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Car Accident Attorneys in West Hartford

Pursuing Just Compensation for Injured Victims in Connecticut

At Goff Law Group, our West Hartford car accident attorneys conduct comprehensive reviews of the information, including consultations with professionals across many fields of expertise. We have built a strong relationship in the community and our connections can help your case.

When working on your car accident case, our lawyers:

  • Interview all witnesses
  • Thoroughly examine police and medical reports
  • Retrieve video from roadway cameras when available
  • Review all evidence pertinent to the case

We construct a complete picture of what happened to ensure the best chance of success, be it in a mediation process or in front of a judge. Rest assured we aggressively pursue favorable results for our clients to protect their future.

Do medical bills have you worried or confused? Are you concerned because an uninsured driver caused your accident? Goff Law Group can help, taking care of the details so you can focus on recovering and getting back to a normal life. We will help you find the means to keep going until your case is over, including preparing claims for your own insurance company to enable you to cover the bills while your case goes forward.

Contact us online or call (203) 408-1213 to schedule a free consultation with our team, either in person or by video chat.

The Immediate Aftermath of an Automobile Collision

While car accidents are a relatively rare event for most people, you should have some idea of what to do in case it should happen to you.

Remember to:

  • Stay as calm as possible
  • Check for injuries of all involved
  • Call 911

You want the police to come so that there will be an official report of the accident. Let the medical responders on the scene examine you for possible injuries, even if you seem okay.

Do not discuss fault or admit responsibility on the scene, even if you feel you were at fault. Get information from the other drivers, including names, numbers, and insurance information. Take pictures of everything, including injuries, the vehicles involved, and any roadway features (like construction), that you think may have been contributing factors to the accident.

What to Do Going Forward

When the accident report is complete and you have gotten necessary medical treatment, reach out to Goff Law Group. When the insurance company claims adjuster contacts you, our West Hartford car accident lawyers will be there to help you determine what your next steps should be.

We represent our clients like they are our family – and your success is ours. With five offices in Connecticut – located in Stamford, Shelton, New Haven, West Hartford, and Danbury – we can assist you wherever you are in the state.

What Might Car Accident Compensation Look Like?

A major car accident can result in serious personal injuries, expensive medical bills, and years of personal pain and suffering. At Goff Law Group, we believe victims deserve to recover these losses if a negligent party caused them. We work hard to get you the compensation you need, whether it takes aggressive insurance settlement negotiations or a court trial to do so.

Connecticut is a “fault insurance state,” meaning accident victims have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

You may be entitled to compensation to cover:

  • Medical expenses: Bills for any and all doctor visits, surgical procedures, treatments, medications, medical devices, therapies, or live-in care relating to your car accident injuries. This includes past expenses as well as future costs of a long-term injury or disability.
  • Pain and suffering: Recover for past and future physical pain and emotional suffering, as well as mental anguish or psychological damages from a car accident. It is up to a jury to listen to the facts of a case and decide the value of these non-economic damages.
  • Lost wages: Seek reimbursement for wages you lost from missed time at work during recovery from your injuries. This includes lost income from missed promotions, as well as loss of future earnings in the event of a disability.

You could also receive payment to make up for your property damages, lost enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. If you lose a loved one in a Connecticut car accident, a wrongful death claim could result in similar compensation awards as well as additional damages for funeral and burial expenses.

The more catastrophic your injuries, the more your claim could be worth. “Catastrophic” injuries are those that permanently injure, maim, disfigure, or scar the victim. Connecticut currently does not have any caps on how much a plaintiff can earn in any type of injury case. To find out exactly what your car accident claim might be worth, contact our lawyers.

Distracted Driving in Connecticut

Distracted driving is something that has been brought to public attention recently. The most common types of distracted driving happen inside the car. Actions like eating, drinking, smoking, or even reaching across the back seat for an item that fell underneath can all be considered distracted driving and cause serious and fatal accidents.

In any type of traffic collision in Connecticut, the odds are somewhat high that something was distracting the at-fault driver at the time of the collision. Unfortunately, proving distracted driving can be difficult, especially if the at-fault driver denies liability.

Help prove distraction and fault for a crash by following these simple steps:

  • Take photographs of the scene of the crash. Photos of possible sources of distraction, such as fast food wrappers in the front seat, could serve as evidence later.
  • Record information about the accident. The more information about the accident that you can write down, the better.
  • Get an official police report. Always call 911 to report a distracted driving crash if it caused injuries, death, or any property damage.
  • Access the driver’s phone records. If cell phone use distracted the other driver, his or her phone records could show activity before the collision.

Help from an attorney can make a significant difference in convincing an insurance company, judge, or jury of the distracted driver’s negligence. The legal team at Goff Law Group has years of experience handling distracted driving claims. Our West Hartford car accident attorneys know how to take swift action to preserve evidence to better investigate the crash. Call us at (203) 408-1213 as soon as possible to make sure no one destroys important evidence.

Legal Representation with Your Future in Mind

At Goff Law Group, our West Hartford car accident attorneys represent individuals injured in automobile accidents and surviving family members of those who died in such accidents. Injuries of this kind alter a life in a number of ways, affecting you both physically and emotionally. Don’t try to go it alone with so much on the line. You need an experienced car accident lawyer who understands the legal ramifications of these kinds of accidents and has experience dealing with insurance companies.

The insurance company may offer you a settlement after an accident on Connecticut’s highways, but keep in mind that they are not looking to make your life easier; they want to pay out as little as possible. Having an experienced lawyer on your side usually means a higher payout and a more fair process. Goff Law Group can fight for you, making sure you get a just settlement without a headache negotiating with an insurance company. We know how to secure the maximum compensation for our clients and have an established record of winning with a 99% success rate.

Contact Goff Law Group today to request a free consultation. Call (203) 408-1213.

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