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Choosing your personal injury lawyer is one of the most important decisions that you will make during your case. While you might think that any personal injury lawyer you choose will perform at relatively the same quality and skill level, this is not the case. There is a perfect personal injury lawyer for every case.
If you get involved in a personal injury claim with someone, such as the owner of a dangerous premises or an at-fault driver, it is important to realize the impact that your actions can have on the outcome of your case. There are things you can do to help your claim, as well as mistakes that could be detrimental.
Seat belts have immense life-saving capabilities in automobile accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts saved nearly 15,000 lives in 2017 alone. This was with a 90.4 percent national seat belt use rate. If you get into a car accident in Connecticut while you are not wearing a seat belt, you could still be eligible for financial compensation.
If you get into a car accident as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle, you could be eligible for financial compensation from one or more car insurance companies. As a passenger, you are relieved from the burden of having to prove that someone else was at fault for the crash. You will be eligible for compensation from one (or both) of the driver’s insurance companies, regardless of which one caused the crash.
Despite our best efforts, it’s incredibly challenging to remain at peak health throughout the year. Between illnesses, accidents, and simple misfortune, it’s relatively easy to suffer a complication that keeps you or a loved one out of the workforce for some time. If you’re injured or become ill due to workplace conditions, it’s likely that your injuries fall into the category of workers’ compensation (or workers’ comp).
Statistically, truck accidents are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities than passenger car crashes. According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 4,119 victims lost their lives in large truck accidents in 2019. While this was far less than the almost 32,000 deaths that occurred in other types of accidents, the odds of serious and fatal injuries are higher with commercial trucks.
Being involved in a large truck accident in New Haven can come with many challenges and complications, including catastrophic injuries and unique types of evidence to use during a personal injury claim. One of the elements that make commercial truck accidents unique is the fact that special federal and state safety regulations apply to the trucking industry.
Connecticut has thousands of avid motorcyclists. Unfortunately, it also has a high number of motorcycle accidents. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, 49 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents in 2018 alone. Negligent drivers and dangerous roads are common in the state, making riding risky for motorcyclists. Follow these motorcycle safety tips to decrease your risk of an accident.
When you hire a law firm to handle your personal injury case, there’s a chance they may hand off your case to an inexperienced associate who is not skilled enough to get you the best possible result. Jacobs & Jacobs is different from most firms. All three of our New Haven personal injury lawyers are partners and are experienced and skilled attorneys.
Jacobs & Jacobs Partner Allison Jacobs was recognized by New Haven Biz as a recipient of the “Women in Business” Award for 2021. 11 of New Haven’s most successful and accomplished leaders in business were selected. Winners will be honored at a ceremony that will be held on December 9.
The annual Women in Business Award aims “to put a spotlight on a few of the successful women in the region and their accomplishments.