What might car accident compensation look like?
A major car accident can result in serious personal injuries, expensive medical bills, and years of personal pain and suffering. At Goff Law Group, we believe victims deserve to recover compensation for these losses. We work hard to get you the compensation you need, whether it takes aggressive insurance settlement negotiations or a court trial to do so. The statute of limitations to file a car accident claim in Connecticut is the same as general personal injury: two years from the date of injury. After this time period, you will not be able to file a claim and your right to compensation will be lost.
Connecticut is a “fault insurance state,” meaning accident victims have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Connecticut is also a "modified comparative negligence" state. This means that even if you are partially at fault for an accident, you still have the right to pursue compensation, as long as your share of the fault is less than 50%. In this scenario, whatever the percentage of fault you are determined to carry will be reduced from your compensation.
You may be entitled to compensation to cover:
- Medical expenses: This includes bills for any and all doctor visits, surgical procedures, treatments, medications, medical devices, therapies, or live-in care relating to your car accident injuries. This includes past expenses, as well as future costs for a long-term injury or disability.
- Pain and suffering: You may recover for past and future physical pain and emotional suffering, as well as mental anguish or psychological damages from a car accident. It is up to a jury to listen to the facts of a case and decide the value of these non-economic damages.
- Lost wages: You can also seek reimbursement for wages you lost from missed time at work during recovery from your injuries. This includes lost income from missed promotions, as well as loss of future earnings in the event of a disability.
You could also receive payment to make up for your property damages, lost enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. If you lose a loved one in a Connecticut car accident, a wrongful death claim could result in similar compensation awards, as well as additional damages for funeral and burial expenses.
The more catastrophic your injuries, the more your claim could be worth. “Catastrophic” injuries are those that permanently injure, maim, disfigure, or scar the victim. Connecticut currently does not have any caps on how much a plaintiff can earn in any type of injury case. To find out exactly what your car accident claim might be worth, contact our lawyers.
If you were injured in a car accident and you believe the other driver was acting negligently or wrongfully, it is important that you work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Help from an attorney can make a significant difference in convincing an insurance company, judge, or jury of the distracted driver’s negligence. The legal team at Goff Law Group has years of experience handling all types of car accident claims, including those involving distracted drivers, drunk driving, uninsured drivers, hit and runs, rideshare accidents, and more. Our Hartford car accident attorneys know how to take swift action to preserve evidence to better investigate the crash.
Legal representation with your future in mind
The insurance company may offer you a settlement after an accident, but keep in mind that they are not looking to make your life easier; they want to pay out as little as possible. Having an experienced lawyer on your side usually means a higher payout and a fairer process. Goff Law Group can fight for a just settlement and save you the headache of negotiating with the insurance company. We know how to secure the maximum compensation for our clients and have an established record of success.
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The next generation of personal injury law firms
Goff Law Group is a law firm made up of experienced attorneys with various litigation backgrounds and skills. We focus all of our efforts on the plaintiff personal injury field of law and we do not practice in any other specialties. We maintain this focus because this field of law changes every day and you deserve an attorney who is a master of personal injury rather than a jack of all trades.
We invite you to have a cup of coffee with us and see for yourself how we are different. You deserve more. You deserve the modern-day law firm – you deserve Goff Law Group.