Dealing with the aftermath of a serious car accident can be extremely stressful, especially if you have sustained serious injuries and are unable to pay medical bills. Having an experienced attorney on your side to fight for fair compensation will let you focus on what matters, your recovery.
Connecticut highways are especially prone to car accidents because of overcrowded roadways. In 2017, Interstate 95 in Connecticut was ranked the fifth most dangerous interstate in the country by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Another report, published by GeoTab, names I-95 in Connecticut as the #19 most dangerous highway in the U.S. for the most crashes as well as the most fatal crashes. The Merritt Parkway is equally dangerous with sharp bends and dim lighting.
This is because Connecticut is well-known for speeding, construction, and distracted drivers. Moore Kuehn has handled many car accident cases on I-95, especially in the Bridgeport and Stamford area, from high speed crashes with commercial tractor trailers to a fender bender parked in an emergency lane. Our attorneys are experts in commercial trucking regulations and other laws regulating Connecticut highways.
Arbitration may also be possible for car accident cases. This can dramatically expedite the resolution of a car accident case when less serious injuries are at stake. Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 52-549u et, car accidents with an estimated value of less than $50,000 are eligible for arbitration. https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_922b.htm Arbitration has to be decided within 120 days of the completion of the hearing. Either party can appeal the arbitration decision within 20 days.
If a negligent driver has seriously injured you, contact Moore Kuehn for a free consultation on your car accident case.
An experienced lawyer can help get you back on your feet after a serious car accident, including dealing with insurance companies, pulling accident reports, interviewing eyewitnesses, and calling upon our professional resources in accident investigators and medical experts to seek the compensation you deserve. The Connecticut attorneys at Moore Kuehn have significant experience to help you recover both economic and non-economic damages, including:
A recent report published on car crash statistics concluded that around 100,000 car accidents happen in Connecticut each year. According to the report, the following are the most common causes of car accidents:
Connecticut state law requires anyone involved in a car accident to stop their vehicle, render aid, and contact emergency services and law enforcement. If you are able, document the accident by taking pictures of the vehicles and the scene. Additionally, you will want to get the following information from the other parties involved in the accident:
You will also need to provide the above information for the police report as required by Connecticut state law.
Of the over 100,000 accidents that happen each year in Connecticut, around 35,000 result in significant injuries. Common car accident injuries that require medical attention and a potential hospital stay include:
A serious car accident can turn your life upside down in seconds. At Moore Kuehn, we handle your case so that you can focus on recovering your health as much as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact us for a free case consultation.