An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Fairfield County
Our legal team can handle your Connecticut car accident claim
The roads and highways in Fairfield County can be extremely dangerous. Car accidents happen fast. Lives are changed in a heartbeat. That's why victims need an experienced Fairfield County car accident lawyer.
You may be commuting from Westport to Stamford on the Merritt Parkway when you're rear-ended by a texting driver. A loved one may sustain serious car accident injuries or brain damage after being struck by a drunk driver on Route 7 in Norwalk.
While most drivers may never expect to be in a car accident, most people do become involved in an accident some time in their lives. And some of these accidents result in serious injuries or fatalities. If you've struck your head during a car accident, you may have suffered a concussion, which is a form of brain injury. You may need specialized evaluation and treatment. Even if you don't remember being unconscious, it is important to tell your doctor about any difficulty with memory, concentration, blurred vision or head pain.
Making the right decisions after your accident often can be critical to your physical, emotional and financial well-being for years to come.
Put the power of an experienced Fairfield County car accident attorney to work for you
At Vishno Law Office, we understand how difficult it is knowing what to do after a car accident. That's why we're here. If the other driver caused your accident, you will need to take action to protect your rights. That's because the insurance company for the at-fault driver will not simply offer you the money you need for your losses. You often will need to fight them for it.
Knowing what to do after a serious car accident in Connecticut can be confusing. You might not even know what legal options are available to you. That’s why it’s critical that you take the first step as soon as possible. That’s why we want to meet with you right away.
Contact Attorney Jeremy Vishno today to discuss your legal options with an experienced car accident lawyer in Fairfield County who knows how to hold negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable. Our firm can help, whether you need to file a wrongful death lawsuit or personal injury claim.
What causes car accidents in Connecticut?
Most drivers across Fairfield County know the law. They know the rules of the road. But that doesn't stop some drivers from putting other motorists, their passengers and pedestrians alike in immediate danger. They might engage in any of the following careless or reckless behaviors:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Driving while fatigued
These are common causes of car accidents in Fairfield County. Each of these factors significantly raises the risk of an accident. Unfortunately, there are many causes of accidents. There are many different types of car accidents in Connecticut. Some of the most common car accidents on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport, I-84 in Danbury, I-95 in Norwalk and other roads across Fairfield County include hit and run accidents, speeding accidents, SUV rollover accidents, T-bone or broadside collisions and more.
No two accidents are the same. Each accident has its own specific characteristics and causes. Attorney Vishno understands each accident requires a different approach. That's why with the help of his support team he pores over medical and police records, carefully examines evidence, and interviews witnesses to build the most solid, successful legal strategy on the client's behalf.
Do I need a lawyer for my Fairfield County car accident?
Having a car accident lawyer on your side can help you recover financial compensation from the insurance company after your car accident. Without one, insurance companies are more likely to give you a hard time and try to keep your payout to a minimum.
Without an attorney you could get a smaller settlement – or your claim may even get denied. Most insurance companies would prefer if you didn’t have a lawyer, that way they can pull out their bag of tricks.
For example, the insurance company representative you speak with may seem helpful, but they are trained to get you to say things that can later be taken out of context, all in an effort to deny your claim. A car accident attorney can level the playing field and fight for compensation you’re entitled to, whether it’s in the form of a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict following a lawsuit.
Should I file a car accident lawsuit?
In many cases, filing a lawsuit may be the best way to get the money you deserve for your accident. If you do decide to take legal action, there are several issues you need to consider when filing a car accident lawsuit in Fairfield County or elsewhere in Connecticut.
First, you need to make sure you don’t miss the deadline to file a lawsuit. This deadline (known as the statute of limitations) is generally two years from the date of your collision, according to Connecticut General Statutes § 52-284. If you miss that two-year deadline, you miss out on your only opportunity to take legal action.
Second, you need to file your car accident lawsuit in the court that has jurisdiction over your accident, which is usually based on where your car crash took place. In Fairfield County, for example, the Fairfield County Courthouse is located in Bridgeport, CT.
Third, you need evidence in support of your legal claim. Such evidence might include eyewitness testimony or accident debris. Over time, such evidence can get lost or destroyed. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to a car accident attorney as soon as possible.
What's my Connecticut car accident case worth?
A car accident attorney doesn’t have a specific amount of compensation that they try to recover for each client. That’s because every case is different. Many factors come into play that can impact your total compensation, including what medical treatment you need for your injuries, how much money you make and are missing while out of work, the value of your car and any other property that was damaged in the crash, and your pain and suffering (in certain cases). Sometimes punitive damages may also be awarded, but it really all depends on the specific details of your case.
What can a Fairfield County car accident lawyer do for me?
At the bare minimum, a car accident lawyer can assist you after a crash by helping you fill out necessary paperwork accurately and on time. An attorney can also deal with the insurance company and help you recover maximum compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages from missed work
- Car repairs, transportation and, if necessary, a replacement vehicle, if yours is totaled
- Home modifications, if you have a permanent disability as the result of your car accident
- Pain and suffering
Let us protect your rights. Contact Vishno Law Firm today
The days, weeks and months after a car accident are an unquestionably difficult time for injury victims. You may face a long, painful recovery process. Medical bills and lost wages from missing work add up fast.
Your recovery can be difficult, but getting justice shouldn't have to be. Let Vishno Law Firm be your voice. Let us handle the insurance company red tape. Attorney Jeremy Vishno has a proven track record of getting results. He helps clients who need compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering and other losses related to the car accident.
Fairfield County residents know they can trust Attorney Jeremy Vishno to protect their rights every step of the way after their car accident. Attorney Vishno has been helping injury victims get the compensation they rightfully deserve since 1990.
Take a stand. Contact us at Vishno Law Firm today. If represented by our firm, rest assured your case will be handled personally by Fairfield County car accident lawyer Jeremy Vishno and his staff of experienced paralegals. Call 888-222-1688 to schedule a free case consultation at our Fairfield or New Haven office locations.