Connecticut Car Accident FAQ – Part 1

February 13, 2018 | By Polito & Harrington LLC
Connecticut Car Accident FAQ – Part 1

At Polito Law, we regularly represent individuals who have been hurt in serious car accidents Here are some answers to questions that we often hear from victims when we first meet with them about their case. For additional information or to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer, send us an email or call our office today.

Will I Be Able to Recover Compensation for My Accident-Related Losses?

Whether you will be able to recover compensation depends on who caused your accident. If the accident was your fault, you will need to make a claim on your own insurance policy to have your expenses covered. On the other hand, if the accident was the other driver’s fault, you will likely be able to recover compensation from his or her insurance or from the other driver directly. In personal injury cases, a person is at fault for an accident if his or her negligence caused the wreck. Some common examples of negligence that often leads to car accidents include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Following too closely
  • Drunk driving
  • Failing to yield

How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

When you consider the fact that car accident victims are often facing medical expenses, repair bills, and may be unable to work for a significant amount of time, it is not surprising that they often want to know how much compensation they will be able to recover. Because each case is different, it is not possible to estimate the value of a particular case without conducting a thorough analysis of all of the facts. That being said, examples of losses that often make up a car accident settlement or award include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, and property damage.

Will My Case Settle Out of Court?

Many victims want to know whether their case will settle, or whether they will need to go to court and participate in a drawn-out trial. While it is impossible to know how a case will be resolved until it actually happens, it is instructive to keep in mind that most personal injury cases are settled out of court. Typically, a case only goes to trial if liability is legitimately contested, which does not often occur in car accident cases. Sometimes, there may be a trial solely on the issue of damages if the at-fault party’s insurance company at the victim are unable to reach a settlement agreement. When you meet with an attorney, he or she will be able to give you a better idea of how your case is likely to be resolved.

Call Polito Law Today to Speak with a New London Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as you can. To discuss your wreck with a car accident attorney in New London, call Polito Law today at 860-447-3300 or send us an email through our online contact form.