Regardless of the nature of the accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney about your injuries if you were hurt in an accident as soon as possible. You should also seek medical attention immediately after an accident, to get checked out. Often what appears to be minor injuries at the time when your adrenaline is pumping, can later become serious injuries that require surgery or other medical care.
If you have an injury that was caused by an accident and you are interested in retaining legal assistance to help recover losses, below are some basic definitions that apply to these types of claims:
Liability – the state of being responsible for something, especially by law. To recover compensation for injuries, losses and damages, you have to establish that someone is liable, also known as proving that they are at fault.
Negligent – failing to take as a reasonable person would under the same circumstances or acting in a certain way that a reasonable person in the same circumstances would not do.
Damages – refers to compensation for all harms that have occurred to the one who is the victim of another’s negligent conduct, i.e. the unlawful act or omission of another.
Determining if there is a legal responsibility when there is an accident or injury (often called “liability”) can sometimes be complicated. This often is determined on whether someone was “negligent.” You may believe that a person or business caused the accident, but it must be proved that they caused the incident and were negligent in bringing about such an incident, in order for that party to be responsible to pay for your injuries, losses, and damages.
These days most persons, drivers and businesses are covered by insurance policies for accidents. These policies are in place to protect the business or individual from claims against them when an accident occurs that is caused by their negligence. The insurance company defends the party alleged to have been at fault by retaining an attorney to defend them, and to limit the financial exposure of the insurance company as much as possible.
As an individual harmed by once of these incidents caused by the negligence of another, you need someone that is properly trained and experienced in dealing with these insurance companies to provide zealous and ethical representation of you. Victims of these incidents caused by the negligence of another are typically awarded reimbursement from this at fault party’s insurance company for medical expenses incurred, for their injuries, as well as for lost wages, impairments, pain and suffering, loss of life’s activities, etc.,
At Tindall Law Firm, LLC, we fight to recover damages for car accident victims in Connecticut. With 22 years of experience, attorney Tavis Tindall has the knowledge and skill to hold the negligent driver accountable for your losses. For a free consultation with a Waterbury car accident injury lawyer, please call 203.755.0018 or contact us online.