PERSONAL INJURY

A negligent act by another person, municipality or business that causes a physical injury can dramatically change one's life. An injury can lead to physical pain, medical care, treatment and time missed from work and lost wages, surgery, medical bills, physical restrictions and limitations and the loss of being able to live and enjoy the life you previously knew.

Attorney Walsh has over 30 years experience representing personal injury victims who have suffered injuries due to:

  • Motor Vehicle Collisions

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Falls due to a defective premises such as:

    • Snow and Ice​

    • Poor Lighting

    • Cracked Sidewalk or Driveway

    • Stairways or Other Structures not built in compliance with building codes

  • Accidents caused by Dogs

    • Dog bites​

    • Dogs which jump on a person

  • Food which is contaminated or contains foreign substances

If someone negligently caused you bodily injury, you deserve compensation. Attorney Walsh has over 30 years experience representing the rights of injured victims to obtain a full settlement or award so they can move forward with their lives.

If you are injured in an accident and believe someone is at fault it is important that you contact an attorney immediately so an investigation can be conducted and evidence preserved. Attorney Walsh offers a free, no obligation personal injury case consultation to review your case and advise you.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime such as a traffic violation, felony, misdemeanor, sex offense, drug sale or possession, or motor vehicle death? Attorney Walsh has over 30 years experience determining the rights of those accused of a crime and is committed to achieving the best result possible for his clients.

If you, your child, or a loved one are being investigated for a crime or have been arrested this can be a very frightening and confusing time. The most important step you can take is contacting a knowledgeable attorney who will take time to listen to your case, conduct a thorough investigation of your case and provide you with legal guidance you can trust. Attorney Walsh is an experienced and aggressive attorney who will fight to protect your interests and achieve the best possible outcome. 

REAL ESTATE

Attorney Carbonella has been performing Real Estate closings for the purchase and sale of Residential and Commercial Real Estate and Refinancing for over 35 years as the main part of his practice and has represented clients in over thousands of closings. As with most everything in today's society, Real Estate closings have become increasingly complex. Real Estate closings require the expertise of an Attorney knowledgeable in:

  • Drafting and Negotiation of contracts which protect the client's interests as either a Buyer or Seller

  • Review of Title Examinations to identify and evaluate restrictions, encroachments, easements and other encumbrances which may effect title to the property

  • Loan documents with the ability to explain and clarify the obligations to a borrower

  • Representation at closings including preparation of deeds, calculation of tax and other prorated adjustments, preparing state and local conveyance tax forms, paying outstanding mortgages and obtaining necessary release and preparing a title insurance policy 

  • Communication with not only the Buyer and Seller but also the lenders, brokers, homeowners' insurance, contractors and inspectors to coordinate the closing

The purchase or sale of a home may be one of the largest financial transactions in a persons life and requires an experienced attorney you can be confident in who understands the complexity of a real estate closing. 

PROBATE AND ESTATE 
ADMINISTRATION 

Having an attorney who is knowledgeable in probate and related matters  can be a relief during stressful times as well as provide guidance to prepare for those times. Attorney Carbonella provides the following probate related services:

  • Preparation of Last Will and Testament

  • Power of Attorney 

  • Living Will and Appointment of Healthcare Agent

  • Probate and Estate Administration

A Last Will and Testament  is a written statement of how you wish your assets to be distributed after your death. In addition to disposition of assets, a Last Will and Testament may also direct for the appointment of guardians and creation of trusts and appointment of executors to administer and represent your estate in probate court. 

 

Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document where you give legal authority to act as your agent and make legal decisions about your property, finances, and business. A Power of Attorney is frequently used in the event of your illness or disability or when you are unable to be present to sign necessary legal documents for financial transactions. It is important to note that the authority granted under a Power of Attorney terminates upon your death. 

 

A Living Will is a document where you instruct what life support systems you wish to have or not have administered in the unfortunate event you fall into a persistent vegetative state and will not survive without these life supporting systems.

Some key points that are often misunderstood:

  • A living will only becomes effective when you cannot communicate your desires on your own. 

  • A living will does not mean your medical providers will not take measures to save your life in the event of things such as an injury or heart attack. 

  • A living will does not mean that your physicians will not administer pain and other medication for your comfort.

An Appointment of Health Care Agent is a trusted person you appoint to express your wishes and make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. You do not have to be terminally ill for a healthcare agent to make decisions on your behalf. A Healthcare Agent is appointed in the event you are incapacitated or unable to communicate due to a temporary or permanent illness or injury.

Estate Administration refers to the process, after a person dies, of gathering the assets of the estate (real estate, money, stocks, personal belongings, etc.),  Paying any debts or taxes and distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries or heirs. If a person dies with a will, the assets will be distributed according to the will or if no will under the laws of intestacy.

The Probate process generally takes 6-12 months and involves several steps including: 

  • Filing a petition in probate court to open an Estate and appoint a representative, executor or administrator. 

  • Preparing and filing an inventory of all of the assets of the decedent. 

  • Preparing and filing necessary tax returns.

  • Payment of estate debts and taxes if applicable and distributing assets to creditors. 

An experienced attorney such as Attorney Carbonella can help prepare for life events and also guide you through the probate court process. ​

 

Carbonella & Walsh are members of the following:

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County Bar Association

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

The firm can also provide legal counsel in cases involving divorce, bankruptcy and business law.  If you need extremely specialized legal services, Carbonella & Walsh can provide you with an informed referral.