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Stamford Car Accident Lawyers

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The field of tort law is designed to allow injured victims to obtain financial compensation for their injuries. This is essential if you recently suffered an injury in a car accident. A car accident attorney serving Stamford, CT at Carter Mario Law Firm can help you deal with the other driver’s insurance company and successfully navigate the personal injury claims process.

The attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have over 30 years of experience helping injured victims in Stamford and throughout Connecticut. Contact us today for a no-obligation case evaluation!

Call 203-876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

When to Talk with a Stamford Car Accident Lawyer

You should promptly contact a car accident lawyer in Stamford after your accident. Insurance companies move quickly to investigate the facts surrounding car accidents to find reasons to deny personal injury claims. The auto accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can immediately start collecting evidence and building your case.

Minor Car Accidents

While you may have been involved in a minor car accident, your injuries and the pain you are suffering are not insignificant. Strained muscles and other minor injuries have noticeable effects on the way people live their lives. Additionally, your injuries still require you to obtain medical treatment.

A motor vehicle accident attorney helps you navigate the claims process following even minor collisions.

Passenger Claims

If you were a passenger in a vehicle and suffered an injury, you will likely have to file claims with your driver’s insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. As a passenger, you are nearly blameless for the collision. However, a common issue which affects passenger claims is both drivers blame each other, which can prolong your case.

Talk with a car accident lawyer for help concerning collisions and wrecks in which you were merely a passenger.

Partial Fault

Insurance companies often deny claims by arguing the victim caused the car collision. You still have a viable personal injury claim even if you are partially at fault. Under Connecticut’s modified comparative negligence statute (CT Gen Stat § 52-572h), you still have a claim as long as you are not more than 50% at fault.

Hit & Run Accidents

If you were injured due to a hit and run collision, you still have a viable personal injury claim. Connecticut requires all drivers to purchase automobile insurance, including uninsured motorist coverage, which is designed to provide insurance coverage in certain situations including hit & run accidents. During an uninsured motorist claim, your insurance company pretends to be the driver who fled the scene and you proceed as if it were a regular personal injury claim. A Stamford car accident lawyer can help you with the difficulties surrounding hit and run collisions.

Catastrophic Injuries

Some car accidents cause victims to suffer catastrophic injuries. Victims may suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them permanently disabled. Worse yet, catastrophic injuries are sometimes fatal.

Wrongful Death

Car accidents in which victims suffer fatal injuries give rise to wrongful death claims. Pursuant to CT Gen Stat § 52-555, the executor or administrator of the estate can pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver. Specifically, a wrongful death claim allows the victim’s estate to obtain financial compensation for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, lost wages, and mental anguish which is then distributed to the victim’s family members pursuant to the victim’s will or Connecticut’s intestacy laws.

Potential Damages for a Car Accident Claim

The way you obtain financial compensation when pursuing a personal injury claim is by claiming damages. According to CT Gen Stat § 52-572h, you can seek economic and non-economic damages. Depending on the facts of your accident, you may also be able to seek punitive damages under Connecticut’s common law.

Compensatory Damages

Economic damages is another term for compensatory damages. You can claim economic damages for your monetary losses such as your past and future medical expenses. Additionally, you can also claim past and future lost wages.

Non-Compensatory Damages

You can also seek non-compensatory, i.e., non-economic, damages for the losses you suffered which do not have an exact monetary value. You can claim the physical pain you suffered due to your injuries. You can also seek compensation for the mental suffering you endured during the collision and during your recovery.

Punitive Damages

Unlike economic and non-economic damages which are designed to compensate victims for their injuries, punitive damages are intended to financially punish a tortfeasor. Additionally, punitive damages are also intended to deter future wrongdoers. To claim punitive damages, you must prove the other driver operated their vehicle in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, or acted with malice.

Proving Damages

When you file a car accident lawsuit, you must prove each element of your claim, including your damages by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. This will require you to testify in court and also provide copies of your treatment records and medical bills. If your injuries were severe, your case will likely require testimony by an expert medical witness regarding your injuries and treatment.

Common Types of Car Accident Cases in Stamford, CT

Over the course of 30 years, the car accident lawyers at Carter Mario have represented victims who suffered injuries in a variety of car accidents. Specifically, our attorneys have handled cases involving:

  • Drunk drivers
  • Motorcycles
  • Drivers who talk or text on their cell phones while driving
  • Rideshare vehicles
  • Commercial trucks

Stamford Car Accident FAQ

Insurance companies do not want injured victims to consult an attorney. This is because insurance companies want injured victims to remain ignorant of their rights or potential claims. At Carter Mario, our Stamford car accident attorneys provide free consultations and case evaluations.

How Long You Have to File a Car Accident Claim

Pursuant to CT Gen Stat § 52-584, Connecticut law imposes a two-year statute of limitations on motor vehicle accident claims. This means you must act fast following your car accident. If you fail to file a lawsuit within two years, you are forever barred from pursuing your case in court.

How Much Do I Have To Pay A Stamford Car Accident Attorney?

You do not have to pay any upfront for legal fees or case expenses. The attorneys at Carter Mario represent injured victims on a contingency fee basis which means we only get paid if we win your case in court or negotiate a favorable settlement. Pursuant to our Zero Fee Warranty, our legal fee will not exceed the amount of money our clients earn.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Stamford

Obtaining medical treatment either at a hospital, your primary care provider, or an urgent care center should be your top priority. Additionally, you should call the police to ensure a police report regarding the collision is prepared. Next, you should attempt to document the scene of the collision by taking photographs of the vehicles. Finally, contact the Stamford auto accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm to represent you and your case.

Talk with a Stamford Car Accident Lawyer at Carter Mario

The car accident attorneys at Carter Mario have been fighting to protect the rights of injured victims for over 30 years. In addition to the numerous awards our attorneys have earned, we have obtained over one billion dollars in financial compensation for our injured clients. Contact us today for a confidential consultation with one of our Stamford car accident lawyers!

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:

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

You Pay Us Nothing Until
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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