Recovering Damages Following A Car Accident

We talk about car accidents as if they are run-of-the-mill; they are anything but.

In a typical year, there are about 15,000 auto accidents in this part of Connecticut. About 4,000 of these result in serious injury. About 30 people die on the road or die soon after from their injuries.

So 4,000 enter a very insecure zone. They have hospital bills and are not sure how to pay them. They lose time at work and wonder how that will affect them. They may be unable to work at their job ever again.

That’s when it’s time to work with a lawyer who listens to you, who knows what’s important to you and knows how to go get it for you. Bob Sousa or Tom Minogue of Sousa & Minogue, LLC, of Shelton, fits that description.

Experienced In Every Car Accident Injury Situation

We file claims in every kind of road accident situation:

  • Rear-impact, side-impact, head-on and rollover accidents and crashes
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Phantom car accidents, where another driver causes an accident and drives off unaware of the resulting damage
  • Accidents where the other driver is uninsured or underinsured — very common these days
  • Accidents in which you share in the blame
  • Accidents in which your passenger is badly injured
  • Fatal accidents

There is a way to approach every kind of auto accident, and Bob Sousa and Tom Minogue are familiar with them all. Insurance companies know they are dealing with a lawyer who knows the law, who knows their legal strategies and who is tenacious on your behalf.

We’re sincerely sorry you were wrongly injured. Now it’s time to make things right again. Call personal injury attorneys Bob Sousa or Tom Minogue today at 203-929-8347 for a no-risk, no-charge, no-obligation case evaluation.

Remember: You owe us nothing unless and until we win for you.

Answering Commonly Asked Car Accident Questions

To better help you understand the legal world and what to expect, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions below. For personalized answers, please call our office.

When Does A Car Accident Qualify For A Personal Injury Claim?

If you are injured because someone else was driving negligently, you may be eligible for compensation. This includes incidences of distracted driving, drunk driving and texting while driving.

Whose Insurance Company Is Responsible For My Care?

If you are in an accident, the insurance policy of the person most responsible for the accident is probably where you will obtain coverage. This is more complicated if a commercial vehicle or multiple cars are involved.

What If I Was Partly Responsible?

The party who was 51% or more responsible for the crash is responsible for compensation. This means you may be partly responsible and still be able to receive a settlement.

I Was Using An Uber. Am I Still Eligible?

If you were riding in an Uber, Lyft or other rideshare vehicle, you are likely still eligible for recovery. In fact, depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for multiple claims, including a claim with the rideshare company.

When Should I Hire An Attorney?

The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner you can begin building your case and the more evidence will be available. You can schedule with our office today.

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