Hartford Car Accident Attorneys
Providing legal guidance for car crash victims in Hartford & Manchester, CT
The minutes, hours and even days after a car accident can be confusing and even hard to remember. Searching for a qualified law firm is likely the last thing on your mind. However, when you’re in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s crucial you work with skilled, no-nonsense attorneys who can help you secure compensation for your losses.
The Hartford personal injury attorneys at Barry, Barall, Taylor & Levesque, LLC understand the difficulties car accident victims face while trying to heal from their injuries. We get to know our clients on a personal level and develop customized strategies to give you an edge. We work for you and your best interests only. Call us today.
Info and statistics about auto accidents in Hartford
Just about all of us drive somewhere nearly every day. If we’re not the driver, then we’re probably the passenger. And whether you’re commuting to work or school, or just running a quick errand around the block, you could be involved in an accident at any time. Here in Hartford, it’s no secret that traffic can get congested. What does that mean for you? More people on the road, more changes in traffic patterns and an increased risk for a car accident.
As long time local attorneys, we’re familiar with local Hartford County roads and highways, as well as their particular dangers and hazards, including:
- Route 44
- Route 2
The UCONN Collision Analysis Summary Tables (CAST) reports that, in 2018, there were nearly 109,500 auto accidents in Connecticut. Out of these accidents, there were 662 fatalities and 28,400 injuries. As you can see by these high numbers, nobody obviously gets behind the wheel intending to get into an accident, but unfortunately even the most prepared and vigilant motorists can still encounter a reckless driver.
What are common causes of Hartford car accidents?
Although we never plan for an accident, it also doesn’t hurt to understand a bit about the different types of car crashes. It might not be immediately apparent whom or what caused your accident. Sometimes it might be obvious – perhaps you saw the person blow through a red light. Other times you may have no idea what happened. When you work with us, however, we commit ourselves to finding out exactly who or what caused your injuries and why.
Every accident and everyone’s situation is different, but there are some common causes of motor vehicle accidents here in Hartford and throughout Connecticut:
- Construction zone accidents
- Defective auto parts
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Hazardous road conditions
- Reckless driving or road rage
If you were involved in an accident caused by any of these – or any other reason – we can help. Talk to us today.
Car accident injuries: serious and potentially deadly
Depending on a variety of factors, the injuries you sustain in a car accident can range from mild to catastrophic. You could find yourself back on your feet in a few months, or you may suffer from symptoms for years. Common auto accident injuries include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Burn injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
Even if you feel your injury is mild or minor, it’s crucial you seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car crash. Many injuries don’t manifest until a day or two later, sometimes even longer. It’s important to document your medical visits and health after any kind of accident for insurance and legal purposes.
What are the different types of Hartford auto accidents?
The majority of the time, car accidents are caused by driver error, which means an accident can happen in any weather and at any time of day or night. The different types of car accidents include:
- Head-on collisions
- Multi-vehicle crashes
- Broadside collisions
- Hit and runs
- Wrong way collisions
- Collisions with stationary objects
Our attorneys understand that auto accidents can be life changing. They can stop you from earning a paycheck – temporarily or permanently, cause devastating injuries, piles of medical bills or take the life of someone close to you. A simple insurance settlement is not enough to compensate you for your losses, especially the stress of how you’re going to pay your household and medical expenses.
We know what your case is worth and we work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Hartford car wreck lawyers will fight for you
Often, after a car accident, the insurance companies – both the responsible party’s and your own – may attempt to deny or drop the value of your claim. Sometimes the victim of the accident will accept a low settlement because they “just want to get it over with.” Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve. Our in-depth experience with insurance companies allows us to see through their tactics and attempts to get you to sign away your legal rights to full compensation.
We’ll handle the insurance companies for you and launch a full investigation on your behalf, including:
- Evidence collection from the scene of the accident
- Witness interviews
- Retrieving and reviewing accident, police and hospital reports
- Analyzing available video footage (dashboard and/or security cameras)
- Reviewing and interpreting your insurance policy
- Working with accident reconstruction experts
Connecticut G.S. Chapter 52-584 holds that you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim, but some claims (such as those against a government entity) have different statutes. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation.
Hartford auto accident attorneys you can trust
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, talk to the personal injury lawyers at Barry, Barall, Taylor & Levesque, LLC. Our job is to advocate and fight for your rights. You should never have to deal with the consequences of someone else’s negligence – let us hold the guilty party responsible. Talk to us today. We’re located minutes off I-384 in Manchester. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers in Hartford or Manchester, please call 860-649-4400 or fill out our contact form.