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North Haven Car Accident Lawyers

Getting Help When You Need It

Insurance companies only make money when they underpay car accident claims, so avoid negotiating with them without experienced legal representation. Even a supposedly minor car accident can be legally complicated to establish liability and calculate the true worth of your damages. At Carter Mario, our North Haven car accident lawyers will collect evidence, fight to prove liability, establish your damages, and get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact Carter Mario’s North Haven Car Accident Lawyers

Following a car accident in North Haven, the negligent driver’s insurance hopes you fail to consult a personal injury law firm or attorney. At the Carter Mario Law Firm, our North Haven personal injury lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation regarding our legal services. If you suffered an injury in a car accident due to another person’s negligence, contact our law firm today.

If you’re living in North Haven and have been involved in a truck accident, a motorcycle accident, or must file a workers’ compensation lawsuit, the personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

Call 203-281-0202 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

When You Should Talk with a Car Accident Lawyer 

You should speak with a car accident attorney about your rights as soon as possible. Following an accident in North Haven, insurance companies will consult their attorneys to quickly build a defense regarding liability or the severity of your injuries.

Filing a Claim if You’re a Passenger

Passengers who were injured in car accidents often have to file claims with two insurance companies, i.e., the insurance for the other vehicle and the insurance company of the car in which they were riding as a passenger. This is because both drivers, and their insurance carriers, often blame each other. 

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we will help you find out who was at fault for your injuries, even if that includes the driver of the car you were in at the time of the collision.

Partial Fault in a Car Accident

Connecticut is a comparative negligence jurisdiction, which means two things for car accident victims:

  1. You can only recover monetary damages from the other parties involved if you were less than 50% at fault for the accident.
  2. Your judgment will be reduced by the percentage you were found at fault for the car accident. For example, if you were 30% at fault for the accident, you will recover 70% of the monetary damages you are awarded at trial.

Suing for Hit-and-Run Accidents

If you were injured due to a hit-and-run accident in North Haven, you can still pursue a personal injury claim. Under Connecticut State law, automobile drivers must carry uninsured motorist protection, which provides insurance coverage in situations in which victims are struck by uninsured drivers or in cases in which the victims do not know the identity of the at-fault driver, i.e., a hit-and-run collision. In an uninsured motorist claim, you file a lawsuit against your insurance company, which then “pretends” to be the driver who struck you and fled the scene.

Catastrophic Injuries

While most car accidents cause victims to suffer non-life-threatening injuries, some cause catastrophic injuries such as:

  • Broken Bones
  • Severed Limbs
  • Nerve Damage
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Severe Lacerations
  • Internal Organ Damage

These injuries usually require victims to seek emergency medical treatment, including surgery. In short, the severity of these injuries often leaves victims permanently disabled.

Fatal Car Accidents

Sadly, car accidents that result in catastrophic injuries also sometimes result in the death of innocent victims. A wrongful death claim allows the victim’s estate to pursue a legal claim against the negligent driver for the victim’s medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If the victim’s estate obtains financial compensation, the money is distributed to the victim’s family.

“Minor” Car Accidents in Connecticut

Insurance companies usually classify most automobile collisions as “minor.” They do this to minimize your injuries and the amount of money you can seek in a personal injury claim. Stated simply, even “minor” car accidents still cause victims to suffer painful injuries which require medical treatment, along with meriting financial compensation. 

North Haven Car Accident Claim Damages

One of the legal requirements of a personal injury claim is “damages.” This means you must have suffered a legally recognized “loss.” Under Connecticut statutory law and common law, you can seek three types of damages.

Economic Damages

In short, you can claim “the cost of reasonable and necessary medical care, rehabilitative services, custodial care, and loss of earnings or earning capacity” as your economic damages. Claims for economic damages often include:

  • Damage to your vehicle
  • Hospital stays
  • Medication
  • Surgeries
  • Physical or Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Bills
  • Assistive devices, such as a wheelchair
  • Alterations to your home or vehicle if required by your injury
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future wages

Non-Economic Damages

Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages do not have an exact dollar value, i.e., a bill. Instead, you can claim non-economic damages for the physical pain and suffering you endured due to the accident and your injuries. You can also claim non-economic damages for the mental trauma you experienced.

Punitive Damages

A claim for punitive damages is not meant to compensate you for your losses. Instead, it is intended to penalize the person who hurt you and deter other potential tortfeasors. To claim punitive damages, you must prove the other driver drove their vehicle in a grossly negligent or reckless manner or acted with malice, i.e., an evil intent.

Proving Damages

You are legally required to prove your damages by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. Depending on the facts of your case, it may be possible to prove this element with your medical records and your testimony. However, if you suffered severe injuries which have permanently disabled you, your case will likely require expert testimony by a medical provider.

Common Types of Car Accident Cases

At the Carter Mario Law Firm, our attorneys have spent over 30 years successfully litigating personal injury cases. As a result of our experience, our personal injury lawyers commonly see injuries caused by these types of car accidents.

Texting Driver

Under Connecticut State Law, drivers are prohibited from talking or texting on a cellular phone while driving. Despite this prohibition, Connecticut State data indicates 1,364 drivers were talking or texting before a collision in 2022.

Distracted Driver

Aside from cellular phones, a car accident may result from a driver becoming distracted from several other sources, i.e., radio, passengers, external stimuli, etc. According to Connecticut State data, 44,079 drivers were involved in accidents due to becoming distracted in 2022.

Drunk Driver

Pursuant to Connecticut State law, it is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Impaired drivers are more likely to be involved in collisions due to reduced reaction times and an inability to give full attention to their surroundings.

Hit-and-Run Collisions

Drivers who are involved in collisions are required by Connecticut State law to remain at the scene and provide assistance. Additionally, drivers are required to report the crash to the police.

Commercial Truck or Big Rig

Commercial trucks are a common sight on the road. Despite extensive regulations, accidents involving commercial trucks cause car accident victims to suffer life-altering injuries.

Uninsured Motorist

Automobile drivers are required to carry uninsured motorist coverage pursuant to Connecticut State law. This coverage is designed to protect you if you are in a car accident with a driver who lacked insurance or a driver who fled the scene, i.e., a hit and run.

What to Do After a Car Accident in North Haven

In most cases, you can collect the best evidence of liability at the accident scene. 

Take Pictures

Photographs from a car accident scene can help recreate it and uncover key details you might have missed initially. Our car accident attorneys want to see all the pictures you took, so we can analyze them for useful information.

Call the Police

A victim’s claim is strengthened with the information recorded in a police report. If emergency responders arrive at the scene of your car accident, we will obtain copies of their reports.

Speak with an Eyewitness

If you are okay and have received any needed medical treatment, consider that an eyewitness, such as another driver or a pedestrian bystander, might have had a good view of the drivers, vehicles, and collision. Collect their contact information and pass it to our car accident attorneys so we can begin looking for helpful witnesses.

See a Doctor

If you went to the emergency room or saw a doctor right after your crash, your medical records show when the accident happened and what injuries it caused. Evidence in your medical records can effectively shut down an insurance carrier’s attempt to deny the extent of your injuries. 

Do Not Speak with the Other Driver or their Insurance Carrier

Insurance companies often request victims provide “recorded statements.” As such, you should not speak with the other driver’s insurance company. You may say something which could unintentionally damage your case.

Car Accident FAQs

The time following a car accident in North Haven is painful, confusing, and stressful. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our car accident lawyers provide victims with information regarding various Connecticut car accident issues.

What is the Statute of Limitations on Conn. Car Accident Claims?

Connecticut has a two-year statute of limitations for car accident claims beginning the day the collision occurred. Your legal claim is permanently barred if you fail to file a lawsuit within two years. Accordingly, you should immediately consult a North Haven personal injury attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected.

How Much Will A North Haven Car Accident Attorney Cost?

The CT car accident lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm represent injured drivers and victims on a contingency fee basis which means we charge no up-front legal fees. This also means we are only entitled to a legal payment if we win your case or negotiate a settlement of which you approve as part of our Zero Fee Warranty.

You Can Trust Carter Mario Law Firm’s Experience

Our personal injury attorneys have been helping car accident victims in North Haven get justice for over 30 years and have recovered more than one billion dollars in cases similar to yours for our clients. You can trust the North Haven personal injury attorneys at Carter Mario have what it takes to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. 

Call us today to discuss your car accident case free of charge.

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?

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    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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    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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    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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