2011 Connecticut Code
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 899 Evidence
Sec. 52-147. Written statements in actions to recover damages for personal injuries.

      Sec. 52-147. Written statements in actions to recover damages for personal injuries. In any action to recover damages for personal injuries no written statement concerning the facts out of which the cause of action arose given by either party to the other, or to his agent, attorney or insurer, shall be admissible in evidence unless the name and address of the person taking such statement appears thereon and unless a copy thereof is retained by the party giving such statement or delivered to him at the time such statement was given or within thirty days thereafter.

      (1949 Rev., S. 7870; 1959, P.A. 541.)

      History: 1959 act required name and address of person taking statement.

      Provides only for recovery of damages for personal injuries and does not apply in an action to recover for breach of contract. 143 C. 372. Retroactive effect should not be given to 1959 amendment re name and address of person taking statement. 148 C. 447. Cited. 211 C. 555.

      Work-product privilege is accorded only to product of lawyers; hence statement obtained by claims adjuster of defendant's insurer from defendant operator was ordered produced upon plaintiff's motion for disclosure and production. 28 CS 212.

      A printed form sent by defendant's liability insurer to plaintiffs and filled out by them was properly excluded from evidence in personal injury action of named plaintiff because no copy was given to him as required by this section. 3 Conn. Cir. Ct. 366.

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