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Stamford Car Accident Lawyers

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Car accidents can turn your whole life upside down, especially if you suffer devastating injuries affecting your ability to earn an income and facing costly medical expenses. Having a knowledgeable and experienced Stamford car accident lawyer by your side is crucial to protecting your rights and helping you recover the compensation you need for your injuries and losses.

The Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC provides top-notch legal representation to residents of Stamford and the surrounding areas. We hold negligent drivers accountable and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients.

What Types of Car Accidents Does the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC Handle?

Car accidents are common in Stamford, especially during the winter months. There are numerous types of accidents in which you can be injured. Our team handles all types of car accident cases, including but not limited to:

  • Head-on collisions
  • High-speed collisions
  • Rear-end accidents
  • T-bone or side-impact accidents
  • Multi-vehicle accidents
  • Rideshare accidents

What Are the Most Dangerous Roads in Stamford?

In Stamford, Connecticut, several roads are known for being more hazardous than others due to high volumes of traffic, complex intersections, or inadequate infrastructure for the level of congestion. The most dangerous roads include:

  • Interstate 95 (I-95): Notorious for heavy traffic and frequent accidents, I-95 cuts through Stamford and sees a particularly high number of accidents between Stamford and Bridgeport.
  • East Main Street: This major thoroughfare has numerous intersections, pedestrian crossings, and heavy congestion, which results in a high number of accidents each year.
  • Merritt Parkway (Route 15): Scenic Route 15 has risky narrow lanes and sharp curves, making it especially dangerous during inclement weather or heavy traffic​.
  • Washington Boulevard (Route 137): Cutting through downtown Stamford, Washington Boulevard has heavy traffic, dozens of intersections, and heavy foot traffic.

What Are Common Causes of Car Accidents?

Nearly 6 million car accidents occur each year in the United States, resulting in over 3 million injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 94 percent of all car accidents are caused by human error. Common causes of accidents include distracted driving, drowsy driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, poor road conditions, running stop lights or signs, speeding, tailgating, and poor weather.

What Are Common Car Accident Injuries?

Some of the most common car accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones: Sudden stops, force of impact, and flipping over puts tremendous strain on bones, causing them to fracture or break.
  • Bruising: The most common injury, bruising, typically occurs due to seat belt restraints tightening, hitting the steering wheel, or airbag deployment.
  • Concussions: Concussions occur from the head striking hard surfaces during impact, such as the steering wheel, windows, or seat backs.
  • Neck and back injuries: The force of impact can damage spinal nerves and interrupt brain signals.
  • Organ damage: Internal organs move violently during car accidents, resulting in severe and life-threatening bruising, lacerations, or crushing of the soft tissue.
  • Traumatic brain Injuries (TBIs): A serious brain injury, TBIs alter brain function, often permanently affecting personality, temperament, cognitive ability, and speech.
  • Whiplash: The most common injury, whiplash, occurs when the head is violently whipped back and forth, causing the brain to slam against the skull.

Car accidents can also cause the mind to continue experiencing the trauma long after the body heals, causing mental anguish, such as depression, anxiety, fear, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Who Is Responsible for Accidents Involving Multiple Cars?

Accidents involving two or more vehicles are considered multi-vehicle collisions and occur most frequently in congested stop-and-go traffic. Multi-vehicle accidents can be extremely dangerous because cars and occupants may be struck multiple times from multiple directions, causing considerably more damage and injuries. The most common multi-vehicle accidents include:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side-impact collisions

Determining responsibility in a multi-car accident is complex, usually requiring extensive investigation and accident reconstruction to pinpoint who or what initiated the crash. Given the number of vehicles involved, multiple drivers, owners, insurance companies, car designers and manufacturers, or government entities may ultimately share responsibility for the accident. Assigning responsibility for any type of car accident requires proving the party acted negligently through the following legal requirements:

  • The driver had a duty of care to act reasonably in similar circumstances for others’ safety.
  • The duty of care was breached.
  • The breach caused your injuries.
  • Your injuries caused financial losses.

What Insurance Is Required in Connecticut?

Under Connecticut law, vehicle owners are required to carry a minimum insurance coverage of $25,000 bodily injury per person, $50,000 bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 property damage per accident. Minimum coverage protects others should you be in a car accident, so we highly recommend purchasing additional coverage to protect yourself and your family.

What if I Am Partially Responsible for the Accident?

Connecticut follows the rule of modified comparative negligence, and you can seek compensation if you are less than 50 percent at fault. However, the compensation you are awarded will be reduced by your percentage.

What if the At-Fault Driver Lies?

Car accidents are bad enough, but the situation becomes even more difficult and frustrating when the other driver lies about their involvement. Drivers lie for many reasons, the most common being money, to avoid paying for the other driver’s damage and injuries, and to increase their insurance premiums. Drivers also lie when breaking the law, such as drunk driving, speeding, or texting, which caused the wreck.

What Should I Do After an Accident in Stamford?

The moments after a car accident can be critical for gathering valuable evidence. If you are physically able, photograph the scene, damage, and injuries, exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver, ask witnesses for statements, seek medical attention as soon as possible, keep all accident-related records, and hire an experienced Stamford car accident lawyer with a successful track record of securing maximum compensation for clients.

Why Choose the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC

When preparing personal injury claims and calculating settlements, experienced car accident lawyers investigate and weigh many factors, such as fault and the extent and severity of injuries and property damage. Settlements are designed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Hiring an experienced Stamford car accident lawyer allows you to focus on your recovery, knowing your claim will be handled properly and swiftly. At the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC, our skilled legal team can do the following on your behalf:

  • Investigate the accident scene and reports.
  • Interview responding officers and witnesses.
  • Determine fault.
  • Coordinate with your medical team on your current and future healthcare needs.
  • Consult experts, if necessary.
  • Prepare and file the required documents.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies.
  • Represent you in court should your case go to trial.

Our Stamford Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC Will Protect Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, our experienced Stamford car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC are available to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call us at 860-872-7741 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Vernon, New Haven, and Waterbury, Connecticut, we proudly serve clients in Tolland County, New Haven County, and Hartford County.

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