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Connecticut is widely considered to have some of the most dangerous roads in the country. Auto accidents, including fatal motor vehicle collisions, occur too frequently on roads like Interstate 95 in New London County, the Merritt Parkway, Interstate 85 in Waterbury, and Interstate 91 through New Haven, Middletown, Rocky Hill, and Hartford.
Heavy congestion, significant tractor-trailer traffic, poor road conditions, and bad driving are all leading factors. In 2018, the last year reported by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, there were 291 deaths reported from motor vehicle accidents. Serious injuries caused by negligent drivers occur daily in Connecticut. Connecticut motor vehicle operators, pedestrians, and bicycle riders who are injured by negligent and reckless drivers frequently suffer concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, whiplash, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, car accidents cause missed time from work, out-of-pocket expenses, and the hassle of dealing with a damaged or “totaled” motor vehicle.
Thousands of people deal with burn injuries each year and many are due to another party’s negligence. In such circumstances, moving forward with a complete legal claim is vital. Ensuring you receive appropriate compensation for your Hartford burn injury accident is key. With this in mind, it is essential to have a reputable Hartford burn injury lawyer by your side. At Injured CT, lawyers have years of expertise ready to assist with your case.
Our team is passionate, proven, and will take the time to help you through the claims process.
Our personal injury attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience representing Connecticut residents injured by the negligence and recklessness of drivers. We have settled or have trial experience in virtually every type of motor vehicle accident in Connecticut, including rear-end collisions, improper turn accidents, hit and runs, motor vehicle v. pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, motorcycle accidents, and motor vehicle v. bicycle accidents.
We also represent drivers who are injured by roadway defects while operating a motor vehicle in Connecticut, including poor road maintenance like potholes, faulty control signals, design defects, narrow lanes, and fallen debris.
The most important step is to understand the extent of your burn injury. This includes having visual evidence, medical records and more relating to the actual injury. The more information and evidence you have documented, the easier it is to move forward with a robust legal claim.
The injuries and damages should be covered by the at-fault driver’s auto insurance. In Connecticut, motor vehicles are required to be covered under what is known as “liability insurance.” Liability insurance coverers the at-fault driver’s and vehicle owner’s liability to you for the negligence of the driver. If the other driver or vehicle owner follows the law, then you likely won’t have to make a claim against your own insurance policy. Currently, Connecticut requires minimum liability insurance of $25,000.00 per person and $50,000.00 per accident.
In some cases, the negligent or reckless driver that is responsible for the auto accident has more coverage than the minimum. The driver or owner may also have other insurance policies that may provide coverage in addition to the auto policy, such as excess or umbrella coverage. If the at-fault driver was operating a work vehicle, then the driver’s employer may have business insurance that covers your damages from the accident, too.
Injured CT’s auto accident attorneys will attempt to determine every possible insurance policy that may cover the injuries and damages you have been caused to suffer as a result of another driver’s negligence.
If you are the victim of a car accident, give our personal injury attorney’s a call or text. We are happy to answer any questions you have and walk through your options.
Simply put, the driver and the owner of the motor vehicle are responsible for the damages your passengers and you suffer in an auto accident. In legal terms, Connecticut is an “at-fault” state for determining which party bears the financial responsibility for remedying any losses. A car accident victim may recover damages from the party who is determined to be “at fault.”
Connecticut is also what is called a “comparative fault” state. This means that an “at-fault” party is only responsible for the percentage of the total amount of damages of the injured party that is equal to the percentage of fault attributed to the at-fault driver.
As an example, let’s say you were riding a bicycle down a road in West Hartford, Connecticut. Two people are operating separate cars in opposite directions. One car is speeding and the other crosses the double-yellow line. The motor vehicles collide and strike you while you’re on the sidewalk. You bring a lawsuit in Hartford, Connecticut.
In this scenario, your personal injury attorney may consider suing both drivers. A jury may find that one of the drivers is 75% at fault for your injuries and that the other driver is 25% at fault. If the jury awards $1,000,000 in damages for your injuries, then the driver who is 75% at fault would be liable for $75,000.00 and the 25% at-fault driver would be liable for $25,000.00.
Nearly always, a lawsuit alleging damages from a car accident is brought under a doctrine called “negligence.” To prove negligence, the plaintiff (the person who brings the lawsuit) must prove four things: duty, breach, causation, and injuries. You can think of it as two categories called liability and damages. To prove which party involved in a car accident is liable, serious injury attorneys attempt to recreate the accident using various pieces of evidence. Some of the most useful items of evidence to prove liability are:
When you hire our personal injury attorneys, we immediately begin our own investigation. We send out our private investigators to interview witnesses, secure and preserve any available video evidence and other information and gather information on all potentially responsible parties. We also retain, at no upfront cost to you, some of the best experts in-country, including accident reconstructions. We have experts who will start collecting data from motor vehicle “black boxes” and other data recordings as soon as possible.
Our auto accident attorneys know what evidence to look for, where to find it, and how to get it.
If another person or business is liable for your injuries, then the next step is to determine what your “damages” are. Damages fall into two types: economic and non-economic. Economic damages include items out-of-pocket expenses, co-pays, missed work, and, mainly, medical bills. These damages are generally easy to calculate, and easy to prove.
Non-economic damages are much more difficult to calculate. Simply put, non-economic damages include your pain and suffering, and take into account your injuries, how it has affected your life, and how they may continue to affect your life in the future. There is no scientific way to determine your non-economic damages.
When putting together a car accident claim, it’s important to understand what you can ask for in terms of compensation.
This refers to any type of damage where you are going to seek monetary compensation for post-accident out-of-pocket expenses. These can include treatment fees, rehab costs, prescription drug costs, and even lost wages. If you believe the injury has directly led to these expenses, feel free to cite it in the legal claim. You can end up receiving access to funds through compensation by listing these economic damages.
This refers to any type of damage where you are not going to be paying out-of-pocket but it still has an impact on your quality of life. These can include injuries, damage to your car, stress, anxiety, depression, and any other impact that has changed how you live your life. If you believe the injury has changed how you live and/or your mental health, list these under non-economic damages.
The last type of damage refers to punitive damages. These damages are built around the legal standards set in Connecticut for personal injury cases. If the judge believes the defendant was negligent and broke the law, then additional punishment can be handed out.
This can include fines and/or prison sentences depending on what took place and what the evidence shows.
If you need help pursuing compensation for your car accident injuries, call now to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced Connecticut attorneys and have your case reviewed for free.
Our dedication to superior service and personal investment in our cases is unmatched throughout the state of Connecticut.
Car accident victims have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a claim for compensation. The same 2-year period applies to both personal injuries and property damage. If someone suffers a wrongful death, however, the 2-year time limit starts to run from the date of the victim’s death from their injuries. This is known as the statute of limitations.
Car accidents can cost you your health, property, and future. If you or a loved one was injured by a negligent driver in Connecticut, the car accident lawyers at Aeton Law can help. We will investigate your case thoroughly and make sure that the responsible party is held accountable for your injuries and losses. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation.
We’re ready to discuss your case, and create a winning legal strategy that maximizes your personal injury compensation.
The damages you can expect to receive will generally depend on the extent of your injuries. In general, you can recover compensation to help you cover lost wages and medical expenses. You can also claim damages for your pain and suffering in a personal injury claim.
Car accident claims are typically rooted in the premise of negligence. To effectively establish negligence in your case, our Connecticut car accident lawyers at Aeton Law will collect evidence proving that:
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The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Aeton Law handle a variety of car accident cases, which include but aren’t limited to:
Keep in mind that this isn’t an exhaustive list; if you were injured in any type of car accident in Connecticut, get in touch with us to learn how we can help.
A car accident lawyer does a lot behind the scenes to build a strong case for you and fight for your rights. They can help you:
If your insurance carrier issues you with a denial letter, you should first determine why the claim was denied and talk to your lawyer about filing an appeal. You and your lawyer can use the insurance company’s reasoning to file the appeal.
If you were involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you might still recover compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered, either through your uninsured motorist coverage or by filing a claim against the at-fault driver.
You have 2 options when it comes to obtaining an official accident report from Connecticut State Police:
If any of the following apply to your situation, call a lawyer immediately:
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