Auto accidents are far from uncommon in Connecticut. In fact, thousands of motor vehicle crashes occur on Connecticut roads every single year. Though drivers are fortunate that most auto accidents do not result in serious injuries, unfortunately, many do. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident because of another driver’s negligence, you need a seasoned Stamford, Connecticut auto accident lawyer on your side. Contact Casper & de Toledo today to learn more about auto accidents in Connecticut and how we can help if you’ve been seriously injured in one.
Auto Accident Lawyer in Stamford, Connecticut | Fighting for Accident Victims
At Casper & de Toledo, we believe that anyone who has been hurt in an auto accident deserves top-of-the-line legal services. If you were injured in an auto accident of any kind, we are here to help. You can have the peace of mind you need in this stressful time with an experienced Fairfield County, Connecticut personal injury lawyer in your corner.
Auto Accident Cases We Handle
Casper & de Toledo handles a wide array of auto accident claims, including those involving the following:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
Frequent Causes of Auto Accidents
Auto accidents happen for various reasons. Unfortunately, in most cases, they are entirely avoidable and occur as a direct result of driver negligence. Some of the most prevalent examples of driver negligence are as follows:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving (such as texting while driving)
- Driving while fatigued
- Disregarding traffic lights, signs, and the rules of the road
Taking Action after a Serious Auto Accident
When suffering harm in an accident, you should always do what you can to document exactly how the accident occurred. Of course, some auto accidents result in traumatic brain injuries or other catastrophic injuries, in which case documenting the incident may be impossible. However, if you can, you should try to take the following steps after an auto accident:
- Call 911. Getting an ambulance and law enforcement to the scene is paramount for the health and safety of those involved.
- Take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicles, and your injuries, or request someone else do so.
- Ask the other driver for their insurance information. Keep conversation to a minimum and do not apologize.
- Ask witnesses for their name, phone number, and email address. Their testimony may help prove your injury claim in the future. It is not uncommon that witnesses will leave the scene before first responders arrive.
- Keep a record of the principal health care providers who render treatment. If retained, we will take care of obtaining the necessary medical records..
- Speak with an experienced Stamford, Connecticut auto accident lawyer who can assess your case and work to uncover the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Can Traumatic Brain Injuries Trigger PTSD?
There is some debate about whether a person who sustains a traumatic brain injury can suffer from PTSD. One argument is that if the person loses consciousness, then there isn’t a traumatic event to witness. The more persuasive literature supports the increased risk of PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder in the context of a traumatic brain injury (SteinMB, et al., Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depression in Civilian Patients after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A TRACK-TBI Study, JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 Mar 1:76(3):249-258). Many TBI claims involve an altered state of consciousness with some memory for the events. There is also evidence that the post-loss of consciousness exposure to events surrounding the trauma may produce a full-blown PTSD. If you or your loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident either involving PTSD or not, a Connecticut brain injury lawyer from Casper & de Toledo is here to help.
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If it is suspected that you or a loved one is experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, it is imperative that the patient receives appropriate psychotherapy, and in some cases, medication as soon as possible.
Injuries and damages are very individualized, and thus there is no magic formula for determining the amount that a given claimant should receive. Appropriately, there are no caps on either economic or non-economic damages, except the instruction that Connecticut juries are given that damages should be fair, just, and reasonable.
Statute of Limitations
In most cases, the statute of limitations for injuries sustained in auto accidents in Connecticut is two years. This means that an injured party must take legal action against the liable party within two years of the date their accident happened. Don’t make the mistake of waiting longer than two years, for if you do, you will most likely lose your right to sue.
Contact a Stamford, Connecticut Auto Accident Lawyer
The legal team at Casper & de Toledo is dedicated to helping accident victims recover their rightful compensation. We know just how significantly a just recovery can impact a person’s life, which is why we always strive to obtain the maximum compensation on behalf of our clients. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.