Car Accident Injury Claim — Do I Have One?

"How do I know if I have a car accident injury claim?" "Will I recover compensation for my car accident?" These are questions people frequently ask us during our free initial consultations. If you have been in an accident and would like answers, we encourage you to call the Gillis Law Firm at 866-603-9810.

Connecticut Personal Injury Law

In Connecticut, you can bring a car accident injury claim for injuries caused by someone else's negligence. This includes injuries caused by speeding, drunk driving, drowsy driving, distracted driving and even simple poor driving. Yet, in order to recover compensation, you must be able to prove both the cause and the extent of your injuries.

With more than three decades of experience recovering compensation for injured clients in New Haven and throughout Connecticut, we can help you present your strongest case.

You Must Act Quickly To Bring Your Claim

Connecticut law limits the amount of time that you have to bring a personal injury claim. If you are injured in an accident, you must bring a personal injury claim within three years of your accident and within two years after you discover you have been injured.

There is another reason to act quickly: evidence disappears. The sooner you call our law firm, the sooner we will be able to investigate your motor vehicle accident and begin to build your case.

How Much Money Can I Recover After A Car Accident?

The amount of money you can recover for a car accident largely depends on your own negligence.

Connecticut is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that you can only recover compensation if you were less than 50 percent at fault for the accident. Furthermore, you can only recover to the extent that you weren't at fault. If, for example, you are found to have been 10 percent at fault for the accident, then you will only be able to recover 90 percent of your total damage award.

Because of this law, insurance companies will work hard to prove that you were partially at fault in your accident. Our experienced lawyers are prepared to counter their strategies. And as a "no recovery, no fee" law firm, our success will depend on your success — you will not owe us any money unless and until we recover compensation for you.

Contact Our New Haven Connecticut Car Accident Law Firm

Our attorneys offer free consultations, including evening and weekend appointments. To set up a meeting at our law office next to the Downtown New Haven courthouse, please call 866-603-9810 or send us an email.