Find Lawyers in Connecticut, United States for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Joshua M. Auxier is a litigator with nearly two decades of experience representing clients in professional liability, directors and officers liability, and general liability matters. He is retained by some of the country’s most prominent insurance companies to defend their insureds: accountants, actuaries, engineers, insurance brokers and agents, lawyers, and other professionals, as well as directors and officers of corporate and nonprofit boards. He handles general liability matters fo...
Hugh F. Keefe has tried civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts since being admitted to the Bar in 1967. Mr. Keefe teaches and has taught Trial Advocacy at the Yale Law School for over 30 years. He was the first lawyer in the United States to be board-certified in both civil and criminal trial advocacy, having received that dual certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1980. He has been re-certified every five years by the NBTA in both fields. On April 25, 2012,...
Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen is the founder and principal of the Kalon Law Firm, LLC. He formed the firm in 2017 to fulfill his vision of a better way to practice law, serve clients, and promote social good through entrepreneurship. He leads the firm and serves as the ethics officer. He is a strategic, innovative thinker; a seeker of efficient, favorable resolutions; and a persistent advocate for his clients. Attorney Kriesen has tried cases in State and Federal Court, has argued appeals b...
Richard A. O’Connor has dedicated his professional career to the representation of physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation and has more than 30 years experience in such endeavors. Attorney O’Connor has tried numerous cases alleging medical malpractice in both the State and Federal Courts and has additionally handled appeals to the Connecticut appellate level courts. Attorney O’Connor also represents physicians with Department of Public Health matters from ...
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Definition
It is important for a defendant not to ignore the deadline to answer the complaint, because doing so can lead a court to decide in favor of the plaintiff and award money damages. Many times, a defendant will have insurance that covers any allegations being made in a complaint. For example, if you are being sued for an auto accident, you probably have car insurance. If someone was injured on your property, you probably have homeowner’s insurance. If you believe you have insurance for the claims being made against you, immediately contact your insurance agent to report the claim and to provide information about the complaint. Failing to do this could result in an insurance company refusing to pay for any money damages awarded in the lawsuit. If you do not have insurance for the claims being made against you, it is important to contact an attorney so that they can protect your interests in court.
When you are a defendant in a civil lawsuit (a matter not involving a crime) you need to consult with a civil defense attorney who specializes in litigation (i.e., matters pending in court). Civil defense attorneys tend to specialize in a specific area. Some examples include: auto claims, homeowner claims, business/contract claims, property disputes, etc. Before hiring a lawyer, you should determine if a particular lawyer has experience in the subject matter relevant to the complaint. If you have insurance that covers a specific claim, your insurance company will typically hire and pay the lawyer for you.
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