Need an Injury Lawyer for an Auto Accident in Connecticut?
Car accidents happen every day in Connecticut, many of them bringing serious injuries to drivers. In 2015, motor vehicle accident fatalities increased by 14% from the previous year. In 2015, there were 283 motor vehicle-related deaths compared to 249 in the year before. Many accidents happen across the state for a variety of reasons like aggressive driving, impaired driving, and so many other reasons. If you have been injured, you may wonder how you can work toward the compensation you deserve. Injuries can take a huge toll on your life, especially serious or permanent injuries that will follow you for years to come. Luckily, you have legal assistance on your side during your time of need.
What to do After You’ve Been Injured
Every day, accidents take place in Connecticut due to the negligence of others. Here are some of the common reasons why they occur:
- Rear-end collisions when one vehicle follows another too closely
- T-bone collisions stemming from accidents at intersections
- Merging accidents when one vehicle clips another as it is trying to merge
- Fender-benders like parking lot collisions and slight bumps, which can also result in minor to serious accidents
When you have been involved in a serious car accident, one of the best steps that you can take is to preserve your accident during your time of need. By preserving your accident, you are gathering evidence that could be helpful to you if you have to make the decision to move forward with a claim for compensation. After your accident, you may not realize how desperately serious your injuries are, and may fail to make a claim for compensation until it’s too late. You want to meet the statute of limitations in enough time so that you can move forth with your claim without any complications.
So, how do you preserve evidence that is most vital to your claim? There are many ways. You can collect physical evidence by taking photographs of the damages to your vehicle as well as injuries to yourself. You also want to speak to any witnesses who saw the accident from start to finish as well as collect information from any of the drivers and passengers involved in the accident. You want to call the police so that you can create a police report entailing every detail of the accident as well as who may be considered at-fault in your accident. Lastly, never forget to seek medical attention for your injuries. Without medical documentation, you won’t be able to show that you sustained any damage from your accident.
You have the right to receive damages after you have been injured in an accident. Perhaps you have been injured so severely that the finances are piling up, or you have had to receive rehabilitation services, lost income due to missing time at work, or have been suffering emotionally due to your accident. If this is the case, you have a right to file for compensation that you deserve. Call us as soon as possible to get started on your case.