Accidents are bound to happen, and the best-case scenario is that no one gets hurt. But if we’re not that lucky and someone’s careless actions result in someone else being injured or some property being damaged, Connecticut has laws that help injured parties get adequate compensation. Under the legal concept of “negligence,” there are state statutes that attempt to determine fault and lay out the parameters for negligence cases and verdicts. Nutmeg State laws also determine the time limit in which a lawsuit must be filed after an accident or injury occurs – even an otherwise valid claim could go unheard if not filed in time. The links below provide state-specific resources for accident and injury laws in Connecticut.