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Injured in an Accident Caused by Ice and Snow?

In the winter, ice and snow can make Connecticut roadways very dangerous. Auto accidents are common. If you have been in a winter weather accident, you may think that you have no recourse and that you will have to cover the costs on your own. However, there may be opportunities to recover compensation with the help of an experienced lawyer.

At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience recovering compensation for motor vehicle accident victims. We have recovered millions of dollars for people who have suffered serious injuries. If there is any way to get you compensation for medical bills and other costs, you can be certain that we will find it.

Who Caused the Winter Weather Accident?

Often, people involved in car accidents in the winter think that there is nobody to blame. That is not necessarily the case. If you were hit by another car, the driver may have been driving too fast for conditions and should be held accountable.

Intersection accidents are common in the winter, because one car will slide through a stop sign or a red light and cause a collision. The slippery roads are not entirely to blame. If the other driver had been driving slower or had braked sooner, the crash may have been prevented.

Even in single-car accidents in the winter, there may be opportunities to recover compensation. Perhaps the road was poorly designed, causing an unnatural accumulation of ice or snow. Our lawyers will review your case to determine who was liable and we will take action to get you money to cover your bills.

In addition, we handle auto accidents caused by snow plows, ice trucks and other municipal vehicles that are out during the winter season.

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Call 203-212-9075 or contact us online to discuss your case and find out whether there is an opportunity to pursue compensation.

Auto Accident Frequently Asked Questions

What is a personal injury attorney?

A personal injury attorney represents victims and their families who have been injured due to someone’s negligence or reckless actions. A personal injury attorney can help you find justice after an accident by pursuing compensation to help pay for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and damages depending on your case.

When should you contact a lawyer after a car accident?

You should call a lawyer before you speak to the insurance company. An attorney can protect your rights by collecting evidence, evaluating all options for recovery and negotiating with the insurance company to maximize the compensation in your case.

When should you hire an attorney after an accident?

Hiring an attorney is a big decision, especially after you have been injured. However, it is one that should be made as soon as possible so your right to file a claim is protected.

What are your rights after a car accident?

You have the right to pursue a legal claim against the driver responsible for the accident. To protect yourself, do not admit fault after an accident. You also do not need to make statements to the insurance company or sign any settlement agreements without consulting a lawyer first. Speaking to a lawyer can help you protect your right to file a lawsuit after an accident.

Who Pays Your Medical Bills If You Were Injured In A Car Accident?

Connecticut is a “fault” insurance state. This means that if the other driver was at fault for the accident, their insurance company is responsible for paying for your losses, including medical bills. However, the insurance company will not pay your damages until your claim is resolved. At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, we can help, but it can take several months. In the meantime, you will need to find another way to pay your bills. Your options may include:

  • A personal medical insurance policy
  • Group medical coverage through your employer
  • Medicare or Medicaid

The most important thing to do after an auto accident is to obtain medical coverage and follow your doctor’s treatment plan for your recovery. If you fail to see a doctor or discontinue treatment, two things can happen:

  • You may be left with a chronic condition that can keep you from living your life to the fullest.
  • The insurance company of the at-fault driver may decline your personal injury claim.

What If You Are Uninsured?

What If You Are Uninsured?

If you are in a car accident and do not have medical insurance, our lawyers can help you find a doctor who will provide you with treatment in exchange for a lien on your personal injury settlement or verdict. This is called a letter of protection.