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Car Accidents

Car Accident Attorneys in Connecticut


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A car accident can be an enormously stressful and confusing experience. In many cases, the injuries that follow can be even more troubling. On top of the pain, you’re left to deal with significant medical bills, numerous unforeseen expenses, and unexpected time lost from work — as well as the frustration of dealing with the insurance companies.

You Need Support

If you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, we’ll provide a helping hand. In times like these, it is important to have a seasoned legal advocate on your side. An experienced Connecticut car accident attorney can take care of your legal claim. Putting your case in the right hands allows you to focus on putting your life back together.

If you have been injured in a car accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we have decades of combined legal experience negotiating car accident cases. We know what it takes to get our clients maximum compensation for the losses they have suffered — and to do so in a timely manner. We understand Connecticut’s no-fault laws and will create a results-driven strategy crafted specifically around the details of your case. After carefully reviewing the evidence, we will file a claim seeking full, fair compensation for your injuries.

Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can result from a wide array of issues. From driver negligence to maintenance issues to external factors, anything that impacts driving conditions can potentially lead to a collision.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

Common Car Accident Injuries

Collisions range widely in severity. While some car accident victims are able to walk away from a collision scene relatively unscathed, others are not so lucky. In any car accident case, it is crucial to promptly visit a medical professional to diagnose and treat any injuries.

A car accident can lead to injuries such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Bruises
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Whiplash
  • Amputation/loss of limb
  • Muscle strain and tears

What to Do After a Car Accident

There are several steps that should almost universally be followed after a car accident. In the aftermath of a collision, adhering to these processes can help to ensure that your injuries are cared for and that your claim goes smoothly, whether you go through insurance or decide to pursue legal action.

After a car accident, you should:

  • Get medical attention as soon as possible
  • Help others if you are able to do so
  • Move vehicles out of the street, if possible
  • Photograph the accident scene, vehicle damage, and injuries
  • Exchange insurance details and contact information with other drivers and witnesses
  • Continually photograph the progress of your injuries
  • Save all relevant documentation
  • Contact the Connecticut car accident lawyers of Carter Mario Law Firm

Your ability to complete the steps listed above may be impacted by your physical state after a collision. Remember that your health comes first, and any of these processes can be completed once you are cared for. Our legal team can assist with evidence gathering while you are recovering from your injuries.

Getting Compensation

When you have been seriously injured in a car accident, the responsibility to cover your medical bills and associated expenses lies with the insurance company of the at-fault driver.

Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always offer fair compensation or pay as quickly as you need. Their goal is to make money, not to spend it paying claims. They do not have your best interests in mind. That is why you need an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer from Carter Mario Law Firm by your side.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Depending on the nature of your accident, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Doctor’s bills
  • Hospital bills
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Related expenses

Be sure to keep detailed records and receipts of all doctor’s visits, medical tests, and related expenses. This will help your attorney document the true cost of your injuries and secure the maximum possible compensation for your claim.

Who is Responsible for Your Accident?

Negligence occurs when someone fails to use reasonable care in a situation and that failure results in harm done to another person. In order for an accident victim to receive compensation for their injuries, they must first prove the negligent actions of another driver caused the accident in which they were injured.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Connecticut car accident lawyers can investigate the details of your accident and help you determine who is at fault.

What is Modified Comparative Negligence?

Even if you are partially at fault for your accident, you may still be able to seek compensation for your injuries. That’s because Connecticut uses a system of modified comparative negligence. Modified comparative negligence determines negligence based on the percentage of fault. As long as a judge or jury decides at least 51% of the responsibility for an accident lies with the other driver, you can still collect damages or compensation.

How Is Compensation Decided?

The amount of compensation you can receive for injuries suffered in a car accident depends on the distribution of fault between you and the other driver. Cases of modified comparative negligence can be hard to prove without experience in this area of the law. Having an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer on your side will help. The right attorney can gather appropriate evidence to help ensure the percentage of fault is placed correctly.

Through careful preparation and attention to detail, Carter Mario Law Firm will make sure you get the compensation you need to cover medical bills and other injury-related expenses.

Trust Our Experience

When you or someone you love has been injured, you need experience on your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights — just contact us today! The Carter Mario Law Firm team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access and our exclusive Zero Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario Law Firm, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple.

Call (203) 806-9256 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

CLIENT VICTORIES

We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • Illegal Left-Hand Turn $2,400,000

    A 17-year-old driving an SUV made an illegal left-hand turn at a T-intersection in a residential neighborhood. The driver hit our 36-year-old client and suffered severe head and brain trauma; multiple fractures to his face and skull; multiple rib fractures; cervical vertebrae fracture; left femur, left hand, and left foot fractures; a punctured lung.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2,400,000

    Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a car. This accident caused a severe injury that resulted in leg amputation.

  • Head-On Collision Results in Passenger’s Death $2,300,000

    A 23-year-old male was a passenger in a vehicle that crossed into the path of a school bus and struck it head-on, which resulted in his death.

  • Low-Impact Sideswipe $2,050,000

    A 34-year-old driver was sideswiped on the highway and later developed failed back syndrome, leaving him unable to work and suffering from chronic pain.

  • Pedestrian Accident $1,500,000

    A 23-year-old woman was assisting a fellow motorist whose car had broken down on the side of the highway when another driver lost control of his vehicle, striking the disabled car and the woman. She was thrown 20 feet over an overpass into a marsh, suffering multiple fractures, a facial injury, and an injury to her left leg that required partial amputation.

  • Scooter Accident $1,250,000

    A scooter operator was hit after the defendant attempted to make a left-hand turn. The client suffered severe injuries, including a fractured hip and a concussion.

  • Passenger Loses Consciousness $1,050,000

    Our 27-year-old client was a passenger in a vehicle that drove over a patch of ice and spun out. The driver veered left and hit the gas pedal, which caused the vehicle to hit a pole head-on and tore the car into two pieces.

  • Rear-End Accident $950,000

    A 52-year-old male was struck from behind while slowing for traffic, which resulted in the neck, shoulder, and lower back injuries.

  • Minor Rear-End Impact $900,000

    Our 32-year-old client required a 2-level lumbar fusion as the result of a minor rear-end impact.

  • Passenger’s Vehicle Hit on the New Jersey Turnpike $825,000

    Our client was the passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle after the defendant collided into both sides of the turnpike’s barrier.

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WHY CHOOSE CARTER MARIO LAW FIRM?

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    Such a great experience.

    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - Michelle P.
  • Client
    It felt really good to have someone.

    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
  • Client
    Took so much stress off of me.

    “When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much.”

    - Ruth H.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
  • Client
    Tough and fearless.

    “Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me.”

    - Phillip Y.
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