Experienced New Haven Car Accident Lawyers
At the law office of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in New Haven, we represent clients who have been seriously injured in car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents.
When clients come to our office after a serious accident, they work with one of our experienced attorneys throughout the duration of their case. This ensures that the same attorney is handling a case from its inception to its completion.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
It varies. 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.
Our firm 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.
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 his or her improvement. At this time, it is possible to determine how the injured party’s physical state will likely be in the future.
A physician will rate the injury, analyzing how the injury has changed the victim’s life, evaluating range of motion, whether the individual had surgery, if there is any residual pain, etc. It will also be determined if the individual meets requirements for permanent disability.
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 In Car Accident Cases?
An individual who has been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s or party’s negligence has two years from the date of the accident to pursue a personal injury claim.
However, it is advisable to seek legal representation as soon as possible following an accident. The earlier you contact a lawyer, the sooner he or she 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 after a head-on accident.
Our attorneys will launch a thorough investigation into the accident. Working with accident reconstructionists and other specialists, we will determine the precise cause of the accident and identify liability. We have obtained a number of significant verdicts in auto accident cases.
Car Accidents Can Come In Many Forms
There are many different types of collision cases we can help with. We have helped several different clients in the past that suffered injuries resulting from the following:
Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous accidents due to the speed and force of impact involved. If you or someone you care about was hurt in a head-on collision with a negligent motorist, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
Injuries sustained from head-on collisions can include:
As your attorneys, we will consult with experts to determine the full extent of your injury, and help ensure your settlement takes potential future costs such as ongoing physical therapy and home accessibility alterations into consideration.
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, you should be aware of your legal rights and options. When the identity of the driver is unknown, the accident victim may still be eligible for compensation.
After being injured in a hit-and-run accident, it is important to determine whether your own car insurance policy includes coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents. This coverage also applies to crashes where the identity of the driver is unknown. At the law office of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, we represent pedestrians as well as car drivers who have been injured in a hit-and-run accident.
There are a number of factors that may cause or 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.
The lawyers at our firm have significant experience handling car accident cases and wrongful death cases. No matter what type of intersection accident you have been injured in — a rear-end collision, T-bone accident, side-impact collision or head-on collision — our firm has the skills and experience necessary to seek the best possible results on your behalf. We handle cases caused by red-light violations, stop sign violations, right of way violations, speeding and other acts of negligence.
In this type of accident, a vehicle and its occupants are subjected to a dangerous somersault in which the drivers and passengers are at risk of being crushed by a roof collapse, as well as being ejected from the vehicle and struck by loose objects within the vehicle.
Rollovers are among the most fatal and disabling accidents. Vehicle occupants may be hurt:
- In the initial collision with another vehicle
- During the violent rolling
- By objects inside the vehicle’s interior
- When thrown from the vehicle
- By the collapse of the vehicle’s structure
These accidents are often caused when a driver is forced to turn too sharply to avoid striking another vehicle or when a vehicle is struck from the side by another motorist. If a careless driver caused the accident, our attorneys will launch a thorough investigation to determine if the other driver was speeding, drinking or texting, rather than keeping his or her attention on the road.
Rollovers are not always caused by negligent motorists. Sometimes, these catastrophic accidents result from tire failure or defective mechanical parts. During our investigation, we 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. 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.
In a chain reaction collision, you may be struck more than once. Therefore, identifying which vehicle was responsible for causing your injuries and property damage is critical in determining negligence. Sometimes, more than one driver is at fault in an accident.
In a multi-vehicle accident, there is a limited amount of insurance money available for all parties injured in the collision. For example, if the negligent motorist has a relatively small insurance policy and three people are injured in the collision, there may not be enough money to cover all injuries. The attorneys at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, have the experience and knowledge to untangle even the most complex insurance issues. Please talk to us about your concerns.
Contact A New Haven Car Crash Lawyer For Injury Claims
If you have been injured in an automobile accident and wish to speak to a personal injury attorney, please contact Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, for a free initial consultation. Our firm can be reached by phone at 203-896-4631.