Waterbury Accident Lawyers
Car accidents are an everyday occurrence that can change your life forever. Insurance companies will fight hard to avoid paying you or to pay far less than you deserve for your injuries, even claiming that you were to blame and engaging in unfair trade and insurance practices. The Waterbury car accident attorneys of Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, LLP, are experienced handling car accident lawsuits and dedicated to fighting the insurance companies on your behalf and holding them accountable for what they owe you.
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
One of the biggest concerns we hear from clients is that they believe they cannot recover adequate compensation because the other driver was uninsured or underinsured. We have been able to recover substantial compensation for our clients in these types of cases. Insurance coverage is complicated. You may have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own policy, or you may be actually be covered by a household member’s insurance policy.
If you were injured in an accident involving a defective vehicle or defective roadway, you may be entitled to compensation through a product liability lawsuit or a claim against the government entity responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the roadway, making the other driver’s insurance status irrelevant.
We will thoroughly investigate your accident, and all potentially available insurance coverage, and fully pursue every avenue of compensation.
Common causes of Car Accidents
Some common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted drivers, including those who text or use cell phones while driving
- Impaired drivers, including drunk drivers, drivers on illicit and prescription drugs, and drivers who are fatigued
- Excessive speed including driving above the speed limit and driving too fast for the road conditions
- Reckless and aggressive driving
- Failure to use turn signals
- Running stop signs or red lights
- Failure to yield
- Defective vehicles
- Defective roadways
If you have a possible car accident in Connecticut, please call the Waterbury car accident attorneys of Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, LLP, at (888) 244-5480 or contact us online today. Your lawsuit is subject to the Connecticut statute of limitations which means that you must file your case before the deadline or lose your right to potential compensation.