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The Other Person Caused Your CT Car Accident But You Also Got a Ticket. How Does This Affect Your Ability To Collect Money Damages?

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

You are involved in a CT car accident that was caused by the other driver. The police are called to the scene and the officer gives both you and the other driver a ticket. You are outraged and now wonder how this will affect your ability to collect money damages from the person’s insurance company that is responsible for your injuries. We are contacted by people who have experienced this situation who ask us to help them. The CT Car Accident Attorneys at Hastings, Cohan and Walsh, LLP have decades of experience in assisting accident and injury victims in cases such as these.  Please contact us for a free case evaluation today!

The answer to the question of how this will impact your ability to collect money damages is; it depends! Is the ticket for a non-moving violation such as an expired registration or is it for a motor vehicle violation such as passing on the right? The ultimate issue becomes who is at fault for the accident or if there is joint fault what is your percentage of fault. Every case is fact specific which means that no two cases are alike but have different facts and circumstances that need to be investigated.

The first thing you need to do after the accident, assuming that you have already told the police officer why the other party was at fault, have taken pictures of the accident site and the vehicles, gotten the names and contact information of all witnesses and obtained medical treatment, is to not say anything to anyone about your accident but first contact an experienced CT car accident lawyer to review the facts of your case and have your rights explained to you.

The is especially true once you are contacted by the other person’s insurance company. You should NEVER speak with the adjuster unless and until you first get your rights explained to you by an experienced CT accident attorney. There are a great number of things that must be done to properly develop your case. Our firm has decades of experience in representing seriously injured people and families who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death action and we know what to do and can counsel you so you do not make any mistakes that could seriously harm your case.

Our firm’s Connecticut accident and injury lawyers answer client calls and emails promptly so you can get answers to your important questions. You can rest assured that your case will get the attention it deserves. We have office locations throughout the State of Connecticut. If you are unable to come to us, we will gladly come to you whether at the hospital, your home or any other location you designate.

So before you hire a lawyer, get a copy of our FREE book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut” today by calling toll free at (888) 842-8466 or by visiting us online at www.hcwlaw.com. You can even tell us about your case online and we will contact you.

Let us worry about your case, so you can concentrate on getting better.

Fatal North Haven CT Accident Leaves Male Driver Dead and Female Passenger Seriously Injured

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Fatal North Haven CT Accident Leaves Male Driver Dead and Female Passenger Seriously Injured- A crash happened in North Haven around 10 p.m. on the southbound side of the Interstate Highway 91 on Sunday night. The driver, 24-year-old David Cooley, of North Haven, was killed. His passenger, Paige Camera, 24, of Meriden, is in critical condition. Cooley was driving the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier that belonged to Camera in the left lane when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree off the right side of I-91. North Haven firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to remove Cooley and Camera from the wreckage of the automobile. Neither Cooley nor Camera were wearing their seat belt at the time of the accident.

Both occupants of this North Haven CT accident were transported by ambulance to Yale New Haven Hospital. At the hospital, Cooley was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the crash. Camera was listed in critical condition and placed on life support.

After you are injured in a North Haven CT Accident case, it is important that you get accurate and prompt legal advice. This is especially true if you are injured by the negligence of another. You need answers to your important questions. What if the negligent driver was somebody you know? What if they were driving your car? What if you weren’t wearing your seat belt? You have questions, we have the answers. Do not speak to anyone from the insurance company, do not hire an attorney and do not sign any papers until you read our free book, “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims”. Don’t delay. Get the information you need today.

 

Crash in Waterford CT Caused by Driver Negligence

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Route 32 South, in the vicinity of Hempstead Drive, was closed for about 45 minutes between 8:47 a.m. and 9:30 a.m on Friday, November 16, 2012 due to a crash in Waterford CT.

The crash in Waterford CT was caused by one driver failing to stop at a red light at the intersection of Route 32 and Old Norwich Road.

Both drivers were taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. Where they were treated for their injuries and released.

When you are seriously injured by someone running a red light in Connecticut you have so many questions. Do you speak to the insurance company of the at
fault driver? How do you investigate the accident? Who will interview the witnesses? How are all of your bills going to be paid? Don’t delay in getting the answers you need. Call us immediately.

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Preston, CT Accident Involving Taxi Cab Sends Four People to the Hospital

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Late Tuesday, around 9:45 p.m, a Dodge Neon traveling southbound on Route 12 near the Route 2A intersection collided with a Rose City taxicab turning onto Route 12N. One of the drivers disobeyed the traffic signal, state police claim, but it’s still unclear which one.

26-year-old Norwich resident Austin Shelby, the driver of the Neon, was taken to the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, along with his three passengers. Shelby and one of his passengers were not wearing a seatbelts at the time of the accident.

44-year-old Norwich resident Jonathan Yindra, the driver of the taxi cab, was not hospitalized.

Both cars had serious front-end damage in the crash

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Head On Car Accident on Route 7 in New Milford, CT

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

A head-on collision Tuesday morning in front of Starbucks on Route 7 in New Milford has left two people seriously injured.

At about 6:30am on Route 7, also known as Danbury Road, Reginaldo DeSouza of Danbury was traveling north on the road when his black 2000 Mazda crossed the double-yellow line and hit a 2000 Kia Sportage driven by Elizabeth Burwell of New Milford.

Both drivers were extricated and taken to Danbury Hospital.

Route 7 was closed for nearly four hours.

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Common Reason for CT Automobile Accidents is User Error

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

When you are seriously injured by a CT automobile accidents you have so many questions. Do you speak to the insurance company of the at fault driver? How do you investigate the CT automobile accident? Who will interview the witnesses? How are all of your bills going to be paid? Don’t delay in getting the answers you need. Call the Connecticut Car Accident Lawyers of Hastings, Cohen, & Walsh today for a FREE consultation at (888) 842-8466.

It has been stated that driver behavior behind the wheel accounts for more the 95% of all accidents rather than equipment failure, roadway design, and poor roadway maintenance. Factors that contribute to accidents include: alcohol; speed; multiple passengers; inexperienced drivers; and the darkness of roadways. Many people consider themselves to be skillful drivers, however, even the most skillful drivers can make mistakes that will alter lives.

When traveling at a high rate of speed the distance the vehicle needs to slow down increases. Many drivers follow too closely and will end up hitting someone as a result. Many drivers will have a drink with dinner, or other amounts of alcohol but the use of alcohol by drivers may slow down the reaction time of the driver causing a higher probability they will be involved in an accident. Drivers should also consider slowing down and paying greater attention to the road to prevent any accidents.

Put our decades of hardworking experience to work for you. Order a copy of our FREE injury book, The Crash Course on Personal Injury Cases in Connecticut” today. Your CT automobile accident case needs to be investigated immediately before evidence or the accident site change. Witnesses may need to be interviewed or physical evidence examined. Don’t delay, contact us today at www.hcwlaw.com

Elderly Pedestrian Struck by SUV in Fairfield

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

A gentleman in his 80s was struck by an SUV on Greenfield Street in Fairfield Friday night at around 9 pm. The accident happened in the vicinity of Liana’s Trattoria, Fairfield Police reported.

The driver of the SUV was being questioned after the accident police reported.

The elderly pedestrian was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport with the seriousness of his injuries not being known.

The SUV was reported traveling about 30 miles per hour when it hit the man, according to emergency medical personnel.

The accident is still under investigation.

Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Elderly-man-struck-by-SUV-in-Fairfield-3586822.php#ixzz1vy5YjtWy