Hartford Car Accident Attorneys

Successfully Resolving Personal Injury Cases in Connecticut for 15+ Years

Have you been injured in a serious Hartford car accident?
Contact The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. today for help.

Hartford Car Accident Lawyer

At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., we know the devastation that car accidents can cause. We’ve helped many injured clients and their families through their financial, emotional, and physical struggles after auto accidents. Our team has a dedication to justice for the Hartford community.

For over 15 years, people have turned to us for help in some of their darkest moments. Our goal is to establish a strong case for your compensation that is successful. We guide you through every step of your case and keep you informed of any new developments. If you need an experienced Hartford car accident lawyer, you’ve come to the right place. To bring more clients the justice they deserve, we speak both English and Spanish fluently.

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Types of Car Accidents

A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Safety Council (NSC) revealed that even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut traffic accident fatalities increased by an astounding 22 percent. This state ranked fifth for the most dangerous roads during COVID-19. Speeding, drinking and driving, and distracted driving were the most common causes of these deadly crashes.

Our Hartford car accident lawyers represent clients involved in all types of car accidents. No type is too simple or complex for us to handle. The most frequent types of car accidents we help with include:

Single-Vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle accidents can happen due to other cars running motorists off the road, other collisions, animals in the street, or even defective vehicles. It’s essential to remember that someone else might be liable for your damages even if you were in a single-car accident. Discussing the details of your accident with a knowledgeable Hartford car accident attorney at our firm is in your best interest.

Rollover Crashes

Rollovers occur when a car flips over onto its side or roof. They are frequently the result of a collision or making a tight turn at a high rate of speed. Any car is vulnerable to rollovers, but vehicles with higher centers of gravity, such as SUVs, are most at risk.

Head-On Collisions

When two vehicles hit each other front to front, it’s known as a head-on collision. These accidents are among the most dangerous, with high fatality rates. Going the wrong way in a traffic lane or swerving into the lane of opposite traffic are the most common causes.

Side-Impact Accidents

A side impact occurs when a car hits another on its side. They are also called T-bone accidents. Cars running stoplights are the most common cause of side-impact accidents. Nearly one-third of all accidents fall into this category.

Rear-End Collisions

Occurring when one car hits another from behind, rear-end collisions can be minor or severe. The degree of damages and injuries that result usually depends on the types of vehicles involved and the speed at which they were traveling when the impact happened.

No matter what type of accident caused your injuries, you deserve financial recovery for them. Getting that compensation is often challenging on your own, which is why so many injured individuals and their families turn to a skilled Hartford car accident lawyer for help.

Additional Related Services

If you have been involved in any auto related crash wheter its a truck accident, motorcycle accident, or even a pedestrian accident our skilled auto accident attorneys are ready to discuss your legal recovery options. For more information regarding the specifics of your case contact us today for a free evauluation. 

What Kind Of Damages Can I Recover In A Hartford Car Accident Claim?

In any personal injury case, there are THREE TYPES of damages that can be recovered. Economic damages can be recovered to replace monetary losses suffered from an accident. ECONOMIC DAMAGES can help cover medical bills, lost income, and the cost to repair or replace your vehicle. NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES, such as pain and suffering, injuries, or even death, place a monetary value on nonfinancial losses and suffering. PUNITIVE DAMAGES,  are meant to punish a defendant for their actions and to reform the defendant or deter them and others from doing similar actions.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you think negligence is the cause, then call The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. today. Our aggressive team of auto wreck lawyers is always happy to answer any questions you may have about your case and keep the lines of communication open throughout the process of your case. CONTACT us on our website to schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience, or call to speak with one of our attorneys today.

Negligence in Car Accidents

Most car accident claims are rooted in the premise of negligence. In short, negligence means not doing what a prudent person would have done in the same or similar situation.

To effectively establish negligence in your case, your Hartford car accident attorney will collect evidence to prove that:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care—for example, to drive the speed limit or stop at a red light
  • That party violated their duty of care—by speeding or running through the red light
  • Their violation caused the accident and your injuries
  • Your damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, and medical bills, are directly related to the accident.

You Can Count on Our Hartford Car Accident Lawyers

At the law office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., Attorney at Law, our Hartford car accident attorney will be here for you every step of the way through your injury claim. We are fierce advocates for justice for the injured in Hartford. Our legal team possesses the resources, skills, experience, and legal knowledge to successfully resolve your claim.

If you or someone you love recently suffered injuries in an auto accident, contact us online or call (860) 231-9535 for a free consultation. At this consultation, we can review the specifics of your accident and provide you with the next best steps.

Hartford Car Accident FAQs

When Should I Contact a Lawyer After Suffering Injuries in a Car Accident?
You should contact a lawyer immediately after the accident. You must meet strict deadlines to successfully pursue your car accident case, so the sooner you contact a lawyer, the better chance that you minimize or eliminate the risk of missing those deadlines. Waiting too long may also weaken your case, as evidence and witnesses may become difficult or even impossible to find with time.
Should I Accept This Offer from the Insurance Company?

If an insurance provider calls you soon after the accident and offers monetary compensation for your injuries or loss, do not accept that offer immediately. Rather, contact an experienced Hartford car accident attorney to calculate the compensation you truly deserve.

This is crucial because insurance companies are all about saving money on all claims—therefore, their objective is to pay the lowest amount they can get away with. Having an experienced accident lawyer ensures that will not happen and you do not accept less than you need.

Insurance companies know that many people will not accept their first offer, but this is not always the case when an accident victim does not consult with a lawyer. Without the right legal counsel, what the insurance company offers may be enticing enough for you to accept quickly.

You are almost always better off waiting to accept anything until you get help from an experienced accident lawyer. The insurance company knows if you have a lawyer, they cannot get away with offering an unfair or unreasonable settlement because they know we will take them to court to ensure you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

How Much Can I Get for My Car Accident Injuries?
This is not an easy question to answer without knowing all the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Notwithstanding what you may have heard or read online, there is no uniform formula to evaluate the value of a car accident claim. Instead, the value of your case will generally depend on several facts, such as the nature of the accident, how severe the injuries are, and how these injuries already have or will continue to affect your life – physically, financially, and emotionally.
Who Pays My Medical Bills If A Car Accident Injures Me?

If you are a victim of an injury-causing car accident in Connecticut, and you were not at fault, the other driver is responsible for your medical bills. This coverage is usually taken care of by their insurance company. However, the other driver’s insurance company will not automatically pay your medical expenses directly or reimburse you after each doctor’s visit. Rather, you will have to file a claim and allow the insurer to process it before you can receive an offer of compensation. This is one reason why it is important to get started as soon as possible with your car accident case.

How Will You Prove My Car Accident Case?

Our experienced attorneys will methodically take every required step in making sure we make the best possible case for you to obtain full compensation for your injuries, and some steps might include:

  • Investigating thoroughly to find out what happened at the scene of the crash
  • Interviewing all available witnesses and analyzing pictures and all other evidence from the scene
  • Hiring local experts in multiple fields to ascertain and verify your claims
  • Gathering documentation to establish the extent of your injuries and the effect they have or will have on your life.
What Should I Do if I am a Victim of Hit and Run?

If the driver that caused the accident leaves the scene, you may still be able to file a personal injury claim. As soon as you can, you should immediately write down or commit to memory any information about the car that hit you and, if possible, a description of the driver who hit you and ran away. Connecticut law requires drivers to carry uninsured motorist insurance coverage for precisely these circumstances. This policy should cover the costs of all your injuries and pay for property damage in this situation, though you can run into the same obstacles you would with any other insurance company.

Should I Inform the Other Driver’s Insurance Company About the Accident?

It is best not to contact the other driver’s insurance and instead let your lawyer do this to best protect your interests. This is advisable because the insurance company’s agent you speak to will likely try to record any communications you have and use your comments as evidence against you and in favor of their client. Even an offhand comment that you think means nothing can be misinterpreted by the insurance adjuster, and they might use it to reduce or even deny your claim.

Who Decides if I Should Take an Offer?
A good lawyer can only make sure they negotiate the best settlement for you, but, ultimately, it is your decision whether to accept the settlement offer. The only thing we do when it comes to deciding about the offer is to advise you whether we believe you should accept or reject the offer. If the final offer from the insurance company is unfair and we feel so strongly that we can do better going to court, we will advise that we take your case to court. You will still have to make the final decision as to whether to accept the offer or go to court.

Call Today for a Free Consultation

If you were in a car crash and suffered injuries, you can count on our team at Michael L. Chambers Jr., Attorney at Law, to help you in making sure you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. Please do not hesitate to contact an attorney in Hartford, Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 to discuss your options.

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