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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.

Truck Accident on I-95 in Westport, CT Sends Two People to the Hospital

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

This past Saturday, September 22, 2012, an accident involving a jackknifed tractor trailer and a car sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened shortly before 6 a.m.

The tractor trailer jackknifed between exits 19 and 18 on I-95 south when it rolled down into an embankment. The driver escaped without injury.

A passenger vehicle was very seriously damaged in the accident and the occupants had to be removed by firefighters using hydraulic rescue tools. The driver and passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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Hurt, angry, confused because of your truck motor vehicle accident case? We understand what you are going through and we have the knowledge and
experience to help you. Let us explain to you your rights, what you need to do, how you can recover physically quicker and what you need to do to get more money for your case. We will even provide you with our FREE book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Cases in Connecticut” so you know exactly what to do and even more importantly, what not to do. Don’t get injured a second time by harming your right to recover money damages. Call us at (888) 842-8466 or order the book at www.hcwlaw.com.

Pedestrian Airlifted to Hospital After Vernon, CT Motor Vehicle Accident

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

A car crashed into a pedestrian near the Mount Vernon apartment complex. Route 30, known locally as Hartford Turnpike, was closed in both directions at the evening rush hour yesterday, September 12th, 2012, because of the traffic accident. Traffic was being diverted away from the crash site.

The pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital via emergency helicopter. The pedestrians condition is unknown.

An official at the scene said the investigation “would take some time.”

 

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Immediate Answers to Your New Haven Motor Vehicle Accident Questions

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

A New Haven Motor Vehicle Accident can ruin you physically, emotionally and economically. Who will pay your bills? How do you go about getting your lost wages? How much money are you entitled to receive for your injuries? How do you prove your case? Who is responsible for your injuries? What insurance coverage is available to you?

These circumstances create very difficult times that require immediate answers.

There are basically two types of negligence that can be utilized to establish fault: common law negligence, which is codified or defined in Connecticut case law; and statutory law, which sets forth law established in the Connecticut General Statutes.

In order to establish liability or fault you might show that the defendant violated the following statute:

Sec. 14-227a. Operation while under the influence of liquor or drug or
while having an elevated blood alcohol content. (a) Operation while under the influence or while having an elevated blood alcohol content. No person shall operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both. A person commits the offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both if such person operates a motor vehicle (1) while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both, or (2) while such person has an elevated blood alcohol content. For the purposes of this section, “elevated blood alcohol content” means a ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person that is eight-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight, and “motor vehicle” includes a snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle, as those terms are defined in section 14-379.

Hurt, angry, confused because of your New Haven Motor Vehicle Accident case? We understand what you are going through and we have the knowledge, and experience to help you. Let us explain your rights, what you need to do, how you can recover physically quicker and what you need to do to get more money for your case.

We will even provide you with our FREE book The Crash Course on Personal Injury Cases in Connecticut” so you know exactly what to do and even more importantly, what not to do. Don’t get injured a second time by harming your right to recover money damages. Call us at (888) 842-8466 or download our FREE book, “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in CT.”  We are here to answer your important questions.