A special defense is a term for a type of defense to a claim made by the defendant in which the defendant claims that he must win the case even if all of the allegations of the complaint are true.  Another term for a special defense is an affirmative defense.  An example of a special defense is a claim that the plaintiff did not file the lawsuit within the statute of limitations.  Another example is duress in a breach of contract case.

In a car accident case, for example, in Connectict in involving two cars that crashed in New London, Connecticut a special defense might be a claim by the defendant that the plaintiff was also negligent or partially at fault. That defense is called "contributory negligence."

We hope this information can help you understand the basic terms and procedures in a Connecticut car case. 

If you or anyone you know has been in a serious accident, and you were not "contributorily negligent", then contact the car accident lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT. at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211. 


Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut