Few things can change life as quickly as an auto wreck. You were driving down the road one moment, obeying the traffic laws when the negligence of another likely threw your life into a state of upheaval. Such negligence may have left you unable to work, unable to care for yourself, or permanently disabled. Extreme cases may have even led to the wrongful death of a loved one. While financial compensation cannot undo the harm which has been done, it can help to provide some security for your future. Our Hartford car accident lawyers have been serving Connecticut residents since 1969. We pride ourselves on providing quality representation and we are ready to assist you. Call today to speak with an attorney. We also assist those in Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, and elsewhere.
Hartford attorneys assisting those who were injured in a car crash
Drivers are required to obey traffic laws and regulations. Unfortunately, there are times when these rules are not followed. A negligent party may have engaged in distracted driving (such as texting while they were behind the wheel), or they may have committed another violation. Such infractions can lead to serious injuries on the part of a victim. These injuries can include broken bones, brain damage, paralysis, or even a wrongful death. Fortunately, Connecticut law allows a victim to be compensated as long as they were no more responsible for the accident than was the defendant. A case generally must be filed within two years of the time of the incident.
The first step in an auto wreck case is for your lawyer to contact the defendant’s insurance carrier. The carrier will then deal with your counsel directly. A demand for settlement will be sent to the insurer once your current and future damages can be reasonably calculated. If a settlement cannot be reached then a lawsuit will be filed. Some cases, depending on the circumstances, may proceed to an arbitration or mediation after a case has been filed with the Court. Whether or not the case goes to arbitration or mediation, your counsel will use discovery (the process by which information is gained from the other side) to accumulate proof of the defendant’s negligence. If necessary, the case will proceed to trial and a jury will decide the issues of fault and damages. Litigating such matters are highly complicated and it is crucial that you retain an experienced law firm to assist you.
Our Hartford car accident attorneys have over seventy-five years of combined legal experience. We will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of what happened and to prepare your for the process. We will handle the initial steps of your case so that you may focus on your health. These steps include contacting the insurance carriers and dealing directly with your treating physicians. If a fair settlement offer is not made then we will not hesitate to initiate legal proceedings. We will use the discovery process to obtain the defendant’s phone records (which will show whether they were texting while driving), their driving history, witness statements, and more. We will retain any necessary experts and make sure that your case is properly presented to the jury. We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum due to the results we have obtained on behalf of our clients and we are ready to assist you.
Lawyers staying in regular contact with Hartford clients who have been in a car accident
You are already frustrated if you have been involved in a car accident. You do not need the added frustration of attorneys who fail to stay in contact with their clients. This is why our Hartford lawyers make client-communication a priority. This includes promptly responding to emails, quickly returning phone calls, and making themselves available to address your concerns. We focus on this area of law so that you may focus on the most important thing – your future. Contact us today.
We also service the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, East and West Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.