If you have been involved in some type of Connecticut car accident case one of the issues that will come up is who is at fault. Connecticut follows the law of modified comparative negligence which says that if an injured party is more than 50% at fault for the accident then that individual cannot recover any money damages from the other party. Additionally, if an injured party is less than 50% at fault then that person’s award would be reduced by their percentage of fault. By way of example, if the plaintiff is awarded $100,000 for her case and a jury finds her to be 30% at fault than the $100,000 award would be reduced by $30,000 which would net the plaintiff the sum of $70,000.
You need to speak with an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your Connecticut accident case so that liability can be established by looking into a number of different factors. Our Connecticut car accident attorneys and injury lawyers want to look at the police accident report to determine who was found to be at fault. We might also want to utilize the services of a private investigator to interview the witnesses who were present at the scene of the accident. We might also want to hire an accident reconstruction expert to further establish liability on the part of the other party. In many cases, these extraordinary measures are not necessary because the liability would appear to be quite clear. There are a great number of issues that may need to be investigated to establish liability on the part of the other party. This is just one of a number of reasons why it is important to contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you wait until weeks or months after Connecticut car accident case and then contacted Connecticut personal injury attorney you may have complicated your case considerably. For example, the accident site may have changed and conducting a proper investigation might not be possible. It might be more difficult to contact witnesses. Witnesses might not be able to recall exactly what happened due to the lapse of time involved. Defects might have been repaired. Skid marks might not be present. The point of impact might be difficult to determine because the broken pieces of glass, broken tail light pieces, sand and dirt that might determine the point of impact, may have been washed away or moved or will not be present.
You might also make the mistake in speaking with the insurance adjuster of the person that caused her accident in which case you can seriously harm your case and in certain cases you might destroy it completely. Because there is so much information you need to know, we wrote the book on Connecticut car accident cases and we provide it to injured parties for free. Please visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury book. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers right away. We will be happy to answer your questions and we can even schedule a free an office consultation so you will be of advise as to exactly what you should be doing.
We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and we advance the cost to develop your case. We are only paid a fee and repaid our costs if we collect money damages for you. If there is no recovery then you will owe us no money. You need to get this valuable information today before you make a mistake that can seriously harm your case. You have been injured once, don’t get injured a second time. Contact us today.