Auto Accident Lawyer

You never plan for a car accident. One minute, you’re going about your day, and the next, your whole life is turned upside down. You have to deal with damages to your vehicle as well as the physical and mental ramifications of being injured in the accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident that you did not cause, you deserve justice. The at-fault party in the accident is guilty of negligence, and you can sue him or her for compensation of your injuries. To get the compensation that you deserve, you need a strong personal injury lawyer to defend your case in court and show that you should be compensated for your damages. Let Bansley Anthony provide that lawyer. We are experienced in personal injury cases resulting from car accidents, and we can fight for your rights. We will help to substantiate your injuries in court through the use of expert witnesses, your medical history, and testimony. We can also prove that the other party is at-fault for your injuries and should be the one paying for the damages to your person and property. To discuss your case with us and see how we can help you, contact us here.

 

After the accident

Immediately following your car accident, you need to start building evidence to prove that the other party was at fault. If you sustained injuries to your person or property, you have to prove them in order to get compensation. After a car accident, you should:

  • Get the information of the other party involved in the accident. Take down the other party’s basic information, such as his or her name, address, license plate number, and insurance company. Having this information will allow you, your insurance company, or your attorney to get in touch with this party.
  • Contact the police. Even if you are in a minor car accident and you do not think that you are injured, you should still report the accident. If injuries manifest themselves once the shock of the accident wears off, and you realize that you want to file a personal injury claim, there should be a police report of the accident on file to prove that the accident did occur.
  • Go to a doctor or a hospital. Whether you think that you are injured or not, you should immediately go to a hospital or see a doctor to determine the extent of your injuries. Many times, adrenaline and shock will immediately mask an injury sustained in a car accident. You might not realize that you are injured or you might think that your injury is minor, even if you have been seriously injured. Seeing a doctor will help you get a full understanding of your injuries if you received any in the crash, and it will serve as physical evidence of your injuries should you file a personal injury claim.
  • Assess the damage to your vehicle. Once you determine the extent of your injuries, it is time to turn your attention to your vehicle. You should take your car to a mechanic to determine how your car has been damaged and how much it will cost to fix it. Keep a record of the bill from the mechanic to use in court.
  • Contact your insurance company. Let your insurance company know that you have been in an accident and that it was the fault of someone else. Then, give your insurance company the contact information of the at-fault party.
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer. Once you have completed these basic steps and you determine that you would like to file a personal injury lawsuit, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to help you with your case. Such a lawyer can help you gather evidence, file paperwork, and provide moral support throughout this process.
  • Keep a record of everything. You should keep a record of all of your medical bills, physical therapy, surgery, lost paychecks due to taking time off of work, automobile bills, etc. This will help the court determine how much compensation you should receive.

 

Compensation

Connecticut law allows those injured in an automobile accident to receive compensation from the at-fault party. As a victim of a negligent driver, you can receive compensation in the form of money for both economic damages and non-economic damages.

 

Examples of economic damages include:

If you are charged with first degree larceny, you are accused of stealing over $10,000. This is a Class B felony, punishable by:

  • Any medical bills, such as:
    • Physical therapy fees.
    • Surgery.
    • Doctor’s appointments.
    • X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, etc.
    • ER bills.
  • Damages to your car.
  • Loss of income due to being unable to work as a result of your injuries.

 

Examples of non-economic damages include:

If you are charged with first degree larceny, you are accused of stealing over $10,000. This is a Class B felony, punishable by:

  • Pain and suffering.
  • Emotional issues.
  • Depression

The purpose of compensation is not to punish the negligent party, but to put you as the victim in the same position financially and emotionally as you would be had the accident never occurred.

 

Negotiations

In some situations, your case might settle before you ever go to court. If this is the case, you will receive compensation from the at-fault party or his or her insurance company. Depending on the strength of your case, accepting a settlement might be in your best interest. One benefit of settling your case is that you won’t have to go through the lengthy, painful, and expensive process of taking your case to court. If you hire Bansley Anthony, we can help you weigh the pros and cons of settling your case.

 

To begin the process of getting compensation for your injuries, contact Bansley Anthony today!