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Connecticut Car Accident Legal Team

Eagan & Donohue has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims arising from intersection, lane departure, run-off-road, rear-end and head-on collisions of motor vehicles.

Car accidents can happen at any time due to a number of outside circumstances, such as weather, car maintenance, or driving under the influence.  Car accidents unfortunately lead to severe consequences for everyone involved in them and can often be life threatening.  If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Connecticut, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Connecticut Car Accidents

Car accidents occur throughout each state, although every state has unique car accident statistics.  Connecticut’s statistics in this area have varied over time.  During 2012, for instance, there were 236 known traffic fatalities stemming from car accidents, 156 of which were in urban communities while 77 took place in rural communities (3 were listed as unknown).  This was greater than the number of fatal car accidents reported in 2011 (221 total), although it was noticeably lower than the number reported in 2008 (302 total).

Our firm recognizes that behind each car accident statistic is a person who may have sustained painful injuries, and who needs an attorney who treats them with the utmost sensitivity and care while advocating strongly for their interests.

Unfortunately, many car accidents are related to driving under the influence or to distracted driving.  Additionally, the type of vehicle involved in car accidents makes a difference in the severity of the accident.  While the vast majority of car accidents in Connecticut tend to involve passenger cars, large utility trucks (such as semis) make up the next largest group of vehicle fatalities.  Large trucks often cause devastating accidents and injuries due to the pitting of several tons of vehicle against a smaller, one-ton vehicle.  Motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are also at risk throughout the state since motor vehicle drivers sometimes fail to look out for these small vehicles or individuals.

Car accident damages can include compensation for the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship (for a spouse)

Damages are not limited to these categories, but can include other reasonable amounts that are shown to be the result of the accident, such as damages to your vehicle and other monetary losses.

Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you understand the severity and impact of all injuries.  We appreciate that injuries from these accidents do not just leave a physical scar, but also leave emotional and financial ones as well.  You should not be responsible for covering all the damages from the accident if you were not the responsible party for the accident.  The negligent party should be held responsible.  The legal team at Eagan & Donohue has years of experience in handling car accident cases and understands that each case is unique.

Our team will fight tirelessly to assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries.

Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.