Helping You Recover Maximum Compensation After A Car Accident
Being involved in a car crash is an upsetting and confusing occasion for most people. Once you are safe, information has been exchanged and you have received any necessary medical help, your next concern should be enlisting the help of an established car accident attorney. For more than 30 years, TJC • ESQ has provided clients with high-end legal skills that have helped our clients get the help they have needed. We provide personalized legal attention while developing strategically focused legal approaches to help our clients pursue a favorable outcome.
Are you in need of focused and helpful legal representation following an auto accident? Call us at 401-400-4254.
How We Can Help After A Car Accident
We can help you receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Any rehabilitative care
- Property damage and car repairs
- Any lost wages as a result of the accident
How Long Do I Have To File An Injury Claim After An Accident?
If you’ve recently been injured in a car wreck, you may be wondering how much time you have to hire a personal injury attorney and file a claim for damages. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years if your injury was caused by another individual. In Rhode Island, you have three years after the date of the car accident to file your claim. In some cases, where an injury took a while to present itself, you might be able to extend the two years from the date you discovered the injury, instead of the date the accident took place.
If your auto accident was caused by a government entity, such as public transportation or a poorly maintained road, you only have six months to file a personal injury claim. In either case, time is of the essence. Call TJC • ESQ has soon as possible after an accident to give your case the best chance!
Can I Still Recover Damages If I Am Partially At Fault?
It is not uncommon during a car accident claim that the other party will claim you share partial or complete fault for the accident. This will not prevent you from filing for compensation, but it can reduce the amount of compensation you receive. Rhode Island and Connecticut operate under a comparative fault rule. If it can be proved that you are partially at fault for the accident that caused your injury, the court will determine what percentage you are at fault for. That percentage will then be deducted from your recovery amount. For example, let’s say you were texting while driving. You failed to notice that traffic was stopping and had to slam on your brakes at the last second, which caused the car behind you to rear-end you. Even though the majority of the fault lies with the other driver, since you were breaking the law, the court finds you 20 percent at fault for the accident. Your initial recovery was $50,000, but due to the comparative fault rule, 20 percent will be deducted from that amount, resulting in $40,000 total.
Aggressive Legal Strategies And Experienced Litigators
At TJC • ESQ, we are proud of the zealous representation that we provide for our clients. After a car wreck, it is common to wonder if anyone cares about your claim as insurance companies argue over semantics and try to develop ways to avoid paying you the compensation you deserve. We would like to remind you that you should not apologize for anything. Insurance companies are well-versed in establishing blame where it might not belong, and one of the common ways they do this is by pointing the finger at the person who apologizes. Our Stamford auto accident lawyers can provide you with carefully crafted legal strategies that are focused on protecting you and your best interest.
Contact us at 401-400-4254 to set up your initial consultation to learn more about how our personal injury attorneys can help you.
Meet Our Litigation Firm
At TJC • ESQ, the attorneys are personally invested in the outcome for each client, prepared to go to extreme measures to pursue justice. Committed to being available to clients, this tech-savvy law firm can be reached virtually around the clock. Here you will find true advocates. Attorney Timothy J. Conlon and his team of young, aggressive attorneys have built a reputation for providing caring, one-on-one service to clients while battling tenaciously for them in court. Attorney Conlon has been lecturing around the country and fighting for families for more than three decades. A nationally recognized authority in the legal community, he and his team take on the cases that other lawyers see as risky, and they find ways to win.
TJC • ESQ is now a part of Burns & Levinson, one of the largest and most respected family law firms in the nation. Learn more.