Hamden Car Accident Attorneys Serving Injured Parties Throughout Connecticut
Dedicated litigators represent victims of New Haven County auto accidents
An auto accident can change your life in an instant. Unfortunately, driving in Connecticut can be hazardous for several reasons: winter weather, poorly maintained infrastructure, congested freeways or overly aggressive drivers. High-speed crashes occur on major arteries, such as I-95, I-84, I-91 and Route 15. But even the surface streets of busy New Haven can be deadly, as we’ve seen from frequent crashes on Whalley Avenue and Chapel Street.
At Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C. in Hamden and East Haven, many of our clients are victims of accidents caused by distracted drivers, drunk drivers or hit and run drivers. Yet, at-fault drivers and their insurance companies often try to evade their legal responsibility through delaying tactics and low settlement offers. Our aggressive attorneys stand up for our clients to help them obtain compensation to cover healthcare costs, lost wages and other damages resulting from their car accident.
Common injuries from Connecticut traffic accidents
An auto accident can inflict terrible trauma on the human body, resulting in painful and long-lasting injuries that may include:
- Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord trauma
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of eyesight or hearing
- Displaced fractures and crush injuries
- Loss of bodily function
- Loss of limb
Under Connecticut’s fault-based insurance law, proving another driver was mostly at fault for the collision is a critical step in your pursuit of damages for the physical and financial harm you’ve endured. Our team works to assemble the necessary evidence, so you can recover the compensation you deserve.
Catastrophic injuries following a car accident
It’s a sad reality that not all injuries heal. High speed crashes can cause catastrophic injuries that alter the victim’s life forever. Examples of such injuries include:
Many victims of catastrophic injuries need lifelong medical treatment and personal care. These needs, along with loss of quality of life, make it vitally important to recover the maximum damages possible. This is a goal to which our attorneys are committed.
Firm handles insurance claims and lawsuits stemming from car crashes
Whether you were injured in a rear-end, T-bone or head-on collision, our attorneys will make a thorough presentation concerning the factors that led up to the impact. This includes conducting detailed research as to whether or not the other driver was distracted or impaired by alcohol or drugs.
In Connecticut, an auto accident victim can pursue a claim for damages from the driver who caused the collision. However, insurance carriers often try to delay and reduce claim amounts. As experienced plaintiffs’ counsel, we know how to counter these tactics in order to help victims obtain a fair, prompt resolution whenever possible. Victims normally have two years from the date of an auto accident to file a lawsuit, but it is important not to delay. Retaining a lawyer quickly affords you the best chance of locating and preserving the evidence and witnesses necessary to maximize your chances for a successful outcome.
What to do after a car accident
In the wake of a traffic accident, your personal health and safety are paramount. You should take these steps:
- Get your car safely to the side of the road, if possible. If the car cannot be moved, lay flares or fluorescent triangles to divert traffic.
- Call 911 and request police and an ambulance. Ask the police how you can get a copy of their accident report.
- Render first aid to anyone who needs it.
- Take pictures of the accident scene and injuries.
- Collect names and contact information from potential witnesses.
- Get medical attention as quickly as possible.
Finally, you should contact an auto accident attorney at our firm, so we can begin work on your case.
Gathering evidence to help with your case
Insurance companies are aggressive in their defense of policyholders. They want to deny your claim if at all possible. To overcome their resistance, you need evidence of causation and injury. We help our clients assemble the evidence necessary to build a compelling case, including:
- Medical records
- Medical expert reports
- Financial statements
- Financial expert reports
- Police accident report
- Accident reconstruction expert’s report
- Witness statements
The more tangible evidence we collect, the stronger we can make your case to recover damages. That’s why it’s important that we begin our work as soon after the accident as possible. Retaining our services early enhances your prospects of a fair and adequate settlement or a favorable verdict in court.
Contact an experienced Connecticut auto accident lawyer regarding your injury
Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C. in Hamden and East Haven advocates on behalf of Connecticut clients injured in car crashes. To discuss your case, please call 203-745-0942 or contact us online.