Shipman & Goodwin’s Catastrophic Injury Practice Group handles cases involving catastrophic personal injury and/or death in federal and state courts. From simple motor vehicle accidents to complex product-related injuries, our lawyers represent the interests of individuals and their families who have suffered life-altering injuries or death. Members of our practice group have experience handling cases involving death, physical disfigurement, loss or limitation to bodily functions, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, amputation, sexual abuse and burn injuries. We handle each case based on a contingency fee. Costs are not contingent upon the outcome of a case. Initial consultations are free.
The firm uses current case management technology and trial presentation software, and has access to an array of technical and medical experts. Members of the group have been regularly called upon to teach at law schools and at trial advocacy seminars.
Our firm has experience defending and evaluating catastrophic injury and death cases for many of the nation’s leading corporations, firms and insurers. Our firm’s defense experience gives our plaintiff’s team perspective to prepare our clients’ cases for settlements or trials. Many of our cases come to our team as a result of referrals from other lawyers.
The team’s lawyers in this practice area are proud of the results they have achieved for their clients, which include verdicts and settlements over $1,000,000*. Each lawyer in the group is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a voluntary membership organization that admits only attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts or settlements, and of which fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Each lawyer in the group has also been selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®.
* Please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in other matters or cases, as each case has a unique set of facts and circumstances.