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Did a Distracted Driver Cause Your Injuries?

Driving while distracted poses a great danger to the driver and everyone in his or her path. Our attorneys are seeing an increasing number of distracted driving lawsuits in Connecticut. We have the experience to investigate distracted driving cases, including texting while driving car accidents, and hold drivers accountable for their actions. We encourage victims of distracted drivers to come forward and prevent similar accidents from happening to others.

Distractions on the Rise

Distracted driving can result from talking on the phone, texting, eating food, picking up an item on the car floor and other diversions. It can be more dangerous than drunk driving. Keeping your eyes off the road for even a split second can cause your reflexes to be impaired and cause your reaction time to slow immensely.

We get calls from victims of distracted driving accidents in Connecticut. This includes accidents caused by distracted drivers applying makeup who caused car crashes, drivers who fell asleep and caused a car accident, those injured by drivers who were reading a map while driving and caused a car accident, and those where the use of GPS caused a car accident.

In November 2011 the Connecticut Department of Transportation approved a final rule that prohibits commercial drivers from using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a commercial truck or bus. In September 2010, a regulation banned text messaging while operating a commercial truck or bus and in February 2011, a regulation banned texting by intrastate hazardous materials drivers.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Talk to the attorneys at Tremont Sheldon P.C. if you are looking for a lawyer in Connecticut who knows how to investigate car accidents caused by distracted drivers. We are here to help you move forward with your life. 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.