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Hurt by a distracted driver in Connecticut? Know your rights

By now, we all know that distracted driving kills. Despite public warnings, educational campaigns and ads, though, distracted driving remains a serious problem in Connecticut.

Court websites offer lots of information about the state laws that apply to driving while texting, using social media or talking on the phone. But how can you protect yourself and your family when something horrible happens? What should you do if you or someone you love gets hurt by a distracted driver?  

After the emergency: Should you sue? Will it help?

In the aftermath of a serious car, truck or motorcycle accident, the most critical thing to do is to get medical care and take care of your family. After that, victims and their families wonder if they have the basis for a lawsuit.

If your accident injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you probably are entitled to compensation for losses like medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage and other problems. If you lost a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation.

Get your questions answered by an experienced lawyer

Every accident is bad, but every situation is different. If you even think you may have a case against a negligent party, get the legal advice you need, as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can answer important questions like:

  • How much is my injury case worth?
  • How long will the case take to complete?
  • Will I have to go to court?
  • Why shouldn't I talk to the other driver's insurance company?
  • Who will pay for my car and my hospital bills?
  • Will someone compensate me for my lost wages?
  • How can you prove that a driver was texting or using their phone when the collision happened?
  • How can law enforcement help in my case?
  • Will the distracted driver be prosecuted?

As an injured party, you have numerous legal rights. Use them. Get the help you need to put your life back together.

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