This is the final post in our series on handling car accident cases in Hartford, Connecticut. We have written on the subject for a number of reasons. Car wrecks, especially those that result in personal injury, can be life changing. It is important to understand the legal issues involved in resolving the case. Our goal in this series has been to educate accident victims on how to protect their interests. Another goal of our series has been to stress the importance of hiring an experienced attorney to handle the case. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, call our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We addressed several important topics in this series, including:
- The application of comparative fault to car accidents
- Proving the defendant’s liability in a car wreck case
- How a car accident victim’s damages are determined
- The process of dealing with insurance adjusters after a car accident
- What to expect during a car accident trial
These issues are important for many reasons. First, Connecticut’s comparative fault rules may allow a victim of a car accident to recover damages even when partially to blame. If a driver was less than fifty percent responsible, he or she may still have a successful claim. Second, the various types of evidence gathered during the investigation and the discovery process may help demonstrate liability. For example, data from a GPS device in the vehicle may demonstrate that a party was driving recklessly at the time of the accident. Third, determining a victim’s damages can involve many different factors, including current and future medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Evidence such as medical records, wage information and expert opinions may be necessary for the calculation. Fourth, insurance adjusters will contact an accident victim soon after the incident. Knowing how to navigate this process and finding legal counsel to represent your interests is imperative. Finally, if a settlement cannot be reached, a lawsuit and trial may be necessary to resolve the outstanding claims.
For the reasons noted above, we cannot stress enough the importance of retaining an attorney with experience in car accident cases. Our law firm has represented clients in car wrecks and handled jury trials Hartford, Connecticut for over 50 years. Our goal is to achieve the highest possible compensation for our clients who have suffered injuries from motor vehicle crashes. Call today to speak with a lawyer. 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.