Our Practice Areas

Auto Accident Compensation Lawyers

At Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, we provide our clients with all the information they need to make sound decisions about their cases. This includes discussing the merits of a case, its likelihood of success, and how much compensation you can reasonably expect via settlement or trial.

Comparative Negligence Rules And How They Affect Compensation

The amount of compensation that you may be eligible for after a car accident is determined not only by the loss you suffered, but also by a judge's or jury's apportionment of fault for the accident. Connecticut follows a modified comparative negligence rule; this means that you must have been 50 percent or less at fault for the accident or you will be unable to recover any monetary compensation. It also means that any compensation you are awarded at trial will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributable to you.

Our lawyers have helped many clients navigate through the complex rules associated with comparative fault in car accident cases. We have obtained many multimillion-dollar recoveries for our clients, and have reached other successful verdicts and settlements that provided our clients with the full auto accident compensation they needed to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives.

Types Of Damages

There are many types of damages where the process of calculating value is straightforward. These include medical costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity and other related losses — often called economic damages. Due to the existence of medical bills, tax returns and other tangible evidence, it is often difficult for insurance companies to refute these damages.

Noneconomic damages — those stemming from your pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium and other intangible losses — are often glossed over by insurance carriers. Insurance companies will attempt to minimize the loss that someone has suffered and trivialize ongoing mental anguish that may be present after an accident, no matter the impact these damages have on an accident victim's life.

To protect your interests against large insurance carriers who are only concerned about their bottom lines, you need a powerful ally on your side. Our attorneys use sophisticated litigation strategies to put our clients on an even footing with insurance companies, to fight for the full amount of economic and noneconomic damages that our clients deserve.

Questions About Compensation After A Car Accident?

Contact Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, online or call our Stamford office at 203.517.0456 to schedule a free consultation.