Connecticut Car Accident Laws

In Connecticut, if a car accident happens, you are able to seek damages regardless of how minor or how extensive the accident was. For example, if you don’t have any medical bills but only have dents in your vehicle, then you can seek damages under Connecticut law. Additionally, if you’ve been injured and also have property damage, you can seek damages in the court of law.

Connecticut recognizes both property damages and bodily injuries in court. In order to prove property damages, however, you must prove the costs of repairs as well as show documented proof of the damages, whether through estimates or photos. For bodily injuries, you must submit all medical documentation, including bills and medical reports. Depending upon the severity of the accident, more documents may needed. It’s imperative to seek the assistance of a qualified car accident attorney who’ll be able to guide you through the process.

Connecticut law recognizes 3.5-1 Comparative Negligence, meaning that if you are a defendant in a car accident lawsuit, and you feel the plaintiff is at least partially responsible, you must prove this yourself. It’s imperative to seek out an experienced car accident lawyer to help you with this as the process of a car lawsuit in Connecticut is intricate and typically confusing to the average resident.

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