Automobile Accident Lawyers
For over 55 years RisCassi and Davis has represented thousands of people injured in motor vehicle accidents in Connecticut and beyond, including automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents. Our automobile accident lawyers in Connecticut have experience with many different types of cases: rear-end accidents, intersection accidents, crossover accidents, drunken driving accidents, and defective highway claims.
We have also used our years of experience to help families who have lost loved ones as the result of drunken drivers and dangerous commercial vehicles. As advocates for public safety, we have pushed for equipment and routing modifications to help reduce the likelihood of similar injuries in the future. Some of our most satisfying cases have allowed us to help injured parties obtain the compensation they deserve while at the same time bringing about changes that might prevent such injuries from occurring in the future.
Many automobile accident cases involve basic facts and issues. In those cases, we seek the swiftest resolution for our clients. But at times, a motor vehicle collision can have complicated legal and factual issues requiring intensive legal, medical or scientific research. Many cases also present complex issues of insurance law that must be resolved to obtain the best possible recovery for our clients. Our automobile accident lawyers in Connecticut have the knowledge and experience to investigate and pursue these claims and identify the responsible parties.
When necessary, RisCassi and Davis, P.C., has access to the necessary resources and expert witnesses to prove an automobile accident claim. Our car accident lawyers in Hartford, CT may consult with accident reconstruction experts to reconstruct speed or direction of travel from measurements of vehicle damage and road markings. On occasion, we have employed biomechanical testimony to show who was driving a vehicle. We have used toxicologists, when necessary, to help demonstrate that a defendant was intoxicated, or that our client was not.
If the driver who injured you was drunk, and we can identify where he or she drank, we may be able to bring a claim against those who served the alcohol. Your claim may fall into two general categories. First, under Connecticut law, a seller of alcohol may be liable if it sells liquor to an intoxicated person who then goes out and injures someone else. This law requires that written notice be provided to the seller so it is very important that we have as much lead time as possible to investigate such claims and preserve our clients’ rights. Additionally, Connecticut law may now recognize claims against a social host who negligently serves or provides alcohol to a guest. Serving or providing alcohol to a minor also gives rise to negligence claims against the provider. It is our hope that by aggressively pursuing these statutory and common law claims, we will achieve the best results for our clients and help bring about more responsible practices by individuals, bars and restaurants and, ultimately, safer roadways.
When the person who caused the automobile accident lacks adequate insurance, we are often able to turn to our client's own uninsured or underinsured motorists coverage. Michael Jainchill of our office is the co-author of Connecticut Law of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, published by The Atlantic Law Book Company, now in its Third Edition. The Connecticut Supreme Court has referred to this book as the "leading treatise" in the field of uninsured and underinsured motorist law.
Call us at 800.344.5297 or contact us online to discuss your legal options.