A new season can bring along new dangers for drivers. Most people think of comfy sweaters and changing leaves when they think of fall, but there are plenty of autumn driving hazards that you should also keep at the front of your mind. Any of these hazards can contribute to accidents that result in serious injuries. If you or a loved one suffer harm in an accident this season, know that our Hartford County car accident attorneys are ready to fight for you.
What Are the Most Common Autumn Driving Hazards?
The fall season has a few hazardous conditions to offer drivers, including these common contributors to auto accidents:
- Slippery, wet leaves
- Shorter days and darker roads
- Wild animals, like deer
- Cold weather and slippery roads
Can I Sue for Damages if Any Autumn Driving Hazards Caused My Accident?
Yes, you can still sue even if one of these autumn driving hazards was partly to blame for your accident. In many cases, such hazards are contributors to accidents but they are not the main cause. The behavior of another driver is more likely to be the biggest factor here.
So a driver who hit you might want to blame some slippery leaves, but they were actually speeding at the time of the accident too. Maybe you stopped short due to the sudden appearance of a deer and got rear-ended. The other driver wants to blame you, but they were actually tailgating and not giving you nearly enough space. There could be lots of blame to go around in these situations.
How Long Do I Have to Sue After an Auto Accident?
Keep in mind that you do not have an unlimited amount of time to pursue legal action. The state of Connecticut gives you two years to sue after an injury. This can seem like a long time, but the days can pass by quickly as you recover and get back to your normal life. Contact our lawyers early and we can make sure that you do not miss your chance to pursue compensation.
What Should My Compensation Cover?
A fair and reasonable compensation offer should help make up for all of the economic costs of an accident. Your compensation should also address the psychic toll the event took on you and your loved ones. We will help you fight for damages that cover:
- The cost of medical care
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Psychological trauma
- Pain from disability or disfigurement
- Any other past and future pain and suffering
Schedule a Case Evaluation Today
If you or a loved one gets injured in a car accident this season, you do not have to fight for compensation on your own. Contact the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to tell you more about your legal options and what we can do to help you.