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AUTO ACCIDENTS IN CONNECTICUT
If you are involved in any motor vehicle collision, one of the best ways to establish the other driverís fault is to call the police to the scene. The police will conduct an investigation, which should establish liability for you. The police will likely take your statement. Be honest, but be careful what you say. If you are unsure of something, say so. Do not guess.
Always see a doctor to get checked out as soon as possible. If your injuries are severe enough, do not hesitate to go to the emergency department by ambulance.
Most Common Types of Auto Accidents
All automobile insurance policies issued in the State of Connecticut require you to notify your insurance company after you have been involved in an accident, no matter whose fault it was. Call your insurance company and report the accident.
Obtain photographs of the damage to your vehicle as soon as possible. The Kaufmann Law Offices can do this for you. Obtain a repair estimate for the damage to your vehicle and maintain a list of your medical care providers. The other driverís insurance company may want to talk to you, and/or take your statement. DO NOT TALK TO THEM OR SIGN ANYTHING THEY ASK YOU TO SIGN. Their job is to try to lay the fault for causing the collision on you and to minimize your claim.
Auto Accident Injury Legal Rights, Contact an Attorney or Lawyer
It is important that you obtain treatment for your injuries for the sake of your health. Medical treatment also serves to document your injuries. If your ability to pay for needed care and treatment is a problem because you lack medical insurance or cannot afford co-pays, Kaufmann Law Offices can help by promising to pay your medical providers out of the proceeds of the settlement of your claim. This usually allows our clients to obtain all of the medical care that they need.
The time limit for filing a lawsuit against another driver for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision in Connecticut is two years. However, when a municipality is involved the law requires you also give proper notice of your intention to bring a claim within a much shorter period of time.
If you were involved in any type of motor vehicle collision, as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, it is important for you to preserve your legal rights. Contact The Kaufmann Law Offices immediately, by calling (203) 454-7859.