The Connecticut Injury Resource Guide was formed to help injured people and their families become part of a statewide community to gain insight and commentary on all aspects of injury cases. We are dedicated to the people of Connecticut and have had the privilege of working with them for decades.

About the publisher

Richard P. Hastings is the founding partner of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, and has been practicing law for almost 40 years. The firm’s main office is in Ridgefield with satellite offices throughout the state of Connecticut. He is nationally recognized in the field of personal injury law and teaches lawyers across the country how to get more money for their clients’ personal injury cases. He is a sought-after speaker and has written over 10 books on accident and injury law, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and Insider secrets insurance adjusters use to pay less money for injury cases and how to counteract those techniques.

Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP has represented the estates of people who have died, and individuals who were seriously and permanently injured in cases involving car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents, dog bite injury cases, slip and fall, and trip and fall cases, medical malpractice cases and many other types of accident and injury cases. These cases involve drunk drivers, distracted drivers, elderly drivers, teen drivers, reckless drivers, negligent drivers, and in some cases involve third parties who are additionally responsible for the injuries and damages suffered by those affected.

The injuries suffered by these individuals, and their families, range from traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries to broken bones to amputation injuries as well as individuals who were killed in tragic accidents. The firm has recovered millions of dollars for their clients and as a testament to their abilities has been rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating, and has been named to its list of Preeminent Attorneys.

Hastings indicated that his firm’s success has been built upon a reputation of aggressively pursuing those responsible for their clients’ injuries and damages and refusing to accept offers from insurance companies that do not adequately compensate their clients. Because of their reputation the firm has been referred cases by lawyers from throughout Connecticut and across the nation as well as by clients who the firm has previously represented.


Richard P. Hastings is the founding Partner of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, a multi-lawyer firm. The firm handles accident and injury cases throughout Connecticut and makes referrals, for out-of-state accident cases, to some of the best attorneys throughout the country. He has been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer and a New England Super Lawyer which is awarded to the top 5% of all lawyers. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients and their families. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, having secured multiple million-plus dollar recoveries. He has been selected as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in Connecticut. The firm has also been named one of the top 10 law firms in Connecticut for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Attorneys. He has achieved a 10/10 ranking on

He has extensive experience in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and dispute resolution and has earned an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from Windsor University Faculty of Law in Canada. He has also received training by participating in programs at the Harvard Law School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, Quinnipiac University School of Law, and the Center for Mediation and Law. Hastings has been trained as a negotiation instructor at the Harvard Law School.

Publications, Lectures, And Patent Of Richard P. Hastings

Hastings has been published extensively on how to develop, handle and negotiate personal injury cases and has lectured attorneys throughout the country. He has also been invited to speak on matters involving motor vehicle injury law, uninsured and underinsured motorist law, negotiation tips and techniques, and how attorneys can obtain more money for their clients’ personal injury cases. He has published hundreds of articles and videos on a variety of subjects involving accident and injury law. He is also been granted patent pending approval by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on his business method patent entitled Personal Injury File Acquisition Method, Client Education Program and Case Referral System.


Hastings has volunteered for a number of civic and not-for-profit organizations where he has served on various boards. He gets up each morning at 3:33 AM and can be found at the gym by 4 AM. In addition to practicing personal injury law and writing, he enjoys hiking, golf, international travel, and spending time with his children. He meditates with Buddhist monks, has met his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Is a brown belt in jujitsu, and attends educational and motivational seminars. He the oldest of five boys and grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He has three children, Alexandra- a trial lawyer who works for the city of New York torts division, Katie- a board-certified behavioral analyst who lives in Colorado Springs, and Zachary- a consultant with PWC who lives in Connecticut. He hopes to hike Mount Kilimanjaro, in the near future, with his children.