Injured Passenger Attorneys in Bloomfield & Hartford, CT
Car accidents are a serious issue in the state of Connecticut. People involved in these accidents can sustain serious injuries and assigning liability can be complicated. Since Connecticut is no longer a “no-fault” insurance state, people involved in accidents do not have to be covered under what other states call personal injury protection or PIP. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident as a passenger, you need to consider your legal options against the responsible party, even if it against someone you know. Though people are understandably against taking legal action against a friend or family member, the effects of the accident can be devastating, physically and financially. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident as a passenger, you need to consider your legal options. Contact our firm today.
Car accidents in Connecticut
Connecticut insurance laws repealed the requirement for no-fault insurance in 1994. Since then, they have followed a fault system that requires drivers to carry liability insurance as followed:
- $20,000 of insurance coverage for bodily injury or death of one person
- $40,000 of insurance coverage for bodily injury or death of more than one person
- $10,000 of insurance coverage for property damage
Pursuing an injury claim
Because Connecticut follows a fault-based insurance law, you may have to take legal action against the driver assigned negligence. In some cases, it can be another driver or drivers who are responsible for your injuries. The assignment of fault can be split amongst all of the drivers or just one. If fault was assigned to the driver of your car, you may have to take legal action against the person you know. Though many people are hesitant to sue a friend or family member, you are only recovering damages against their insurance policy, for the most part.
If you have been seriously injured as a passenger in a car accident, a successful personal injury case can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. You may be able to recover damages for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens that were caused by the accident. Economic damages can include medical bills, lost wages, the need to hire in-home care, and more. Non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and more. It is essential to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through your legal options.
Contact an experienced Connecticut injured passenger injury law firm
The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman has over 35 years of experience helping the people of Connecticut injured by negligence. If you are injured in a car accident as a passenger, you need to consider your legal options as soon as possible. Our firm has handled countless cases of passenger accidents over the years and would be happy to assist you in your matter. These accidents can leave a lasting impact on your life. If you need quality legal support through any personal injury matter, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a consultation today.