The Connecticut Auto Accident Laws That You Should Know
The roadway and “at-fault” laws across the U.S vary from state to state – making it somewhat confusing for motorists that either travel interstate for work, or those that are simply vacationing from another state. This is especially relevant for those of us that live in – or visit the great state of Connecticut, simply because motorists from both New York and Massachusetts often drive through our state en route to their workplace or to visit family.
As most automobile accidents only take a second to occur, it’s important that drivers are aware of the auto accident laws and the meaning of traffic signs in Connecticut so that in a car crash, they know where they stand. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a car, bike or truck crash that was caused to the negligence of another motorist, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help to defend your rights, and fight for the MAXIMUM amount of any compensation that you may be entitled to.
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An Overview Of Connecticut Auto Accident Law
Nationwide, there are generally three types of “at-fault” laws that help to determine which party involved in the car crash was responsible for the accident.
- Pure contributory negligence
- Pure comparative fault
- Proportional comparative fault
Here in Connecticut, we practice what is called the Proportional Comparative Fault at 51%. This means that if one of the parties involved in the collision is found to be 51% (or more than half) at fault for the accident, they are unable to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver, regardless of the severity of their injuries.
How We Determine Who Is At Fault In A Crash
While pointing blame is easy to do after an accident, it’s often quite difficult to prove. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our accident attorneys have decades of experience representing injury victims from car crashes and go to great lengths to ensure that your lawsuit is as comprehensive as possible.
In many instances, we will hire the services of various industry professionals to help substantiate the claims that are being made in a lawsuit. Some of these can include (but are certainly not limited to):
- Certified doctors and related medical consultants
- Auto industry professionals
- Witnesses of the crash
- Car crash analysts
By using their additional expertise, we are able to put together a robust, strong argument for your MAXIMUM compensation claim. With this in mind, we strongly believe that it is very important to thoroughly investigate every element of a collision, to help increase the potential compensation amount that we may be able to obtain for our client.
Connecticut’s Statute Of Limitations
If you are considering pursuing an at-fault driver for compensation for injuries or damages that you may have received as a result of their negligence, it’s very important to note that Connecticut has a strict personal injury statute of limitations.
What this means is that an injury victim only has two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. However – if the injury could not have been discovered right away, a victim has three years from the date of the injury to file an injury lawsuit.
Contact Our Attorneys – We Understand Auto Accident Legislation
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are well-versed in auto accident legislation. We understand that the state governs our auto accident regulations – which include the determination of fault, levels of compensation and how a driver’s record is affected by the collision. We have won MILLIONS in successful verdicts and settlements for clients just like you and can help auto injury victims to safely navigate past the pitfalls that can arise during a personal injury lawsuit, by providing the experience, resources and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation amount. We have offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and New London, and serve clients throughout Connecticut.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to car accident injury victims or to see if you have cause to pursue legal recourse, please contact us on 800-PERKINS. A member from our intake staff will quickly collect some details about your incident and then connect you with one of our lawyers – it’s that easy. If you would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out and submit the Free Case Evaluation form.