Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer

A car accident is always a terrible experience; but when one is caused due to another person’s fault, carelessness, and negligence, it is even worse. An unnecessary and preventable accident that causes someone to suffer injuries or even death is very difficult to accept.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence,  it is essential to obtain the services of a Connecticut car accident lawyer as soon as possible. A seasoned injury attorney could help you pursue the compensation you need.

Experience & Compassion

Our personal injury attorneys have a long history of experience representing clients injured in auto accidents. Our successful track record of obtaining favorable settlement awards and court-ordered verdicts are credited in large part to the depth of our expertise in Connecticut auto accident laws and procedures.

We know our clients hope to settle their cases as soon as possible. That is why we pledge to work tirelessly to resolve matters as efficiently as possible. Our car accident lawyers have exceptional negotiation and trial management skills, which we use to create and implement strategic plans to help our clients obtain the best possible outcomes.

We are fully aware that settlement negotiations may result in the highest possible financial compensation for our clients. Therefore, our experienced legal team consists only of attorneys with superior negotiation skills and measurable results.

Our reputation as a respected, successful, and formidable law firm often serves as strong motivation to insurance companies to forego the games and instead offer our clients fair, appropriate, and favorable settlement awards. However, if the insurance companies and their lawyers refuse to offer what our clients deserve, we are more than ready, willing, and able to walk away from the table and take our cases to court.

Our lawyers are tenacious litigators and will aggressively represent clients in their quests to obtain appropriate settlement awards or winning verdicts in courtrooms. Because of our Connecticut car accident attorneys’ superior litigation skills, the vast majority of auto accident cases that we handle often result in favorable settlement agreements before they progress to final trials.

Compassion is Also Important

We recognize and respect the reality that a car accident can be a life-changing event for you and your family.  Your life and the lives of your loved ones may change course in the blink of an eye; and the physical healing and recovery may last days, months, or even years.

We also understand the emotional turmoil that you and your family may endure in the aftermath of a Connecticut automobile accident. We regularly witness just how overwhelming it may be to deal with a loved one’s injuries, the prospects for a healthy recovery, and the resulting high medical costs.

While trying to physically heal, you also worry about the mortgage, household bills, college tuition, and other expenses.

Our lawyers are here to help relieve some of these burdens. We pride ourselves in helping our clients focus on their health while we deal with insurance companies and their lawyers, employers, medical care providers, and more.

Our goal is to help you move forward with your life following the period of chaos and uncertainty caused by a car accident. We seek to recover the financial compensation that you and your family needs and deserves.

I want to express my appreciation for the work of [the firm] and especially Christina Hanna. Christina represented me and my family recently in litigation. Her professionalism, perseverance and frankly brilliant work brought an apology from the defense. She made my case matter – for me and my daughter, and for the defense. This caring and drive to do the right thing for the right reason is why I believe in Christina and would highly recommend her to anyone. My entire family is grateful to Christina, and I hold her up as an example to my daughter of what strength and character can be. Thank you Christina, and Berkowitz and Hanna LLC, for being there for me and my family. – Irene Morton

What Steps Should I Take After a Vehicle Wreck?

Even though you pay your auto insurance company to protect your interests, the reality is that the company must protect its own bottom line. This means reaching a resolution of your case as quickly as possible while shelling out as little money as possible. The job of insurance company representatives is to gather any statements and information that may reduce or eliminate their financial responsibility.

To this end, they can be relentless; and they have no problem calling you multiple times a day at home or at work in order to get your statement. If they know you do not have legal representation, they may ask confusing questions hoping that you eventually contradict yourself and/or offer up information damaging to your case.

Contact our proven Connecticut car accident attorneys first! Once you are represented by an attorney, the insurance companies have to deal with us directly.

Common Car Wreck Injuries

In addition to minor injuries, the injuries sustained in any type of car accident may be terrible, permanent, and life-changing. If you or a loved one were in a car accident, chances are that you suffered bumps, bruises, and scrapes. Other short-term injuries include burns, broken bones, ligament damage, whiplash, and soft-tissue damages.

However, it is very important not to ignore the long-term injuries which you know – or may not know – that you could later face, including the following:

  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring
  • Paralysis and/or immobility of any part of the body
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Persistent nausea and other gastrointestinal disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia

Immediate and lingering injuries can cause issues now and years from now. We have seen this happen with many of our clients. That is why we work with medical experts to help you get the treatment you need now as well as to evaluate your injuries and provide guidance as to what you may face in the future.

These “minor” and major injuries must be taken into consideration when you and your legal team negotiate your case with the insurance company and/or litigate your case before the court. A skilled, reputable legal team will factor in your current and potential future injuries, and will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Do not let those who negligently caused your injuries off the hook. Instead, let us hold them accountable for their actions. The attorneys at Berkowitz Hanna have a long history of experience practicing personal injury law – particularly in representing individuals injured in Connecticut car accidents.

Many Factors Contribute to Car Accidents in Connecticut

Despite the advances in vehicle safety technology and increased awareness regarding the dangers of driving while distracted and/or under the influence, far too many auto accidents happen in Connecticut each and every day.

Some of the leading factors causing auto accidents include the following:

  • Increased traffic
  • Drinking and driving
  • Driving while on certain medications
  • Driving while tired
  • Driving while under the influence of illegal drugs
  • Driving while distracted – in any number of ways:
    • Texting, emailing, or talking on cell phones
    • Eating
    • Smoking
    • Drinking
    • Talking with others in the car
  • Speeding
  • Failure to abide by the rules of the road
  • Driving in an unsafe manner given hazardous road conditions such as:
    • Snow
    • Heavy rain
    • Thick fog
    • Animals on the road
  • Inexperienced teen drivers
  • Drivers with trouble seeing, especially at night
  • Road rage
  • And more

If you were injured in a car accident caused by any of these factors, let us evaluate your case and help you recover the highest compensation possible.

What Payments Can I Get After a Car Accident?

There are many types of damages (financial recoveries) that you may be able to recover depending on the specific circumstances of your case. For example, you may be able to recover financial compensation due to the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Property damages
  • Lost earnings both now and in the future (including a loss of earning capacity)
  • Additional economic and noneconomic losses

Services Our Knowledgeable Connecticut Car Collision Attorneys Provide to Our Clients

We pledge to our clients that they will receive only the highest-level legal services as well a commitment to access all available legal and financial resources. While handling your case, we will offer you the following services:

  • A thorough investigation into the cause of the accident
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties
  • A comprehensive review of all potential sources of insurance coverage, including possible uninsured/underinsured coverage
  • Hiring the services of one or more knowledgeable and experienced expert witnesses
  • A thorough understanding of your injuries, treatment, and the medical care and rehabilitation services you likely will need in the future
  • Evaluation of all relevant factors to determine the “value” of your case
  • Handling of all communications and negotiations with insurance companies and opposing attorneys
  • Filing of all necessary documents, pleadings, and responses
  • Full array of litigation services
  • Appellate services as necessary

Contact a Connecticut Car Accident Attorney Today

After an auto wreck, you may be unsure of who to turn to. Fortunately, our compassionate legal team is here to help. At Berkowitz Hanna, we handle auto accident cases on a contingency basis. That means that you need to pay us a fee only if you win. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with a Connecticut car accident lawyer.