This is the first post in a series which will address the handling of car accident cases in Hartford, Connecticut. We have decided to write on this issue in order to provide information which will help people to understand their rights after a motor vehicle accident. Quite often, people are unsure as to how they should proceed and, as a result, they take actions which are against their interests. It is also our goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a personal injury attorney. If you or a family member have been injured by the negligence of another, then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We will address a number of topics over our coming articles. The issues which we will analyze include:
- The application of comparative fault to car accidents
- Proving the defendant’s liability
- How a victim’s damages are determined
- The process of dealing with insurance adjusters
- What to expect from trial
We are addressing these issues for a multitude of reasons. First, Connecticut law allows a victim to recover damages even if they were partially to blame for the incident. A driver in our state can recover compensation as long as the jury finds that they were less than fifty percent responsible for the incident. Second, the discovery process can be used to prove the defendant’s liability. This process, for example, can be used to obtain the defendant’s cell phone records in order to show that they were texting while driving. Third, there are multiple components to a victim’s damages. These components include compensation for medical care, pain and suffering, and for economic losses. Fourth, it is important to understand that the process of dealing with adjusters can be quite lengthy especially if the victim has suffered serious injuries. Finally, knowing what to expect at trial can help a victim to have realistic expectations.
If you or a loved one have been injured then contact our office today to speak with a Hartford car accident lawyer. Our firm has been serving the area for over fifty years and we take great pride in the level of service which we provide. Our goal is to get you the greatest amount of compensation possible, as opposed to a “quick settlement.” Call today to speak with an attorney. 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.