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Highway Accidents in New Haven

A fog-covered highway with several cars driving out of sight

While our highways may provide us with a sense of space and save us time getting from point A to point B, they are not free from risks. A New Haven highway accident can turn lives upside down, leaving drivers and passengers with catastrophic injuries and mounting medical expenses.

At Jacobs & Jacobs in New Haven, Connecticut, we have extensive experience representing highway accident injury victims. Our lawyers are strong advocates for our clients, standing up to the insurance companies to make sure they receive maximum compensation for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

What to Do After a Highway Accident

A motor vehicle collision can be a stressful, nerve-wracking experience. Unfortunately, traffic accidents are not uncommon, so it’s important to be prepared in the event of a crash. If you’re involved in a crash, our New Haven highway accident attorneys recommend:

  1. Determining whether anyone is injured and calling for medical assistance if needed
  2. Getting yourself, any passengers, and your vehicle out of danger
  3. Calling 911, so a police officer can come and prepare an official police report
  4. Collecting relevant information, such as photos of the accident scene and any injuries
  5. Avoiding confrontation with other drivers and not claiming responsibility for the accident, even if you believe you’re at fault
  6. Calling a tow truck if your vehicle is damaged
  7. Contacting your insurance company
  8. Visiting a doctor as soon as possible

Navigating the Insurance Process for a New Haven Highway Collision

Connecticut follows a “fault” system when determining financial responsibility for property damage, injuries, and other losses incurred during a highway crash. In essence, this means that the driver at fault for causing the collision is responsible for compensating everyone that suffered harm as a result of the accident. If you’ve suffered any measure of damage or injury as a result of a New Haven highway accident, our experienced attorney can help you do one of the following:

  • File a claim with your insurance company: You may be able to file a claim with your own insurance company if the losses suffered are covered under your own policy. In many cases, your insurance company will likely pursue a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. You may need to file a claim with your insurance provider if the other driver doesn’t have insurance and you have uninsured motorist coverage.
  • File a third-party claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier: Our personal injury attorneys will handle negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf. Our goal is to get you the full compensation you deserve for the injuries and damages you suffered. Whether you’re riding a motorcycle or need a New Haven truck accident attorney, we can help.
  • File a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver: If an insurance company refuses to negotiate with you or fails to provide an acceptable settlement, we can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. The insurance company may attempt to have the case dismissed or prove that you caused the crash. It’s essential to have our skilled personal injury attorney in your corner to fight vigorously for the complete compensation you deserve.

How Jacobs & Jacobs Handles Highway Accident Cases

Highway accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including negligent actions such as:

We will thoroughly investigate with the help of professional experts such as accident reconstructionists. We will then aggressively pursue the full compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in a highway accident, contact us today online or by telephone at (203) 777-2300 to speak to a New Haven car accident lawyer. We fight for the results you deserve.

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