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Bill Beckert
  • Criminal Law, Workers' Compensation, Business Law ...
  • Connecticut
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I am often asked why I became a lawyer. I had a great teacher in high school who saw that I loved to debate (argue) in civics class, and how I would always take the side with the harder case. I have always been drawn to fighting for the person, or for the causes, that demand fairness and to be treated justly. That is why I love being a lawyer.

For over 25 years, I have represented people and businesses in every court in Connecticut. Today, my practice is mainly focused in the courts of New Britain, Hartford, Waterbury and Torrington. But because of my extensive experience, I’m often asked to handle cases throughout the state. My passion is representing injured people since those are the cases I find most rewarding. I get to help people when they find themselves in their worst situations, and I help them get back on their feet again. I help people become whole again.

Motor vehicle collisions and work injuries are the most common cases I work on, but I also handle premises liability cases, slip and falls and dog bite claims. These injuries can cause economic and non-economic hardship. Medical bills and lost wages are one thing, but the pain, anxiety and uncertainty created as a result of someone else’s negligence, or carelessness, can leave a permanent impact on a person’s life. It is my responsibility to make sure that person receives the compensation to which the law entitles them.

Sometimes I’m asked to consider taking on cases that don’t involve injuries. So while personal injury is my passion, I’m open to a range of cases. Often, I’m called upon to utilize my experience in the insurance industry, real estate, probate and business law, to help people when they find themselves in an unexpected situation that requires my skill as a litigator. I have built a large network of relationships with all kinds of people, businesses, lawyers and other professionals and I’m very active in the community and in the Plainville area.

Western New England University School of Law
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University of Connecticut
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Professional Experience
Jainchill & Beckert, LLC
Professional Associations
Connecticut Bar Association YLS Ethics Section
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Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
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Connecticut Bar Association
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Farmington Board of Education
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Farmington Plan and Zoning Commission, Inlands and Wetlands Commission, and Conservation Commission
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Farmington Conservation Committee
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Farmington Rotary
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CTLA’s People’s Law School in Bristol
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Workers' Compensation
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    DUI & DWI
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Legal Answers
Q. Is a second injury a detriment to my case?
A: Good afternoon! You absolutely can sue both drivers. Both cases could be consolidated if the evidence suggested that to be the correct course of action. To fully answer your question I would need to know more about y our daughter's injuries and treatment for both cases. I would be happy to discuss thisvoer the phone with you at your convenience. My number is 860-351-5254
Q. Personal injury 2020, went to emergency room, released 6 hours later, no answers, and partial paralyzes 10 days later.
A: There is not much information in your question to assist an attorney in determining whether you have a case. I would say that negligence cases, including medical malpractice claims, generally have a 2 year statute of limitations. You indicate that the incident occurred in 2020. Without knowing more, it is hard to say what kind of case you could have, and your case may be time barred.
Q. What I have to do to get my settlement money?
A: Under CT law, a minor who receives a settlement must have the funds deposited in a restricted account administered by the Probate Court. Your mother cannot withdraw money unless she gets an order approving the withdrawal from the Court. In another words, she would have to apply for permission to withdraw money. If the bank was allowing her to access funds in your restricted account, that would be a violation of CT law. Once you turn 18 the money is yours. The account should be closed and funds disbursed to you.
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Jainchill & Beckert, LLC
144 W Main St
Plainville, CT 06062
Telephone: (860) 351-5254