Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer
Medical care is the first priority following a car accident. However, while accident victims seek immediate treatment, insurance adjusters are often calling them to gather information and rush them into settling a claim. Insurance companies are in the business of making money and are not looking out for your interests, so take care when discussing your case with them. Take any settlement offer with a grain of salt, because it may be far less than what you are actually owed.
After suffering an injury or losing a loved one in a car crash, you need someone in your corner you can depend on. At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, we will look out for your interests. Our objective is to obtain a fair, just, and reasonable settlement or jury award for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. We have been representing the Southington community for decades, and our record of results includes millions recovered for people like you. You can be confident with us in your corner.
What Tips Should I Consider After A Car Wreck In Connecticut?
The aftermath of a car wreck can be incredibly stressful. While it may feel overwhelming, it is important to proceed with caution to protect your physical, emotional and financial well-being. Here are some tips:
- Seek immediate medical treatment, even if you think you are not injured – concussions and other injuries can hide in the cloud of post-wreck adrenaline.
- Do not rush to settle a claim.
- Do not underestimate the insurance adjusters who call – they will try to get you to settle for less.
- Do not provide a statement or any information to an adjuster.
- Do not sign a medical authorization form.
- Start a file to document everything in the personal injury claim.
- Retain a car accident lawyer at Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP right away – the consultation is free and you pay nothing unless you get compensation
Our Car Accident lawyers’ mission is to recover maximum compensation on your behalf while allowing you to focus on physical and emotional recovery. Financial recovery is meant to help you cope with medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, potential long-term care and other hardships.
Can I Get Compensation For Medical Bills After A Car Crash?
It is critical to get a full, accurate medical evaluation of your injuries along with your short- and long-term recovery paths. It is advisable to see specialists for evaluations of specific injuries. Medical experts can then provide testimony concerning the severity of your injuries and future medical needs.
Can I Get Compensation For Wage Loss After A Car Crash?
Your ability to work has likely been negatively impacted after a car accident. Missing paychecks can put you in the red quickly when everyday expenses add up on top of medical bills and vehicle damage.
What will you do if you cannot work for weeks, months or ever again? Insurance companies are reluctant to pay wage loss claims. You need the representation of a Southington motor vehicle accident lawyer who can secure compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company and build a compelling case for wages that you have already lost on top of the income-earning power you will lose in the future.
How Should I Deal With Bill Collectors?
With over 50 years of experience handling insurance claims, our attorneys help clients throughout Connecticut negotiate with insurance companies and other bill collectors.
We can help you:
- Manage bills to avoid late payment
- Protect your credit from medical bills
- Access insurance coverage you might not know you have
- Postpone bill payments while your legal case is pending
- Find medical care that doesn’t require payment upfront
Insurance coverage in Connecticut and across the nation is complicated. Policies are not meant for the layperson to be able to interpret. Getting an experienced and compassionate lawyer in your corner is critical. We will clear up the confusion and help you understand your legal options.
What Are Punitive Damages In A Car Accident Claim?
In most car accident cases, the injured person recovers compensatory damages; in other words, money to compensate him or her for medical costs, property damage and other costs of the crash. In drunk driving accidents, however, the court may want to award more than that. In such cases, the drunk driver can be made to pay punitive damages, which can be thought of as “punishment.”
Pursuing punitive damages poses a few challenges. Most insurance company policies contain clauses that exempt the company from liability for punitive damages. As a result, damages must be sought individually from the drunk driver. Rarely does an individual possess enough money to actually pay such damages.
Representation from a skilled Southington car accident lawyer is vital when acts of negligence result in catastrophic injuries and death. There are times for negotiation in finding a middle ground and securing a settlement – but there are also legal matters that require a more aggressive approach to achieve justice and maximize compensation against drunk drivers.
What Causes Rollover Accidents?
Despite increasingly effective vehicle safety features, car accidents involving rollovers are still very common. SUVs, vans and pickup trucks tend to be more susceptible to rollover accidents because of their high center of gravity. While many rollover accidents are single-vehicle accidents, some are the result of negligent drivers in other vehicles.
The rollover could occur after a vehicle is T-boned by another vehicle that perhaps ran a red light or stop sign. In other cases, the rollover might be caused by a careless driver’s actions forcing the driver of another vehicle to take an evasive maneuvers that leads to a rollover. In these situations, there may not be any actual collision between the two vehicles. If a rollover accident was caused by another driver’s actions, the victim may be able to pursue a car accident claim.
Rollover crashes might also be the result of a defect in the vehicle. If this is the case, the victim of the crash may be able to pursue a defective product claim against the vehicle manufacturer.
How Can I Make Sure I Do Not Settle Too Low?
The funds you receive from a compensation or settlement drastically shape your ability to recover from your injuries. If your compensation reflects your lost income, that means you can spend more time at home recovering. We want to make sure you are not settling for less when it comes to your health and your future, and we have the means to achieve that goal.
How Long Do I Have To File A Car Accident Claim In Connecticut?
Every state imposes a time limit on how long a claimant has to file a claim in civil court. Connecticut law has a two-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim. This means that you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to a case and compensation.
Proactive Pursuit Of The Full Compensation You Deserve After An Automobile Accident
Our team strives to hold the responsible party in your auto accident accountable for distracted driving, drunk driving or whatever other careless action caused the accident. We can handle all legal aspects of your case and help you maximize your insurance coverage, including MedPay and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
While negotiated settlements can be viable options in resolving car accident claims, a trial can often provide the most favorable outcome in maximizing personal injury compensation. At our firm, we prepare all personal injury cases for trial in the event that negotiations fail.
Building compelling cases requires a deep analysis of evidence from the accident scene, police reports and medical records. It also requires testimony from accident reconstruction specialists and other experts whose opinions are valuable to a jury.
Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for those who were injured or lost a loved one in all types of car crashes, including:
We represent drivers injured by the carelessness of other drivers, as well as passengers hurt by the drivers of the car they were in. This includes rideshare accidents.
Time Is Of The Essence So Get A Free Consultation Today
While the statute of limitations gives you two years, fast action is encouraged to ensure that evidence is preferred and to help you get compensation as soon as possible. Now is always the best time to reach out to us for compassionate, meticulous and dedicated representation. You deserve to receive compensation that allows you to get back on your feet, and not one that just pays you to go away. Contact us to schedule your free consultation to discuss what we can do to protect you and your rights.