I am Attorney Jill Ruane and I am an injury lawyer in Connecticut.

I am a personal injury and accident lawyer who helps people injured in accidents or through the negligence of others in Connecticut. My main office is in Shelton and I also have offices in Hartford and meeting locations throughout the state and can represent you or your loved one in any town in the State.

If you or a loved one has been injured, you need the assistance of a dedicated, aggressive attorney. I can be that attorney.

My team has successfully represented people in cases where:

  • Clients have been passengers in cars that have been hit
  • Clients have been rear ended by careless drivers
  • Clients have have been injured by drunk drivers
  • Clients have been hurt by the malpractice of doctors, nurses or nursing homes.

My clients are normal everyday people who, just like you, are worried about the impact of on their life of the injury they suffered and want to be compensated so they can pay for medical bills and treatment as well as the pain and suffering they endured. They span the ethnic, economic and age ranges.

Call me today to see how me and my team of lawyers and paralegals can help you with your injury case. Hope is not a strategy – calling us is.

Call today for FREE case review.
Call now 203-925-9201

Recent Blog Post


How Do I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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Filing a personal injury lawsuit may seem overwhelming. But, the process can be a lot easier than you think. This blog post explores the simple steps you can follow to file a personal injury lawsuit.

1. Decide If You Have a Case

According to the American Bar Association Division for Public Education, there are two issues present in every personal injury claim – liability and damages. The first question that needs to be resolved is whether or not the defendant is liable – or responsible – for the injuries you received. If so, the second question that needs to be resolved asks about the extent of your damages. A court can compensate you for losses resulting from an accident if you can show both liability and damages (http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/personalinjury.html).

Before filing a personal injury lawsuit, you need to decide if you have a potential claim. In other words, ask yourself: have I been injured by someone else’s negligence? Negligence refers to the idea that people must use reasonable care so as not to injure others. If you are unsure whether you have a potential personal injury case, you can always contact me here.

2. Contact a Lawyer ASAP

Personal injury lawsuits are time-sensitive. Every state has a statute of limitations, meaning that there is a time limit on how long you can bring a personal injury lawsuit. In the state of Connecticut, the statute of limitations is two years. This means that you only have two years to bring a personal injury action to collect damages. The statute begins to run once you receive your injuries. If your injury is not immediately apparent, the statute begins to run once you discover your injury or when you reasonably should have discovered it.

Because of this two-year time limit, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after you are injured. It is also important to contact a personal injury lawyer immediately so he or she can begin investigating the case. Your lawyer will obtain the police report, photographs of the scene, photographs of your injuries, medical documents, etc. It is important to tell your lawyer everything and be completely honest with him or her.

This blog explores the simple steps you can follow to file a personal injury lawsuit.


3. Consider Settlement

Settlement is often an option. In a settlement, the party responsible for your injuries will offer to pay you an amount of money in exchange for you not taking the matter any further. If you choose to settle your case with the other party, you won’t even have to file a personal injury lawsuit. A lawyer can help you evaluate your settlement options. But it is ultimately your decision whether or not you want to settle.

4. File a Suit

If you don’t agree to a settlement with the other party, your lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. Even after filing, your lawyer will likely try to negotiate with the other side one final time before going to trial.

For more information on how to file a personal injury lawsuit, or to contact Lady Injury, click here.