CT Car, Truck, Bus, Motor Vehicle Injury and Auto Accident & Cases
If you or someone you know has been involved in an CT auto accident, truck accident, bus accident, moped accident, or motorcycle accident, we can assist you with your claim. Put our decades of legal experience to work for you. We will advance all fees and expenses for your case including hiring experts to strengthen your case. Once the case is concluded, we will be reimbursed for the costs out of the recovery. If no recovery is attained, you do not owe anything for the costs and expenses, which will be absorbed by us. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay us until we recover money for you.
1. How Common are Automobile Accidents?
Automobile travel remains the primary means of transportation in the United States. Unfortunately, despite all its advantages, deaths and injuries resulting from automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for persons of every age from 2 though 33 years old. Automobile traffic fatalities account for more than 90 percent of all transportation-related fatalities. Automobile crashes occur every single day and are the most common source of personal injury. While some auto accidents result in minor damage, many are extremely serious and result in severe injury, permanent disability, and even the death of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. According to the United States Department of Transportation, there were 6,328,000 auto accidents in the U.S. in 2003. As a result of these automobile accidents, there were 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 people were killed in auto accidents.
2. If I Have a CT AutoAccident Case What Should I Do?
It is extremely important that you contact us as soon as possible. It is critical not to do anything that might have a negative affect upon your case. We might advise you not to give any statements or sign any authorizations, so it is important to speak with us before you do something that could have a negative impact on your case. There are also potential notice requirements that, if missed, could result in the dismissal of your case.
3. How is Liability Determined?
The critical issue in many personal injury cases is just how a "reasonable person" would be expected to act in the situation that caused the injury. A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like a "reasonable person". Whether a given person has met the "reasonable person standard" is often a matter that is decided by a jury after the presentation of evidence and argument at trial. This is one of the many reasons why you should contact us as soon as possible so we can start to investigate and develop your case.
4. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Case is Successful?
Usually, a person who is liable for an injury-which generally means his or her liability insurance company-must pay an injured person for:
- Past and future medical care and related expenses
- Past and future income lost because of the accident
- Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Loss of family, social, and educational experiences
- Emotional damages, such as stress, embarrassment, depression, or strains on family relationships
- Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Cases)
- Damaged Property
You will be awarded "damages," or compensation, which is money intended to restore you to the position you were in before your injury. This money is not considered income (excluding monies paid for loss of income) and is not taxable as income by the federal or state government.
5. How Do I Go About Getting Experts To Help Me With My CT Auto Accident Case?
We will be able to hire a team of experts that can assist in the development of your case which, depending on your case, can range from a private investigator, to doctors, to economists.
6. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
Our firm will advance all costs and expenses of your case as they are incurred. Once the case is concluded, we would be reimbursed for our costs out of the recovery. If there is no recovery, you will owe nothing for the costs and expenses, which will be absorbed by us. Additionally, you only pay us once you receive a settlement or award.
7. Do Any of Your Attorneys Have Any Specialized Training or Awards?
One of our attorneys has received Advanced Negotiation Training at the Harvard Law School and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the U.S. For additional information please see our attorney biographies.
8. Why Should I Hire Hastings, Cohan and Walsh, LLP to Represent Me?
Because we are passionate about what we do and have decades of experience in representing accident victims. Before you hire a lawyer, speak to an insurance adjuster, or sign any paperwork, order a copy of our free book "The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut."
If you or someone you know has been injured due to an automobile accident, you should contact us as soon as possible. Don't delay in consulting us so we can get to work for you right away.
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