AREA OF LAWInjury Law

Know your rights with an experienced legal team. Representation in many personal injury areas.

Experience and know-how lead to better results and just compensation for serious injuries. Don’t chose an injury lawyer based on flashy advertisements or promises for a quick result based on an assembly line or cookie-cutter approach. Injuries are personal. Injury law is complex. You owe it to yourself to have the peace of mind of having a reputable and experienced injury law attorney to work directly with you, who will listen to you and zealously fight to maximize your recovery.

Areas of Injury Law We Specialize In

Animal Attacks

Strict responsibilities go along with animal ownership. Those injured are protected by law.

We know that an animal attack can be a traumatic experience. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve for serious injuries, including:

  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Deep tissue injuries
  • Infections

If you were bit, attacked, or otherwise injured by a dog, cat, horse or other animal, it is likely that the owner is liable – even if it is an accident. Unless an animal was provoked, owners are responsible for controlling their pets.

Occasionally, someone other than the owner may be responsible for an attack. For example, if an individual was in a position to stop or prevent an attack but did nothing then he or she may be partially liable for the injuries the victim sustained.

It is a common misconception that no one can be held liable for a wild animal attack. In fact, a city, town or other municipality may be responsible for such an attack. For example, if residents reported sightings of a dangerous or intrusive animal but the city did nothing about it, it may be found liable if the animal attacked a resident.

Assault and Battery

Intentional acts causing personal injuries have consequences.

Intentional acts of violence can be frightening and leave permanent damages.  If you are a victim of an intentional act, let us assist you through the criminal and civil processes.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Road defects, unintentional clotheslining and negligent drivers can cause serious injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians.

Few people are prepared for the aftermath of a serious bicycle or pedestrian accident. Whether you were hit by a car while walking or thrown from your bike because of poorly maintained roads, you may suddenly be facing severe injury and expensive medical bills.

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents happen for many reasons. Most often, some type of negligence occurred. No matter how you were injured, however, it is important to contact a lawyer quickly. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started on your case. Our attorneys can help if you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, including:

  • Distracted driving, including texting and driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Violating traffic laws – including running a stop sign or red light
  • Failing to look before changing lanes

We are also prepared to seek compensation from a municipality, town or city responsible for accidents caused by:

  • Potholes
  • Dangerous intersections
  • Uneven sidewalks
Boating and Water Sports

Water activities can be fun when people behave responsibly, if not, serious and catastrophic injuries can result.

Many people in our area enjoy boating on the Connecticut River, the Long Island Sound, and the many lakes in the Middletown area. Being injured in a boat or jet ski accident is a frightening experience that can lead to
emotional and physical trauma, as well as expensive medical bills and vessel repairs often caused by:

  • Recklessness
  • Drunk boaters
  • Failure to yield
  • Careless operation
  • Distracted boaters

While you focus on recovering, we will focus on pursuing compensation on your behalf.

Catastrophic Injury / Wrongful Death

Thoughtful and compassionate representation in your time of greatest need. Demand accountability for devastating pointless loss.

Dealing with a catastrophic injury or wrongful death can be completely overwhelming. We can help you during these trying times and ease the heavy burden you are facing.

Drunk Driving Crashes

Double or treble damages may be recovered from an impaired driver.

Despite the widely known dangers of drunk driving, accidents often result in catastrophic injuries to innocent victims who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. When you are injured because of someone else’s reckless act, you deserve to be compensated.

Our lawyers not only understand the personal injury side of a drunk driving accident, but also understand how the criminal aspect can affect your case. We work together to help you achieve justice and fair compensation.

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. As with any accident, an investigation needs to be conducted. Because evidence can become lost and witnesses can become unreliable, the sooner we can get started the better.

When determining liability in a drunk driving accident, most people point to the driver. While true, a bar or restaurant may also be at fault. Known as “dram shop” liability, an establishment that continues to serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person may also be liable for injuries caused by a drunk driver. Our attorneys can help you determine whether to seek compensation from a bar or restaurant in addition to the driver.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Don’t let the insurance companies lowball your injuries and damages. Protect yourself and your legal rights.

Being involved in a traffic accident is a frustrating experience. Many accident victims suffer severe injuries and incur expensive medical bills, even in an auto accident deemed “minor” by an insurance company. At Arch Law Group, we will always put your needs first.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys have been helping people in Middletown, Old Saybrook and Hartford with all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Car accidents: Being injured by a negligent driver is emotionally and financially challenging. We will be your advocates and seek compensation for injuries caused by drivers.
  • Truck accidents: Heavy tractor-trailer traffic on Interstate 91, Route 9, Interstate 96 and other local highways can make these roads dangerous for other drivers. Our lawyers know federal trucking regulations and how to tell if a driver or trucking company has violated them.
  • Motorcycle accidents: A motorcycle accident often results in catastrophic injury. While you focus on your physical recovery, we can help you recover financially.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, there are a few important things that you should do to protect yourself:

  • Take pictures of the crash scene and the damage to your vehicle
  • Do not talk to the other party’s insurance adjuster
  • Do not agree to provide a recorded statement
  • Seek medical attention
  • Call Arch Law Group

Insurance companies care about their own best interests, not yours.

Premises Liability / Slip and Falls

Don’t get tripped up. Careful and immediate attention matters.

People injured on dangerous properties have rights. Irresponsible property owners can be held accountable for failing to premises safe. Injuries can result in many different ways, including:

  • Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Accidents caused by uncleared ice and snow
  • Playground accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Accidents caused by defective construction or design

For the last five decades, we have been helping people in Connecticut with premises liability matters. To effectively handle a premises liability case, it takes more than just a strong knowledge of the law. A lawyer must also be able to determine the best approach based on the facts and circumstances of each individual case.

Quick, decisive investigation and action is critical to preserving evidence and your case.

Work Accidents

Get the specialized treatment you need to recover and financial stability at a time of uncertainty.

Being injured on the job is frustrating. One minute you are going about your work and the next you are facing serious injuries and a mountain of medical bills with no income. In a dire situation like this, the personal injury attorneys of Arch Law Group can help.

Individuals who are injured on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation. These benefits generally cover medical expenses and a portion of your income while you recover.

In some situations, you can seek additional compensation from a third party that played a role in causing your injuries. No matter what your situation, our experienced lawyers can help. We assist people throughout Connecticut, including residents of Middletown, Old Saybrook and Hartford, who have been injured in work accidents such as:

  • Truck drivers, postal works, delivery persons and other professional drivers who were injured in car accidents
  • Medical professionals injured by patients, including those at Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middlesex Hospital and Hartford Hospital
  • Workers who suffered repetitive trauma injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Workers who became ill because of a workplace exposure to toxic chemicals or materials – including asbestos
  • Workers who suffered serious injuries on the job – including hypertension, neck and back injuries and head injuries
  • Families of workers who were involved in fatal workplace accidents

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