With the growing population of Connecticut, the state is becoming a hotspot for traffic collisions. Connecticut had the greatest increase in traffic fatalities of all states in the country in 2010. From 2009 to 2010, CT saw a 42 percent increase in motor vehicle fatalities. In 2010, 319 people died in Connecticut due to a crash. In Connecticut, nearly 300 people die in car accidents each year on state roads. In Connecticut, Fridays have the highest percentage of overall auto accidents and accidents resulting in injury. Saturday has the highest percentage of fatal car accidents. As for safest driving days in Connecticut, Sunday has the fewest accidents overall and the fewest accidents resulting in injury. Tuesday, however, has far fewer fatalities than any other day of the week. Almost half—43 percent—of Connecticut’s interstate accidents happened on I-95. The next most dangerous highways are I-84 and I-91.
TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENTS
Some of the common types of car accidents we see these days are:
- Head on collisions
- Single-vehicle collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Pedestrian involved accidents are common cause of car accidents
- Collisions involving multiple vehicles
CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS
Driver Negligence – The most common type of car accident involves driver negligence. This can occur due to:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under influence
- Violating traffic laws
- Defective Vehicles – A defective or faulty component in the vehicle may be the cause of the accident.
- Hazardous Roadways – Hazardous roadways are another potential cause of car accidents. Missing road signs, malfunctioning traffic signals, or debris that was not cleared from the road can all contribute to a dangerous car accident.
QUESTIONS TO ASK A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
No matter how big or small the case; you should hire an experienced and aggressive car accident lawyer. Before making a final selection of your accident attorney, do some research about his/her background, experience and association with bar councils. You can ask him/her some questions that can help you in making best decision. ..Read more
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
If you get injured in a car accident, first seek medical attention immediately. Call 911 to report the accident and stay at the accident place until police arrives…Read more
INSURANCE DO’S AND DON’TS
When it comes to accident cases, insurance people are very tough to deal with. Not only this, insurance matters are also very complex. As there are several do’s and don’ts associated with insurance claims, an experienced and aggressive accident lawyer can be very helpful for you….Read more..
WHAT IS FAIR, JUST AND REASONABLE COMPENSATION?
There is no specific formula to calculate a fair, just and reasonable compensation for the victim. There is no monetary value for pain and suffering and emotional distress. Ganim Injury Lawyers have years of experience handling car accident cases. We analyze the nature and extent of the injuries, the medical bills, lost wages, permanent impairment if diagnosed by a doctor, as well as your emotional pain and suffering. Then, we must understand how the injury has impacted your life while recovering and how the injury may impact your life in the future.
SOME NOTABLE VICTORIES FROM GANIM INJURY LAWYERS INCLUDE:
- $250,000 paid to a woman after being bit by a dog
- $525,000 paid to a tractor trailer truck driver when his 18-wheeler was hit by a car
- $2,000,000 order for a man who lost his leg in a car accident
HOW A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER CAN HELP?
A Connecticut auto accident lawyer will explain complicated paper work, assist you in making a legal claim, and investigate the details of your accident to help prove your case. Ganim Injury Lawyers effectively represent clients who have suffered personal injuries or property damage in car accidents. We get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. Our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately. We promise to guide you through every step of the legal process.
Ganim Injury Lawyers service all of Connecticut, including: Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe, Stratford, Milford, Woodbridge, New Haven, North Haven, Hamden, Fairfield, Easton, Weston, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Danbury, Wilton, Waterbury, Wallingford, Derby Ansonia, Seymour, and Oxford.