Car Accidents

Middlebury Car Accident Attorneys

We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients

If you have been injured in a car accident, hiring a lawyer immediately is the surest way to receive maximum compensation for your losses. When you work with Griffin Injury Law, LLC, our Middlebury car accident lawyers can thoroughly investigate your accident, accurately calculate your losses, negotiate with your insurance company, and fight for a fair and full settlement.

Is Connecticut A No Fault State?

When it comes to car accident liability, Connecticut is an at-fault state. This means that the driver responsible for causing an accident is the one held responsible for paying out damages to injured parties, usually through an insurance carrier. This system is directly opposite a no-fault liability system which some states follow. In a no-fault system all parties file a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim with their own insurance company regardless of who is at fault for causing an accident. In these states, it is harder to file a personal injury claim against a negligent driver. Since Connecticut is an at-fault state injury victims have more options to file a claim.

Modified Comparative Negligence Rule

If you are involved in a car accident in Connecticut, you must prove that the other party is liable for your accident in order to claim damages. Modified comparative negligence laws acknowledge that both parties may share some portion of the blame. If the court finds that you are 50% at fault for the accident, and your total losses are calculated to be $100,000, you would receive $50,000.

Can I File A Car Accident Claim After Insurance Pays?

Most insurance companies include in settlements that no further compensation will be paid out after the initial settlement amount, so once you sign an agreement with an insurance company it’s usually difficult to recover anything else. This is true even if you discover your injuries are more severe than you thought initially. If you have been offered a settlement, or if you have signed one already, call Griffin Injury Law, LLC to discuss your case with our experienced attorneys today.

How Much Compensation Can I Recover?

If you have been the unfortunate victim of a vehicle crash, there is no amount of money that can fully compensate for the pain and suffering you have undergone. However, you are likely entitled to a substantial financial award that can help you cover the cost of medical bills, physical therapy, and rehabilitation expenses. Compensation may also be available for other losses, including lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and property damage.

The amount of compensation you can recover in your car accident claim depends on:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Accident-related medical bills
  • Loss of income and earning capacity
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Vehicle damage
  • How much each party was at fault
  • The policy limit of insurance companies

Each person’s situation is different, and the specific amount of compensation they may be entitled to varies significantly. It is important to consult with an experienced team of attorneys to receive the most accurate estimate of the value of your claim. Failure to appropriately calculate the compensation you deserve can result in receiving a settlement that is less than you are owed.

Call (860) 390-5767 or contact us online to find out how much your car accident claim could be worth.

Common Car Accident Injuries in Connecticut

In Connecticut, car accidents often lead to serious and even catastrophic injuries for one or more parties involved. The type and extent of the injuries depend on several factors, including the direction of the crash impact, how fast the vehicles were travelling, and whether the occupants were wearing seat belts.

Common injuries that result from auto collisions include:

  • Whiplash
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Torn ligaments
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Herniated discs
  • Skin burns
  • Organ injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Lost wages

Get started on your case today. Our firm offers free consultations.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

It is likely that you will be contacted by the other party’s insurance company soon after your accident. Although they may seem friendly on the phone, they do not have your best interest in mind. They are committed to limiting their liability and reducing the amount they must pay you. Be sure to discuss your case with our attorneys prior to speaking to an insurance company.

Call Griffin Injury Law, LLC at (860) 390-5767 to get strong representation from our Middlebury car accident attorneys.

Over 30 Years of Experience

We formed Griffin Injury Law with the intention of not only getting our clients the financial outcomes they deserve, but ensuring they have access to the medical resources they need after an injury.

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

  • “You were literally a shoulder for me to cry on and an ear to listen to my grievances on more occasions than I can count.┬áThank you for treating me more like family than a client and for being a friend in addition to a kick butt attorney!”

    - Lauren B.
  • “Mark was very concerned about my injuries and did an outstanding job handling my case. I would recommend them, Mark goes for the gold.”

    - Christina R.

We Would Be Honored to Fight In Your Corner

At Griffin Injury Law, we are eager to hear how we can serve your personal injury law needs. Contact us today.

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