Have You Been Injured In A Connecticut Car Accident?
After a car accident, your life may never be the same again. A serious collision can be emotionally and financially devastating and may affect your life for several years afterward. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our attorneys understand the fear and uncertainty your family faces after an auto accident in Connecticut.
We can help you make sure that your medical bills get paid, you are compensated for time spent not working and any future medical needs are covered. With offices in Hartford, Bridgeport, Waterbury, New London and New Haven, our auto accident lawyers fight for the rights of car crash victims throughout Connecticut. We have the experience needed to handle the fight against the insurance companies and get you the maximum compensation possible. Take back your life after an accident and use the Power of Perkins to protect your rights.
What Are Some Common Injuries From Auto Accidents?
One of the leading reasons for collisions on the road is driver negligence. When one driver’s reckless or irresponsible actions cause the injuries of another, a personal injury lawsuit may provide the financial relief you need to move on with your life. Accidents caused by negligent drivers can often leave victims with a variety of injuries, including:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Traffic fatalities
- Internal injuries
- Burns and lacerations
- Fractured ribs
- Seat belt injuries
If you were injured in a car accident, first seek medical treatment, even if you do not think your injuries are serious. After you have taken care of your physical needs, take care of the financial problems inherent in every vehicle collision by contacting the experienced personal injury attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. Our attorneys are committed to relentlessly pursuing justice for all crash victims.
What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident In Connecticut
Car accidents can be very stressful. Read the tips below to learn what you should do if you’re involved in a car, truck or motorcycle collision:
- Keep calm as much as possible so you can stay in control of the situation.
- Move as far off the roadway as possible but stay at the scene of the accident. Warn oncoming traffic by activating your hazard warning lights and/or setting flares.
- Call 911 or the appropriate emergency number to report the crash and obtain immediate medical attention.
- Obtain information – make sure you get the contact information of all parties who were involved in or witnessed the car accident. The more information available to your car accident lawyer, the better they will be able to represent you in your claim. Obtain information of all drivers and vehicles involved in the crash, including driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers, insurance policy numbers, VINs and the vehicles’ makes, models and years.
- Obtain evidence of what happened during the accident and how the collision occurred by taking pictures.
Visit our Auto Accident Resource Center for detailed information on Connecticut car accidents, including types of crashes, car insurance information and tips, DUI and texting collision statistics and a host of related accident advice.
Auto Accident FAQ
What information should I obtain after an auto accident collision?
After you have been involved in a Connecticut car accident, it is important that you collect the following information: names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate numbers, the makes and models of all vehicles involved in the collision and the names, policy numbers and contact information of the insurance providers of all parties involved in the car accident. You should also gather he names and badge numbers of all police officers who were dispatched to the scene of the crash; photographs of the crash scene, including all property damage and physical injuries such as lacerations and bruises, and contact information for any witnesses. Download our Vehicle Accident Checklist and keep a copy of it in your car at all times. In the event of an accident, having our checklist on hand will help to ensure that you collect all the information necessary to support your claim.
Should I go to the doctor after my car accident, even if I don’t believe I’ve suffered any serious injuries?
Even if you only feel “a little sore,” it is a good idea to seek medical attention after being involved in any car accident. Symptoms of some serious injuries do not become apparent until days after the accident. If you wait to see a doctor, it can be difficult to prove that your injury was caused by the crash, and you may not be able to seek compensation for medical costs. By having medical records to support your injury claim, you increase your chances of recovering losses from medical bills.
Is there anything that I should NOT do after a car crash?
After a car crash, there are a few things that accident victims should avoid doing, including the following: If it is clear that you were not at fault, never leave the scene of the accident without notifying authorities. Proper documentation of the crash will work to your advantage in your pursuit of justice. Never admit responsibility for the accident to anyone present at the scene. This includes police officers, paramedics and any witnesses. Never give a statement to an insurance company, whether it is the other driver’s provider or your own, without first seeking advice from an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer.
When should I contact a car accident lawyer?
It is important to contact an experienced car accident lawyer shortly after an accident has occurred. Contacting proper legal counsel right away could make a significant difference in the results of your injury claim, and having the help of a lawyer early in the process of pursuing justice will prove advantageous to your car accident lawsuit, as faces and evidence that support your injury claim will still be fresh and available. Additionally, injury lawsuits have a strict statute of limitations. The aid of a car accident lawyer shortly after a collision could increase your chances of receiving a favorable settlement or verdict for your lawsuit.
How can I recover losses if the at-fault driver does not have insurance or flees the scene of the accident?
If the at-fault driver has no insurance or inadequate coverage to fully cover your losses, you may be able to collect the difference from your own insurance provider if your auto policy includes uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage is also used in hit-and-run accidents to help injury victims receive compensation for their damages.
When should I settle my auto accident lawsuit?
Do not accept a settlement for your auto accident lawsuit until you have finished all medical treatments and have been released by your doctor. You may not fully know the extent of your accident injuries and the treatment required. However, it is also important to keep in mind the statute of limitations for your claim and why it’s important to contact an accident lawyer immediately. A knowledgeable Connecticut car accident lawyer will be able to determine the statute of limitations for your claim as well as any other deadlines that may affect your case, as these issues can vary based on the specific circumstances of the claim.
How To Contact Our Firm
Our Connecticut auto accident lawyers are standing by to review your case. We are sensitive to your situation and are dedicated to helping you get the results you deserve. We offer our clients the service and personal attention necessary to provide you with custom-made legal options to achieve your desired result. Call 800-PERKINS. Alternatively, to start immediately, use our case evaluation form. It’s strictly confidential and 100% free, and we will be in contact with you shortly.