Shelton, Connecticut is a city of great activity in Connecticut. Though relatively small, it sees a lot of business due to the Scinto Corporate Towers, Sikorsky offices, and many individual small businesses. The many houses and condos also make it a great place to live.
If you spend a lot of time in Shelton, you may run into issues that are common everywhere. This might include common accidents that lead to injury. If you think that someone else is responsible for an accident causing you injury, you should make sure that you can protect your interests. Oftentimes, this means filing a personal injury claim. In this section of our website, we outline some of the most common accidents and issues that those in Shelton face, as well as how to handle them to make sure that you are protected.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can happen anywhere in Connecticut, but due to the high congestion in some areas of Shelton, as well as the highways that run through it, you may find that you face such an accident in Shelton. However, not all motor vehicle crashes are the same. They can vary based on who is involved as well as the motor vehicles involved.
The most common type of accident that you may think of is a car crash. These accidents involve one or more standard motor vehicles. You can learn more about common types of car accidents and injuries on this page.
Other types of motor vehicle accidents can happen in Shelton. For example, motorcycle accidents may also take place within the city. Those involved in motorcycle accidents may be more susceptible to serious injuries due to the lack of protection that motorcycles offer. We have more information about Shelton motorcycle accidents here.
Also consider truck accidents which may occur on Shelton roads or highways. If you have been hit by a truck, your accidents may also be more severe than if you were hit by a smaller vehicle. You may want to recover compensation through a lawsuit in this case.
Bikers also share the roads with drivers in Shelton. If you have been struck while riding a bicycle in Shelton, you could face severe injuries, again due to the lack of protection offered by this form of transportation. We have additional information on this page.
Pedestrians may also be hit by vehicles on the road. This can create a unique situation where you need medical attention and compensation for damages. Learn more here.
Medical Malpractice and Abuse
Although healthcare professionals are supposed to help the sick, this is not always the case. Either due to negligence, recklessness, or intended actions, those in the healthcare industry can cause harm. This might happen in the case of medical malpractice due to medical errors, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, etc. It may also happen if vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, are neglected or abused. If you find yourself in one of these situations, or if you are trying to help a loved one in these situations, read more in this section.
Even though Shelton is a great city to work in, there is risk of accident on the job in every city. This can be common in a construction setting, but is also the case no matter what your job is. If you have been injured at work, you may be able to get benefits from your employer. This is done through a process called worker’s compensation. We have more information about this process in Shelton here.
After an accident, some injuries will be minor and may not warrant a personal injury lawsuit. However, others can be severe and life-altering. This is the case when a catastrophic injury occurs. It is also the case when wrongful death occurs. This section of our website provides more information.
Help From a Local Lawyer
Our lawyers know Shelton well and are familiar with the local laws and cases. Give us a call for assistance if you have been injured in Shelton.