In Connecticut, Motor-Vehicle Accidents Can Take Many Forms

Posted on 10/14/13

There Are Many Ways to Be Injured in a Motor-Vehicle Accident in Connecticut; Here Are Just a Few

The state of Connecticut has literally thousands of miles of roads, avenues and highways, ranging from sleepy suburban streets to the often-congested I-95 corridor. You’ll also find all kinds of motor vehicles traversing this state, including small passenger cars, motorcycles, SUVs, and gigantic eighteen-wheeler trucks. Put this all together, and you can see why Connecticut motor vehicle accidents are a common occurrence—and why, if you have been injured in an accident, you need to retain the services of the law firm of James A. Welcome.

Here Are Some Common Motor Vehicle Accidents in Connecticut

Not all motor-vehicle accidents are created equal; depending on their location, and the types of vehicles involved, some are much more serious than others, and more likely to result in serious damage and/or personal injury. Some of the most common examples include:

  • Rear-end collisions. If the driver ahead of you on a road or highway stops too quickly, you may not be able to apply your brakes in time, resulting in a rear-end collision. By the same token, if you slow down normally and are rear-ended by a driver who was not paying attention, you may also be able to sue for damages.
  • Sideswipes and fender-benders. These types of accidents often occur when a driver makes an illegal or ill-advised turn. If you are in the leftmost lane at a traffic light, say, and the vehicle next to you turns left when the light turns green, the result may be a serious accident. Sideswipes also occur on highways, usually when a driver in your vicinity changes lanes without signaling first or taking proper precautions.
  • Head-on collisions. Needless to say, these are the most serious kinds of motor-vehicle accidents, often resulting in serious injury or even death. A common cause of head-on collisions is drivers who veer suddenly into the opposite lane, either because they’re sleeping, not paying attention, or intoxicated on drugs or alcohol.

These are only a few of the major types of motor-vehicle accidents;Connecticut injury lawyer James A. Welcome has seen them all, and will know how best to pursue your claim for injuries or property damage in a court of law. If you can demonstrate that the other driver was wholly, or even partially, responsible for the accident, you may have grounds for a cash claim against that driver, his insurance company, or even the state of Connecticut.

Have You Been Injured in a Traffic Accident in Connecticut? Call James A. Welcome Today

With offices in Danbury, Waterbury, and New Haven, attorney James A. Welcome has years of experiencing filing lawsuits on behalf of clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. James has written two free books, Five Ways You Can Wreck Your Auto Accident Case and Ten Things Your Personal Injury Lawyer Should Be Doing in Your Case, and the American Trial Lawyers Association recently named him one of the top 40 courtroom lawyers.