Every week, thousands of motorists suffer critical injuries in car crashes across the nation. In cases where a collision is the result of a negligent driver’s conduct, those who were harmed physically, emotionally or financially can seek to recover damages for their injuries and losses with the aid of an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one were recently injured in a traffic collision, you may have a viable claim to seek financial compensation. Attorney George W. Ganim, Jr., a Trumbull car accident lawyer, can help you file and pursue a case against any liable parties involved.
The injuries a driver or passenger sustains in an auto accident could range from mild to severe, or potentially fatal. Some of the more serious injuries commonly seen in car accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
Although your injuries might initially appear to be minor, the harm suffered can cause severe ramifications in the long run. A Trumbull auto collision lawyer such as George W. Ganim, Jr. can work to ensure the monetary damages you seek are sufficient to compensate for your injuries and losses.
In a car accident case, fault will be assigned based on several factors. The accident’s actual and proximate cause will determine the type of claim that you can file.
If a motor vehicle accident was due to a vehicle’s design or manufacturing defect (such as faulty brakes, inadequate installation of vehicle functions, et cetera), damages can be recovered from the manufacturer of the vehicle by filing a product liability claim against them. Similarly, if your injuries were sustained in a collision with a driver who was using a vehicle in the course of their employment, the employer of the driver may be held vicariously liable for your injuries and losses.
If your injuries resulted from an accident that you were deemed to be partially at fault, your damages award could be adversely affected. Under Connecticut General Statutes § 52-572h(b), if an injured driver is partially at fault for causing the accident, however, and that percentage of fault is determined to be less than that of the other at-fault driver, then the injured driver may still recover damages. Any compensation awarded to the injured driver will be reduced by the percentage of fault they are assigned. A Trumbull car wreck attorney will work with you to determine whether you can still recover damages and, if so, what your compensation might be reduced by if you contributed to the cause of the accident.
Violent car accidents are an all-too-common occurrence that can have a life-altering impact on the motorists or passengers involved, and their loved ones. In addition to the immense psychological trauma suffered, the extensive medical care expenses associated with treating injuries can be a devastating financial burden for anyone to bear.
If the injuries and losses you sustained have drastically impacted your everyday life, you should not be left without compensation. Call Attorney George W. Ganim, Jr., a Trumbull car accident lawyer, to schedule a risk-free consultation to discuss the financial compensation you deserve.