$365,000.00 Settlement

An Eastern Connecticut State University student was visiting the University of Connecticut with some friends. While walking home from an off-campus party, he was struck by a car which fled the scene. The young driver crashed his car into a tree about a mile from the scene and reported that accident to police, but not the fact that he had struck our client. The Eastern Student was unconscious and suffered facial injuries and a badly fractured leg.

$3 Million Pre-Suit (Tortfeasor Recoveries; Bodily Injury; Loss of Consortium; Familial Consortium)

A helmeted motorcyclist became pinned with his right leg under an 18-wheeler truck (owned by a major office supply distributor) after the truck made an improper left turn directly in front of the path he was traveling. When EMS extricated him, they noted that the right leg appeared to be 95% amputated below the knee.

He sustained significant injuries including: post traumatic amputation of the right leg secondary to motor vehicle accident; fracture L3; fracture right clavicle, first and second ribs; intracranial punctate bleeds times two; and degloving laceration left thigh and left calf.

His injuries required immediate surgery and amputation of the right lower leg. Total losses resulted in over $400,000.00 in medical bills and lost wages. Our office brought claims on behalf of the motorcyclist, his wife for loss of consortium and his three minor children for familial consortium claims based on a recent change in the law allowing loss of consortium claims to be brought by minor children.

We settled very quickly with the at-fault party, without having to file a formal lawsuit, for its policy limits of $1,000,000.00 plus umbrella and excess insurance totaling in excess of $3,000,000.00.

$5.2 Million Recovered June 2015

The Law Office of Kevin C. Ferry recovered $5.2 million dollars from UPS for a UPS tractor trailor accident that UPS said was 100% our clients fault. This case was tried before a jury and we won $3.88 million. UPS appealed to the Connecticut Appellate Court raising 8 issues on appeal. We won on every issue. UPS appealed to the Connecticut Supreme Court and we convinced the court it shouldn’t even bother hearing what UPS had to say. We won again. With pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, the amount UPS paid us in June, 2015 was more than $5.2 million

$210,000 Settlement (Tortfeasor and UIM Recoveries)

A motorcyle police officer was severely injured when another vehicle took an improper u-turn directly in front of the path he was traveling. The police officer was in the course of performing his duties at the time of the accident. He sustained significant injuries including: an open right tibial shaft fracture; a 2 cm laceration caused by the projection of tibial bone through the skin; and injuries to the chest, pelvis, right leg, and right hand. The officer’s right leg fracture required immediate surgery and placement of a rod and several screws. Total losses resulted in over $75,000 in medical bills and lost wages. Our office settled very quickly with the at-fault party for his policy limits and then recovered an additional $185,000 from under-insured motorist coverage.

$350,000 Settlement (Bodily Injury and Loss of Consortium Recoveries)

A police officer sustained significant and debilitating injuries to his back after being struck by a vehicle that diliberately lunged his vehicle at the officer while he was directing traffic. The driver of the vehicle was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the accident. Plaintiff received a 10% permanent partial impairment to his back. Total losses included over $100,000 in medical bills and lost wages. Our office brought suit on behalf of the officer and his wife under negligence, recklessness and loss of consortium claims. We were able to settle all claims within approximately ninety days of bringing suit.

$175,000.00 Settlement; March 2014

Client, whom was involved in a 3 car pile up, resulting in two different impacts, sustained significant injuries to her back and neck that resulted in substantial medical bills and lost wages. Due to collateral source offsets, client would have had to obtain a $275,000.00+ verdict to net the same amount as settlement figure.

$38,500.00 Verdict; March 2014

Honorable Judge Tyma rendered a $38,500.00 Verdict in Bridgeport Superior Court on a case involving disputed liability where Defendant claimed that Plaintiff was obstructing roadway with her vehicle at the time Defendant came down the roadway. Plaintiff maintained that she was properly in her driveway and that Defendant, while traveling at excessive speed, lost control of his vehicle and hit a snow bank, took out two mailboxes, and then struck Plaintiff’s vehicle in driveway. Plaintiff sustained injuries to her left arm, shoulder, back, and neck. Defendant’s last offer was $5,000.00.

$275,000.00 Damages Awarded

Drunk driver rear-ended Plaintiff’s van, pushed van forward into Plaintiff who was walking around the front of the van. Case affirmed on Appeal. Hartford Superior Court. 2002.

$5.2 Million Recovered June 2015

The Law Office of Kevin C. Ferry recovered $5.2 million dollars from UPS for a UPS tractor trailor accident that UPS said was 100% our clients fault. This case was tried before a jury and we won $3.88 million. UPS appealed to the Connecticut Appellate Court raising 8 issues on appeal. We won on every issue. UPS appealed to the Connecticut Supreme Court and we convinced the court it shouldn’t even bother hearing what UPS had to say. We won again. With pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, the amount UPS paid us in June, 2015 was more than $5.2 million

Education

  • J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2003 Academic Scholarship all 3 years Health Law Certificate Bar Representative
  • B.S., University of Connecticut, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State of Connecticut, 2004 Federal District Court of Connecticut, 2004
  • Greater New Britain Bar Association Member Since: 2010
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember Since: 2004

Honors

  • Winning First Civil Trial Seminar, 2008
  • Connecticut Pro Bono Award multiple years since 1997
  • General Personal Injury Plaintiff category, 2012
  • Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyer ® in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Merit Scholar all 3 years of law school, Quinnipiac University
  • Selected as American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100, 2010
  • Taught Legal Research at the Morse School of Business, 1992 – 1993
  • American Jurisprudence Award – Criminal Law, University of Bridgeport, Fall 1988.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Greater New Britain Bar Association, Member since 2010
  • American Association for Justice, Member since 2005
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member since 1994
  • Connecticut Federal District Court, 1992
  • State of Connecticut, 1991

Do I Need A Lawyer?

Yes. Although you can represent yourself, the insurance companies are in the business of making money – they do this by limiting their costs. They may meet their legal obligation to assist you, but they will work hard to settle your case for as little as possible.

They spend time and money training their employees to work for them. You need an attorney who will fight for you and protect your rights. You need a personal injury attorney who has the experience and resources to stand up to the insurance company to ensure you get what you are entitled.
An attorney will also handle all of the correspondence and negotiations with the insurance company. In addition, a lawyer will ensure that all the legal requirements, such as the statute of limitations and notice requirements, are satisfied for your case. If you miss a single deadline or fail to notify the proper parties, you may not be able to bring a claim at all. Simply put, an attorney will protect your rights.

What Is My Case Worth?

There is no easy answer to this question. The value of your case will depend on a large number of factors. For example, the extent of your injuries, the length of your treatment, the severity of the crash, if your own negligence contributed to the accident, if you have any lifelong injuries and if you lost time from work. These are only a few of the factors that will be considered. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to properly evaluate your case to determine a fair value.

When Should I Contact A Personal Injury Attorney?

You should contact a lawyer shortly following an accident. There may be evidence that an attorney can obtain or preserve that would otherwise disappear as time goes by. An attorney can also assist you with the process and ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible from the very beginning. If you do not call an attorney from the beginning, many times, it will be too late when you realize you needed one to ensure that your rights were protected.