Hartford County Car Accident Attorney
Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner
Many of us drive every day and put little thought into what would happen if we were in an accident. Yet, it can be a life-changing event. An accident with another car, a motorcycle, or even a commercial vehicle such as a truck can have a lasting effect on your health, your livelihood and by extension, your loved ones. At Boatman Law our East Hartford auto accident lawyer works with victims of motor vehicle accidents to get them the compensation they deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Connecticut?
If you were injured in a car accident, the statute of limitations in Connecticut states that you have between 2 to 3 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. The limit depends on the type of injury and the level of fault -- if it was personal or property damage and if the accident was due to negligence, reckless behavior, or wanton indifference. For the most part, the time limit is never extended, even if you have a pending claim with an insurance company. To determine if you should file a lawsuit and when you should do it, speak with an experienced Hartford County car accident attorney.
Call (860) 200-2260 or contact Boatman Law online for a free consultation with a car accident lawyer. Conveniently in Glastonbury, all of Hartford County. We also advise clients by phone throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. Call today. Se habla Español.
Liability Laws After a Car Accident
After a car accident occurs, Connecticut adheres to an “at-fault” rule to determine liability. This means that the driver who is responsible for causing an accident is the one responsible for paying damages, usually through an insurance carrier. While this law is simple in situations where only one driver was at fault, most accidents that occur involve the fault of both parties, no matter how small. An example of “fault” that you may not have considered before would be driving a little bit about the speed limit or failing to put on a turn signal.
In these cases, an injured driver can still recover compensation through Connecticut’s “comparative negligence" rule, found at Connecticut General Statutes section 52-572h. This rule states that an injured party can still file a claim against the negligent party however,
- The percentage of responsibility they are found to bear will also be deducted from their overall compensation awarded to them. For example, if you are found to be 10% at fault for the accident, the total compensation awarded to you will also be reduced by 10%.
- You can only pursue a claim if your share of fault is less than 50%
Have questions? Contact our firm today to get started on your car accident claim!
Helping You To Get A Fresh Start
Our team of experienced car accident attorneys in East Hartford can assist you throughout the process:
- Initial claims adjustment: After you are in an accident, do not sign anything offered by the insurance company. In some cases, they will give you a lower offer in an attempt to save money.
- Filing of suit: If necessary, we will file a suit on your behalf against the insurance company.
- Mediation or trial: There are several options to resolve your case. Whether you need to go to mediation or trial, our attorneys will be your fierce advocates.
We are proud to offer our clients a boutique-firm feel, with big-firm experience. Our team creates innovative solutions while maintaining the personal touch that our clients appreciate.
Speak With an East Hartford Car Accident Attorney (860) 200-2260
If you have been in an accident, do not delay. Your case will have a good chance of success with the support of a skilled Hartford County motor vehicle accident lawyer behind it. Though we are based in Hartford County, we advise clients by phone throughout Connecticut, as well as in Massachusetts, New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia.
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