of injury, or proof of liability, we are skilled in helping you to prove your experience.

This type of case usually requires expert testimony delivered by engineers, scientists, technicians, physicians or other specialists familiar with the product, its design, and potential for injury and intended use.

Because substantial sales and profits are at high stakes for the manufacturers and sellers of the product, companies will often do what it takes to defend itself. This increases the costs associated with a successful resolution of the claim.

Don't worry. We will help you navigate through the maze of product failure.
Municipal Liability
Working with the town of Vernon as former Mayor for 4 years, we have successfully managed many cases against towns and cities in the state of Connecticut, and also represented the state. As a result, we concentrate in the following municipality areas: Our experience working with municipalities can help protect your town from a potential lawsuit.
Medical Malpractice
Birth injuries: We represent clients whose children have suffered Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord compression and other injuries caused by the negligence of obstetricians and their staff.

Failure to diagnose: Sometimes a doctor's failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosing serious conditions like cancer or post-operative complications ends up resulting in even more serious injuries or death.

Surgical errors: We represent victims of serious surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong limb, performing unnecessary amputations or leaving a surgical instrument in the patient's body.

Medication errors: Prescribing or administering the wrong medication or the wrong dosage can cause serious injury or death.

Improper Fetal Monitoring

Fetal monitoring is one of the most critical components of safe delivery of healthy children. The doctors and nurses charged with monitoring the status of a fetus or recently born infant should be able to uncover problems such as: When doctors or nurses properly monitors the status of a fetus, there is a much greater chance that they will be able to detect the early warning signs of potential problems and take action to prevent injury or death.
In some cases, however, doctors and nurses fail to properly monitor the status of the child and mother resulting in complications that can lead to: We have handled surgical error cases involving:
Railroad Crossing Accidents
We have extensive experience and knowledge regarding complications that arise in railroad crossing accident litigation:
Truck Accidents
U.S. highways are the backbone of interstate freight transportation. Thousands of tractor-trailers travel millions of miles every year in order to bring products to consumers. Almost daily, the news reports an accident involving a tractor-trailer, usually involving other motorists. No one has a chance in a collision with a large truck. In addition to causing substantial property damage, the injuries sustained in a car-truck accident can range from catastrophic to deadly.

Tractor-trailers can weigh well over 100,000 pounds. Whether empty or full, they are dangerous. Nationwide, a person is seriously injured or killed every 16 minutes in a truck accident. When these accidents involved tractor trailers, 98% of the fatalities occur to individuals who are in the passenger vehicle.

The majority of professional truck operators are excellent drivers. Some of them participate in continuing driver education throughout their careers, because they realize their added obligations to safety when operating a 16 wheel tractor trailer along the highways and bye ways of our country.

Unfortunately, there are exceptions to these men and women who are dedicated to safety on the road. Some drivers are not properly trained. Some are not even licensed correctly. Others drive improperly maintained vehicles, leading to equipment malfunctions and failures. Some drive fatigued, in violation of state laws, in order to make an extra buck. Sometimes even good drivers working in lousy conditions can result in serious injury or death.

Semi -truck drivers, and the companies they work for, have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. When some put profit before people, then we are all in danger. Unsafe driving, oversized loads and other negligent practices put the public and the truck operators in serious danger.

If you've been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you know how frightening the experience can be. The experienced truck accident lawyers at Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy LLC can help you get through the claim process, so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. We will deal with the trucking company and all insurance companies involved making sure you get the settlement you deserve.

Experience counts when you hire a truck accident attorney to handle your personal injury case. Truck drivers and their companies must comply with a vast array of federal and state laws and regulations that do not apply to ordinary motorist. These laws and regulations govern such things as: maintenance and inspection procedures, licensing and driver qualifications, hours of service and much more. Facing the dire results of a truck accident without representation can be frightening. Commercial truck accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths on our nation's roadways every year. Due to the sheer size and weight of 18 wheeler tractor trailers, there is no such thing as a minor truck accident. Motorists and passengers as well as the drivers of the semi trucks involved are often catastrophically injured because of insufficient maintenance, poor training or violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA).

How can you best protect your interests when you are up against the money and power of a big trucking company? Who can you turn to for advice about the medical and legal issues you are facing?

A complex truck accident case requires thorough investigation, the opinions of expert witnesses, and the creative use of discovery procedures after the truck accident lawsuit is filed. Prompt investigation of the accident scene is important; swift action is what experienced truck accident law firms provide. The trucking company will have a team of investigators dispatched immediately. You need investigators on your side from the very beginning. Our Firm's in-house team of investigators, which includes several former State Troopers, routinely visits accident scenes and takes photographs of physical evidence. Skid marks, yaw marks, accident debris, and gouge marks as well as oil, gas, and radiator fluid stains can disappear quickly after an accident. The sooner you engage a truck accident lawyer to represent you, the sooner we can act to obtain and preserve critical evidence.
Underinsured Uninsured Motorist Claims
As an automobile insurance policy holder in this type of action or the driver of the vehicle you are in, you (known as the Plaintiff) are making a contractual claim against your automobile insurance company because the other party that injured you either has no insurance or does not have enough insurance to fully compensate you. The insurance policy covering you includes a provision for uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, as is required by a statute or law in Connecticut (Conn. Gen. Stat. § 38a-334 et seq.) . Under this provision of the plaintiff's insurance policy sold to you by your automobile insurance company makes your automobile insurance company responsible for payment of all of the plaintiff's damages, by settlement with the carrier or by verdict found by a jury, which were caused by the motor vehicle collision you were involved in. Your automobile insurance carrier steps into the shoes of the party who injured you. The fundamental purpose of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is to provide protection to innocent victims of financially irresponsible motorist. The coverage is first party coverage, which, if triggered, is paid on behalf of the insured, not on behalf of the financially irresponsible motorist. The coverage provides an insured who is injured in an accident with the same resources he or she would have had if the tortfeasor or wrongdoer had liability insurance equal to the amount of the insured's uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Money paid pursuant to this coverage is a benefit of the insurance policy, which the insured has purchased, and does not give rise to a separate award of damages of any kind. The monetary award to you as a plaintiff is a monetary award under her or his uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and in accordance with the purpose of such coverage – it is there to protect and make you whole as an individual, like the plaintiff, who is injured at the hands of an uninsured motorist.
Workers Compensation Claims- Work Related Injuries
This is a claims made for any injury that you suffer at work against a workers compensation carrier. Often you may also have a separate claim for the personal injury that you suffered based upon a defect in the property where you were injured, or a car wreck while on the job or a defective product you used while doing the job when you were injured.

The Workers Compensation Claim must be filed within one year of the injury at work. You will have medical coverage for the injury. You will receive payments while you are out of work. Later if you have an injury which a doctors assigns a percentage of loss to you will receive a legislatively determined amount. The medical areas and the percentage of loss are often disputed by your employers workers compensation carrier.

The personal injury claim must be filed within two years of the date of injury. We will handle both claims for you or tell you if you have one or both type claims.
Wrongful Death
A wrongful death lawsuit is filed on behalf of someone who died as a result of another party's negligence or wrongful actions. Only the executor of the decedent's estate (usually a family member) can file the wrongful death suit, and only designated "distributees" can receive compensation

Types of Compensation Available in Wrongful Death Cases: Automobile Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Toxic Exposure and Poisoning, Accidents and Injuries, Drowning, Electrocution, Bus Accidents, SUV Accidents, Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall, Premise Liability,

If you have lost a loved one and are considering bringing a wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation for: Injuries resulting in death: Connecticut allows compensation for the losses and damages suffered by the deceased, including conscious pain and suffering and the loss of capacity to enjoy life's activities. Costs associated with wrongful death: The Connecticut wrongful death statute also allows compensation for reasonable costs associated with medical care, nursing services and funeral expenses.

Losses to survivors: Spouses of wrongful death victims can obtain compensation for loss of earning capacity and loss of consortium, including loss of society, companionship, sexual relations and moral support.