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

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Dec 03, 2012 | 0 Comments

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)-244-5480 or by visiting us online at 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.

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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