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Get the Help You Need From Our Car Accident Attorneys in Hartford

A car crash can have very real consequences on your life. In addition to losing your vehicle, your injuries likely require intensive medical treatment that will leave you deeply in debt. The Hartford car accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can guide you through the car accident injury case process and help you build a strong case.

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If you have been involved in a Hartford truck accident, a motorcycle accident, or must file a workers’ compensation or a medical malpractice lawsuit, the accident injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

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When You Should Talk With a Hartford Car Accident Lawyer

Some insurance companies want car crash injury victims to remain desperate and ignorant following an auto accident. A car accident victim that is financially in need regarding their rights is likely to accept a settlement offer that does not reflect the true value of their case. Accordingly, you should speak with a Hartford car accident attorney immediately after your car accident.

You Were in a Minor Car Accident

Many car accident victims think they do not have a viable personal injury claim unless they suffered a serious injury. You can still make a car accident claim even if you suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Minor car accidents still cause painful injuries which require you to undergo medical treatment to make a full recovery.

Car Accident Claims as a Passenger

If you were injured while riding as a passenger in a vehicle, you are nearly blameless because you were not driving. However, your case will likely take longer to resolve because you will have to file claims with both drivers’ insurance carriers in the event both drivers deny fault.

Suing for Hit & Run Accidents

Hit & run accidents are frustrating because you do not know the identity of the driver that struck you or which insurance company insured their vehicle. Thankfully, Connecticut requires all drivers to purchase insurance with uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage provides coverage in the event a victim is struck by an uninsured driver or is involved in a hit & run incident. If you were the victim of a hit & run, you can obtain financial compensation for your injuries.

Partial Fault in a Car Accident

Pursuant to CT Gen Stat § 52-572h, Connecticut follows the doctrine of modified comparative negligence. This means you can still recover as long as your level of negligence did not contribute more than 50% to the car accident. However, your level of fault reduces the amount of the money you recover, e.g., you recover $7,000 from a $10,000 judgment if a jury or judge determines you were 30% negligent.

You or Someone You Love was in a Catastrophic Car Accident

Sadly, some motor vehicle collisions cause victims to suffer life-threatening injuries. Injured parties in catastrophic car accidents usually require lifesaving emergency medical treatment, which can leave them and their families deeply in debt. Those who do recover often find their lives permanently changed due to the injuries they suffered.

Wrongful Death Claims

Catastrophic car accidents also cause innocent bystanders to lose their lives. Connecticut allows a victim’s estate to pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. The estate can obtain financial compensation for the victim’s death which is then distributed to the victim’s family.

Types of Monetary Damages Available in Hartford Car Accident Cases

You can claim different types of damages depending on the circumstances surrounding your case. “Damages” is another way of describing the losses you suffered because of the other driver’s negligence including medical bills and lost wages. Connecticut allows accident injury victims to claim three types of damages.

Compensatory Damages

As a result of your injuries following your car accident, you may be unable to work and require expensive medical treatment. Additionally, the collision likely resulted in your vehicle suffering property damage. You can seek financial compensation for these economic losses by claiming them as compensatory damages.

Non-Compensatory Damages

The physical injuries you suffered are likely painful. Additionally, you may be mentally traumatized due to the frightening nature of your car accident. You can obtain financial compensation by claiming non-compensatory damages for your pain, suffering, and mental trauma.

Punitive Damages

While most auto accidents result from simple negligence, some are caused by drivers who commit outrageous acts. If you can prove the other driver acted recklessly or with gross negligence, you can claim punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish wrongdoers for their outrageous conduct financially.

How Do You Prove Damages in a Car Accident?

Obtaining financial compensation for your injuries requires you to prove the car accident caused your injuries. If your case cannot be resolved via a settlement, you will have to testify in court about your injuries and present copies of your medical records and bills in order to prove your damages. If you were involved in a catastrophic accident that caused severe injuries, your attorney will likely need an expert medical witness to testify at your trial.

The Types of Car Accident Cases We Commonly See in Hartford

The experienced car accident lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm in Hartford handle a wide variety of car accident cases. We have represented car accident victims that suffered injuries due to drunk drivers, commercial trucks, ride share drivers, motorcycle collisions, and hit and run accidents. 

Drunk Drivers

If you were hit by an intoxicated driver, you can file a lawsuit in order to obtain financial compensation or claim wrongful death if you’ve lost a loved one. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our accident injury attorneys will fight for you to get all costs related to the accident reimbursed. You deserve time to heal without worrying about the financial fallout an irresponsible driver caused.

Commercial Trucks

Commercial truck drivers typically carry high-limit insurance policies, which means that insurance companies will work hard to defend lawsuits that arise from accidents involving heavy trucks. The truck accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm will leverage all of their legal knowledge and skills, working toward the fair compensation you deserve. 

Uber / Lyft Drivers

When you use rideshare services like Uber or Lyft, you may face out-of-pocket medical costs unless you have a savvy Hartford car accident injury lawyer behind you. Ridesharing accidents are often complicated, involving first and third party liability. The car accident injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm will work with you to determine who is at fault and create a strong case.

Motorcycle Collisions

If you were injured in a Hartford motorcycle accident that was no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our empathetic car accident lawyers understand the added risks motorists face. With decades of experience, we’ll help you properly file your claim and defend you in court.

Hit & Run Accidents

If you were in a vehicle that was struck by another driver who fled the scene of the collision, you can still file a personal injury claim to seek compensation using your uninsured motorist coverage. If your insurance company tries to deny your reimbursement, the car accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm will advocate tirelessly on your behalf for the best outcome. 

What is the Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Lawsuits in Hartford, Connecticut?

You only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit for a car crash in Hartford. This is because the state of Connecticut imposes a two-year statute of limitations on injury claims related to car accidents. If you fail to file your lawsuit prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations, your motor vehilcle accident claim is time-barred.

What to Do After a Car Accident

Your health and safety should be your top concern which is why you should seek medical care following a car wreck. You should also call the police, and photograph your vehicle and the other driver’s vehicle. Next, you should obtain the names and contact information of the driver and potential witnesses. Finally, contact an experienced Hartford car accident lawyer.

Trust Carter Mario’s Experienced Car Accident Lawyers

The Hartford car accident attorneys at the Carter Mario Law Firm bring their extensive experience to every case we litigate. Our reputation for success is well earned; our attorneys have obtained over a billion dollars in damages for our clients. Contact our car accident lawyers today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!

    Client Testimonials

    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.

    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.

    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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    "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."

    - John L.

    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.