Since 2020, the number of car accidents resulting in fatalities has troublingly and steadily increased. Traffic collisions are one of the most common types of personal injury claims because car crashes often result in serious, life-changing injuries. Insurance companies know that hiring an experienced lawyer will cause them to pay more compensation than if an injured person tries to negotiate a resolution by themselves. This is why insurance companies attempt to resolve personal injury claims quickly and before the full extent of your injuries is known.

You should not try to handle this situation without assistance from a seasoned personal injury attorney—and fortunately, you do not have to. Once retained, a Waterbury car accident lawyer from our firm could lend their years of experience and legal expertise towards getting a positive result from your case while always putting you and your best interests first.

Recovering from Crash-Related Injuries and Losses

Anyone who causes a car crash by breaking a traffic law or driving carelessly has violated the legal “duty of care” that requires all drivers to act responsibly and reasonably while operating a motor vehicle. Proving that a “breach of duty” like this was a substantial factor in causing your injury is the foundation of virtually every successful lawsuit or settlement involving an automobile accident. Establishing causation often requires complex analysis from both legal and medical perspectives.

Whether the car crash results in a lot or a little visible property damage, even low-speed auto crashes can cause injuries or flare-up pre-existing conditions.  Many times injuries require significant medical treatment that can be expensive and take a long time to fully recover from. Car accidents often result in:

  • Spinal cord injuries and disc herniations;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Internal organ damage;
  • Loss of limb;
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability;
  • Paralysis; and
  • Death

When filing a lawsuit over the accident which led to your injury, you are entitled under the laws of Connecticut to be fairly compensated for both economic and non-economic damages, both in the past and in the future, including:

  • Physical discomfort and pain
  • Lost enjoyment/quality of life
  • Lost work income or future earning capacity
  • Psychological trauma and emotional distress
  • Vehicle damage, including repair/replacement costs and related expenses like rental car fees
  • Medical expenses, including costs of things like physical therapy, prescription drugs, and assistive equipment

A seasoned Waterbury car accident attorney will be able to provide crucial guidance identifying, evaluating, and ensuring you receive fair reimbursement for each and every loss you suffer from your wreck.

Navigating Around Obstacles to Effective Recovery

Having knowledgeable legal counsel advocating for you is key in avoiding common roadblocks that hinder recovery efforts after auto collisions. For example, strict notice and timing requirements apply in certain situations, such as claims against the State or a government entity.

Additionally, Connecticut General Statutes § 52-584 usually allows just two years after an injury occurs for you to file a lawsuit. Otherwise, you may be time-barred from recovering any compensation for that particular incident. During a confidential consultation, an experienced car accident lawyer in Waterbury can identify and explain these obstacles and other potential legal restrictions in more detail.

Get in Touch With a Waterbury Car Accident Attorney

Auto crashes are traumatic experiences, even if you are able to avoid suffering any physical harm. If you did end up severely hurt in a collision someone else caused, holding that person financially accountable for their misconduct could be essential to protecting your future.

Speaking with a Waterbury car accident lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, could provide you with answers to important questions regarding your next steps. Call today to get started, and let us help you.