Serving Car Crash Victims in Connecticut
The majority of Connecticut residents will be involved in at least one automobile accident at some point in their lives. Many of these accidents will be minor with no serious injuries, but thousands of drivers suffer traumatic injuries in car accidents in Connecticut every year.
If you are one of those who suffered a serious injury in an auto collision, it is essential that you receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other things. At the Law Offices of Andrew J. Cates, LLC, our job is to fight for you to ensure that you receive all of the compensation that you deserve. Our lawyers represent car accident victims in Hartford and throughout Connecticut.
Causes of Car Accidents
While there are many circumstances that contribute to automobile accidents, below are some of the more common causes of car crashes:
- DWI and DUI – Drivers who are impaired are more prone to make mistakes and cause serious accidents. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in 2014 alcohol contributed to 39% of all traffic fatalities in Connecticut.
- Distracted drivers – Distracted driving is considered one of the leading causes of automobile accidents. The State Department of Transportation reports that, between 2012 and2014, 107 teens were convicted for cell phone usage while driving in Connecticut.
- Defective roadways and potholes – Many people suffer serious injuries because a roadway is not properly maintained, such as when a road has missing or hidden traffic signs, or because a road is filled with dangerous pot holes.
Regardless of the cause of the accident, our Hartford, Connecticut motor vehicle accident attorneys are here to help.
The responsible party’s insurance company normally compensates the victim in Connecticut. But despite this fact, it is NEVER recommended that you go it alone when seeking compensation as a result of an auto accident. Insurance adjusters are trained to negotiate settlements that are favorable to their companies. You need someone on your side to make sure you receive full compensation. For that reason, you should always hire an experienced car accident lawyer to represent you.
What to do if You are in an Accident
If you are in a car accident what you should do is to make sure everyone is alright and seek medical treatment when needed. Exchange information with the other drivers, including license plate numbers, driver’s license numbers, insurance policy information, and contact information. Take pictures of the scene and make sure that the police are called. Then call an experienced car accident lawyer.
You should never attempt to handle your own car accident case by yourself. An experienced car accident lawyer will prevent you from making a mistake that could impact the settlement of your case. Here at the Law Offices of Andrew J. Cates, LLC, we represent car accident victims in Hartford and throughout Connecticut on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay up front to be represented. In fact, we will advance all of the costs of your case and we only get paid if you receive a settlement or an award at trial.
If you have been the victim of an auto accident in Hartford or anywhere in Connecticut, call the accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew J. Cates, LLC today toll free at (800) 330-4988 or (860) 522-7044, or contact us online. Time is of the essence in recovering maximum compensation, so call now.