If you were hurt in a car accident in Connecticut, you may have been forced to spend days, weeks, or even months in the hospital. Even if you were released soon after a visit to the emergency room, a doctor may have told you that you have back or neck injuries that will require extensive chiropractic treatments. You may have suffered broken bones that make it difficult or impossible to get around at home or do your job.
In addition to unanticipated medical bills and loss of income, you may be dealing with mental and emotional stress. Severe and chronic pain can also leave you unable to sleep, making it difficult to focus on household tasks or provide for your family’s needs.
Worries about how you will cover your bills may be causing tension between you and your spouse or children. They may realize that you are in pain and can sense that you are anxious, but may not know what they can or should do to help.
You do not have to suffer through this alone. A Connecticut car accident lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation to cover your bills for past and future medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and more—easing the financial burden on your family so you can focus your attention on your physical recovery. Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 223-5115 to learn how our Connecticut car accident lawyers can assist you.
Common Sources of Car Accidents
Tailgating, a violation of the General Statutes of Connecticut Section 14-240, is a frequent cause of collisions in Connecticut. In congested areas, drivers may travel too close to each other. If a vehicle in front stops unexpectedly, the driver in back may slam into the one in front. Even at a low speed, a rear-end collision can cause the driver in the vehicle that is hit to suffer whiplash, a condition that may require a trip to the hospital and months of chiropractic treatments or physical therapy. Pain and limited mobility can make it difficult for a person to work or care for their family.
Failing to grant another driver the right-of-way also causes numerous motor vehicle collisions in Connecticut. Trying to make a quick turn to avoid getting stuck at a red light or attempting to enter a busy road from a driveway or parking lot can result in an accident. A driver who tries to merge onto the highway without yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles can lead to a collision. If a vehicle that was already on the highway was moving at a high speed, the resulting crash can cause grave injuries.
Speeding is a serious problem across the United States and is a violation of the General Statutes of Connecticut Section 14-219. Even though drivers who are caught speeding can be and often are punished with hefty fines—and in some cases also have their licenses suspended—many drivers continue to rush to get to their destinations and put other people’s lives in jeopardy.
If you were hurt because of the reckless or careless actions of another driver, a Connecticut car accident lawyer may be able to help you seek justice. For more than 30 years, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has represented people across the country who were injured in car accidents and helped them pursue financial compensation. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today to speak with a member of our staff and find out how we can help.
What Our Team Can Do for You
Our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can review the accident report and statements from you and anyone else who was involved in or witnessed the crash. If any surveillance or cellphone video of the collision exists, we can review it to gain a better understanding of what happened. We can also examine your medical records to understand the scope of your injuries and how they have impacted your life—and may continue to impact your life in the future.
Our team can also assess how the accident has affected your ability to work and earn a living. We can calculate how much income you have already lost and estimate how the crash may affect your earning potential in both the short and long term.
Once we have estimated the current and future costs of the accident, we can work to pursue a settlement that will fairly compensate you. Although we do our best to negotiate settlements and avoid going to court, we will take your case to trial if we are unable to reach an agreement that we believe would give you justice.
Reasons to Hire a Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer
The other driver’s insurance company may have offered you a settlement. While you may be tempted to accept it to get financial help as quickly as possible, that might not be in your best interest.
Insurance companies usually try to settle personal injury cases with small settlements. The total costs associated with your injuries may far exceed the amount the insurance company has offered you. Filing a personal injury lawsuit may take longer, a Connecticut car accident lawyer can help you seek an amount that covers all your past and future losses.
You also have a limited window of opportunity to act. According to the General Statutes of Connecticut Section 52-584, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit in Connecticut is two years. That may seem like plenty of time, but it can take several months to fully investigate the crash and figure out what happened. If the other driver disputes your version of events, or if multiple factors contributed to the collision, that could also complicate the investigation.
Get Help Today
If you are concerned about legal costs, you do not need to be. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm works on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. Our clients do not have to pay us a dime unless we obtain compensation for them.
Our Connecticut car accident lawyers are ready to help. To learn more and get started on your case, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 223-5115.