Car Accidents

Hartford Car Accident Lawyers

Here to Help When You Need a Hand

Car accidents will leave you feeling turned around, out of luck, and lost for options. We’re here to encourage you to take a moment to slow down and catch your breath. Now that you have found Carter Mario Law Firm and our Hartford car accident attorneys, you have much less to worry about. Our law firm and legal team have been carefully designed to make your life easier when dealing with the aftermath of a bad accident.

We have created the Carter Mario Law Firm 8-point guarantee:

  • We come to you and walk-ins are always welcome!
  • Same day call back or lunch is on Carter!
  • No answering machines – we are open 24/7!
  • Online access to your file for convenience!
  • You will receive frequent updates on your case!
  • A team of 4 dedicated to you and your case!
  • You always get more money than your attorney when you win!
  • Zero Fee Warranty that means it our services nothing unless we get money for you!

Dial (860) 484-7476 right away to talk with us or ask for a free consultation.

Do You Need a Lawyer for Minor Accidents?

A car accident attorney from our firm can assist with claims related to any sort of accident. Although we usually focus on accidents involving severe injuries, there are sometimes reasons to get a lawyer’s guidance for a minor car accident, too. The truth is that most car accidents aren’t minor once you get into the smaller details. Costs associated with fender benders can add up quickly, especially if you have an underlying injury that isn’t diagnosed at first. Don’t assume your accident is minor, so you don’t need any help. At least let us talk to you about what happened during a no-cost case consultation.

Compensation that could apply to even a “minor” car accident claim includes:

  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering

Can You File a Claim If You Were a Passenger?

Being injured as a passenger in a car accident can be confusing. Do you sue the other driver, your driver, or both? The answer is ‘yes.’ You might have a chance to file a claim against all parties involved, including the person who was driving the car you were in. Our attorneys can help sort out the details of the crash to pinpoint liability and ensure you file your claim against the right parties to get the most compensation possible.

What If the Accident Was Partially Your Fault?

You can still recover compensation if the accident was partially your fault. However, in Connecticut, you could risk getting no compensation at all if you become mostly at fault.

Connecticut uses a “modified comparative negligence rule” when assigning liability and awarding damages for accident claims. A claimant who is 51% liable for their own injuries cannot recover anything from other involved parties. For this reason, it is crucial to use evidence appropriately and in a way that shrinks your liability as much as possible, hopefully down to 0%.

Hit & Run Accidents – Can You Sue for Them?

Auto insurance companies usually count hit-and-run drivers as uninsured motorists because a driver with no insurance is effectively the same as one who cannot be identified at all. If you have added uninsured motorist (UM) insurance to your policy, then your insurance company could be accountable for your damages under that policy. Like other policies, there will be a cap to what you can recover, though.

Most insurance companies in Connecticut offer optional UM policies with the following minimums:

  • $25,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $50,000 in bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage per accident

We Can Take the Guesswork Out of Casework

Not sure what to do to get your car accident claim started after a crash in Hartford? Not to worry. Leave it up to Carter Mario Law Firm and our attorneys. When working on your case, we can act on your behalf from start to finish, leaving nothing up to you other than a comfortable recovery from your injuries.

We want to hear from you. Fill out an online contact form today.


We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients Just Like You
  • Rear-End Collision $17,000,000

    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 $4,000,000

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

  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    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 $3,400,000

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

  • Medical Malpractice $3,400,000

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

  • Brain Damage $3,300,000

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

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,000,000

    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 $2,616,800

    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 $2,500,000

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

  • Head-On Collision $2,500,000

    The defendant crossed the center median between the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate and struck our client’s vehicle head-on.



  • Over $1 Billion 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.


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.