If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, our group of attorneys can help
At the Law Office of Kevin C. Ferry, LLC, located in New Britain, Connecticut, we have dedicated over 20 years to representing individuals and their families who have been injured as a result of car accidents.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, our lawyers understand how difficult it can be – dealing with your injuries, dealing with the insurance company – we understand how this can affect your life. Our car accident attorneys have the knowledge, skill, experience and resources to ensure you are fully compensated for all of your injuries and losses.
Our personal injury lawyers will fight to protect your rights and ensure you are treated fairly and justly by the wrongdoer and their insurance company. If you are on our site because you have questions about a loved one who has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, call us at (860)827-0880. We can start answering your questions and assist you immediately.
Car accident statistics
The statistics about car accidents are alarming. It has been estimated that there are approximately 5.25 million driving accidents per year. As a result of these accidents, roughly over 30,000 people died in 2009. For those people who survived, it has been estimated that 2.9 million people suffer severe or lifelong injuries. Car crashes and the injuries caused by them will likely impact your or a loved one’s life. If you have been involved in one of these accidents, our lawyers will fight to protect your interests and ensure you are compensated for your losses.
For detailed statistics,please see the following websites:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
We understand how your injuries impact your life
Whether you have to go to physical therapy for a few weeks, suffer broken bones that require surgery, or are in the hospital for months and suffer life long injuries, you should be compensated for your injuries. This means not only recovering for your immediate injuries and costs, but those injuries that you will likely suffer in the future. We have seen too many people develop terrible problems years after an accident who did not pursue a claim because it did not seem serious at the time. Our lawyers will fight to protect your rights and make things right.
Preserving your case
One of the most important things you should do after being involved in an automobile accident is preserve any and all evidence that may be available to you. You should not hesitate in taking pictures, going to the doctor or hospital, obtaining the police report, obtaining names of witnesses and contacting an attorney. An attorney can assist you in preserving and obtaining any potential evidence. Without immediate action, much of the evidence that you will need to prove your claim can be lost. If you were ticketed for a moving violation (this does not include failure to have registration or insurance), do not plead guilty or pay the fine before speaking with a lawyer. Even in cases where the police ticket you, a qualified lawyer may be able to take your bodily injury case.
Statute of limitations & notice requirements
A statute of limitations sets a specific time frame in which a particular type of law suit can be brought. If you do not meet the deadline, then you will be forever barred from bring suit. In Connecticut, a two year statute of limitation applies to claims involving automobile accidents.
See Connecticut General Statute § 52-584. In the case of an action for injuries resulting in death, however, the action must be brought within two years of the date of death and not more than five years from the act or omission complained of. See Connecticut General Statute § 52-555. In addition, certain claims are subject to notice requirement. For example, any claim against a municipality or the State of Connecticut is subject to severe notice restrictions. These notice requirement must include certain information and be filed within a strict time period. If all of the requirements are not met, you will be prevented from bringing your claim. To properly assess and determine the applicable statute of limitations and any notice requirements that may be associated with your claim, it is imperative that you contact an attorney.
You have rights after a motor vehicle accident
You have the right to have your car repaired in a reasonable time. You also have right to select a body shop of your choosing. In the event your car is determined to be a total loss (“totaled”), the insurer is required to provide you the reasonable fair market value of your vehicle. This value must be collected from three different sources.
Connecticut Public Act No. 09-240 entitles you to written disclosure of another driver’s insurance policy limits. This information is important to learn, particularly in cases where you have sustained significant injuries and the other driver does not have adequate coverage to compensate you for your harms and losses. There are certain requirements for obtaining this information. You should consult with an attorney for details on how to obtain this information.
Over the years, our car accident attorneys have been asked many of the same questions. For example: What should I do after a car accident? How much does it cost to hire a lawyer? For answers to those questions and many others, see our FAQs. Our personal injury lawyers deal with these types of cases on a daily basis. This experience gives us unique insight into these cases and issues associated with them.
Our Blog discusses complex aspects of these cases and information we know only because we deal with the insurance companies and courts on a daily basis. We hope you find the information in our blog helpful. If you have a question, send us an email or contact one of our car accident attorneys. Our lawyers have represented individuals with injuries ranging from neck and back strains to permanent brain injuries to death. We handle cases throughout the entire state of Connecticut including Hartford, Waterbury, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, Bridgeport and the surrounding towns. Regardless of your injury or where you are located, we will aggressively fight for you. In the pursuit of justice, the Law Office of Kevin C. Ferry, LLC has recovered millions of dollars for our clients through negotiated settlements, binding arbitrations and trials. See our Results page.
Make sure your rights are protected! If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident call one of our personal injury lawyers at (860)827-0880 for a free consultation.
If you cannot leave your home or medical facility, we will come to you. Do not wait to contact one of our Connecticut injury lawyers.