Injured in a Car Accident? You May Be Able to Sue the State

Posted on 09/10/12

Most motor vehicle accidents in Connecticut can be attributed to the negligence of one or more drivers. Someone doesn’t look into his rear-view mirror before changing lanes; a distracted driver isn’t able to apply his brakes in time; a motorist is cut off when the person to his right foolishly attempts to make a left turn. In these cases, if you are not the responsible party, you may be able to collect a cash settlement from the driver or his insurance company by filing a Waterbury or Danbury personal injury lawsuit.

Sometimes, however, a motor-vehicle accident involves only one car, and can be traced not to the negligence of another driver but to the state of Connecticut itself. Did you crash into a tree because the road you were on was poorly lit? Were you cruising along on the highway, minding your own business, when you ran over a huge pothole, lost control of your vehicle, and caused a multi-car pileup? Were you injured at an intersection with a known history of accidents, but which still was not equipped with a traffic light, stop sign, or other warning? If so, an experienced New Haven traffic injury lawyer may be able to make the case that the state of Connecticut was at fault, and should compensate you for your injuries and damages.

If you have sustained injuries in a car accident caused by the state of Connecticut’s negligence, contact James A. Welcome at (203) 806-7922 for a free consultation. Not only has the American Trial Lawyers Association named James one of the top 40 trial lawyers under 40, but he has also written a free book, Five Ways You Could Wreck Your Auto Accident Case. James and his staff are fluent in Spanish, and welcome inquiries from non-English-speaking Connecticut residents.