Middlebury Car Accident Attorneys
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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.
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:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Torn ligaments
- Spinal cord damage
- Herniated discs
- Skin burns
- Organ injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Lost wages
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