Car Accidents

Effective Car Accidents Attorneys in Hartford, CT

car accident injuryRepresenting Connecticut clients after auto accidents

Being the victim of a car accident is devastating, especially if the accident was caused by the negligence, recklessness or wrongful act of another party. After an accident occurs, victims often face costly medical bills, pain, suffering and emotional distress at a time when they are unable to work and the lose income while trying to recover. At The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we understand the physical, emotional and financial hardships faced by injured victims and their loved ones after a serious accident. Connecticut does not have no-fault insurance benefits. If you are hurt in an auto accident, you will need to prove negligence, including:

  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting or talking on cell phones
  • Failure to obey the rules of the road
  • Failure to obey traffic signals or signs
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians
  • Failure to drive a reasonable distance apart

Accidents may also be caused by auto manufacturer negligence, including defectively designed or manufactured cars or auto parts. If you are injured in an accident caused by someone’s negligence, see our things to do after an accident that can help protect your right to compensation.

Insurance coverage

In Connecticut, minimum liability insurance is required under the law:

  • $20,000 in coverage per person per accident for bodily injury liability
  • $40,000 per accident for bodily injury liability
  • $10,000 per accident for property damage liability

In most cases, accident victims recover compensation from the insurer of the negligent driver and/or their own insurance if they have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Our car crash attorneys have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies and helping injured clients recover up to policy limits. As a former attorney for insurance companies, Marc Needelman is especially knowledgeable and adept at dealing with insurance adjusters.

Recoverable damages

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver or drivers, you are entitled to seek damages from the at-fault party or engage in a personal injury lawsuit to determine fault and the amount of damages to which you are entitled. If you are successful, you could recover damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages during recovery
  • Future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

It is important to note that the severity of your injury will have a major impact on your personal injury case. If your life is devastated by the car accident, the court will take that into consideration when rewarding damages.

Contact our car accident law firm to fight for your benefit

If you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident, protect your rights to compensation by consulting with an attorney who will fight on your behalf. At The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we will aggressively protect our clients’ interests. To learn more about auto accident claims, please contact our firm for a free, initial consultation.