The Advocate You Need

When you or a loved one have been injured in an accident and you need someone to protect and secure your rights, are you going to choose the personal injury lawyer who appears in television commercials or the one who appears in court and has a record of proven results. 

Consider this: When you call a law firm that you see on television, are you going to be represented by the lawyer who made all those promises in the commercial, or will you get passed off to an associate who may or may not have any experience with your type of case?

Now consider this: For over 35 years, injury victims throughout Connecticut have been turning to Carl A. Secola, Jr., for help with all types of claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice and products liability, among others.

Contact Law Office of Carl A. Secola, Jr., LLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian & Bike Accidents
  • Reckless Driving Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

As your lawyer, Mr. Secola extends maximum availability to you, so that any question or concerns you have along the way can be promptly addressed. And the contingency fee basis for his work ensures that you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case. Call today at 203-891-5265 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Carl A. Secola, Jr.profile

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1986

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • New Haven County Bar Association (Member)

Honors and Awards:

  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • New York Area's Best Lawyers
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • Lifetime Achievement Selection to America's Top 100 Attorneys, - 2016


  • University of Bridgeport School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1985
    • J.D.
  • Fairfield University Fairfield, CT., 1982
    • B.A. in Political Science

SETTLEMENT: Man injured on a construction site settles for $4.66 million; An individual was seriously injured on a construction site as a result of the General Contractors negligence.

VERDICT: Estate of Held v. Northeast Carriers/ 3.2 million dollar verdict. A Hartford jury awarded 3.2 million dollars to the Estate of Fred Held who was killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer owned by Northeast Carriers [go to the news on this site to read the full story of the 16 million dollar verdict in which attorney Secola handed the opening and closing statements regarding liability issues on behalf of all Plaintiffs in the case.]

VERDICT: Jura v Denegris / Bicyclist injured in collision with motor vehicle; a New Britain jury awarded the plaintiff $3,091,700.00 Less 10%. for comparative negligence reducing the net verdict to $2,782,530.00. The highest offer made by the defendants prior to the verdict was in $50,000. 00

SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice case settled for $1.9 million; A woman who presented to Hospital Emergency Department with certain symptoms which the hospital staff failed to properly diagnose, was discharged that day. The Patient was improperly discharged and died several days later.

SETTLEMENT: Dental Malpractice Settlement:$1.75 million; A 58 year old women who sustained permanent neurological deficits and injuries to a salivary gland during the course of a dental procedure obtained a $1.75 million settlement.

SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice Settlement:$1.5 million; A 79 year old man who suffered an intraoperative injury resulting in post-operative complications and additional hospitalizations obtained a 1.5 million dollar settlement.

SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice Settlement:$1.5 million; A 63 year old women who suffered complications associated with a post-operative bleed obtained a $1.5 million settlement.

SETTLEMENT: Dzubinski v Argraves et al / The estate of Elaine Dzubinsky obtained a $1,000,000.00 settlement for the wrongful death of Elaine Dzubinsky who was struck and killed by the tractor-trailer operated by defendant Argraves

SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice / After commencing trial and concluding all of the plaintiff’s evidence a settlement was reached in the amount of $880,000.00. The plaintiff had undergone tummy tuck procedure and while in the recovery room was improperly positioned on a gurney resulting in a permanent nerve injury

SETTLEMENT: Motorcycle Accident settles for $800,000.00; Motorcyclist who seriously injured his leg in an intersection collision.

VERDICT: Fontneau v Champagne / Medical Malpractice; a Middletown jury awarded $758,501.00 less 25% for comparative negligence for a net verdict of $568,876.00 to the plaintiff for injuries she sustained to her low back as a result of a manipulation performed by the defendant chiropractor.

VERDICT: Margaret Riggione v City of New Haven / A New Haven jury awarded 708,000.00 to a 76-year-old woman who fell as a result of a defective stairway fracturing her knee and left arm as a result, the plaintiffs last settlement demand before the verdict was $75,000.00 and the city of New Haven’s last offer was $0.

VERDICT: Samose v Hammer / Medical Malpractice; A Stamford jury awarded Morton Samose $472,483.27 for an injury he sustained as a result of a chiropractic manipulation performed by the defendant. At the time the jury made its award the plaintiff was 80 years old and had only a seven year life expectancy.

VERDICT: Musto v WalMart / A New Haven jury awarded a 76-year-old woman $472,068.00 for personal injuries she sustained when she slipped and fell on a wet floor at the wall Mart located Branford Connecticut resulting in a fractured kneecap

SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice Settlement:$400,000.00; A 74 year old women who suffered a fractured hip when she was dropped by a health aide obtained a $400,000.00 settlement.

VERDICT: Esposito v Wu / A New Haven jury awarded $336,081.94 to the plaintiff for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The highest offer made by the defendants prior to verdict was $50,000.

SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice Settlement:$280,000.00.; A case in which an 80 year old woman suffered a fractured hip when she fell in a convalescent facility settled for $280,000.00.

VERDICT: Puzzouli v. Benjamin, A woman was awarded $128,000.00 by a Stamford jury in a medical malpractice action for scarring the Plaintiff sustained to the back of her arms associated with the plastic surgery procedure. The Defendant took a no pay position and made no offer in the case.

VERDICT: Piscitelli v Peerless Insurance Company / A Meriden jury awarded $270,206 to the plaintiff for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Highest offer made by defendants prior to verdict was $65,000.

VERDICT: Koblitz v. Wakely $265,000.00/ A Putnam jury awarded the Plaintiff $265,000.00. The Defendants made no offer in the case.

VERDICT: Pizzorusso v. DeFrancesco / A Meriden jury awarded 55-year-old plaintiff $256,000 for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Last offer prior to verdict made by defendants was $35,000.

VERDICT: Schwank v. Olmos/ A man who sustained a musculoligamentous injury to his cervical spine was awarded $78,836.00 by a Bridgeport jury. The last offer made by the Defendant was $6,500.00.

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