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New Haven Car Accident Lawyers

The attorneys of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious personal injuries in the state of Connecticut. The lawyers at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in New Haven, have significant experience helping people injured in auto accidents optimize their financial recovery.

Our skilled motor vehicle accident lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time. Call us today at 203-896-4631 for a free initial consultation. From the New Haven-area, we represent injury victims throughout Connecticut.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Car Accidents In New Haven?

There are many different types of collision cases we can help with. Our New Haven accident attorneys have helped several different clients in the past that suffered injuries resulting from the following:

  • Head-on collisions: Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous accidents due to the speed and force of impact.
  • Hit-and-runs: After a hit-and-run injury, learn about your legal rights and options. Even if you do not know the identity of the driver, victims may still be eligible for compensation. It is important to determine whether your own car insurance policy includes coverage for uninsured/underinsured car crashes. Our team represents pedestrians as well as car drivers who have been injured in hit-and-run accidents.
  • Intersection accidents: A number of factors may contribute to an intersection accident. They often result in serious injuries due to the nature of a side-impact collision. Whether your accident was caused due to a red light violation, a left-turn accident or a right-of-way violation, it is important to take prompt legal action to learn about your options.
  • Rollover accidents: Rollovers are among the most fatal and disabling accidents. In this type of accident, a vehicle and its occupants go through a dangerous somersault in which the drivers and passengers are at risk of a roof-collapse crushing as well as ejection from the vehicle or injuries from loose objects within the vehicle. Rollovers are not always caused by negligent motorists. Sometimes, these catastrophic accidents result from tire failure or defective mechanical parts. During our attorneys’ investigation, they will discover whether product liability played a role in your accident.
  • Chain reaction collisions: A simple rear-end accident can result in a chain reaction collision affecting a number of vehicles. In a chain reaction collision, you may be struck more than once. When multiple vehicles are involved in a car accident, it can be difficult to sort out who is at fault and work through complex insurance issues involving several different insurance companies. Sometimes, more than one driver is at fault.

Our motor vehicle accident attorneys will launch a thorough investigation into the accident. Working with accident reconstructionists and other specialists, they will determine the precise cause of the accident and identify liability. They have obtained a number of significant verdicts in auto accident cases throughout the state.

Our Approach To Auto Accident Lawsuits

While car accidents can occur anywhere, the I-95 Corridor, I-91, I-84 and Merritt Parkway have an unusual number of car wrecks involving serious and catastrophic injuries like amputation, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries, or car accident fatality. Our lawyers know how to investigate, demonstrate and present auto accident injuries in a manner that benefits our clients.

Our firm regularly works with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals and rehabilitation specialists to determine the extent of our client’s injuries. Then we work diligently to obtain a financial recovery that allows our clients to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives.

Types Of Car Accident Cases We Handle

Car accident litigation can be resolved through negotiated settlements or at trial. While our lawyers prepare every car and motorcycle accident case for trial, a majority of all auto accident litigation is resolved through negotiated settlements. We work hard to obtain settlements that optimize our client’s financial recovery. However, our lawyers are skilled trial attorneys with a number of significant verdicts in auto accident cases. Find out more about specific motor vehicle accidents cases we handle:

Connecticut Car Accidents: Get Your Questions Answered

The attorneys at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, have extensive experience handling car accident cases in Connecticut. While every client’s situation is unique, over our years of practice we have noticed some frequently asked questions about car accidents. We understand that you will have questions after a serious car accident. We have answers.

From our office near New Haven, Connecticut, we are committed to helping our clients through the personal injury claim process. Whether that involves answering your legal questions or representing your interests in the courtroom, we will provide you with the experienced advocacy you need after a car accident.

For straightforward advice about your car accident claim, contact us online or call 203-896-4631 for a free initial consultation.

I just got into a car accident. What do I do?

Immediately after an accident, it is important that you:

  • Seek medical attention for any injuries as soon as possible.
  • Call the police and be sure to provide as much detail about the accident as possible to the officer for his or her report.
  • Collect the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
  • Take photos of the scene and your injuries.
  • Do not speak to another driver’s insurance company without legal advice.

If your injuries were the result of another’s negligence, you should contact an attorney about your case. You may have a personal injury claim against the negligent parties who caused your injuries.

How much compensation can I expect from a car accident?

The amount of compensation you can expect will depend on the extent of your injuries. In general, you can secure compensation to help you cover medical expenses and lost wages. In a personal injury claim, you can also claim damages for your pain and suffering.

How much does a car accident attorney cost?

At our firm, we handle cases on a contingency basis. This means that you will not owe any attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation in your case.

What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?

Your own insurance will provide compensation in the event that you are injured in an accident with an uninsured driver or in a hit-and-run accident. This type of coverage is required in Connecticut. You can also purchase additional coverage as part of your policy. Our attorneys can review your policy and help you handle insurance issues.

What do I do if an insurance adjuster calls?

Do not speak to the insurance company without first speaking to a lawyer. Insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests. Instead, they are looking out for their bottom line. A lawyer can help you understand the value of your claim and handle insurance issues for you.

How much is my claim worth?

The value of a car accident claim varies from accident to accident, person to person. There may be multiple economic and noneconomic losses suffered. Economic damages may include lost wages and property damages. Noneconomic damages may include pain and suffering, physical injury, life expectancy, disability and more.

How long will my case take?

It depends. Before starting the negotiation process, it is essential to know what the value of the claim will be. This can’t be determined until the injured party is at the peak of their improvement. At that time, it will be possible to determine what the injured party’s physical state will likely be in the future. To ensure that the full impact of the injury is understood and accounted for, it is not uncommon for the claims process to last a year or more.

What is the statute of limitations for a Connecticut car accident claim?

You have two years from the date of the accident to pursue a personal injury claim.

Do I really need a lawyer?

Yes; you should seek legal representation as soon as possible following an accident. The earlier you contact a lawyer, the sooner they can begin collecting evidence to support your claim and building a case on your behalf. Over time, evidence becomes less reliable. Tire marks fade. Fluid spills evaporate. Witness accounts become less clear. That is why it is important for you to reach out to Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, immediately.

Our personal injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge to untangle even the most complex issues and questions. Please talk to us about your concerns.

Car Accidents In New Haven Can Result In Severe Injuries

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries in New Haven County and throughout the state of Connecticut. According to the Federal Highway Administration’s data for 2020 (the most recent set of data), traffic accidents caused 1,304 serious injuries. Tragically, research shows that there were 295 fatal accidents in the state that year. This puts the rate of serious injuries due to car crashes at 4.37 per 100 million people. The rate of fatal car accidents per 100 million people is 0.99. These figures are disturbing, to say the least. Any driver, passenger, pedestrian or bicyclist – no matter how careful – could suffer a devastating or fatal injury due to another party’s negligence any day on the road.

Our lawyers have significant experience handling car accident and wrongful death cases. They will help you seek maximum compensation to cover both economic and noneconomic damages, ensuring that you have enough money to move forward with your life with financial security. A few of the injury claims our team commonly handles for our clients involve:

If you or someone you care about was hurt in a crash with a negligent motorist, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. At the law office of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in New Haven, our attorneys represent clients who have been seriously injured in car crashes and other motor vehicle accidents.

When clients come to our office after a serious auto accident, they work with one of our experienced attorneys throughout the duration of their case. This ensures that the same lawyer is handling a case from its inception to its completion. No matter what type of car accident you have survived, our team has the skills and experience necessary to seek the best results possible on your behalf.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Injury In A Free Consultation

If you were injured in a car accident and wish to speak to a personal injury attorney, please contact Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, for a free initial consultation. You can reach our firm by phone at 203-896-4631 or send us an email.

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