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West Hartford Car Accident Lawyers

Are you dealing with the aftermath of a car accident? You do not have to face the challenges alone. The car accident lawyers in West Hartford at the Carter Mario Law Firm are here to help you navigate the legal process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Call Now For a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation

Take the first step toward justice by calling one of our award-winning West Hartford car accident lawyers. Our law firm offers free case evaluations where you can discuss your accident and injuries and receive advice on maximizing the value of your car accident claim. In addition to excellent legal services, we offer our clients a Zero Fee Warranty, which means we only get paid if we negotiate a fair car accident settlement for you.

When Do You Need an Auto Accident Lawyer?

Understanding when to seek the assistance of a car accident attorney in West Hartford, CT is essential for protecting your interests. Many personal injury law firms focus only on obtaining minimal settlement offers which do not properly compensate injured car accident victims. At Carter Mario Law Firm, we are not afraid to fight the other driver’s insurance company in court to get the financial compensation you need for your injuries.

Even in a “Minor” Car Accident

Insurance companies often deny auto accident claims by claiming they are “minor” and did not result in real injuries. The truth is even a minor car accident can be dangerous. Injuries can sometimes emerge later, and having a lawyer on your side can ensure your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your case in West Hartford.

Passengers Can File Car Accident Claims

A passenger in a car accident has a strong auto accident claim as they are legally and factually blameless. If you were a passenger in a car accident, you can seek compensation for your injuries. Our auto accident attorneys will help you navigate the claims process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Partial Fault in a Car Accident 

Being partially at fault in a car accident does not mean you are barred from pursuing a personal injury claim. Under Connecticut’s comparative negligence statute, you can recover compensation as long as your level of negligence does not exceed the negligence of the at-fault driver. However, the amount of money you recover is reduced in proportion to your level of negligence — for example, a $10,000 award is reduced to $9,000 if you are found to be 10% at fault for the car accident.

Hit-and-Run Accident Suits

Hit-and-run accident victims make the mistake of thinking they will be unable to recover any compensation due to not knowing the identity of the at-fault driver. If you were injured in a hit-and-run car accident, you can still obtain financial compensation as Connecticut law requires drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage.

The Event of a Catastrophic Car Accident

A catastrophic car accident can cause a victim severe injuries, resulting in permanent disabilities. In the unfortunate event of a catastrophic car accident, our auto injury lawyers will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation necessary for your injuries, medical expenses, future care, and loss of quality of life.

Wrongful Death Claims

Unfortunately, some West Hartford car accident victims sustain fatal injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, our car accident lawyers can assist you in filing a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver. Under Connecticut law, a wrongful death victim’s estate is entitled to financial compensation, which is then apportioned to the surviving family members.

Types of Compensation Available for Car Accidents

To have a viable personal injury claim, a car accident victim must have damages, i.e., bodily injuries and financial losses. These injuries and losses entitle a car accident victim to seek damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Several types of damages can be claimed under Connecticut law.

Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages aim to reimburse you for the financial losses and expenses from the car accident. These include medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. You can also claim the cost of future medical care if your injuries leave you permanently disabled.

Non-Compensatory Damages 

Non-compensatory damages, or non-economic losses, are designed to compensate you for your intangible losses. This includes your physical pain and suffering and emotional distress. Our experienced auto accident lawyers will ensure you receive fair compensation for these non-monetary damages.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may be awarded in cases involving intentional misconduct or gross negligence. These damages are meant to punish the at-fault party and discourage similar behavior. Along with punitive damages, Connecticut law allows car accident victims to seek treble damages — that is, three times the amount of your compensatory damages, if the negligent driver was speaking on the phone, driving recklessly, or driving under the influence of alcohol.

Proof of Damages From a Car Accident

Establishing proof of damages is crucial in car accident and personal injury cases. Proving damages in court in a personal injury case requires a victim to prove the car accident caused their injuries. This will likely require an expert medical witness who can offer testimony regarding the extent of your injuries and other damages suffered due to the accident and the necessity of your medical treatment.

Types of Car Accidents Commonly Seen in West Hartford, CT

In 2022, there were 102,553 auto accidents in Connecticut. The injuries victims suffer vary based on the facts and severity of the collision. The Connecticut lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm have successfully litigated numerous types of car accident cases.

Drunk Drivers

Under Connecticut law, it is illegal for anyone to operate a vehicle if their blood alcohol content exceeds .08. Accidents caused by drunk drivers can result in devastating consequences. Our West Hartford legal team has extensive experience dealing with these complex cases and will work diligently to hold the impaired driver accountable for their actions and seek maximum compensation for your injuries.

Uninsured or Underinsured Motor Vehicle Collisions

Collisions involving uninsured or underinsured drivers can create additional challenges when seeking compensation. Fortunately, Connecticut law requires all drivers to carry insurance, including uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. If you are struck by an uninsured driver or a driver who lacks sufficient insurance to cover your medical bills, you can obtain additional compensation from your insurance company.

Rideshare Collisions (Uber or Lyft Drivers)

With the increasing popularity of ridesharing services, accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers have become more common. Fortunately, Uber and Lyft drivers are covered by high-limit commercial insurance policies. If you were injured in a rideshare collision in West Hartford, CT, our car accident attorneys will navigate the complexities of insurance coverage and liability to ensure you receive appropriate compensation.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders have no physical protection from oncoming vehicles. Accordingly, motorcycle accidents often result in victims suffering severe or fatal injuries. In addition to car accidents, our firm handles accidents involving motorcycles and can help you build a strong case against the driver who caused your injuries.

Hit & Run Accidents

If you were in a hit & run accident in West Hartford, you can still obtain financial compensation. Specifically, you will have to file an uninsured motorist claim against your insurance carrier. Your insurance carrier will then assume the role of the uninsured driver who struck you.

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Claims in Connecticut?

Being aware of the statute of limitations for filing car accident claims in Connecticut is essential. Under Connecticut law, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit due to a car accident. Your claim is barred if you fail to file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident in West Hartford

Following a car accident, you should seek medical attention. Additionally, you should call 911 to ensure a police report is prepared. Finally, you should identify possible witnesses and obtain their contact information.

Trust the Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in West Hartford, CT

When facing the aftermath of a traffic accident, you can trust the experienced car accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm to provide exceptional legal representation. We have a proven track record of success, with over $1 billion dollars obtained for our clients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and let our exceptional car accident attorneys in West Hartford help you navigate the complexities of your case.

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Areas Our Car Accident Lawyers Serve

Our car accident lawyers proudly serve clients throughout Connecticut. In addition to West Hartford, CT, we represent clients from:

We are committed to helping accident victims throughout Connecticut, providing them with the personalized attention and legal expertise they deserve.

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?

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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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

    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.

    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.

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    "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."

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    "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."

    - John L.

    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.