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Court Denies Liquor Permittee’s Motion in Dram Shop Case

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has announced that a Superior Court Judge has denied a motion for summary judgment filed by a liquor permittee in a Dram Shop Case pending in Torrington Superior Court. “This case involves a horrific drunk driving crash.  We sued both the operator of the bar and the liquor permittee.  The liquor permittee tried to argue that she has no legal responsibility for the over-service of the drunk driver. The court rejected those arguments.  We will now get to proceed to trial against both defendants.  This is a very good liquor liability decision.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Confidential Settlement Reached in Dram Shop Case

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has reached a confidential settlement on behalf of a man who was seriously injured in a drunk driving crash in Manchester, Connecticut.  “Our client suffered very serious and life-altering injuries in this crash.  The legal case was extremely challenging as we learned of information late in the process that was not particularly favorable to our liability claim.  With that said, we were still able to negotiate a settlement of the claim that will give our client some resources to help get his life back on track.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Tim O’Keefe to Represent Victim of Teacher Sex Assault

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained to represent the victim of a teacher sex assault.  “These sex assaults occurred many years ago at a school in Guilford, Connecticut.  We intend to file a lawsuit against the teacher and the school system for full damages for the harms and losses suffered.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Family of Disney Sex Assault Victim Retains Tim O’Keefe

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has been retained by the family of a young girl who was sexually assaulted at a Disney resort in Florida.  “The evidence we have so far indicates that there was a prior problem with this particular perpetrator that was not properly addressed.  This tragedy was preventable.  I am involved as the family is from Connecticut.  We plan to team up with a law firm in Florida to prosecute a claim for financial damages.”  Tim O’Keefe

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$229,000.00 Recovery for Vernon Crime Victim

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has recovered a settlement of $229,000.00 for a woman who was assaulted in Vernon, Connecticut.  “This particular case was legally challenging because of some legal obstacles that are often impossible to overcome.  I am pleased that our client will now have some resources that will allow her to start putting her life back together.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Dram Shop Claim to Proceed to Trial in June

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe will be on trial in a Connecticut Dram Shop Statute case in June, 2019.  “This case was filed against the operator of a bar in Torrington, Connecticut for its service of alcohol to an intoxicated person.  At the time of the crash, the bar patron was almost three times the legal limit to operate a vehicle.  There is no way this bar should have been serving alcohol to this patron by the end of the evening. That decision put the entire community at risk.  The patron drove drunk and caused a very bad automobile crash.”  Tim O’Keefe

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Child Molester’s Home Obtained Through Foreclosure Proceeding

Connecticut Crime Victim Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has obtained the real property of a child molester for a client who was abused by that child molester when the client was a young boy.  “We sued the perpetrator and obtained a very substantial judgment against him.  We then started a foreclosure action on his real property and obtained the property through that proceeding.  It is very satisfying when we can hold child sex perpetrators accountable for their actions by obtaining just compensation for their victims.”  Tim O’Keefe

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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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