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Richard P Hastings

Car accident Attorney at Ridgefield, CT

5.0   20 reviews

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Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%
    We believe in changing the way traditional personal injury law firms do business to better serve our clients. We think and act differently! The way we challenge the status quo is to give our clients FREE books, which we have written - full of practical advice and information - that can help them improve physically and dramatically increase the value of their case. We just happen to really care about our clients. Find out how we can help you. Call today!

    38 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    We believe in changing the way traditional personal injury law firms do business to better serve our clients. We think and act differently! The way we challenge the status quo is to give our clients FREE books, which we have written - full of practical advice and information - that can help them improve physically and dramatically increase the value of their case. We just happen to really care about our clients. Find out how we can help you. Call today!

    38 years

  3. Animal and dog bites
    20%
    We believe in changing the way traditional personal injury law firms do business to better serve our clients. We think and act differently! The way we challenge the status quo is to give our clients FREE books, which we have written - full of practical advice and information - that can help them improve physically and dramatically increase the value of their case. We just happen to really care about our clients. Find out how we can help you. Call today!

    38 years

  4. Motorcycle accident
    20%
    We believe in changing the way traditional personal injury law firms do business to better serve our clients. We think and act differently! The way we challenge the status quo is to give our clients FREE books, which we have written - full of practical advice and information - that can help them improve physically and dramatically increase the value of their case. We just happen to really care about our clients. Find out how we can help you. Call today!

    38 years

  5. Medical malpractice
    10%
    We believe in changing the way traditional personal injury law firms do business to better serve our clients. We think and act differently! The way we challenge the status quo is to give our clients FREE books, which we have written - full of practical advice and information - that can help them improve physically and dramatically increase the value of their case. We just happen to really care about our clients. Find out how we can help you. Call today!

    38 years

 

    We believe in changing the way traditional personal injury law firms do business to better serve our clients. We think and act differently! The way we challenge the status quo is to give our clients FREE books, which we have written - full of practical advice and information - that can help them improve physically and dramatically increase the value of their case. We just happen to really care about our clients.
 

I have written over 10 books on accident and injury law and my articles on mediation, negotiation, and settling cases with insurance companies have been published by the Connecticut Law Tribune and the New York State Trial Lawyers magazine, Bill of Particulars. I have written and produced hundreds of articles and videos on a variety of subjects involving accident and injury law.

One book which I co-authored with a former insurance adjuster called, Adjuster Secrets: Attorney and Adjuster Tips and Techniques The Guarantee Larger Settlements, was sold to personal injury lawyers across the country for as much as $799 a book.

I also teach attorneys across the country on how to get more money for their clients' personal injury cases.  Find out why accident and injury lawyers have paid tens of thousands of dollars to learn this information by contacting me today.

I have made it a priority to expand my understanding and command of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution by receiving training from the following institutions and organizations: Teaching Mediation at the Harvard Law School; Advanced Dispute Resolution Training at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Toronto, Canada; Advanced Negotiation Training at the Harvard Law School; Advanced Mediation Training at the Quinnipiac University School of Law; Facilitative Mediation Training at the Center for Mediation in Law; Advanced Mediation Training at the Harvard Law School; and Negotiation Training through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan.

  I have been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer and a New England Super Lawyer. I have an AV Rating, its highest rating, from Martindale Hubbell and am listed in its Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys. I have received many other awards and national recognition that are listed on my profile under awards.

I have also been named one of "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in CT by the American Institiute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
 
I also received patent pending approval for my business method patent entitled Personal Injury File Acquisition Method, Client Education Program and Case Referral System.
 

 I have  collected millions of dollars for  my clients in cases including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, wrongful death, dog bite incidents, general accident cases, slip and fall incidents, breach of contract claims, unfair trade practice cases, construction litigation, will contests, and general litigation matters.

    I am the author of the books “How to Find a Great Lawyer”, “How to Explode Your Practice”, “Understanding and Improving the Value of Your Personal Injury Case”,  " The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut", "The Crash Course on Child Injury Claims", "The Crash Course on Motorcycle Accident Cases"," The Crash Course on Dog Bite Injury Claims",  "The Crash Course of Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest Claims", “What You Need to Know About Connecticut DUI.” I have co-authored the book "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" which went to number one on Amazon.com's insurance category on the book's launch date and "Ready, Aim, Influence" which is an international best seller.

 I am a member of the National Academy of Best Selling Authors and am a listed as an expert on America's Premier Experts.

 I am  a graduate of the University of Connecticut (Business Administration) and Fordham University School of Law. 

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Licensed for 38 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP
440 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT, 06877-4525
Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP
1087 Broad Street, Suite 201
Bridgeport, CT, 06604
Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP
600 Summer Street, 6th Floor
Stamford, CT, 06905
Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP
2700 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT, 06518
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Posted by Brenda | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Have used for 2 accidents and will use again if need be. I have not been disappointed once with anything this office has done. Everyone is amazing.
Posted by Suzanne | November 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Brennan family
Richard P. Hastings has provided legal support for me and my extended family on multiple occasions — always in a very caring and highly professional manner. His vast knowledge and generous nature are a winning combination.
Posted by kellyD | February 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Injury Lawyer for sure
I was hit by a car in a parking lot and the SUV wheel run over my foot. After 3 broken bones, many back and forth at the hospitals and doctors, almost a year lost of work and a terrible first lawyer; finally I found Richard Hastings Law Firm. They did a wonderful work and got a fantastic settlement I can't recommend enough. I will be always grateful to your work!!!
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Posted by Michael | November 8, 2016
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Greatly Skilled Attorney
After my accident, I did my due diligence in searching for an attorney to represent me. I picked Richard Hastings to represent me because of numerous positive reviews I have found on internet. And he, indeed, did not disappoint. Outstanding attorney!!! More so because, it was my first time ever time to use an attorney in a personal injury and I may have not always understood the process and I may have made some mistakes that could have hurt my case. Nevertheless, the results he achieved were beyond my expectations. I'll be forever grateful to Mr. Hastings. I would highly recommend Mr. Hasting services, from the law firm of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh
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Response from Richard Hastings November 8, 2016
Thanks for the kind words!
Posted by Carla | May 11, 2016
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positive experience with Richard Hastings
I considered handling my own car accident case because it seemed relatively straight forward but contacted attorney Richard Hastings for advice. He was able to get me far more than the insurance company offered me. If I have any similar situation in the future, I will immediately contact Attorney Hastings. He was professional, organized, concise and clear in his explanations of the process.
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Posted by Laurie | May 13, 2014
Motor Vehicle Accident
I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the insurance adjuster claimed that it was a low impact collision and that I had numerous pre-existing injuries. Attorney Hastings was able to obtain more money than I possibly could have imagined from the insurance company. In the end I received more than 4 times what I was initially expecting. He was relentless with the insurance company. He was very aggressive and kept me updated every step o the way. During the course of my case, he constantly advised me as to what I needed to do and he was always available to take my calls. He is a masterful negotiator and a very fine lawyer. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him and the results he obtained for me. If any of my friends or family ever get involved in an accident you can be sure that I will insist that they call Richard Hastings. P.S. My brother graduated from Harvard Law School and he was amazed at what Attorney Hastings was able to do for me! Now that's saying something!
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Posted by Zachary | May 22, 2013
Outstanding Injury Lawyer
Attorney Hastings is an outstanding injury lawyer, that I am so thankful to have representing me in my car accident case. He is very aggressive and always answers my questions very promptly. I happily refer others to him without hesitation.
Posted by Stella | April 16, 2013
AN EXCELLENT LAWYER THAT YOU SHOULD CONTACT
It is very refreshing to speak with a lawyer who possesses so much practical knowledge and real life experience. I received so much amazing advice and I am very greatful for this wonderful counsel. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Derek | October 28, 2012
Motorcycle Accident Leads to Full Insurance Payout
I was involved in a motorcycle accident where I was given a ticket by the police. Attorney Hastings met with both me and the police. He told me what to do throughout the case, kept me fully informed of what was going on every step of the way, and was very patient and knowledgable. Amazingly, Attorney Hastings was able to get the insurance companies to pay every penny of insurance coverage available which resulted in my collecting one quarter of a million dollars. On top of that, he dealt with multiple third parties that tried to lay claim to portions of the settlement (some fraudulently!). If you are ever involved in any type of an accident, I highly recommend you call Attorney Hastings. I certainly know why he has received so many awards!
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Posted by Diana | January 4, 2012
Outstanding Attorney
Richard Hastings represented me in a car accident case and a slip and fall and he will work hard for you. He is easy to get a hold of and answers all of your questions promptly. I soon learned that I could expect a lot of him but in return, he expected a lot of me. I was told that if I did not communicate with him and provide him with information relative to my case and course of medical care in a timely fashion, then he would not be in a position to represent me. This is because he is dedicated to doing the best job possible for his clients. He informed me that once he no longer represents a person, he will no longer discuss the case with that person.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2012
Great Lawyer- Great Results
Attorney Hastings is very knowledgeable and has tremendous experience. He is very responsive and really cares about his clients. He gives personal attention to your case and is always easy to get a hold of so you know you will get your questions answered.
Posted by Charlie | September 16, 2011
Great Outcome
WOW!!! Attorney Hastings represented me in a truck accident case. He provided me with a FREE book with all kinds of great advice. He was always available to answer my questions. He returned all of my calls promptly. He met with me when I needed to discuss issues that came up. He told me how to handle certain issues regarding my medical care. He spoke with my doctor to get needed information and guided me through the whole process. I was astonished at the settlement he got for me. He told me exactly what to do, reviewed my testimony with me, went over everything with me until I felt comfortable and even went through a role play with me so I understood what questions would be asked, what issues needed to be discussed and how to handle myself. I am going to tell anyone that needs an injury lawyer to hire Richard Hastings. I am certainly glad I did!
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Posted by Bernie | June 21, 2011
Beyond expectations
After my wife was involved in a fall down accident I got a letter from the insurance carrier saying there was no liability on the part of their insured. I contacted Attorney Richard Hastings and he told me that the insurance company completely misrepresented the law to me in the letter. He told me I could handle this case without retaining him and told me exactly what to do. He spoke to me on several occasions and was always available to answer my questions. He even told me what to tell the insurance company. As a result of his tremendous counsel, I was able to get the insurance company to pay me $20,000. I would highly recommend Attorney Hastings because he is not only an excellent lawyer but is also someone who looks out for others and genuinely cares. You can be sure that if I ever hear of anyone getting injured I will insist that they call Richard Hastings.
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Posted by Chris | June 23, 2010
Agressive and Trust worthy
I have used Richard many times in the past and always has made the process easy and rewarding. Richard has always been easy to get ahold of and always has an answer or a next step to get you closer to your goal. I always recommend Richard to my friends and they have used him as well.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2010
A Mover and Shaker
Mr. Hastings represented me in a personal injury matter, and I benefited from having him on my side. I had total confidence in him. When it came to negotiating with the defendant's insurance company he just never quit until he got me a fair settlement. If I had to go to court I would definitely want him leading my team.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2010
Very effective Harvard trained negotiator
I contacted attornet Hastings after the insurance company said they would not pay me any money. Attorney got me the money I deserve.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2010
He got me more money than I thought possible...
I wasn't even sure I had a case, but he got me a "6-figure" recovery.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2009
aggressive approach and frequent client updates
Richard Hastings is excellent in litigation, he focuses on the facts and aggresesively works for his clients. He is quick to respond to phone calls and emails and gives frequent updates. Throughout the process of preparing a case he understands his clients needs and responds with thourough investigation of the facts. He takes the time to explain the judicial process and it's application to the case at hand.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2009
Aggressive Representation
He was very aggressive in representing me and got me a great result.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2009
lynn setesak
I would trust Attorney Hastings to represent me in any legal matter. He did a great job for me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP
  • 1988 - Present
  • Associate
  • Offices of Norman J. Voog
  • 1984 - 1988

Education

  • University of Windsor Faculty of Law
  • Executive Certificate in Conflict Management
  • 2020
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Negotiation for Executives
  • 2016
  • Harvard University Law School-PON
  • Certificate Teaching Negotiation
  • 2015
  • University of Windsor Faculty of Law
  • Certificate- Advanced Alterntive Dispute Resolution
  • 2014
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Center on Dispute Resolution Mediation Certificate
  • 2014
  • Harvard University Law School- PON
  • Advanced Negotiation Certificate
  • 2008
  • Harvard University Law School- PON
  • Mediation Training Certificate
  • 2007
  • Center For Mediation in Law
  • Collaborative Mediation Certificate
  • 2006
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Connecticut
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979
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Legal Cases

  • Judith L on behalf of Minor Son
  • $85,000 lump sum payment
  • Yolanda C
  • $150,000 lump sum payment
  • Anthony B
  • $325,000
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Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1988
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1988
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1988
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in CT
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 2018 Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2018 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • The 200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County
  • Fairfield Living
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys In Connecticut
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2017 Client Champion Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2017 - Top 1%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2017
  • 2017 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in CT
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2017
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Connecticut for 2016
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys For CT
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys, LLC
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for CT in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top Attorneys
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Fairfield Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • The 200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County
  • Greenwich Magazine
  • 2016
  • The 200 Outstanding Lawyers Of Fairfield County
  • Greenwich Magazine
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2016 - Top 1%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Westport, Wilton, Weston Magazine
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top Attorneys
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Teaching Negotiation Symposium
  • Harvard Law School- Program on Negotiation
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for CT in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Connecticut
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Greenwich Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Fairfield Magazine
  • 2014
  • New England Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • CT Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • The American Registry
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in America 2015
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Westport, Wilton, Weston Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Stamford Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • New Canaan Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Greenwich Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CT
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Completion- Advanced ADR Workshop
  • Windsor Law School
  • 2014
  • 40 Hour Mediation Certificate
  • Quinnipiac Law School Dispute Resolution Center
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for CT in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Business Method Patent Pending
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Westport, Weston, Wilton Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Fairfield Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Stamford Magazine
  • 2013
  • New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers
  • ALM
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • New Canaan Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Greenwich Magazine
  • 2013
  • CT Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • New England Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CT
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Greenwich Magazine
  • 2012
  • CT Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • New England Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • New Canaan Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Stamford Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Westport, Weston, Wilton Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Fairfield Magazine
  • 2012
  • New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers
  • ALM
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CT
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Seller List - #1 Insurance Category
  • Amazon.com
  • 2011
  • Member
  • National Academy of Best Selling Authors
  • 2011
  • Member- Expert
  • America's Premier Experts
  • 2011
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • New England Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2011
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Sanford's Who's Who
  • 2010
  • Top 5 Published Author in Personal Injury Law
  • Ezine.com
  • 2010
  • Top 3 Published Author in Medical Malpractice Law
  • Ezine.com
  • 2010
  • Expert Author in Medical Malpractice Law
  • Ezine.com
  • 2009
  • Expert Author in Personal Injury Law
  • Ezine.com
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Participation - Advanced Negotiation
  • Harvard University School of Law - Program on Negotiation
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Participation - Mediation Workshop
  • Harvard University School of Law - Program on Negotiation
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Participation - Mediation
  • Center For Mediation in Law
  • 2006
  • Businessman of the Year Award
  • National Republican Congressional Committee
  • 2005
  • Distinguished Toastmaster
  • Toastmasters International
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Book
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
  • 2011
  • Ezine
  • Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents and Car Crashes
  • 2010
  • Ezine
  • Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall Cases and How They Occur
  • 2010
  • Ezine
  • Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents
  • 2010
  • Ezine
  • Common Causes of Child Accidents or Wrongful Death and How You Can Help to Prevent Them
  • 2010
  • Ezine
  • The Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death Cases
  • 2010
  • Book
  • The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut
  • 2010
  • ezine
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a Personal Injury Case
  • 2010
  • Workbook
  • The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut; The Workbook
  • 2010
  • Book
  • The Crash Course on Child Injury Cases
  • 2010
  • Ezine
  • Tips For Dealing With Your Treating Physician For Your Personal Injury Case
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • How To Get Better Health Care Concerning Your Personal Injury Case
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • How To Properly Document Your Personal Injury Case To Maximize Your Financial Recovery
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Types and Causes of Wrongful Death Cases
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Iatrogenic Diseases and Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Spinal Surgery and Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Ezine.com
  • Acute Appendicitis and Risks For Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Ezine.com
  • Seven Reasons Physicians Are Sued For Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Failure to Diagnose Or Misdiagnosis of Cancer Facts
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Informed Consent Elements and Patient Rights
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Understanding the Patient's Bill of Rights
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Anesthesia Malpractice and Anesthesia Mistakes
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Emergency Room Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • How to Increase the Value of Your Medical Malpractice Case Using a Day in the Life Video
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • How to Resolve Your Medical Malpractice Case Through Arbitration
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Types of Medical Malpractice Cases and What to Do
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Nursing Home Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse - The Signs, Symptoms, and What to Do About It
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Surgical Malpractice and Surgical Errors
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • How Self Employed Persons Can Get More Money For Their Medical Malpractice Case
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Trial
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Types and Causes of Hospital Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • What You Need to Know Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Case
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Find Out If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case Based Upon Obstetrical Errors
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • What You Should Know About Surgical Instruments Being Left in Your Body
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Find Out If Your Surgical Error is on the "Never Event" List
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Medical Malpractice Risks Associated With Breast Implants
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Strategies For Avoiding Becoming a Plaintiff in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery and Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Blood Clots and Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • How the State Where Your Medical Malpractice Occurred Could Limit Your Recovery
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Emergency Room Malpractice - Why it Happens and What You Can Expect to Recover in Damages
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Is Your Lawyer Inappropriately Involved With Your Business Affairs and Committing Legal Malpractice?
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • The Secrets of How You Can Help Prevent Becoming a Medical Malpractice Victim From Medication Errors
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • One of the Greatest Misconceptions About Medical Malpractice Cases
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • What You Should Do If You Are Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • What Are Class Action Lawsuits?
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Lead Paint Poisoning - A Chronic Health Issue
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Preparing to Testify For Your Personal Injury Case
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Tips For Undergoing an Independent Medical Examination
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Dog Bite Attacks and What to Do
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Burn Injuries and Obtaining Compensation
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Defective Products and Product Liability Cases
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Motorcycle Accidents and Potentially Responsible Parties
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Traumatic Brain Injury- TBI
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Construction Accidents and What You Can Do
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Tips to Get You Top Dollar For Your Serious Personal Injury Case
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Slip and Fall Down Cases
  • 2009
  • Ezine
  • Hit and Run Accidents and What to Do
  • 2009
  • Book
  • How To Explode Your Practice
  • 2008
  • Book
  • What You Need To Know About CT DUI
  • 2007
  • Ridgefield Press
  • What To Do If You Are Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
  • Ready, Set, Goals!
  • 2010
  • 2010 Goal Setting Workshop
  • Professional Development
  • 2009
  • Society For Human Resource Management
  • Effective Presentations
  • 2006
  • Toastmasters
  • Business Development
  • 2003
  • Toastmasters
  • International Speech Contest
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (51)
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hastings is an exceptionally thoughtful and caring attorney. His concern for the well being of his clients is always fully on display and by the answers he offers on Avvo, it is clear that he has a masterful understanding of the nuances of medical malpractice. I enthusiastically endorse this attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently endorse this lawyer’s work and standing in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard Hastings. I've read his answers to AVVO posts over the last year and he gives good advice and sees all the issues."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hastings provides great advice to those in need. He takes time out of his day to answer questions on AVVO and point people in the right direction."
Animal and dog bites Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Richard is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a fellow PI attorney with an excellent reputation in the legal community. His answers on Avvo are well-reasoned and thoughtful. I would not hesitate to refer all of my Connecticut PI work to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clear, effective, compassionate - words that best describe attorney Hastings. He is a knowledgeable attorney with great communicative skills and excellent grasp on evidence and law, substance and procedure of personal injury cases. He fully endorse him, without any hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is an excellent lawyer and highly regarded in the legal community for his skill and experience."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is well known for his advocacy skills and his ability to get the most favorable outcome for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hastings is a fine lawyer with extensive experience in trial law and with wide knowledge about the local area and legal environment. He is responsive to his clients and their needs are his preeminent concern."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Hastings. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am an attorney who also handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases and can tell you that Mr. Hastings is very knowledgeable in this area of practice"
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