Gross Negligence


Gross Negligence Clauses in Greater Hartford

Connecticut does not recognize a cause of action for gross negligence. Employees may be held accountable for claims arising from acts of gross or wanton and willful negligence or intentional misconduct. The organizations for which a person volunteers or works may also be held liable, with exceptions The plaintiff must plead and prove a mindset that is equal to the intention to harm someone else. Punitive damages can be given if support is proved in the case. Gross negligence is not always intentional. But clearly, the person committing the negligent act was more than aware their actions could cause harm. Gross negligence is worse than just simple negligence. If an employer is aware or knowledgeable of dangerous conditions and still has the employee continue, that is gross negligence. If you or a loved one has been affected, contact Costello, Coombes, & Brown for the compensation you deserve.

Example Of Gross Negligence

Gross Negligence means that the defendant failed to execute their job or duty with care. An individual found guilty, usually knows, or should have known of the danger involved. Gross negligence usually involves unintentional acts, but they can border on intentional conduct due to the reckless nature of the activity. Some example include:
  • A doctor prescribing a patient drugs that they clearly have listed as allergic to.
  • A surgeon leaving a foreign object inside the body of a patient
  • A motorist driving recklessly over the speed limit with heavy pedestrian traffic
  • A caregiver neglecting to give a patients food or water for days

What Compensatory Damages Can You Receive?

In Connecticut, the Civil Jury Instruction (CCJI) states that punitive damages are not designed to compensate the victim for any financial or injuries losses. Instead, punitive damages are solely intended to punish the defendant for their unacceptable and outrageous conduct and to serve as a deterrent to the public from engaging in similarly reckless behavior. Some compensatory damages you may receive include:
  • Loss of Income – If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious injury, you can receive compensation for you lost time at work. If you cannot return to work, you may also receive compensation for loss of future earning capacity. If the individual died as a result of their injuries, compensation will be awarded to spouse/children.
  • Medical Costs – Damages you receive most likely will be for medical costs. The compensation you receive will be from physical therapy, medication, overall services, and any future care you may need.

How Costello, Coombes, & Brown Can Help You

With over 30 years of combined experience, we provide our Greater Hartford clients with the help they need in order to recover compensation for their injuries. We have great knowledge and experience handling cases involving Connecticut’s specific gross negligence laws, and we work extremely hard in order to hold those at fault responsible for their wrongful actions. Reach out to us today!  

Your Workplace Negligence Attorneys

In the Greater Hartford area, we are dedicated law professionals who are willing to help you fight to win your case. Considering our many years of experience within these fields, we have seen a number of victories over the years for those who come to Costello, Coombes, and Brown. You should not hesitate to contact us, since you shouldn’t be fighting alone. Contact us at (860) 903-8726 for consultation towards your claim today.

Experienced Attorneys in Hartford for Over 30 Years

At the law office of Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP, we provide a personal touch in all of our cases. We believe that the more in tune we are with our clients, the better the outcome will be. We are always accessible for our clients in Hartford and the surrounding Connecticut towns. We have litigated for dozens of cases over the past three decades for a variety of personal injury cases.

Personal Injury Cases we Assist With in Hartford:

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Hartford

Aggressively pursuing our client’s rights and vigorously protecting their interests

At Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP, we’ve successfully helped numerous individuals who have suffered injuries at the fault of another parties’ negligence. When you’ve experienced an accident on the job, it’s best to trust a personal injury attorney or more specifically, a workers’ compensation attorney in Hartford.

Navigating through a Workers’ Compensation case is not easy. Both, Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello, are board certified Workers’ Compensation specialists who can walk you through the entire process, helping you make your claim all the way until the completion of the case. We will aggressively negotiate for our Hartford clients to receive the full and fair compensation that they are entitled to. 

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Hartford

Providing sound, practical advice for our clients in Hartford and throughout Connecticut

Applying for Hartford Social Security Disability benefits can be lengthy and complicated. Due to the nature of the claim you wish to process, it’s best to find an advocate who has your best interests in mind. The Hartford Social Security Disability lawyers at Costello, Coombes, and Brown, can do just that! We’ll carefully and precisely walk you through the entire process, helping you not only understand what needs to be completed but increasing your chances of receiving benefits. By receiving expert legal advice from our attorneys, we’ll help you stay away from additional reviews or appeals for your case.

If you are suffering from a physical or mental illness that is preventing you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. Reach out to one of our personal injury lawyers who specialize in Social Security Disability to receive the assistance you deserve.

The Experience & Compassion You Need, When You Need It

When you find yourself in a difficult situation, whether from an injury on the job or a disability hindering you from working, you can find solace in a professional, experienced personal injury lawyer at Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP.

We are passionate about helping our Hartford clients receive the compensation they deserve, and our history proves it. We have experience in hundreds of Workers’ Compensation claims and Social Security Disability claims, working until the very end to receive the most beneficial outcome. To get started, call us at 860-560-0468 or fill out our contact form.

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