Personal Injury - Auto Liability
An avid motorcyclist, Mike Dolan is active in the motorcycle community and understands the issues associated with riding. In 2017 alone, Connecticut experienced almost 115,000 car accidents, affecting 275,000 drivers and passengers. The reason for the majority of these accidents was dangerous driver behaviors. The sad fact is: nearly every resulting death was avoidable. All drivers have a duty to the public to be as safe as possible on the road.
The three most significant factors contributing to the majority of accident injuries and deaths are:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
If you have been injured in any type of auto accident, including auto-pedestrian, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or another type of collision, you may obtain compensation not only for your medical expenses and recovery time, but also for pain, suffering and property damage.
In addition to having years of experience dealing with personal injury and automobile cases, we have expert witnesses at our disposal, including traffic experts and private investigators who can piece together difficult accident scenes and uncover the true responsibility for accidents so that your insurance company, or a jury, will be convinced.
Don’t delay: Call Dolan Law Firm today. A free consultation with an attorney may make the difference between no recovery and meaningful compensation for your losses.
The Law and Who Pays for Your Injuries
Under Connecticut law, all motor vehicle operators and bicyclists must operate their vehicles in a responsible and prudent way. When a driver fails to operate their vehicle in a reasonable manner, that driver may be responsible for any injuries or losses sustained. This means that, depending on the specific circumstances of your accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the motor vehicle driver for any injuries you sustained in a crash.
To do this, you will have to prove that:
- The driver was negligent, reckless, or careless in their operation of the vehicle
- Their negligence caused you to suffer serious injury or loss
The law also says that even if you were partially responsible for the accident, you may still be able to seek compensation. The financial compensation you are entitled to may simply be decreased by your percentage of fault.
Keep in mind that there is a time limit on when you can file for compensation for an accident in Connecticut. In most cases, the clock starts ticking when the injury or loss occurred, not when you discovered the loss or were diagnosed with the injury. Contact Attorney Dolan as soon as possible after the accident to get started on your case and pursue maximum compensation. We want to reduce the financial, physical, and emotional strains of this accident to help get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Ask about a free case evaluation.