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.

How do I know if I have the proper auto insurance?

Tremont Sheldon P.C. repeatedly reminds and educates our clients regarding the importance of having appropriate auto insurance coverage. Over and over again, we see clients who are left unprotected with inadequate insurance. Tremont Sheldon P.C. would like to share with you the seven do’s and don’ts for selecting the best auto insurance protection for your family.

1. DO understand your policy. Can you answer the following questions?
1. What is the amount of my bodily injury/liability (BI) coverage?
2. What is the amount of my uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage?
3. What can I do to obtain conversion coverage or double UM?

2. DO increase your UM/UIM coverage, if possible.
We always hear people tell us that they have purchased umbrella insurance coverage, yet they do not know their UM/UIM limits. While umbrella, excess and BI coverage protect you if you cause an accident, they afford no protection if an uninsured or underinsured motorist injures you. The only way to protect yourself is to increase your UM/UIM coverage and request double coverage. Example: If you have $300,000 BI and $300,000 UM, request double UM coverage and increase your UM limits to $600,000.

3. DO purchase underinsured motorist conversion (UIMC) coverage.
UIMC coverage guarantees that you and your family will be afforded the full extent of the coverage you purchased, no matter how much is recovered from the driver who caused the collision. Otherwise, the amount that you receive from the other driver will be deducted from your coverage. Example: At-fault driver pays out to injured person his $20,000 limited policy. Injured person has limited $50,000 without conversion. Injured person can only make claim for remaining $30,000 in coverage (50,000-20,000 = 30,000). With conversion coverage, injured person can make a claim for $50,000. If the injured person had double UM, he will have $100,000 of coverage in addition to the $20,000 received.

4. DON’T be cheap – be smart.
A few dollars saved can result in inadequate coverage, which basically is no coverage at all. Although the law only requires limits of $20,000 worth of coverage per person and $40,000 worth of coverage per accident, such limits are woefully insufficient to cover the costs resulting from serious injury. Remember to purchase the maximum amount of insurance that you can afford as it is money well spent.

5. DON’T “write down” your UM/UIM motorist coverage.
Always reject any offer to reduce your UM/UIM coverage to below the amount of your BI coverage.

6. DON’T be left without medical coverage.
The law no longer requires you to purchase no fault or medical benefit coverage. However, if you do not have health insurance coverage, you should still purchase this optional coverage in order to protect yourself. If you do have health insurance, the premium for this coverage may be better spent increasing your UM/UIM limits.

7. DON’T think “It won’t happen to me.”
Unfortunately, Tremont Sheldon P.C. has seen many situations where clients have been injured by uninsured or underinsured drivers and these clients have had inadequate UM/UIM coverage. Hopefully, you will never need it, but be smart and protect yourself.