The first step following a car accident should be to get the medical attention you need to diagnose and treat any potentially serious injuries, even if you don't think you were badly hurt. Next, don't assume that either driver's insurer will look out for your best interests. Finally, get legal advice as soon as you can to protect your rights to obtain full compensation for your injuries and damages.
If you have been involved in an auto accident in Connecticut, contact the AV Preeminent* litigation firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, in Stamford or Bridgeport for a free consultation.
Why You Need A Lawyer
Some drivers try to save legal fees by settling their cases themselves. In most cases it is a big mistake. Statistics show that individuals who are represented by an attorney obtain much larger settlements than self-represented individuals. If the nature of your injuries or the extent of your financial losses are disputed, you need to be prepared to prove your damages with evidence that can be admitted into the record at trial. If there are disputes as to liability, you need to be able to use the evidence of negligence and causation effectively to avoid being appointed with more than your fair share of fault.
In complex cases, you might need the help of investigators, accident reconstructionists and other forensic experts to develop and present a clear summary of the chain of events that resulted in your injuries. And in the most severe accident cases, a detailed understanding of Connecticut insurance law is essential to obtain full compensation for all of your injuries and damages. Otherwise, you will not be able to collect the full amount of the damages you can prove.
Protecting The Rights Of Motor Vehicle Accident Victims In Bridgeport And Stamford
Although many motor vehicle accident claims are settled through negotiation, we always assume the need to prove our clients' claims in court and prepare accordingly. We know from experience that thorough trial preparation and a record of success in court represent a valuable source of bargaining leverage. When an insurer knows that the prospect of a jury trial is not an empty threat, it is far more likely to work toward a fair settlement.
- Car accidents
- Accidents involving drunk drivers
- Accidents involving uninsured or underinsured drivers
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Accidents involving buses, taxis or other forms of public transportation
Dedicated To Maximizing Your Compensation
We use expert witness testimony, videotaped depositions, medical illustrations, anatomical models, photographs, and the knowledge and skill we have gained through decades of practice to help jurors clearly understand what caused the accident and why they should hold the defendant legally liable for our clients' damages.
For additional information about the ways experienced trial attorneys work to maximize the injured party's financial recovery in a serious traffic accident, contact Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, in Stamford or Bridgeport for a free consultation.
We represent clients statewide, and handle both personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
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