FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do you specialize in automobile accidents?
  2. Are your attorneys available anywhere in Connecticut?
  3. What types of personal injury cases do you represent?
  4. Does your law firm represent defective drug or product recall injuries?
  5. Do I need an Attorney?
  6. Why should I choose your law firm?
  7. What is a personal injury lawsuit?
  8. How many years of personal injury legal experience do you have ?
  9. How do I know what my personal injury legal rights are?
  10. Can your law firm win my personal injury settlement?
  11. How much is my case worth?
  12. How long will it take to bring my case to a conclusion?
  13. What does a ‘lien’ mean in my case?
  14. What does uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage mean?
  15. Why do I have to pay costs in the case?
  16. Why do we have to “file suit” and what does that mean?
  17. Will I be responsible for anything if we lose?
  18. How much will it cost to prosecute the case?
  19. How does Balzano and Tropiano get paid?
  20. What is a mediation?
  21. How long will it take to resolve my case?

1. Do you specialize in automobile accidents?

Automobile accident attorneys at Balzano and Tropiano are highly trained in winning Connecticut automobile injury claims. Auto accident litigation is a specialized field, and our law firm offers Connecticut traffic accident attorneys with over 25 years of combined experience. If you have suffered serious medical injuries in a vehicle or highway accident, or if a drunk driver has injured someone in your family, contact our dedicated team for a free case evaluation.

Our law firm offers a caring, responsible team of Connecticut traffic accident attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, and investigators that will work to achieve the compensation you deserve. Any accident involving a vehicle can result in difficult hospital situations and insurance companies that do not have your best interest in mind. Consult our automobile accident attorneys to determine the following about a Connecticut automobile injury:

  • Who is responsible for payment of medical bills?
  • What is the value of your claim?
  • How will your car be repaired or replaced?
  • What is the time limit to pursue auto accident litigation?

Our automobile accident attorneys will fight the insurance companies to maximize the medical settlement for your Connecticut automobile injury case. Connecticut traffic accident attorneys from Balzano and Tropiano are well known and respected by the insurance industry and opposing attorneys. We have built a solid reputation for successful auto accident litigation, and specialize in all cases involving serious injuries, highway accidents, and vehicle accidents caused by drunk driving. Our automobile accident attorneys are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide an immediate, no obligation consultation.   

2. Are your attorneys available anywhere in Connecticut?

Connecticut personal injury attorneys attorneys from Balzano and Tropiano are available at 2 convenient locations. If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, or have become ill from using a defective product or recalled drug, our Connecticut serious personal injury attorneys will use all avenues to investigate your claim.

Our goal is to provide caring, dedicated legal assistance during your vehicle accident settlement, and to provide professional legal resources in complex defective product recall cases. Connecticut industrial accidents, negligence causing pain and suffering, and malpractice suits, are examples of Connecticut legal services we have successfully represented. For your convenience, we offer a free case evaluation by phone, at your home, or at any of our office locations in Connecticut.

Choosing a Connecticut personal injury attorney can be confusing. Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys will sort through the difficult and adversarial situations involved in an accident case. The Connecticut serious personal injury attorneys at our personal injury law firm have a strong and respected reputation, and will work to achieve the maximum compensation possible for any vehicle accident injuries, or defective product recall injuries. Contact Balzano and Tropiano for a free case evaluation anywhere in Connecticut, and allow our Connecticut serious personal injury attorneys to work for you.   

3. What types of personal injury cases do you represent?

Connecticut personal injury lawyers/Connecticut injury lawyers at Balzano and Tropiano specialize in all accident cases. Our personal injury law firm accepts all sizes and types of accident cases including cases for dangerous drug side effects, insurance issues, and product recalls.

Other examples of cases our personal injury lawyers handle are:

  • Car and Motorcycle Injuries
  • Bicycle Injuries
  • Dog Bite Settlements
  • Motorized Scooter Injuries
  • School Bus Injuries
  • Boating Accidents
  • Negligence/Traffic Injuries
  • Malpractice Cases

As your personal injury law firm, we will work to recover lost earnings, recover present and future financial losses, and will help you obtain the medical treatment you need. Virtually all accidents happen due to the preventable negligence of another individual or organization. If you are suffering from an car or motorcycle injury caused by a drunk driver, or are seeking a medical settlement for any type of accidental injury, our Connecticut personal injury team is available immediately.

Connecticut personal injury lawyers at Balzano and Tropiano are accomplished Connecticut injury lawyers that will investigate time-sensitive information regarding your case. The success of many accident settlements depends on critical data gathering at the site of a car, motorcycle, or other traffic incident. An aggressive personal injury law firm can make all the difference in gaining the legal rights protection you deserve. Call our Connecticut personal injury experts today for a free case evaluation.   

4. Does your law firm represent defective drug or product recall injuries?

Defective product lawyers and product recall lawyers are well versed in the scientific and technical expertise required in filing a medical injuries claim for manufacturer negligence in producing a hazardous drug leading to a dangerous product recall. We are also available throughout Connecticut to represent your vehicle accident injury claim, or to aggressively pursue your legal rights against negligent corporations that may have introduced a product that damaged your health.

Manufacturer negligence theory requires the injured party to prove the following four elements:

  • Show that the manufacturer owed a duty to the consumer
  • Show that the manufacturer is liable to guard against injuries from reasonable use of the product
  • Show that the company breached its duty to the consumer
  • Prove that the manufacturer’s product negligence caused the injury

Our defective product lawyers/product recall lawyers are experienced in Connecticut law, and can represent injury cases known as strict liability and breach of warranty. Strict liability claims must show that the product is defective and dangerous, that the product was defective when it left the manufacturer, and that the defect caused your injury. Breach of warranty claims imply that the product is safe for the intended use, and many cases result in dangerous product recalls involving poorly designed vehicles, defective drugs, or hazardous toys and clothing. In certain cases, a merchant, distributor, or corporation may be held liable for offering a drug or product that is hazardous to your health.

Defective product lawyers and product recall lawyers from Balzano and Tropiano are specialized professionals that have successfully recovered millions in damages for injured clients. The FDA frequently issues dangerous product recalls for hazardous drugs and faulty vehicles. If you have been seriously injured due to manufacturer negligence, and need the assistance of a Connecticut law firm, contact our office immediately.   

5. Do I need an Attorney?

You deserve to be adequately compensated for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other recoverable damages. But mistakes or delays in the investigation, preparation or handling of your case may be detrimental to your case, decreasing your recovery or, even worse, causing you to lose your case entirely. Time is of the essence.

In addition, a recent Allstate Insurance Company report stated that settlements paid to individuals who are represented by counsel are generally “three times” that which is paid to individuals not represented by counsel.

This year, even in cases where liability is clear and undisputed, insurance companies are denying claims and individuals are finding it increasing difficult to resolve even their property damage claims or just getting their medical bills paid by insurance companies. This “hard line” settlement strategy makes getting an experienced attorney on your side, early on, even more important.   

6. Why should I choose your law firm?

Personal injury law firms are numerous in Connecticut, however, our firm has been successfully fighting for automobile injury and accident victims for 25 years. We believe our personal injury legal services to be the finest available, and our ethical personal injury legal teams have over 25 years of combined experience. Our reputation for integrity is well known in the industry, and we negotiate the maximum award possible for our clients.

We have successfully won cases against large corporations and insurance companies on behalf of our clients. In the unlikely event that we are unable to negotiate a recovery compensation, you owe us no fees, no matter what. You pay no up front costs, and our personal injury legal team provides loyal personal injury litigation, using the latest technology. We guarantee personal service, and if you have been hurt, we will travel to your location.

Contact the personal injury law firm of Balzano and Tropiano for any of the following personal injury legal services:

  • Automobile Accidents/Injuries
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Connecticut Medical Malpractice
  • Product Recall

We believe Balzano and Tropiano is the best choice for you because:

  • Our Connecticut personal injury law firm has 25 years of combined experience
  • Our personal injury legal services are dedicated to accident-injury cases only
  • Members of our personal injury legal team have 25 collective years of injury settlements
  • We have a reputation for integrity, and ethical personal injury litigation, and will aggressively negotiate your settlement

If you have been hurt, and have questions regarding any type of personal injury litigation, do not hesitate to call our personal injury legal team. We will provide the ethical legal support you need.   

7. What is a personal injury lawsuit?

Personal injury lawsuits are specialized legal cases, and our Connecticut accident lawsuit teams are experts in all types of accidents and injuries. If you have suffered personal injury caused by a negligent party, our Connecticut injury lawyers can file a claim on your behalf. Our expert legal professionals will aggressively pursue the maximum damages you deserve. Balzano and Tropiano has an excellent reputation for winning verdicts, and obtaining the highest possible settlement for you.

A personal injury lawsuit is filed when a negligent party has caused an accident or side effect that damages your health. Accidents and injuries can have devastating effects on your life, and may threaten your ability to work, or to function normally at home. In a Connecticut accident lawsuit, you have the obligation to prove that the negligent party is responsible for your injury, and we will leave no stone unturned in researching your case for any of the following:

  • Airplane Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating & Water Accidents
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bus Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents and Injuries
  • Defective Product Injuries
  • Any Type of Personal Accident and Injuries

Your personal injury lawsuit or your Connecticut accident lawsuit deserves expert dedication, and the Connecticut injury lawyers of Balzano and Tropiano are ready to apply all of our resources, and to file suit on your behalf against the negligent party. We have years of experience in winning maximum damages and the highest verdicts possible for our clients.   

8. How many years of personal injury legal experience do you have ?

Personal injury lawyers at Balzano and Tropiano have been providing legal services for Connecticut auto injury and accident cases for over 25 combined years. Our experienced Connecticut injury lawyers and Connecticut accident lawyers are experienced in detailed case evaluation, and can provide legal resources for any medical injury case.

Our legal services include a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer, and upon determining the value of your case, we will devote all resources available to your individual needs. Our Connecticut accident lawyers have recovered millions in damages on behalf of clients. An experienced medical personal injury lawyer will stay personally involved in your case, fighting for your legal rights at all times. Successful accident cases depend on a professional approach, and the ability to monitor and update all aspects of the case, leading to a winning resolution.

Balzano and Tropiano provides highly experienced Connecticut injury lawyers and Connecticut accident lawyers for any type of accident claim including:

  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Amusement Park Injuries
  • Boating and Water Accidents
  • Connecticut Auto Injury Claims
  • Defective Product Recalls
  • Traumatic Head Injuries
  • Dog Bites

Our personal injury lawyers have built a respected reputation, and have proudly provided experienced legal services to hundreds of clients. Choosing a Connecticut injury lawyer or Connecticut accident lawyer can be a difficult task, and we hope to assist you or your family with a case evaluation, medical compensation claim, or any other resources you may need during your recovery.   

9. How do I know what my personal injury legal rights are?

Personal injury legal rights staff at Balzano and Tropiano provide free case evaluations to determine the status of your case. Connecticut accident lawyers and Connecticut accident attorneys at our firm are devoted to Connecticut injury settlements and will aggressively represent your case, will keep you informed of your legal rights. Specialized auto injury lawyers will file your case, and investigate all aspects of the claim until a resolution is obtained.

Professional advice from a competent personal injury legal rights firm will ensure an accurate case evaluation. For example, many people ask the following questions regarding accident cases:

  • What are my personal injury legal rights?
  • How long will it take to finish my claim?
  • How do I file a lawsuit?
  • How do I choose a Connecticut accident lawyer?
  • How much will it cost to prosecute the case?
  • How do I obtain a Connecticut injury settlement?
  • What legal services and resources do I need?
  • How will I pay my medical bills?

Thousands of personal injury legal rights lawyers, Connecticut accident lawyers, and Connecticut accident attorneys are available, but we pride ourselves on standing out in the industry with a reputation for trustworthy representation of your case. Our track record shows the dedication that we will apply to your claim, and there is no substitute for an experienced law firm that will determine your legal rights, file suit for you, and commit every resource necessary to investigate and achieve the best legal resolution possible.   

10. Can your law firm win my personal injury settlement?

Personal injury settlements and personal injury awards are the exclusive concern of our law firm. If you are an injury victim, and need to know your client rights in an accident case, our specialized Connecticut injury law firm can file your personal injury claim. We will aggressively work to achieve a winning settlement, and in the unlikely event we are unable to win your claim, you owe us no fees. We also specialize in wrongful death cases.

Our Connecticut injury law firm has an outstanding track record of winning difficult personal injury settlements for accident cases, even in Federal courts. We provide legal services for all types of specialized injury claims including:

  • Defective Drug Recall Injuries
  • Defective Medical Device Personal Injury Awards
  • Drunk Driver Accident Case Victims
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Victims of Trucking Accidents
  • Legal services for Bicycle Injuries
  • Wrongful Injury caused by Defective Vehicles
  • Malpractice Personal Injury Claims
  • All Types of Specialized Accident Cases

Personal injury settlements require detailed knowledge of victims’ client rights, and we are a tough Connecticut injury law firm that will diligently research your personal injury claim, and fight to win the maximum personal injury award possible. Our medical and accident injury team members have experience winning difficult cases, and have always provided caring and professional service to clients. Remember that you have client rights as a victim of malpractice or negligence; allow our dedicated team to assist you in your time of need.   

11. How much is my case worth?

This is one of the most difficult questions a plaintiff’s attorney will be asked. Cases have value based on five areas, assuming the liability, i.e., who is at fault, issue is clear. Plaintiffs in personal injury cases are entitled to five areas of damages. Those areas are as follows:

  • Past Medical Bills
  • Future Medical Bills
  • Past Lost Wages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity in the Future
  • Pain and Suffering

There is no tried and proven formula to determine exactly how much a case is worth and it really depends on how the evidence comes in on each case. More specifically, whether or not there are any inconsistencies in testimony, medical records and other issues which would allow the insurance company’s lawyer to take away credibility from the injured party’s case. However, based on our track record of trying and arbitrating cases throughout Connecticut, we are generally able to come up with at least a ‘range of value’ of cases after the attorney who is working the case has been able to obtain all of the medical records and bills and see how the client has finally improved or basically gotten worse since the date of injury. Even with all that information, it is very difficult for plaintiff’s counsel to come up with an exact figure but, typically, a range of value based on our vast experience in handling these types of cases can be determined.

11. How long will it take to bring my case to a conclusion?

The answer to this question also depends on the complexity of the case. In other words, the last thing we want to do is resolve the cases while our client is still healing or does not have a good understanding on what their future medical condition will be. Every plaintiff’s lawyer’s fear is to allow the client to sign a release and then find out a short period of time thereafter that the client needs future surgery or have massive medical bills still facing them. With that being said, typically the average auto case/premises liability case or any other type of general negligence case can be resolved within five to nine months after being signed up by our law firm. Naturally, that time range is subject to fluctuation, depending upon the facts of each case.   

12. What does a ‘lien’ mean in my case?

In many instances, many people do not have health insurance coverage to pay for their medical treatment. When that is the situation, medical facilities and physicians are willing to take a lien. This is a document that gives the patient the ability to keep actively treating with the best medical providers without paying for the medical bills at the time of medical treatment. A lien allows the patient to keep treating, and once a recovery is made, the doctor or health care facility is reimbursed. However, it is always made clear to the client that even with the lien in their medical file, they are ultimately responsible for the medical bills in the event the case does not resolve as expected.   

13. What does uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage mean?

Underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage allows you to collect from your own company in the event you are injured through the negligence of somebody who has little coverage or no insurance coverage.   

14. Why do I have to pay costs in the case?

This firm uses a standard contingency contract. In regards to fees, the contract allows for 33 1/3% recovery prior to the filing of a lawsuit as well as payment of costs by the client. However, we advance all costs and the client is not expected to advance costs. We are reimbursed our costs at the end of the case. Typically, we are able to keep costs to a minimum in the pre-lawsuit and early litigation stage. However, as the case moves forward to trial, the costs can and do become higher. This is not something that is done by design on our part, it is just a fact of life in litigation across Connecticut that once the insurance company gets involved in a case against the consumer, the cost can run very high. Our firm has the resources to fight and keep up with the insurance companies with regards to these costs. However, the costs are ultimately paid by the client as we are reimbursed when we obtain a recovery.   

15. Why do we have to “file suit” and what does that mean?

Filing suit is the actual act of filing legal papers at the courthouse. This is done only with the client’s permission after all effort has been made to resolve the case in the pre suit stage. In the last eight years, the insurance industry has become extremely aggressive in defending these cases and we find ourselves involved in litigation more and more on behalf of our clients.

When a case is actually filed, it does not necessarily mean that one day you will be walking up the courthouse steps with one of our lawyers. However, it does mean that there is a slight possibility, and although the vast majority of cases resolve before trial, once your case is filed, it can go to trial. However, our experience is that only 5% of cases that are filed actually go to trial. That translates to one out of 20 in the filing or litigation stage.   

16. Will I be responsible for anything if we lose?

If we are unsuccessful in prosecuting your case, you will not be responsible for any of the costs incurred. You only become responsible for costs if we recover money in the case.   

17.How much will it cost to prosecute the case?

That all depends. Courts could run anywhere from the hundreds to the thousands. But it costs you nothing, unless we obtain a recovery. Balzano and Tropiano will advance the costs of the litigation and charge you nothing unless a settlement or judgment is collected.   

18. How does Balzano and Tropiano get paid?

Our legal fees come from a percentage of the total amount we recover on your behalf.   

19. What is a mediation?

A mediation is a settlement conference which takes place prior to a case proceeding to trial. Each side appears with their lawyer and appears before a person known as a mediator. A mediator is often a retired judge or a lawyer practicing in the community. Both sides present their cases to the mediator. All information contained in the mediation conference is confidential and can not be used thereafter without permission. If the parties are unable to settle the case at mediation, the case proceeds to trial.   

20. How long will it take to resolve my case?

The answer to this question can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case. For instance, the average auto or trucking case or any other type of general negligence case, is typically resolved within 6 to 12 months.