After a Car Accident, Prompt Action Can Be the Key to Recovery. Our Stratford Car Accident Attorneys Can Act Immediately to Protect Your Legal Rights
Being injured in a car accident can be a life-altering experience. In order to minimize the consequences of someone else’s mistake, you need to seek medical treatment, right away, and you should discuss your legal rights with a lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries. But in order to recover this compensation, you need to avoid mistakes that the insurance companies can use against you.
In Connecticut, most car accident claims are governed by the law of negligence. If a negligent driver hit you or caused you to lose control, you are entitled to full compensation for all of your financial and non-financial losses. As long as the driver who hit you is insured, the process of recovering just compensation will most likely involve dealing with his or her insurer. But, while this may sound simple enough, the reality is that the insurance companies rarely (if ever) offer accident victims the compensation they truly deserve.
At Berkowitz Hanna, we can deal with the insurance companies for you. We can make sure you receive the treatment you need from a trusted medical professional, and we can accurately calculate full compensation for your injury-related losses. We will work diligently to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, and, if necessary, we will take the other driver’s insurance company to trial. Getting started is simple; all you have to do is give us a call. To speak with a skilled Stratford car accident lawyer for free, call now.
Proving Liability after a Car Accident in Stratford, CT
There are many different forms of driver negligence. With over 40 years of experience, we can promptly conduct a thorough investigation to determine who was at fault in your accident and what evidence is available to prove it. Armed with this information, we can then aggressively pursue an insurance claim on your behalf. While every case is unique, most cases involve one or more of the following factors:
- Aggressive Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Failure to Yield
- Fatigued Driving
- Following Too Closely
- Merging Errors
- Reckless Driving
- Running a Red Light or Stop Sign
We also handle cases involving vehicle defects. In vehicle defect cases, you do not need to prove negligence in order to secure a financial recovery. However, there are other aspects of these “products liability” cases that make them unique, and we have the experience necessary to handle complex vehicle defect cases in Connecticut as well. Some examples of common vehicle defects include:
- Defective accelerators
- Defective airbags
- Defective brakes
- Defective engines and transmissions
- Defective headlights, turn signals, and brake lights
- Defective tires
Connecticut Car Accident FAQs: What Do You Need to Know after a Crash in Stratford?
Q: Do I need to report the accident to my insurance company?
Yes. Even if you are sure that the other driver was at fault, you still need to report the accident to your insurance company. However, you do not need to give a recorded statement, and you absolutely should not say anything about who you think was at fault. Stick to the basic facts: where and when the accident occurred. Your lawyer can take over for you from there.
Q: Am I entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering?
Maybe. Pain and suffering are considered non-financial losses under Connecticut law, and they are losses for which just compensation is available. In order to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, you will need to be able to prove both: (i) the extent of your pain and suffering; and, (ii) that your pain and suffering were caused by the accident.
Q: What other losses can I recover?
In addition to pain and suffering, as a car accident victim in Stratford, you can seek full compensation for all of your other accident-related losses. In a typical case, this will include past and future medical expenses, other out-of-pocket costs, loss of income, emotional trauma, and various other forms of non-financial harm. However, every case is unique. And in order to determine what types of damages are available in your case, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Discuss Your Car Accident Claim with an Attorney in Stratford, CT
If you need to speak with a Stratford car accident attorney, we encourage you to contact us, right away. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call or tell us how to reach you online now.