Protecting the Rights of Car Accident Victims
A car accident can seriously disrupt your life. A collision can be even more devastating if you sustain serious injuries that require significant and costly medical treatment. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 2.34 million people in the United States sustained injuries in auto accidents in a single year. This means that a great number of people and households may be wondering how they are going to pay their medical bills and what their legal rights may be. Visit our FAQ to learn more about compensation.
At the law firm of Leighton, Katz & Drapeau, we advise accident victims in and around the Hartford, CT area and guide them through the legal process of recovering after a car accident. We will fight for your rights to financial recovery, so please call our office for a free consultation if you have been injured today.
Negligence Commonly Causes Auto Accidents
Accident victims have the legal right to obtain compensation for their various accident-related losses, but only if they can prove that another party was negligent in causing the accident and should be held liable. Identifying whether someone was negligent can be challenging, and it can be even more complicated to sufficiently prove negligence in court. Our skilled auto accident attorneys have the resources needed to investigate your accident and identify negligence, as well as gather the evidence needed to prove your claim.
While many different acts can lead to collisions, the following are some of the more common examples of negligence that can lead to a car accident:
- Texting while driving or other forms of distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Speeding and other violations of traffic laws
- Running red lights and violating other traffic signs and signals
- Aggressive driving behaviors
- Failing to properly maintain a vehicle
- Defective and malfunctioning car parts
- Dangerous road design, hazards, or conditions
Drivers, companies, and government entities can all be negligent in causing car crashes, and we can ensure that you file your claim for compensation against the proper party or parties.
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
While you may expect that the insurance policy of the party who caused the accident will automatically cover your medical expenses, you may be surprised to learn that the insurance company’s payment offer is much less than you expected or the claim denied entirely. In addition, your losses from your injuries may include much more than the medical bills you have already received. By filing a legal claim, we can help you recover for the following and more:
- Medical expenses
- Estimated future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning ability
- Permanent injuries and disabilities
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Call Our Experienced Hartford, CT Car Accident Attorneys for Assistance
If you have suffered injuries in a crash, our highly skilled auto accident lawyers at Leighton, Katz & Drapeau are here to help. We will evaluate your case for free and represent your rights to recover for all of your losses. Please feel free to contact us at our Vernon, CT office by calling (860) 875-7000, our Enfield, CT office at (860) 749-4000, or our Middletown, CT office at (860) 347-6500.