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Infant Injured Under Suspicous Circumstances

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained by the mother of a small infant to investigate a potential claim for legal damages arising out of a suspicious injury.  “This small infant suffered a fractured collar bone under extremely suspicious circumstances.  The local police and the Department of Children and Families are investigating this matter.  We intend to do our own investigation so we can seek accountability for the baby’s injuries.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Calculating Compensable Damages In A Wrongful Death Case

When a family member or a loved one is killed due to the negligence of someone else, it is a highly traumatic experience. A wrongful death usually results in massive losses both financial and emotional incurred by the surviving spouse and children of the individual. Such economic losses felt from a wrongful death are oftentimes complex in nature and necessitate an accounting expert to evaluate the situations to the fullest extent and provide a basis for a compensatory amount for the damages incurred. The surviving family of the deceased is usually impacted to the point that economic hardship is merely the start of the consequences.

In calculating these damages through an expert the goal is to demonstrate to the court how much hardship the family has faced based on the losses incurred by the spouse and children or any other dependents. When the deceased is the primary bread winner, the injured party needs compensation in order to become whole. Recovering from such a tragedy is never an easy process and the burden of needing to find a job or adding to the wages of the household is paramount. An accounting expert has the ability to determine the amount by calculating all factors. Their primary task is to go through valuations of economic losses and how awarding damages to the surviving family of the deceased can provide much needed recovery. But in order for damages to be awarded, the defendant has to be found liable in their actions which caused the wrongful death of the individual.

Wrongful death cases often entail complex matters that need to be thoroughly investigated so that more information may be gathered to sift through any confusion. The accounting expert needs to include various factors connected to the incident in their calculation and how much the deceased person earned for his family. Therefore the testimony of the accounting expert witness is very important in the courtroom once they have reached a conclusion in their calculation of the amount of damages. There are also situations where another person intentionally caused the death of the deceased but they are not held criminally liable for their action. In such a situation the avenue of civil litigation may be taken to ensure that compensation is available for their loss. The loss of a loved one typically causes issues for a family, however certain parameters need inclusion for court processes which may involve loss of income, extra expenses, payroll issues, material issues and supplies.

Any services that the deceased performed at his or her home are no longer performed. Accounting experts usually require several factors to be included in their calculations. Lost income is often the most important element and may increase the amount significantly. However, other services the deceased may have performed for the family such as keeping the finances and increasing the value of an estate thereby ensuring economic freedom and support. The expert can calculate these amounts and explain to the court why the individual or company liable for the wrongful death needs to compensate the family for the full amount of damages calculated.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you should retain the services of a competent wrongful death attorney to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.


Foreclosure Action Filed For Child Sex Assault Judgment

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has filed a foreclosure action against a defendant in a child sex assault case in New Britain, Connecticut.  “We obtained a very significant judgment against this man and he has ignored our attempts to collect on the judgment.  Accordingly, we have hire outside collections counsel to file a foreclosure action on his real property which is located in New Britain.  Our client is in need of financial resources to assist in his healing process.  Hopefully, we will be able to recover some funds for him.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Teen Sex Assault Case to Begin Trial in New Britain

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has announced that jury selection will begin on April 3 in a trial involving a teen girl who was sexually assaulted at the Plainville YMCA.  “This assault was preventable.  If proper safety protocols were followed, it would not have occurred.  The entity responsible has refused to accept any responsibility for its negligence.  We filed this lawsuit to seek accountability for this young girl.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Settlement Reached in Trampoline Park Lawsuit

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has obtained a settlement on behalf of a woman who was seriously injured at the Launch Trampoline Park in Hartford, Connecticut.  “While the terms of the settlement are to remain confidential, we are very pleased with the result that we obtained for our client.  These trampoline parks are extremely dangerous.  In this case, the operators of the park failed to provide its patrons, including our client, with adequate safety equipment.  As a result, her risk of injury was increased significantly.  In addition, the defendants were attempting to rely upon a so-called “liability waiver” in defending the case.  We are pleased that we could overcome that defense and obtain this settlement.”  Tim O’Keefe

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$337,500.00 Judgment Ordered in Child Molestation Case

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has obtained a $337,500.00 court judgment against the perpetrator of child sex molestation in a case that he had filed in New Britain Superior Court.  “This was a one-time event involving a grown man and a fifteen year old boy.  While it only occurred on one occasion, it still has had a devastating impact on the life of our client.  The court’s decision fully recognizes and validates that fact.  The award also includes punitive damages which is entirely appropriate in this circumstance.  We originally obtained a pre-judgment attachment on real estate owned by the perpetrator and we now plan to file a judgment lien and a foreclosure action, if necessary.  We hope to be able to recover some assets so our client can be compensated for his damages.”  Tim O’Keefe

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$172,000.00 Award for Victim of Highway Van Crash

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has obtained an arbitration award in the amount of $172,000.00 for a woman who was injured in a highway van crash in Manchester, Connecticut.  “There was never a question about who caused this highway van crash- it was clearly the defendant van driver.  To his credit, he admitted causing the crash.  The defendant’s insurance carrier, however, refused to make any reasonable settlement offers for this claim.  Our client has suffered greatly from her injuries and we felt she should be fully and properly compensated for her harms and losses.  The highest settlement offer made on the claim was for $55,000.00.  We decided to turn that down and proceed to a contested arbitration.  The arbiter did a very good job in weighing all of the damages evidence and testimony in arriving at his decision.  In the end, we feel that justice has prevailed.”  Tim O’Keefe

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$1 Million Recovery for Teacher Sex Abuse Case

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has recovered $1,000,000.00 for a man who was sexually abused by an administrator at his middle school when he was a young child.  The settlement of the case was announced just days before the case was to begin trial at Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut.  “This administrator should never have been hired by the school system as he had already had his employment terminated by another school system because of inappropriate sexualized behavior with another student.  It took our client several years before he was ready to come to grips with this extensive sexual abuse and his healing continues.  This case serves as a very good example as to why there should be no statute of limitations applicable to child sex abuse claims.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe Scores Appellate Court Victory in Child Sex Abuse Case

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe announced that his firm has won a victory at the Connecticut Appellate Court in favor of a client who was sexually abused as a minor.  “This case involves a claim of the sexual molestation of a four year old child.  The defendant tried to convince the Superior Court, and now the Connecticut Appellate Court, that he should be excused from civil accountability for his actions because too much time has passed since the time that he molested this child. Both a Superior Court judge, and now the Connecticut Appellate Court, have completely rejected this specious argument.  We now plan to continue with the case against the perpetrator.”  Tim O’Keefe

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School Sex Abuse Case Settled for $325,000.00

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has obtained a $325,000.00 settlement for a client who claims he was abused by an administrator at a local school.  “Our client has chosen to remain anonymous with respect to this case so we are not identifying the school district involved to protect the client.  This case presented some logistical challenges because the events in question occurred so many years ago.  In the end, our client chose to resolve his claim without a trial.  That was the best decision for him and we respect that decision.”  Tim O’Keefe

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