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A car accident can be a very traumatic and difficult experience. At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, Attorney Welcome is well experienced in car accident litigation, having worked on many of these types of cases. In fact, Connecticut residents have trusted Attorney Welcome with their cases for over 15 years.

Regardless of whether the accident was a fender-bender or a catastrophic collision, our Connecticut car accident lawyers are here to help and provide you with answers and guidance.

Reach out for a free initial consultation with our Connecticut car accident lawyers.
Convenient locations in Norwalk, Danbury, and Waterbury! Services also available in Spanish.

What to Do After a Car Accident?

Knowing what to do a car accident can set you up for the success if you decide to file an injury claim later on.

Remember to do these things if you’ve been in a car accident:

  • Remain at the scene: Stay close to where the accident happened and try to make sure the other parties involved stay as well.
  • Get to safety: If you are on a dangerous part of the road and are not too severely injured, try to move to the side and make sure everyone involved is as safe as possible from other traffic.
  • Call the police: It can be helpful to have an official police report on hand for your insurance company.
  • Give accurate information: Do not speculate on what happened. Tell the officer what you know. If asked about injuries, say you are not sure. Some injuries take time to surface.
  • Take pictures: Take pictures of the vehicles, the road conditions, any present injuries, other people’s driver’s licenses and any other important information.
  • Get other’s information: Make sure to get the insurance information as well as the name, address, and telephone number of those involved.
  • Report the accident: Notify your insurance company of the accident and discuss whether you have coverage for your medical bills. If so, you can submit your medical bills to your provider.
  • Get medical attention: Even if you feel fine immediately after the accident, go to an urgent care or visit your primary care physician to make sure that everything is fine. If an injury surfaces later, sometimes it can be difficult to prove that the car accident was the direct cause.
  • Keep a file: Keep everything related to the accident all together in an easy-access location so you can have it ready to bring to an attorney, or to reference when dealing with insurance.

Injured due to the negligence of another driver? Winning an accident claim can recover compensation for your medical bills, missed wages, and more. Call (203) 806-7922 for a free consultation.
We have offices in Waterbury, Danbury, and Norfolk and have a multilingual staff.

Should I Give a Statement to the Other Insurance Company?

The other party’s insurance company will not waste any time reaching out to you. It is crucial to avoid engaging in conversation with the insurance adjuster and to not provide anything beyond the basics.

You can tell the insurance adjuster:

  • Where the accident occurred
  • When it occurred
  • What type of car you drive
  • Do NOT talk about your injuries, any medical treatment you are receiving, or how the accident happened.

5 Common Causes of Collisions in Connecticut

Accidents can be caused by any number of factors, but some are far more common than others. We go over the five common causes of auto accidents.

  • Distracted Driving

When people think of distracted driving, they tend to think of cell phone use, but distracted driving covers a vast range of bad habits, including changing the radio station, speaking to a passenger, or daydreaming. Basically, anything that takes your attention away from driving is considered distracting.

  1. Speed

Every day, drivers decide to push it over the speed limit because they are late for work, an event, or rushing to the scene of an emergency. Not being mindful of your speed may result in car accidents leading to injuries from whiplash, catastrophic injuries, or even death.

  1. Manufacturer Errors

Rather than a driver's error, car accidents may also be caused by vehicle defects. If your accident was caused by a defective car part, you may also file a claim against the auto manufacturer. Some examples of these are defective brakes, tires, airbags, fuel systems, and more.

  1. Driving Under the Influence

DUI includes driving while under the influence of drugs, even prescribed medication. Before taking a drive, be sure to check that your medications do not cause drowsiness. If you are drinking and need to travel somewhere, call a friend or family member take you. Other options are taxis or any driving service that you trust.
  1. Poor Road Conditions

In some cases, the driver is not to blame at all. If the road was not well-lit or there was a pot hole that caused you to lose control of your vehicle and get into an accident, you may be able sue the state for compensation. Just speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before doing so!

Call (203) 806-7922 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident lawyers in Connecticut.
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Our Approach to Drunk Driving Cases

People who get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol are very likely to get into a car accident. Tragically, drunk driving is one of the leading causes of injuries and death on our nation’s roads today. When a driver chooses to break the law and operate a vehicle after drinking, they have just chosen to gamble with someone’s life.

If you or a loved one were injured by a drunk driver, we’ll do everything in our power to hold that person accountable and help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome Today

For many years, the Law Offices of James A. Welcome has offered personalized and results-driven legal representation for injured individuals and families throughout the State of Connecticut. Our Connecticut car accident attorneys are confident in our abilities to help you too. From start to finish, we take an exhaustive approach to your case and work towards the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Call (203) 806-7922 to learn more about your legal options. Start a free consultation with a Connecticut personal injury lawyer today. Spanish, Portguese, Mandarin, and Cantonese services offered.

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