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How Did Your Car Accident Happen?

Our car accident lawyers know why accidents happen - and we can help

Auto accidents n Massachusetts and Connecticut happen for many reasons. But knowing what that means - and how it could affect your potential legal case - can be confusing. That's why it's critical that you contact our law firm as soon as possible after your accident.

Even if the other driver clearly caused your crash, that doesn't mean you are automatically compensated for your accident. That's why you need a car accident lawyer on your side who understands how the legal system works in Massachusetts and Connecticut - and has the case results to prove it.

When you contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts or the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut, our attorneys take the time to learn about your specific accident. We then explain all the legal options available to you. That way, you can decide what strategy we should take to address your unique legal needs.

2/3 of crashes occur within a 5 mile radius of the driver's home

What are common causes of car accidents?

The most common causes of car accidents we deal with at our law firm include:

Whatever the cause of your car accident, make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. A delay could affect your ability to obtain compensation you rightfully deserve for your accident. And without adequate compensation, you might be forced to pay for your losses out of your own pocket - even though you did nothing wrong.

"Why do I need an auto accident attorney?"

You might think you don't need a lawyer to handle your accident. If someone clearly caused your crash, you might simply assume that insurance companies automatically provide fair compensation.

Don't be so sure. In many cases, insurance companies do everything they can to pay accident victims as little possible. That's why it's important that you have an experienced attorney on your side, looking out for your best interests.

You have too much at risk at leave your future to chance. Contact our law firm 24 hours a day. Call 877-WIN-WIN-1 and schedule a free case evaluation. Best of all, you only pay us if we win your case. It's that simple.

Driving Under the Influence Accidents

The dangers of drunk driving have been well known for decades. Even so, people still sometimes get behind the wheel and drive, even though they've had too much to drink. Drunk drivers frequently cause serious or fatal accidents. And when they do, our attorneys vigorously fight for the rights of injury victims and their families.

You might think you don't need a lawyer if your crash was caused by someone under the influence of alcohol. Such cases might seem straightforward. But like most car accidents, DUI accidents often turn out to be much more complicated than many people suspect. The driver might deny being under the influence. Or the driver might challenge the results of tests administered by the police to prove that the driver was drunk.

And even when there's no doubt that a drunk driver caused your crash, it's important to remember that the police do not work for you. They're not focused on whether you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve for your accident. That's our job.

As your attorney, we can do everything to make sure you're compensated for all the expenses associated with your crash - medical bills, lost income, repairing your vehicle, pain and suffering and more. We'll pursue compensation not only from the driver, but also from the supplier of the alcohol. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice.

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Car Accidents Caused by Cellphone Use

An increasing number of states and municipalities prohibit the use of cellphones while driving. Massachusetts and Connecticut both have laws banning texting while driving. Connecticut also prohibits drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving.

Unfortunately, many drivers ignore these rules. And when they do, they can cause serious accidents that result in severe injuries. That's because drivers texting or talking on cellphones often don't slow down before crashing into another car. They're too busy looking at their phone to know that they're about to crash into another vehicle.

Many drivers deny texting or talking on a phone at the time of their accident. That's why it's critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to investigate such accidents and uncover the truth.

If someone was texting while driving, we can request a copy of the driver's cellphone records to prove the driver was texting at the time of the accident. We regularly consult with accident reconstruction experts and know what evidence to look for when reviewing accident reports. We're the law firm you want on your side if you've been injured in an accident caused by cellphone use.

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Distracted Driving Accidents

Whether you're driving in cities like Boston, Hartford or any small town in Massachusetts or Connecticut, you might have noticed the driver who has one hand on the wheel and another hand on a cellphone. But texting or talking on a cellphone while driving aren't the only causes of driver distraction. Many drivers are doing other things they shouldn't be doing while they're driving.

Along with texting or talking on a cellphone while driving, other common examples of distracted driving include:

  • Personal grooming - Whether it's shaving or putting on makeup while driving, drivers who do so often have no control of their vehicle since their hands often aren't on the wheel.
  • Eating and drinking - When drivers eat or drink behind the wheel, they're only holding the wheel with one hand and not paying attention.
  • Daydreaming - Sometimes a driver is simply lost in thought. It's critical for drivers to always remain focused on the road. All it takes is a second or two to be lost in thought and an accident can suddenly happen.
  • Other passengers - Talking to or looking at other occupants in the car can increase the risk of a crash. That's because the driver's focus isn't on the other cars on the road.
  • Using devices in the car - This might include operating a GPS device or adjusting the audio, climate control or mirrors.

Distracted driving accidents have become increasingly common in recent years. Distractions often play a significant role in serious car accidents, from rear-end crashes to head-on collisions. Drivers who are distracted pose a risk to other drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

You might think your case is straight-forward. Another driver was distracted and caused your accident. How hard can it be to get compensated for your losses? A lot harder than you think! Insurance companies for distracted drivers do everything they can to keep payments to a minimum. They may deny you were injured. And they'll likely drag out your case for months.

That's not right. That's why we want to meet with you. If another driver's careless actions caused your crash, you shouldn't have to pay for their mistakes. We can help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

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Driver Asleep At The Wheel

Tired drivers wreak havoc on our roads. Falling asleep at the wheel might seem like a victimless crime. But the reality is these drivers made a choice and decided to not stop, even though they were clearly too tired to drive.

Asleep at the wheel accidents are often very severe. That's because the driver didn't slow down before the crash or in many cases, even accelerated. Even worse, many drivers deny falling asleep in the first place.

If a driver was sleeping at the wheel, there is evidence proving they did so - lack of skid marks on the road, no memory of the crash and other tell-tale warning signs. We know how to find the facts and uncover the truth.

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Speeding remains one of the leading causes of auto accidents in Connecticut and Massachusetts. When someone drives too fast, they don't have time to react to other vehicles around them. In addition, when speeding drivers do cause accidents, the injuries tend to be more severe because of the amount of force involved.

Many speeding drivers often deny driving over the speed limit. Or they might try to downplay driving so fast by claiming that everyone speeds. But there's a big difference between driving a few miles per hour faster and driving 10, 20 or more mph over the speed limit, especially if there are hazardous weather conditions.

We know how to investigate speeding accidents. We know what evidence to look for and how to read an accident report. All of this experience benefits you. That's why it's critical that you schedule an appointment with us immediately. This may be your only opportunity for justice. Seize it.

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