Wethersfield, CT Car Accident Lawyer
Representing Victims of Car Accident Victims in Wethersfield, Connecticut
Injured in an Accident in Wethersfield? Contact Our Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer Today
Wethersfield may be one of Connecticut’s oldest towns–the first Puritans settled here in 1634–but in the 21st century, residents face the same problems as any other modern community. Unfortunately, one of those problems is car accidents. Even in a small town, the daily traffic on I-91 and the Berlin Turnpike produces its fair share of car crashes.
Although car accidents are often dismissed as “fender benders,” the reality is that many of these crashes produce serious–and in some cases, fatal–injuries. And if you have been injured in an accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, you have the right to demand compensation. Wethersfield, CT, car accident lawyer Payman Tehrani, Esq., and his team at Tehrani Law Group, LLC can represent you in negotiating with an insurance company or filing a personal injury lawsuit.
You have the right to full and fair compensation for your losses–and we can help make sure that is what you get.
Understanding Liability and Negligence in Connecticut Car Accidents
Connecticut is an “at-fault” state when it comes to car accidents. In simple terms, this means that you can always seek to hold a negligent driver responsible for your damages without first looking to your insurance carrier. All Connecticut drivers must carry a minimum amount of liability coverage. These minimums are $25,000 per person injured in an accident–or $50,000 per accident if multiple people are injured–and $25,000 in property damage.
If the negligent driver failed to maintain insurance, or their coverage is not enough to fully compensate you for your losses, you may be able to seek additional compensation through your own auto insurance policy’s uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This is required as part of your auto policy. It typically has the same monetary limits as your liability coverage.
It is also important to understand that Connecticut follows a modified comparative negligence rule in all personal injury cases. This rule allows a defendant to argue that a plaintiff was partially–or even mostly–responsible for causing the car accident. Under Connecticut’s modified rule, you can still recover a percentage of your losses even if you are found partly at-fault. But you cannot be more at-fault than the defendant. That is to say, your share of the liability cannot be more than 50 percent.
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A successful personal injury settlement or lawsuit should fully compensate you for all of the damages you sustained as a result of the car accidents. Damages is a legal term that covers both your out-of-pocket losses, such as medical bills and lost income, as well as difficult-to-quantify effects including your pain and suffering.
Many car accident victims are pressured by insurance companies into agreeing to quick settlements without even taking the time to determine the full measure of their damages. Do not put yourself in this position.