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The Bridgeport personal injury attorneys of Tremont Sheldon P.C.

Injured in a Car Accident? We Are Here to Help.

When car accidents leave vehicles a twisted mess and send people to the hospital with brain and spinal cord injuries, it is easy to identify the need for compensation to make victims whole again. But even in accidents that appear minor at first, it is in the best interest of accident victims to explore their rights in order to protect their futures.

At Tremont Sheldon P.C., we know from experience that the insurance companies are not looking out for you — they’re looking out for their bottom line. On the flip side, our car accident attorneys have your best interests at heart. We know the law and we know how to maximize compensation for Connecticut car accident victims.

Types of Car Accidents

Our Bridgeport car accident lawyers have experience recovering millions of dollars on behalf of people who have been injured in car accidents, including head-on collisions, rear-end accidents, T-bone accidents, rollover accidents, construction zone accidents and intersection accidents.

What To Do When Auto Technology Malfunctions

More vehicles include automatic technology features designed to assist motorists when operating a vehicle, and many of these technology features come standard in new vehicles sold in the U.S.

These technology features may help motorists but they may also pose serious risks in the event they malfunction. Automatic braking, reverse brake assist and other assistance technology could lead to serious or fatal accidents if they do not work as designed. Our law firm understands the complex issues involved in these types of car accidents, and we are committed to advocating for our clients at every step. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you after an accident.

Helping Victims After a Highway Accident

We have some of the busiest highways in the entire nation, and car accidents often result in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, fractures and even burn injuries. We focus on determining the full needs of our clients now and in the future, and then aggressively take on the insurance companies to ensure our clients have the resources they need to make as full a recovery as possible.

We provide thorough representation on behalf of our clients, including people who have been injured on highways such as:

  • I-95
  • Route 8
  • Route 15
  • Route 111
  • Route 25
  • Route 1
  • Sikorsky Bridge

Throughout the length of your case, we will fight for you like we would want somebody to fight for us.

Get One Of Our Trust Car Accident Lawyers On Your Side

At Tremont Sheldon P.C., you can expect to be treated like an individual as we pursue an outcome that is in your best interest. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Call 203-212-9075 or contact us online.

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.