Car accidents happen every single day in Connecticut. Fortunately, a large percentage of these accidents don’t result in serious injuries; however, many do. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident caused by another person, you are most likely seeking financial compensation to help you recover for your wrongfully sustained injuries. A Stamford, Connecticut car accident lawyer from our firm is here to help you fight for that compensation. If you or a loved one was the victim in a car accident, we want to provide you with the legal help you need. Please contact Casper & de Toledo online or call us at (203) 325-8600.
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Any accident in which one person is hurt by another person’s negligent or wrongful action (or inaction) may be considered a personal injury. Car accidents and truck accidents are common causes of personal injury. A Stamford, Connecticut auto accident lawyer from Casper & de Toledo will devote substantial time and resources to the investigation and prosecution of your claim in an effort to help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injury.
Causes of Car Accidents – Inattention
Regardless of how many vehicles are involved in an accident, there is strong data that leads to the conclusion that 80% of the accidents and 65% of the near-crashes result from some form of driver inattention occurring within three seconds of the crash. Drowsiness and cell phone use were found to be the predominant distractions.
It is estimated that drowsiness is grossly underreported as a cause of crashes and near-crashes by a factor of nearly four because it tends to evade accurate reporting. With regard to cell phone use, the acts of dialing and talking appear to be comparably responsible for car accidents although the act of dialing is likely more distracting than talking. The statistics tend to equalize because dialing is accomplished in a shorter time than the act of speaking and thus the relative risk lessens.
Other interesting data reveals that the act of retrieving an object within the passenger compartment increased the risk of an accident nine-fold while looking at an external object increased the risk by a factor of 3.7, applying makeup or reading made driving three times as dangerous and using a handheld cell phone increased the risk a 1.3 fold.
The type of conduct summarized above further complicates the task of driving, something made increasingly complex because of the congestion on our roads, roadside distractions, the speed at which vehicles travel, and complicated interior configurations of modern vehicles. In any case, these examples of inattention and distracted driving should be brought to the attention of all investigating police officers and your attorneys. Certainly, the personal injury lawyers at Casper & de Toledo would consider such information to be important.
Analyzing Auto Accidents to Prove Claims
While some car accident cases are simple and straightforward, others are complex in terms of the mechanism of the collision or the mechanics of the injury. In either case, the attorneys at Casper & de Toledo may recommend the hiring of specialized professionals who can assist in the analysis and offer expert testimony in support of your auto accident claim. These expenses are generally contemplated at the time a case is accepted, covered by Casper & de Toledo as an expense in the case, and reimbursed at the end of the case. In the unlikely event of no recovery, there is no reimbursement.
Casper & de Toledo’s car accident lawyers and staff in Stamford, Connecticut have worked with a variety of experts, in addition to the investigating law enforcement authority including:
- Accident re-constructionists
- Tire engineers
- Vehicle crashworthiness engineers, including rollover experts and biomechanical engineers
- Human factors
- Construction zones safety
- Lighting specialists
- Specialists in car and truck safety, highway design, conspicuity or visibility
- Traffic engineers and traffic signal control coordinators
- Video animators
Car Accidents Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injuries
Car accidents are among the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. Our firm has extensive experience handling cases involving TBIs, and we can put that experience to work for you. We fight hard in court for our clients by building sound presentations using evidence-based medicine and the latest technological tools. From medical experts specializing in brain injury or spinal cord injury to life care planners quantifying tomorrow’s financial needs resulting from your car accident, our firm has the background and resources to effectively describe the full impact of the accident in all areas of your life. While Connecticut is blessed with several top-notch personal injury lawyers, in matters involving traumatic brain injury, including concussion, Casper & de Toledo is recognized from one end to the state to the other, and nationally, for counseling and litigating these matters. If you need a Connecticut brain injury lawyer, you’ve come to the right place.
Time Limits on Car Accident Claims in Connecticut
Anyone who has been hurt in an accident should understand that they are required to take legal action within a certain period of time. Most personal injury claims in Connecticut must be filed within two years of the date an accident. That said, you should note that depending upon where/how you were injured, you may have even less time to bring a Notice of Claim. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long. Simply speak with a Stamford, Connecticut car accident lawyer you can trust.
Contact a Stamford, Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer
The bottom line is that our legal team understands just how devastating a car accident, or any other type of vehicle accident can be, which is why we pledge to fight as hard as we can for the compensation you need to heal and fully recover. Our focus is on you, your family, and your right to compensation. Contact Casper & de Toledo LLC online or by phone at (203) 325-8600 to learn about your legal rights and how we can help you after an auto accident.