Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys
Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, knows the intricacies of the law and practice in injury and accident litigation. You don’t care about those details, but they can be very important in putting your case in the best possible posture for a favorable resolution. One of the mainstays of Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, over the last 50 years has been helping insurers defend against some of their most tragic and horrendous accident cases, as well as the less severe cases. As a result of those years of work, we know how insurers evaluate case like yours. Now, we bring that knowledge and experience to you, to help your family obtain the full compensation it may be entitled to. Get the benefit of our many years of insurance experience by calling us now at 860.278.4040.
You are unique, and so is your car accident case! At Jackson O’Keefe, we are not a mass production law firm, depending on volume from billboards or bus ads. We don’t look at you as number, and assign you to a secretary or paralegal for primary “handling”. Your calls get through. We are a small firm of professionals, helping families. Every client’s case is handled by a partner-attorney throughout the process. Personal. Professional. Best practices. We carefully review developments in the law on a continual basis, to put your best case forward.
Contact the lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, at 860.278.4040, to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your personal injury case. The firm represents personal injury claimants throughout Connecticut, with primary offices in Southington and Wethersfield, and satellite offices in Farmington, East Haddam, and Bloomfield. We know you’ve been through a lot, so we also meet clients at their homes for their convenience.
Selecting a Personal Injury Attorney
The attorneys at Jackson O’Keefe represent men and women throughout Connecticut who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. Contact the firm for a confidential consultation to discuss your personal injury claim.
If you’ve suffered an injury through the fault of another, you may be out of work, overwhelmed with piles of medical bills, or in constant pain and agony. Under any of these circumstances, researching, locating, and retaining a lawyer to handle your personal injury claim can seem like yet another insurmountable obstacle. There are, however, some guidelines that can help you to select a personal injury lawyer to handle your case. With a personal injury lawyer from Jackson O’Keefe located in Southington and Wethersfield, Connecticut, on your side, you can breathe a sigh of relief and focus on your recovery while our firm carries at least part of your burden.
An important factor to consider when selecting a personal injury lawyer is whether he or she has experience in and concentrates his or her legal practice on personal injury law. An attorney whose primary focus is personal injury law is often at an advantage in that he or she understands the complexities of personal injury lawsuits, can more easily keep abreast of the latest developments and ever-evolving laws, and is more likely to know the habits and tactics of opposing counsel.
Additionally, a lawyer who has demonstrated experience in personal injury litigation may have also gained credibility with insurance companies and their lawyers and thus has an advantage to obtain a favorable settlement on his or her client’s behalf.
At Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, we know the intricacies of the law and practice in accident litigation. You don’t care about those details, but they can be very important in putting your case in the best possible posture for a favorable resolution. One of the mainstays of Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, over the last 50 years has been helping insurers defend against some of their most tragic and horrendous accident cases, as well as the less severe cases. We know how insurers evaluate claims. Now, we bring that knowledge and experience to you, to help your family obtain the full compensation it may be entitled to. Get the benefit of our many years of insurance experience by calling us now at 860.278.4040. Personal. Professional. Best practices. We carefully review developments in the law on a continual basis, to put your best case forward. The firm has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating of “AV.” It is also recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. Additionally, several of our partners have been peer-reviewed by Thomson Reuters as “Super Lawyers,” qualifying as among the top five percent of practicing attorneys in Connecticut. We are also active participants in the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, and employ best practices in our representation.
Record of Past Successes
Another factor worth considering is whether a particular personal injury lawyer has experience trying cases, winning favorable verdicts, and negotiating favorable settlements. Knowing that an attorney is a skilled litigator and negotiator can add to your overall sense of security.
Our litigation partners work together as a team, and collectively bring together top capabilities for your case. All of our partners have strong academic records. Three of our four partners have very strong trial experience. Our managing partner Peter K. O’Keefe, has been practicing in Connecticut for 30 years and has commenced over 100 jury trials, with more than 30 jury verdicts (with a success rate in excess over 90%) and has conducted over one thousand depositions. Attorney Philip R. Dunn, Jr., has been practicing for 27 years and has similarly commenced over 100 jury trials (with a success rate in excess of 90%) and has conducted hundreds of depositions. Attorney Kathryn M.Cunningham has been practicing for 20 years, and has tried approximately 10 cases to a jury verdict and has commenced jury selection in approximately 30 cases. Attorney Busher has been practicing for 19 years and focuses his practice on insurance coverage and appellate law, and have prosecuted or defended approximately 50 appeals. Attorneys Cunningham and Busher serve as adjunct instructors at the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, teaching a class with regard to appellate procedure. While all four partners are excellent researchers, Attorneys Cunningham and Busher serve as a resource to Attorneys O’Keefe and Dunn on complicated legal research and dispositive motions. Attorneys O’Keefe and Dunn have well known reputations as aggressive litigators. Attorney Dunn has also been appointed by the presiding judges in the Hartford and New Britain Judicial Districts to serve as an attorney arbitrator and fact finder for over 15 years.
Billing and Fee Structure
Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingent-fee basis under which the client is responsible for costs but pays attorney’s fees only if he or she obtains a favorable settlement or verdict. In a typical contingent fee arrangement, attorney’s fees, sometimes called legal fees, are calculated as a percentage of the recovery. Although it may be tempting to choose a lawyer based on who will take the lowest percentage, fees alone should not be the determining factor.
Because many lawyers provide initial consultations free of charge in personal injury cases, you may be able to interview multiple lawyers before selecting one to handle your case. Care should be taken, however, to make your selection in a relatively short period of time to avoid the loss of key evidence and to ensure that your claim is not barred by the passing of time.
Once hired, your attorney should be responsive to your needs. He or she should answer your questions satisfactorily, return your phone calls promptly, and, most importantly, represent your interests zealously. If at any time you become dissatisfied with your attorney’s legal representation, you may be able to change attorneys without penalty; however, because changing attorneys while your case is pending can result in substantial delays and additional expenses, taking the time to select the appropriate attorney in the beginning can save time and money in the future. To find out if a personal injury attorney at Jackson O’Keefe in Hartford, Connecticut, is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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