How much money can you get for your Bridgeport, Connecticut dog bite case?

You have been attacked by dog in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The dog warden was called in and an investigation was conducted. You were taken by ambulance to the local hospital where your treated for your injuries resulting from the dog attack. You have been discharged and have been advised to follow up with another doctor. You had complications related to the dog bite wound site. You had stitches to close the large gash that you received from the dog attack. You had to see a psychiatrist for the psychological damages that were inflicted from the dog attack. You have been left with a permanent, ugly and disfiguring scar. You have substantial medical bills. You’ve lost time from work. Your life has been completely upended and you now want to know how much money you can get for your Bridgeport, CT dog bite case.

Unlike most personal injury cases in Connecticut, the liability in a Connecticut dog bite case, generally speaking, is based upon our dog bite statute that provides that the owner or keeper of a dog is strictly liable for the injuries and damages caused by the dog unless the victim was teasing, tormenting, trespassing or committing some other tort. In other words, you do not have to prove that the owner or keeper of the dog knew of the dog’s dangerous propensity or knew that the dog had bitten someone before. In Connecticut, under the Connecticut dog bite statute, an owner or keeper of a dog will be liable for the injuries and damages sustained by the victim regardless of whether or not this is the dog’s first bite.

So what types of money damages can you collect for your Connecticut dog bite case? There are a number of factors that need to be evaluated which will determine the ultimate value of your Connecticut dog bite case. A number of those considerations are as follows:

-The type and extent of the injuries suffered by the dog bite victim;

-The various types of treatment required for the injuries;

-The amount of time that it took for the dog bite victim to recover from his or her injuries;

-The medical bills that were incurred and will need to be incurred in the future;

-What wages the injured party suffered as a result of the dog bite, which would include time used as sick time, vacation time, or personal time, which have been incurred and will be incurred in the future;

-The disability period suffered by the dog bite victim;

-Are the injuries permanent in nature and is there a report from a treating physician;

-Is there a permanent scar that has been rated by a plastic surgeon or some other doctor;

-Is future medical treatment recommended or warranted;

-What is the nature, cost and extent of any future medical treatment;

-How have the injuries affected the dog bite victim;

-How can the injuries expect to affect the person in the future;

-What out-of-pocket expenses has the injured party incurred and what future out-of-pocket expenses can injured party expect to incur;

-What psychological injuries has the dog bite victim suffered;

-Are there claims for bystander emotional distress or loss of consortium;

-Have all of your medical bills been paid by insurance;

-Are there any liens or claims for monies which need to be repaid to the insurance company by virtue of an ERISA plan; and

-What other injuries and damages are present that resulted from the attacking dog.

Because every case is different, because the amount of medical bills very, because the psychological impact of such an injury can have on one person can vary from another, because disability ratings will be different and scarred evaluations will be different, because almost every aspect of your Connecticut dog bite case will vary from one individual to another, it is impossible to estimate with any degree of reasonable certainty the value of your Connecticut dog bite case unless and until you reach maximum medical improvement, all of your injuries and damages are compiled, all of your medical bills and reports are present, all of your disability ratings and expert reports are completed and all of the information from your file has been gathered.

Once all of this information has been compiled, and you have reached maximum medical improvement, or that point in time when you are as well as you are going to be, and experienced Connecticut dog bite attorney could then sit down with you and provide you with a proper evaluation of your claim and could explain why your case is worth what the experienced Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer has stated. One of the best things that you can do after you’ve been attacked by a dog in Connecticut is to immediately contact a Connecticut dog bite lawyer so you can have your rights explained to you, so you can learn what you should be doing, so you will understand what you should not be doing, and so you can learn what you need to do to get more money for your Connecticut dog bite case.

Our Connecticut accident and injury lawyers have written the book on Connecticut dog bite cases. You can visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our book. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and either speak directly with one of our Connecticut dog bite lawyers or you can schedule a no cost, no obligation consultation where we will be happy to meet with you and specifically advise you as to what you should be doing. Do not wait an attempt to handle your own Connecticut dog bite case without first getting the advice and counsel of an experienced Connecticut dog bite attorney.

Do not delay, get this valuable free information today!

How insurance companies try to pay you less for your Bridgeport, CT accident case. What you can do about it!

If you are seriously injured in a Bridgeport, CT accident, a hit-and-run case, a crosswalk accident, a bicycle accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, or if you’ve been bitten by a dog or you’ve been injured in some other way then chances are you were going to be contacted by the insurance adjuster of the at fault party. The insurance adjuster will advise you that she is here to help you, to get your medical bills paid, to get your lost wages paid and to provide you with compensation for your injuries.The insurance adjuster will tell you that she first needs to take a recorded statement from you so she can begin to process your claim. This is not true and you should never give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster of the at fault party.

If you attempt to resolve your own Bridgeport, CT accident case without first consulting with experienced Connecticut accident attorney you run the very real risk of severely harming the value of your case and you might even destroy your case altogether. It is the business of the insurance adjuster to pay an injured party the least amount of money possible for the victim’s injury case. Do not be naïve enough to think that the insurance adjuster, representing the person that caused your accident, is there to help you. Most people are quite trusting and feel that the insurance adjuster will be looking out for their best interest and after all they are trying to save you money so you do not have to hire a personal injury lawyer. So what are just a few of the ways that an insurance company will try to pay you less money for your Connecticut accident case?

The insurance adjuster might attempt to try any or all of the following methods to either advise you you do not have a case or that your case is worth far less money than you might otherwise think:

Denying liability-the insurance adjuster might try and claim that you are somehow liable for the injuries which you sustained in the accident that were caused by their insured. The insurance adjuster might claim that you were speeding, or you are not paying attention, or you did not turn your vehicle to the right or to the left to avoid the collision, or you did not apply your brakes in time to avoid the collision, or that your tires lacked sufficient tread depth to enable you to stop in time or that their insured’s driver had to take emergency action and caused the accident which would not be their fault because of the sudden emergency doctrine;

Asserting false defenses-the insurance adjuster might claim that the police report does not indicate that their insured is at fault because that individual did not receive a ticket, or they may claim that an eyewitness gave a different account of what happened, or that the police accident report indicates that you were not injured at the scene of the accident and you refused medical treatment, or that your car received minimal damage and therefore you could not have received the injuries which you are now claiming;

Disputing your medical treatment-the insurance adjuster might claim that you did not receive any medical care until days or even weeks after the accident and therefore you could not have been injured in this accident, the adjuster might also claim that you received treatment that was unnecessary; the adjuster might also claim that you over treated for your injuries; or a claim might be made that you had recovered from your injuries and you continued to receive medical treatment or that you should have recovered much quicker than you did; and

Pre-existing injuries-the insurance adjuster might claim that you had an injury to the same body parts many years ago and that the insurance company is not responsible for your “new” injury because it was there before or the insurance adjuster might claim you had a pre-existing medical condition that has now resurfaced and it is not their insured’s fault or the insurance adjuster might claim that you had previously sought chiropractic care and therefore any injuries which you are now claiming are unrelated to this accident.

So what can you do to obtain more money for your personal injury case when the insurance adjuster is using these tactics? The answer is quite simple in that you must get the advice of an experienced Connecticut accident attorney. You need to find out what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. You need to learn what you can do to get better medical care and to get better quicker. You need to learn how to develop your lost wage claim and what you can do to get more money for your Bridgeport, CT accident case. You can visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury Law book where these answers and so many others will be set out for you. You can also call our toll-free number and speak to one of our Connecticut accident attorneys to get your questions answered over the phone or you can set up a free, no obligation consultation we will be happy to answer any and all questions which you might have.

Our Connecticut injury lawyers and accident attorneys handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case. This means that you do not have to come up with any money out of pocket. We are only paid a fee and our costs if we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery then you will owe no legal fees and no costs. We take all of the financial risk so you can concentrate on getting better. Contact us today before you do something to severely damage your case.

What do you need to do to prove your damages in your Bridgeport, Connecticut accident case?

If you have been injured in a Bridgeport, Connecticut accident case involving a car, truck, motorcycle, hit and run, crosswalk accident, slip and fall, trip and fall, dog bite or other type of accident, one of the things that you will need to do is to prove your damages in order to be compensated for all of your accident related injuries. Therefore, one question that would come to mind is; what do you need to do to prove your damages in your Connecticut accident case? It would be helpful to review a number of different aspects of a Connecticut personal injury case to enable you to understand the process.

This article will not deal with the issue of liability which must be established before proceeding to the damages. In other words, you must first establish the fact that someone is responsible for the injuries and damages which you suffered before arriving at the need to prove your damages in your Connecticut accident case. So what are some of the damages that you would be entitled to as compensation for the injuries that you sustained in some type of accident or injury case in CT?

You would be entitled to receive some or all of the following, depending upon the circumstances of your case: past medical bills; future medical bills; past lost income; future lost income; compensation for pain, suffering and loss of life’s enjoyment; any permanent disability which you received as a result of the accident; any exacerbation of any asymptomatic pre-existing condition that resulted from this accident; scarring; past psychological damages; future psychological damages; loss of consortium for a spouse; property damage; and any one of a number of other types of damages which have resulted from your accident related injuries.

As the injured party, it will be necessary to prove your case or your damages, by a preponderance of the evidence. A preponderance of the evidence has often times been described as the amount of your evidential weight you must put on one side of the scale to tip it ever so slightly in your favor when weighed against the evidence against you. So it is up to you, in conjunction with your experienced Connecticut accident attorney, to come up with as many different ways as possible to establish the proof which you can present to establish the injuries and damages which you suffered.

You should keep in mind that an insurance adjuster, arbitrator, judge or member of the jury will be interested in seeing the greatest amount of weight which you can present to sway that party to decide the case in your favor. You would want to present some or all of the following evidence: police accident report; ambulance call report; emergency room records; hospital records; doctor, therapist, or other medical records; records from any and all healthcare providers; bills from the ambulance company, hospital, all doctors, all therapists, all prescription charges, all out-of-pocket expenses, any expenditures made to repair damaged property; pictures of the vehicles involved in the accident; pictures of the accident site; pictures of any and all visible injuries which are received; any and all pay stubs, tax returns, reports from accountants or economists, letters from current or potential clients or customers who can help establish your case; medical reports from experts including your treating physicians who will render an opinion as to your permanent disability rating; reports from other experts needed to establish causation or other damages; newspaper articles of prior activities, letters from friends or family members who can attest to changes in your lifestyle, records from health clubs, country clubs or other places that you regularly attended prior to the accident but can no longer attend as a result of your injuries; and a great number of other types of evidence which an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer will be able to review with you.

It is very important that you consult with an experienced Connecticut accident lawyer at the earliest possible moment so that you can be advised of your rights and determine what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. Please visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury law book which will provide you with a great deal of information which will explain what you need to be doing to get more money for your personal injury case. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our Connecticut accident attorneys to have your rights explained to over the telephone or you can schedule a free consultation where one of our Connecticut attorneys will be happy to meet with you to discuss the facts of your case and specifically advise you as to what you should be doing. Do not delay, get this valuable free information today.

 

How can you collect money damages when the other driver, that caused your Bridgeport Connecticut accident, has no insurance?

Every now and then I meet someone who was involved in a Bridgeport, Connecticut accident that was caused by the fault of another and was injured. After being involved in this accident, they find out, usually from the police accident report, that the other driver did not have any insurance. Despite the fact that they have been injured they assume that they have no case because there is no insurance policy to go after so they just walk away thinking that there is no way they can recover money damages. Fortunately, there may be a way for you to obtain money damages even if the other driver did not have insurance.

One of the most important types of coverage that you can have on you motor vehicle insurance policy is uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. This type of coverage is like buying insurance for all other people out there operating a motor vehicle that either do not have any insurance (uninsured) or have insufficient limits of liability (underinsured) to compensate the injured party for their injuries and damages. So how does this type of insurance coverage work and how will it provide you with an opportunity to obtain money damages?

If you have insurance on your motor vehicle then you will have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. A claim would then be filed against your own insurance company that alleges either that the other driver did not have any insurance (uninsured) or in the case of underinsured motorist coverage, does not have enough insurance to pay for your injuries and damages. But let’s just talk about uninsured motorist coverage.

After filing a claim with your insurance company, and after determining that you do have uninsured motorist coverage,you would then have to prove that the other driver did not have insurance, that the other driver was at fault for the accident and that you were injured. Your insurance company, after being satisfied that these conditions are met, would step into the shoes of the at fault party. In other words, your insurance company would compensate you for your injuries and damages because this is the motor vehicle insurance coverage that you purchased as part of the premium that you pay every year to your insurance company.

Even if you don’t own a motor vehicle, you still might be able to access uninsured motorist coverage (or underinsured motorist coverage), depending upon the policy, if you live with a family member, who has a motor vehicle insurance policy, at the time of your accident. It is very important that you consult with an experienced Bridgeport, Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment to determine what coverage you might be able to access for the injuries and damages which you suffered in your accident. There are a number of technicalities and potential complications involving uninsured and underinsured motorist claims so it is very important that you first speak with the Connecticut accident attorney before submitting your claim to your own insurance company. Additionally, there might be other ways to obtain money damages as well.

Our Bridgeport, Connecticut accident attorneys and injury lawyers are happy to review the facts of your case and will advise you as to what you should be doing. We would also be happy to review any potential insurance coverage which you might have available to you and we will specifically advise you as to what you should be doing. You can download a free copy of our accident and injury law book by visiting our website at www.HCWLAW.com so you can read about the great number of things that you should be doing and you should not be doing. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and have your rights explained to you over the telephone or you can schedule a free office consultation, where we can meet with you at either our office or at some other mutually acceptable location, so you fully understand what you need to be doing.

Don’t worry if you do not have any money because our Bridgeport, Connecticut accident lawyers take these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the cost to develop your case. In other words, we only get paid if we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery then you will owe no legal fees and no costs. We take all of the financial risk so you can concentrate on what’s most important which is getting better. Do not delay in getting in touch with us because you could do something that could cost you a significant amount of money by making a mistake in how you handle your own case.

Can I recover money damages if I had a preexisting injury before my Bridgeport Connecticut accident?

If you have been seriously injured in some type of accident in Connecticut,
whether in a car, truck, motorcycle, slip and fall, trip and fall,
crosswalk, dog bite or other type of accident but had a preexisting injury
to the same body part that was injured in this accident the insurance
adjuster will try to claim that you are not entitled to money damages, or
greatly reduced money damages, for the injury which you sustained in this
most recent accident. So the question becomes; are you entitled to money
damages if you had a preexisting injury prior to being injured in a Bridgeport
Connecticut accident?

It is important that you speak with an experienced Connecticut personal
injury lawyer, after you have been injured in some type of accident, so that
you can have your rights explained to you. You should have a number of
questions regarding your situation which you need to get answered.
Additionally, an experienced Bridgeport CT accident attorney will know what questions
to ask you to determine what issues may exist and should advise you as to
what you should be doing to get you more money for your Connecticut accident
case.

In Bridgeport Connecticut, there is a case which holds, in effect, that if you had a
preexisting asymptomatic condition that was dormant prior to your accident
which was exacerbated or made worse by your current accident then the person
who was responsible for causing this re-injury would be responsible for the
damages that flowed from that subsequent injury to the preexisting body
part that was previously injured. If you are not represented by Connecticut
accident attorney or injury lawyer then the insurance adjuster will look to
take advantage of you and may very well tell you that you have no case at
all or that your case is worth a nominal amount of money because you had a
preexisting injury.

There are many other issues that may exist in your Bridgeport Connecticut accident
case. It is very important that you first speak with a Connecticut accident
lawyer at the earliest possible moment so that you do not make any mistakes
in attempting to handle your own case which might significantly reduce or
destroy your case. Please visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a
free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury law book that will answer
many of the most frequently asked questions. It is very important that you
get educated about your rights so that you do not rely upon the insurance
adjuster, who is looking to pay you the least amount of money possible, to
tell you what you are entitled to receive.

You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of
our experienced Bridgeport Connecticut injury attorneys to get your questions answered
over the phone. Not wait until it is too late. Get this valuable free
information today so you can make an intelligent decision as to how you
should be proceeding with your important Connecticut accident case.

What is my Bridgeport Connecticut dog bite case worth?

Our Bridgeport Connecticut dog bite lawyers are contacted by individuals who been
attacked by dogs and one of the questions they want answered is; what is my
Connecticut dog bite case worth? Generally speaking, there are two issues
that need to be addressed in order to determine the value of a Connecticut
injury or accident case. The first issue is liability. Connecticut has what
is referred to as a dog bite statute which provides that where any dog that
does any damage to either the body or property of another, the owner or
keeper of such dog shall be held liable for such damage except when the
injured party was committing a trespass or other tort, or was teasing,
tormenting or abusing such dog. There are exceptions to this general rule
but this is the first issue that needs to be investigated by the Connecticut
dog bite attorney.

One of the ways that liability can be established in a Bridgeport Connecticut dog bite
case is by obtaining a copy of the dog bite incident report from either the
dog warden or the local police department. The witnesses to the dog attack
can also be interview to determine what happened so that the Connecticut dog
bite attorney can establish the fact that strict liability should be found
on the part of the owner or keeper of the dog without the injured party
being found to have violated any one of the statutory sections of the Bridgeport
Connecticut dog bite statute.

The next issue that needs to be developed is the injuries and damages
suffered by the dog bite victim. These damages could include but not be
limited to the following: past and future medical bills; past and future
lost wages; all injury related expenses; injuries for pain; injuries for
suffering; psychological injuries; permanent injuries; injuries for
permanent, ugly and disfiguring scars; and in the appropriate cases damages
for emotional bystander to stress and/or loss of consortium claims.

It is important to hire an experienced Connecticut dog bite lawyer to help
develop your dog bite injury case. Our Connecticut dog bite attorneys have
decades of experience in assisting dog bite injury victims. We will be happy
to meet with you, without cost or obligation, to explain what you need to be
doing, to tell you what you should not be doing, to indicate what doctors
you may want to see, to explain the process of a dog bite injury case in
Bridgeport Connecticut, and provide you with a copy of our book on dog bite claims in
Connecticut.

You should not attempt to represent yourself unless and until you first
speak with an experienced Connecticut dog bite lawyer so you completely
understand the process involved, get all of your questions answered, and
make a determination as to whether or not you have sufficient knowledge,
information and experience to go against a professional insurance adjuster
who will attempt to pay you the least amount of money possible for your
Connecticut dog bite case. Our Connecticut dog bite lawyers are happy to
provide you with this information so you can make an intelligent decision as
to how you would like to proceed. Do not attempt to represent yourself
unless and until you first get your advice and counsel of an experienced
Connecticut dog bite attorney.

Visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com to download our free book or call our
toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our experienced
Connecticut dog bite injury lawyers to get your questions answered over the
phone or to set up a free consultation where the specific facts of your case
can be discussed and all of your questions can get answered. Do not delay,
get this valuable free information today.

If you have been injured in a Bridgeport CT crosswalk accident then you need to do this!

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a Bridgeport CT crosswalk accident or was a pedestrian who was hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, taxi, bus or other motor vehicle then you need to contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment. Many times, crosswalk accidents will require some type of investigation to determine who was at fault. In some cases the fault of the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian might be clear while in other cases the police accident report might leave some question as to who was at fault. Our Bridgeport Connecticut crosswalk accident lawyers have represented individuals that the police have found to be at fault or have not faulted the driver of the vehicle that struck our clients and despite that fact we have been able to obtain money damages on behalf of our injured clients.

The families of these Bridgeport, Connecticut injury victims are many times left with significant medical bills, they have massive lost wage claims, they may require future medical care and attention, they might incur lost wages into the future, their lives will be turned completely upside down and these injuries and damages may follow them for the rest of their lives. Often times, a Bridgeport Connecticut crosswalk accident victim will make a number of mistakes in how they handle their Connecticut personal injury claim and not even realize that these mistakes are being made. There are a great number of things that a Connecticut crosswalk accident victim needs to do and there are also a large number of things that an injured party should not be doing. Making one of these mistakes could literally destroy your case or could cost you tens of thousands of dollars.

For example, if you are struck by a motor vehicle you MUST insist that you be taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital for care and treatment. You should also follow up with the instructions given to you at the hospital and get care and attention from the appropriate specialists once you are discharged. You should also contact an experienced Connecticut accident attorney and personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment. Many times, a Connecticut crosswalk accident victim will speak with the insurance company of the person that caused the accident which is a huge mistake. The reason the insurance adjuster will want to talk with a Connecticut pedestrian accident victim is to obtain information that can later be used against that individual to either cause them to deny the claim or to reduce the value of the case by multiple tens of thousands of dollars.

Bridgeport Connecticut crosswalk accidents and pedestrian injuries can occur do to a great number of different circumstances. Many times, a pedestrian is in a clearly marked crosswalk but the driver of the vehicle that strikes the injured party is found to be at fault because of one or more of the following reasons: the driver was distracted by using a cell phone, was texting while driving, or was otherwise looking at their mobile device; drunk driving; speeding; failure to yield the right-of-way; passing a no passing zone; reckless driving; drivers who run red lights; drivers who do not stop at stop signs; tractor-trailers making wide turns; elderly drivers; inexperienced teenage drivers; drivers were blinded by the sun; motorcycle drivers who turn to speak with their passenger; and any one of a number of other reasons why the operator of the vehicle was negligent.

Unfortunately, many times a pedestrian will be seriously injured, or in the worst circumstances will be killed, due to the fact that they have little to no protection when being struck by a motor vehicle. Pedestrians often times suffer broken or fractured bones, paralysis,concussions, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, soft tissue injuries; and a host of other types of medical problems. These injured parties might be taken to the nearest hospital by ambulance, undergo surgical procedures, or hospitalized or receive care in a rehab facility, have to undergo extensive physical therapy, some might require psychological counseling, and many will be left with permanent lifelong injuries of a serious nature.

Please visit our website at www.HCWLaw.com to download a free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury law book where you can find out what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our Connecticut crosswalk accident attorneys to find out more about your case and to get your questions answered. We will also be happy to meet with you, either at our office or at some other convenient location which you choose, to specifically discuss the facts of your case so you understand what you need to be doing. Lastly, you can fill out our brief online form and tell us a little bit about your case and one of our Connecticut pedestrian accident lawyers will get in touch with you. Do not wait until you have made a mistake in attempting to handle your own Connecticut crosswalk accident case. Get this valuable free information today.

DO I HAVE A CASE OR CAN YOU FIND A BRIDGEPORT ACCIDENT LAWYER TO HELP ME?

If you have been injured in an accident that has been caused by the fault of
another or if you have been the victim of medical malpractice and you would
be interested in speaking with an attorney in your area then you should
contact our firm by filling out our brief online form on our website which
is located at www.HCWLAW.com. If your case appears to have merit, then one
of our attorneys will contact you to conduct a brief telephone interview to
gather additional information and then we will attempt to find an
experienced Bridgeport accident lawyer in your area who can review the facts of your case with
you in detail and determine whether or not that attorney might be able to
assist you.

There is no cost or obligation for the service and the lawyers that we refer
injured parties to take these cases on a contingency fee basis which means
that the lawyer or law firm is not paid a fee unless and until money damages
are recovered for you. Additionally, many of the same lawyers or law firms
will advance the cost to develop your case so that you will not incur any
out-of-pocket expenses. Our Bridgeport accident lawyers have been assisting injured parties
throughout the country by attempting to find them an experienced injury or
medical malpractice lawyer.

Before you make a mistake in attempting to handle your own personal injury
or medical malpractice case you should take advantage of this valuable free
offer and have the facts of your case reviewed by an experienced Bridgeport accident lawyer.

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Bridgeport School Bus Accidents

Bridgeport School Bus Accidents

It is school season once again and many children take the bus to school in Bridgeport, CT. Unfortunately, every year children are seriously injured, and some tragically die, as a result of accidents while riding on or entering or exiting the school bus. It is been estimated that more than 20 million children ride buses to their elementary, junior high school and senior high schools each year in the United States. The school bus transportation system is one of the largest transporters in the country. More than 17,000 children each year end up being taken to the emergency room, of the local hospital, as a result of school bus related injuries.

 

It is estimated that 20% of all wrongful death cases related to school bus accidents involve pedestrians, students, bicyclists and adults. These fatalities could involve the bus striking another object or vehicle, another motor vehicle striking the bus, or a student being hit while either entering or exiting the bus. More school-age pedestrians are killed in the afternoon then in the morning hours. Approximately 1/4 of all injuries involve a student either getting on or off of the bus and more than one third of all fatalities occur between the hours of 3 and 4 PM.

 

There are a number of safety tips which you can take advantage of that can help reduce your child’s risk of being involved in an Bridgeport bus accident, which could include but are not limited to the following: make sure you get to your bus stop well in advance of when your bus is supposed to arrive so you are not rushing; make sure your child stands at least 6 feet away from the curb when the bus approaches; children should line up facing the bus and not along the side of the bus; children should not play in the street while waiting for their school bus; if your child must cross in front of the bus then they should be at least 10 feet ahead of the bus so that the driver can see the child; your child should wait for a signal from the bus driver before attempting to cross the street; your children should use handrails when either entering or exiting the bus; and your children should never walk or cross behind the school bus because another vehicle might not see them in time.

 

If you, your child, or someone you know has been involved in some type of Bridgeport school bus accident and have received injuries resulting from the fault of another then you need to get the advice of an experienced Bridgeport school bus accident lawyer. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys have written several books on Connecticut personal injury law and Connecticut child injury accidents. You can visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download any one of our free books. You can also call and speak with one of our Bridgeport, Connecticut bus accident attorneys by calling our toll-free number at 888-842-8466. It is very important that you get this valuable free information as soon as possible so that you do not make a mistake in attempting to handle your own Connecticut bus accident case.

 

Do not delay get this valuable free information about your Bridgeport school bus accident case today.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make after your Bridgeport CT accident!

One of the biggest mistakes you can make after your Bridgeport, CT accident!

Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys are constantly contacted by people who would been involved in an accident in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. sometimes these accidents occur on I-95, on the Merritt Parkway, on Route 25, near Trumbull, Monroe, Stratford, or Fairfield. Most of the time, we are contacted hours or even days after the accident. In other situations we are contacted many weeks or even months after the accident. In still other situations, we are contacted more than six months after a person has been involved in an accident in Connecticut. As you could well imagine, many times people will unknowingly do things that can cost them a great deal of money in attempting to handle their own Bridgeport CT personal injury case. So what is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make after you have been involved in some type of an accident the State of Connecticut?

 

It is very important that you contact an experienced Bridgeport CTaccident attorney and injury lawyer as soon as possible after you have been involved in an accident. You need to find out what you should be doing and what you should not be doing immediately after you’ve been involved in an accident. Our Connecticut accident lawyers sometimes advise injured victims that they do not need a Bridgeport CT personal injury attorney to represent them in their case. However, in the vast majority of cases a Connecticut personal injury attorney will be able to get the injured party more money, after they pay legal fees, then the injured party will be able to get for him or herself. So for example, if you do not contact a Bridgeport, Connecticut accident lawyer and you receive a telephone call from the insurance adjuster representing the person that caused your accident you may very well agreed to give a recorded statement to that person because you will be told that you need to do that in order to get your claim processed. This is not true and you should not give a recorded statement, or speak to the adjuster, without first getting the advice of an experienced Connecticut accident lawyer.

 

Most people think that they can represent themselves in their own Connecticut accident case but later find out that they are in over their head and they are confused as to what to do. Unfortunately, by that point in time, the injured party will have made a number of mistakes by attempting to handle their own case that an experienced Connecticut injury attorney might find difficult to undo. In other words, the injured party may think they are doing the right thing, because they are assured by the insurance adjuster representing the at fault party, that they need to do these things however, they later find out that they should not have been doing these things.

 

Our Bridgeport CT accident lawyers and injury attorneys provide injured parties and their families with free advice, free books, free videos and free articles so that you can make an intelligent decision as to how you would like to proceed with your important Bridgeport, Conn accident case. Our Connecticut accident attorneys represent parties on a contingency fee basis and advance the cost to develop the injured party’s case. This means that an injured party does not have to come up with any money out-of-pocket because any monies for legal fees and for the repayment of cost come out of any settlement in your verdict that is obtained for the injured party. The injured party does not recover any money then our Connecticut injury lawyers will not receive a fee and will not be repaid our costs.

 

Please visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our Connecticut accident and injury law book. Call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyers so you can get your questions answered over the telephone or schedule a free consultation where we will be happy to meet with you and specifically advise you as to what you should be doing. Do not get injured a second time by attempting to represent yourself without first getting the advice of an experienced Bridgeport CT accident attorney and injury lawyer. Do not delay, contact us today!