Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer
Fighting For Victims of Auto Accidents in Hartford County, Tolland County, and New London County
If you’ve been in a car accident in Connecticut, specifically in Hartford County, Tolland County, or New London County, you’re probably in a great deal of pain. It can be difficult to focus on healing while you’re scrambling to get well, pay for doctors, may be missing work, and losing wages. The car accident attorneys at Tehrani Law Group are here to help!
According to the Crash Data Repository, Connecticut sees almost 100,000 motor vehicle collisions each year, involving a quarter of a million people. Some of the most common accidents happen in the busier areas of Hartford, County, Tolland County, New London County. These accidents cause more than 200 deaths each year and tens of thousands of injuries. Victims and their families often struggle to figure out how to pay for required medical care, as well as how to replace lost income.
At Tehrani Law Group, we help car accident victims and their families bring personal injury claims. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help.
Types of Car Accidents
- T-bone or Side-Impact Collisions: One car will strike the side of another car, usually because a motorist failed to yield or ran a red light.
- Rear-End Collisions. A motorist will fail to stop in time and slam into the back of a car stopped at a light.
- Rollovers: A vehicle trying to make a turn at high speeds is more prone to rolling onto its side at an intersection.
- Sideswipes: When a car merges, it might scrape along the side of another vehicle.
- Single-Vehicle Accidents: A car might swerve out of the way to avoid a crash and end up going off the road itself.
- Multi-Car Pileups: Highways tend to be congested, and accidents usually result in multiple accident victims with serious injuries.
What Causes Car Accidents?
- Driving while distracted
- Texting and driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Impaired driving
- Failing to use a turn signal or horn
- Failing to yield
What Are Common Injuries Seen in Car Accidents?
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Lacerations, abrasions, and scarring
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
What to Expect in a Car Accident Claim
Who Do I Sue for Compensation?
- Municipalities in charge of roads
- Car manufacturers
Proving Fault in Car Accidents
It’s our job as your lawyer to examine the case and establish who was negligent and is responsible for your injuries. Negligence is when a person fails to use reasonable caution that results in an injury done to another individual. While most of us might assume it’s always the other driver, it could be mechanical failure, damage to the road, or poor maintenance.
How is Compensation Calculated in Car Accidents?
How much you are legally entitled to get depends on fault. If it’s 100% the other driver’s fault, then you have no responsibility to pay anything. If you contributed to the accident you may still be entitled to some compensation.
In Connecticut even if you’re partially responsible if the other driver is established to be 51% responsible or more, you can collect compensation. This is known as Comparative Negligence in Connecticut. It can be very complex and easy to miss a detail trying to handle these cases without our experience. Especially if you’re suffering from a traumatic brain injury.
Types of Compensation for Financial Damages in Car Accidents
It’s important to keep a detailed record of all of your expenses related to the incident. This should include costs related to medical visits, lab tests, physical and or occupational therapy, and any other expenses related to your car accident.
- Property damage, such as the cost of repairing your vehicle
- Lost income
- Loss of future income
- Medical care
- Future medical care, such as ongoing rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
What To Do After A Car Accident
If you’re standing road side after a car accident reading this, try to breathe slow and calm. After a car accident there are some steps you need to take.
- Get medical attention
- Help others if you’re able
- Get your car out of the road, if you can
- Take photos of the car, injuries, and the scene
- Get as much information as possible from witnesses and the other driver. You should be getting their contact information and insurance
- File everything in a special place to show your legal representative
- Call your Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer at Tehrani Law Group
Connecticut’s Statute of Limitations
Mistakes to Avoid in a Car Accident Claim
- Don’t admit fault to the other driver. Your words will later be used against you. After all, if you accept fault, then the rules of comparative negligence mean you will receive less compensation. You can express concern and ask the driver if they are okay, but don’t say, “I’m sorry” or anything like that.
- Don’t flee the scene. It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. In addition to facing criminal charges, you will probably not receive necessary compensation.
- Avoid giving a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster. This adjuster could also be fishing for an admission on your part, or they are looking for evidence that your injuries aren’t serious. If any adjuster reaches out to you, refer them to your lawyer.
- Don’t stop going to rehab. You should be 100% committed to getting well. That means taking all recommended rehabilitation. If you don’t, the other driver could claim you are partially responsible for your lingering disabilities.