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Milford Car Accident Lawyers

Get the Help You Need After a Car Accident

Due to the injuries you suffered, and the loss of your primary means of transportation, you are particularly vulnerable following a car accident. The other driver’s insurance company knows this and, at best, may offer you a minimal settlement offer, or, at worst, deny your claim with the hope you simply give up. The Milford car accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm are ready to fight to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.

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When You Need a Milford Car Accident Lawyer

Retaining legal representation immediately following a car accident is crucial. The Milford car accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can immediately begin investigating your accident. Additionally, our attorneys can begin building your case by identifying and collecting crucial evidence.

Minor Car Accidents

Most car accidents do not cause fatal injuries. According to the University of Connecticut’s crash data repository, 31,622 drivers suffered minor injuries in 2021 because of car accidents. While these injuries were not fatal, they still require medical treatment.

Filing a Claim if You’re a Passenger

If you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in a collision, you are in a unique legal position. Because you were not driving the vehicle, it is unlikely you will be found to have caused the collision. However, if the drivers of both vehicles deny fault, you will have to make a claim with each driver’s insurance carrier.

Partial Fault in a Car Accident

Historically, an injured victim had to be completely blameless to make a successful personal injury claim. However, under Connecticut’s modified comparative negligence statute, you can still make a personal injury claim even if you were partially at fault. However, you cannot recover any money if a judge or jury determines your level of negligence exceeded 50%.

Suing for Hit & Run Accidents

If you were injured as a result of a hit and run collision, you can still pursue a car accident claim. Pursuant to CT Gen Stat § 38a-336, drivers must carry uninsured motorist coverage on their insurance policies. This coverage is designed to compensate you if you are struck by an uninsured vehicle or if you were the victim of a hit and run collision.

Catastrophic Car Accidents

Sadly, some car accidents result in victims suffering serious injuries. Due to the severity of the injuries caused by catastrophic car accidents, victims are left permanently disabled. Worse yet, some victims die due to the severity of their injuries.

Wrongful Death Claims

Connecticut allows the personal representative of a victim’s estate to assert a wrongful death claim. The claim is brought on behalf of the victim’s estate. The estate is entitled to recover damages for the victim’s medical expenses and pain and suffering, which is then distributed to the victim’s surviving family members.

Damages Available to Those Injured in Car Accidents in Milford, CT

If you suffered an injury due to a car accident, you can obtain financial compensation by claiming damages. Specifically, CT Gen Stat § 52-572h allows you to claim economic and non-economic damages. You can also seek punitive damages under Connecticut common law.

Compensatory

If you were injured in a car accident, you likely require medical care in order to make a full recovery. This medical care is not free or cheap and likely caused you to incur a large number of medical bills. A compensatory damages claim allows you to seek financial compensation for your medical bills and other economic losses, such as your lost wages.

Non-Compensatory

A car accident is a traumatic and frightening experience. Additionally, the injuries you suffered likely caused you to suffer pain throughout your body. A non-compensatory damages claim allows you to obtain financial compensation for your mental anguish, and pain and suffering.

Punitive

Unlike compensatory and non-compensatory damages, punitive damages are meant to punish and deter. Successfully claiming punitive damages is not easy. To claim punitive damages, you must prove the negligent driver acted recklessly, maliciously, or with gross negligence.

How Do You Prove Damages in a Car Accident?

Connecticut law requires you to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%, that your injuries were caused by the automobile collision. In many cases, this can be proven by your testimony, medical records, and medical bills. However, if your injuries are severe and require future medical treatment, your case will require testimony by an expert medical witness.

Types of Car Accident Cases in Milford, CT

Many lawyers are unwilling to litigate complex automobile car accident cases. The attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm represent victims in a wide variety of matters including:

  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Lyft / Uber Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents

Milford Car Accident FAQ

Injured victims are forced to deal with multiple problems following a car accident such as obtaining medical treatment and automobile repairs. Insurance carriers sometimes complicate the personal injury claims process to pressure victims to accept minimal settlement offers. The Milford car accident lawyers at Carter Mario offer free consultations to injured victims with the goal of fully informing them of their rights and potential legal claims.

The Statute of Limitations on Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit in Milford, CT

According to CT Gen Stat § 52-584,the statute of limitations for pursuing a car accident claim in Milford, Connecticut is two years. This means you must file a lawsuit against the negligent driver within two years of the date of the accident. Failing to file a lawsuit within two years permanently precludes your claim.

How Much Does A Car Accident Attorney In Milford Cost?

At Carter Mario, our Milford car accident lawyers represent injured victims on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing unless we win your case or negotiate a favorable settlement. Additionally, our legal fees never exceed the amount of money our clients receive under our Zero Fee Warranty.

What to Do After a Car Accident

It is essential you seek and obtain medical attention after a car accident. If your injuries were not life threatening, you should take photographs of the vehicles. Next, you should identify possible witnesses and contact the police. Finally, contact a car accident attorney in Milford for legal help with filing your claim and representing you during your potential lawsuit.

Trust Carter Mario Law Firm’s Experience

The Milford car accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm bring over 30 years of experience to each case they litigate. As a result, we have obtained over one billion dollars in financial compensation for our injured clients. To learn about the service we can provide, contact us today!

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Client Victories

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


$17M

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.

$4M

Medical Misdiagnosis

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

$3.9M

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.

$3.4M

Failure to Diagnose

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

$3.4M

Medical Malpractice

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

$3.3M

Brain Damage

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

$3M

Failure to Diagnose

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

$2.6M

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.

$2.5M

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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We Win Your Case

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

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

    - Michelle P.

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    - Alex M.

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    "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.