Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts injured passenger lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims arising from victims who are injured as the passenger in a motor vehicle accident.
There is never a good time to have a car accident. Car accidents happen at any time of day, in any weather condition, and to any type of driver. You can try your best to follow all traffic laws and drive defensively, but can still be hit by a negligent driver. Car accidents can range in terms of severity, but many can lead to traumatic injuries that can take years to fully heal from. If you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Car Accidents in Connecticut
Connecticut car accidents are unfortunately on the rise. Many car accidents are due to driver distraction, and Connecticut has taken note of this, implementing new laws which prohibit texting while driving, and cell phone use while driving aside from a hands-free device. However, many drivers still fail to follow these traffic laws and cause severe damage to individuals through their negligent driving. Passengers often face severe injuries which were not caused by any negligence on their behalf, but was instead the fault of either the driver of their car or another car.
Car accidents are due to a number of other factors, including:
- Vehicle malfunction or improper maintenance
- Driving under the influence
- Animals in the road
Injuries received from car accidents are widespread and include broken bones, spine injuries, brain injuries, burns, and concussions. These injuries can have long-lasting repercussions which include ongoing rehabilitation and permanent side effects. As a passenger in a car accident, you should not be forced to carry this burden through your life on your own. You may have a claim against the driver of your car or the driver of the other car. Sometimes both drivers are each responsible for the accident through either their own negligence or distraction and you may be able to recover damages from both drivers. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to advise you on your next steps.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident as a passenger, you understand the difficult situation you are put in if you were acquaintances with the driver who caused the car accident. However, the driver has a duty to protect you as a passenger and should be held accountable for their actions. Do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts injured passenger lawyer. Our attorneys have years of experience in assisting our clients to develop claims for injuries sustained in car accidents. We place special emphasis on the passengers of car accidents who are the unfortunate victims of terrible accidents. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.