Connecticut Car Accident Attorney
Filing a Car Accident Claim
After a serious car accident, victims are often left feeling overwhelmed
and unsure of what to do next. If you were injured, you need medical attention
and ongoing care—but how will you be able to afford your medical
bills, especially if your injuries require you to take time off work to
heal? How will you manage day-to-day expenses while you are out of work,
and how will you be able to pay for vehicle repairs or afford a new car
if yours was totaled?
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we are here to guide you through this process.
Since 1955, our firm has successfully represented countless injured clients
and recovered the compensation they were owed for their medical bills,
lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our car accident attorneys in Connecticut
can help you understand your rights and what comes next. Most importantly,
we are ready to take on the insurance company and aggressively advocate
for you and your recovery.
If you were injured in a car accident anywhere in Connecticut,
reach out to our legal team right away for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call
(860) 245-2412 to get started.
What To Expect with Your Auto Accident Claim
Many auto accident cases involve basic facts and issues. If this is true
in your case, RisCassi & Davis, P.C. will seek the swiftest resolution
possible for you. Typically, this involves reaching a settlement with
the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
If, however, your car accident involved complicated legal and factual issues
requiring intensive legal, medical, or scientific research, we will assign
an expert legal team that includes your own personal attorney to help
ensure justice is served. With seven attorneys who have earned Board Certification
as Civil Trial Law Advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy,
we are ready to put our extensive skills, resources, and expertise on
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we have access to invaluable resources and
expert witnesses to help prove your auto accident claim.
- We may consult with accident reconstruction experts to reconstruct speed
or direction of travel from measurements of vehicle damage and road markings.
- We may employ biomechanical testimony to show who was driving a vehicle.
- We may use toxicologists to help demonstrate that a defendant was intoxicated—or
that you were not.
These are just some of the ways we work to build strong, effective cases
for our clients. When you trust your recovery to our Connecticut car accident
lawyers, you can rest assured that we will put the full power of our experience,
reputation, and resources behind you.
Proving Your Car Accident Case
Connecticut is an at-fault state, which simply means that you must prove
another driver (or some other party) was to blame for the accident if
you wish to recover compensation for your losses. Rather than file a claim
with your own insurance company, you will generally file a claim against
the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
Notably, because Connecticut follows a rule of modified comparative negligence,
you do not have to prove that the other driver was
entirely at fault for the accident, only that he or she was
more at fault than you were. As long as you were less than 50% at fault, you
can still file a claim and recover compensation. However, your total recovery
will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if a jury finds
you 20% to blame for the collision, you can only recover up to 80% of
the total award you would have otherwise received if the jury found you
completely free of fault.
So, how do you prove another driver/party was to blame for the accident?
In most cases, you can demonstrate the other driver/party’s fault
by proving he or she was negligent in some way.
Examples of driver negligence include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failing to follow the rules of the road
- Violating traffic laws
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Unlawful passing
- Reckless or aggressive driving
These and other negligent driving actions can lead to serious accidents
that may result in catastrophic injury or even
death. But driver negligence isn’t the only cause of auto accidents. In
some cases, an
auto defect, such as a tire that shreds at high speeds or a vehicle that accelerates
on its own, can contribute to or cause a crash. In other instances, a
poorly designed road or defective construction can cause an accident.
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we can investigate your case to determine
exactly what happened and who was at fault.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
Our firm is capable of handling all types of car accident claims, including
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; if you were injured in
any type of car or motor vehicle accident in Connecticut, get in touch
with our team to learn how we can help.
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we offer tough, effective representation
and compassionate, personalized client support. When you choose our firm,
you will receive direct attention from your attorney throughout the legal
process, as well as consistent communication and guaranteed responsiveness.
We understand what you have been through and the challenges you face,
and we are ready to fight for the maximum recovery you need to get back
on your feet.
Call our office at
(860) 245-2412 or
contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation with our car accident lawyers