HARTFORD CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Get the Help You Need After a Car Accident
A car accident 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 personal injury case process and help you build a strong case.
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When You Should Talk With a Hartford Car Accident Lawyer
Some insurance companies want personal injury victims to remain desperate and ignorant. A car accident victim that is financially desperate and ignorant regarding their rights is likely to accept a settlement offer that does not reflect the true value of your 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 personal injury 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 automobile 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 facts of your case. “Damages” is another way of describing the losses you suffered because of the other driver’s negligence. Connecticut allows personal injury victims to claim three types of 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.
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.
While most car 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 Hartford car accident attorneys at the Carter Mario Law Firm handle a wide variety of car accident cases. We have represented car accident victims that suffered injuries due to:
- Drunk Drivers
- Commercial Trucks
- Uber / Lyft Drivers
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Hit & Run Accidents
What is the Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Lawsuits in Hartford, Connecticut?
You only have two years to file a lawsuit for a car accident in Hartford. This is because the state of Connecticut imposes a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. If you fail to file your lawsuit prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations, your 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 an automobile accident. 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 they litigate. Our reputation for success is well earned; our attorneys have obtained over a billion dollars in damages for our clients. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our auto collision attorneys.