Knowledgeable Representation for the Seriously Injured in Connecticut and New York
In attorney Patrick J. Filan’s more than four decades of courtroom experience, he has tried over 100 jury trials and has recovered over $100 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Injured persons, insurance companies, and other attorneys have called on his expertise and experience in handling complex and routine personal injury cases in Connecticut and New York.
Handling a Wide Range of Personal Injury Claims
Attorney Filan offers personalized attention to help you with the investigation of your accident, gathering medical records, negotiating with insurance companies and filing suit. He relentlessly pursues the maximum compensation for his clients.
Understanding Premises Liability Claims and Injuries from Falls
Residential and commercial property owners are required to maintain their property in a safe fashion. The failure to maintain one’s property in a safe manner may render the property owner liable for damages. Premises liability refers to any injuries sustained as a result of a dangerous condition on commercial or residential property. A property owner or the person controlling or using the property may be responsible for personal injuries suffered by a person visiting or using their property. Landlords may be liable if the property does not conform to the building codes or ordinances. Injuries sustained from falls on another’s property can cause a serious impact on long-term livelihood and health.
Amputation injuries may result from medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, falls and workplace injuries. These injuries present significant economic and emotional burdens to the victims. Mr. Filan has obtained successful results in a variety of amputation injury cases including:
- Above the knee amputations
- Below the knee amputations
- Complete amputation
Recoveries for victims of amputations require consideration of the lifetime effect of these injuries, including:
- Lost wages and the destruction of earning capacity
- Rehabilitation costs
- Cost of prosthetics including future replacement costs
- Costs of future care
- Costs associated with adaptation of the amputee’s home and living arrangements
- The emotional toll of amputation.
Contact attorney Patrick J. Filan for a free consultation on your specific amputation injury situation.
Compensation for Burn Injuries
Burn injuries may arise in a variety of circumstances including:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Home or building fires
- Chemical burns
- Electric burns
Burn injuries result in disfiguring scars, emotional damages and economic losses including lost wages, destruction of future earning capacity, and medical expenses. Injuries that result in serious burns are unique given the unique rehabilitations needs and healing process, as well as the psychological effects of a disfiguring injury.
Injuries from Explosions
Explosion injuries may result from LP or propane gas explosions involving gas stations, campers, travel trailers, and other recreational vehicles. Attorney Patrick J. Filan has experience in explosion cases and is aware of the unique legal issues presented including determination of the responsible parties such as manufacturers, distributors, and wholesale and retail suppliers.
Electrical Shock Injuries
Injuries from an electric shock may occur in the following situations:
- In the workplace due to unsafe working conditions, or malfunctioning or defective machinery or tools
- In the home as a result of malfunctioning or defective appliances, power tools, or medical devices, or shoddy installations or repairs
- On someone else’s property due to exposure to dangerous electricity in unexpected places
Injuries resulting from electric shocks may be fatal. If not fatal, electrical shock may cause injury to the heart and other organs as well as burns, scarring, disfigurement, and mental and emotional trauma.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed where a negligent or intentional act causes a person’s death. Wrongful death lawsuits may arise from the following situations:
- Medical malpractice
- Car, truck and bus collisions
- Airplane crashes
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Premises liability including falls, building collapses, and drownings
- Death resulting from defective and dangerous products
- Criminal acts
- Hazardous working conditions
- School and athletic activities
Compensation for wrongful death is brought by a personal representative or executor of the decedent’s estate filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Any damages that are recovered by the estate in the lawsuit are distributed according to the terms of the decedent’s will. If the decedent did not have a will, the damages are distributed by the state’s intestacy laws. These are the laws that control how estates are distributed in the absence of a will. Damages allowable for wrongful death may include:
- Value of decedent’s lost earning capacity, less deductions for necessary living expenses
- Compensation for destruction of capacity to carry on and enjoy life’s activities in a way he or she would have done had he or she lived
- Compensation for conscious pain and suffering (In Connecticut pursuant to C.G.S.A. § 52-555)
- Funeral and medical expenses
Unlike other states, Connecticut does not award damages to family members for loss of guidance or sentimental loss.
Call for Help Understanding Compensation for Your Injuries
Serious injuries require the counsel of an experienced attorney. Put attorney Patrick J. Filan‘s experience to work for you. He handles personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you will pay no fees unless he obtains a financial recovery for you. Call 203-349-8074 for a free consultation to discuss your circumstances or reach out online.