Connecticut Automobile Accident Attorneys Press for Full Compensation
Manchester law firm represents injured motorists, passengers and pedestrians
It is an unfortunate reality that you can be involved in an automobile accident no matter how safely you drive. If you are injured in a car crash caused by someone else’s negligence, your best chance of achieving a favorable outcome is having an experienced, competent attorney in your corner. At Fiorentino, Howard & Petrone, P.C., in Manchester, we provide skilled representation to accident victims throughout Eastern and Central Connecticut. Our goal is to achieve full, fair compensation for your injuries so that you can move forward with confidence in the future.
Knowledgeable lawyers explain your rights after an automobile accident
If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Connecticut, the driver at fault is liable for your damages. All drivers are required to have a certain amount of automobile insurance to cover that liability. Therefore, you have three options to recover damages:
- You may file a lawsuit in court against the at-fault driver.
- You may file a third-party claim against the at-fault driver’s automobile insurance company.
- You may file a claim against your own automobile insurance company, which may then seek damages from the at-fault driver’s automobile insurance company.
Connecticut drivers are also required to be covered by uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance, which allows you to recover from your own insurer if the other driver has no insurance or not enough insurance to cover your damages. If you are injured in an accident, our knowledgeable attorneys can advise you of your rights and options.
Skilled advocates fight to win compensation for people injured in crashes
You must bring any lawsuit against the at-fault driver within two years of the accident. If defective road conditions contributed to the accident, you might need to give notice to the responsible government agency as soon as 60 days after the accident. In court, the at-fault driver might allege that the accident was caused, at least in part, by your negligence. Connecticut follows a modified comparative negligence standard. That means if the jury finds you to be partially liable, your damages will be reduced by the amount of your liability. For instance, if you are 10 percent liable, your damages will be reduced by 10 percent. But if you are 51 percent or more liable, you will be barred from recovering any damages. If you seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and other losses, it is essential to have the right counsel represent you. We will give you and your case the close, personal attention you deserve from beginning to end.
Contact a trusted Connecticut automobile accident firm
If you are injured in a Connecticut car accident, call Fiorentino, Howard & Petrone, P.C. at 860.643.1136 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment at our office in Manchester. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but we can meet with you at other hours upon request.