New Haven Car Accident Lawyer
New Haven Knows - Our Accident Attorneys Deliver Results
Interstates 91 and 95 converge in New Haven. Without question, these highways are among the state's busiest and most dangerous. But those are not the only roads where drivers are involved in drunk driving, distracted driving and rear-end accidents in New Haven. In a matter of moments, you may be hurt in a rear-end crash while leaving a Wooster Street restaurant or injured in a high-speed collision at a Carlisle Street intersection.
Dealing with injuries caused by car accidents can be complicated. You need someone on your side who can cut through the confusion and obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. You need a New Haven car accident lawyer who knows how the system works and has the case results to prove it. You need the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli.
New Haven Office
376 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
In case after case, we consistently win sizable settlements and verdicts for people injured in motor vehicle accidents in New Haven and throughout Connecticut. People injured in car accidents rely on this money to pay medical bills, make up for lost income while recovering and cover other accident-related expenses. All of these things can add up to thousands of dollars. That's why it's critical you contact our law firm right away and get the legal help you need now.
Dangerous Roads in New Haven
Where Car Crashes Happen
While car accidents can happen anywhere, certain roads, highways and intersections are more dangerous than others. According to car accident data compiled by the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Crash Data Repository, the most dangerous roads and highways in New Haven include:
- Route 10
- Interstate 91
- Interstate 95
- Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15)
- Route 1
- Chapel Street
- Whalley Avenue
- Route 63
- Grand Avenue/ East Grand Avenue
What Type of Auto Accident Were You In?
Our law firm handles all different types of auto accidents in the Greater New Haven area and throughout Connecticut. The most common motor vehicle accidents we handle include:
- Rear-end car accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Uninsured driver accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
Whatever type of motor vehicle accident you're dealing with in New Haven, whether it happened on Temple Street or Spring Street or somewhere else in the city, contact us and find out how we can help you get the money you deserve.
Causes of New Haven Car Accidents
Most collisions are a result of negligence
In most cases, collisions occur in New Haven because one driver was not following the rules of the road. Examples of reckless or negligent behavior that results in car accidents in New Haven can include:
- Speeding, especially on congested highways like I-91 or downtown streets like State Street during rush hour.
- Texting while driving, even though it’s against the law in Connecticut.
- Reckless driving, including running a red light or not stopping for a stop sign.
- Falling asleep at the wheel, especially late at night on I-95 or near New Haven Green.
- Drinking and driving or driving under the influence of other drugs.
- Aggressive driving, including changing lanes without warning or tailgating, resulting in a rear-end crash or head-on collision.
What To Do After a Car Accident in New Haven
Take these steps to protect your rights
So what should you do if another driver caused your New Haven car accident? You need to act fast – to protect your health and your rights:
- Call the police – If you have been involved in a serious car accident caused by another driver in New Haven, call 911 right away. The police dispatcher can notify the New Haven Police Department or Connecticut State Police depending on where your crash took place. This is very important because you want an official police record of what happened. Otherwise, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might deny your injury claim.
- Get medical attention – If you are seriously hurt, ask the 911 dispatcher to send an ambulance. And even if you feel fine, have a doctor examine you right away. Many serious car accident injuries have delayed symptoms and take time to develop, including whiplash, concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
- Take crash pictures – If you are healthy enough to do so, take photos of your crash. The more pictures you take, the better. Such photos can be valuable pieces of evidence.
- Talk to witnesses – If someone saw your crash, get their full name and phone number. Statements from eyewitnesses who saw your car accident can be powerful pieces of evidence.
- Exchange information – Get the other driver’s name, address, phone number, driver’s license number and insurance information. Give the same information to the other driver.
- Don’t discuss crash – Once you exchange information with the other driver, don’t talk about what happened. Anything you say about your accident could later be used by insurance companies to deny your injury claim.
- Call a lawyer – The sooner you have a New Haven car accident attorney investigating your crash, the better. Your lawyer can deal with police and insurance companies on your behalf. That way, you can focus on what matters most – your recovery.
On Your Side
How We Can Help You
You've been injured in a car accident in New Haven. Another driver clearly caused your crash. All you have to do is contact your insurance company and they'll take care of everything. That's the way it works, right?
Wrong. In almost every case, you'll have to fight for every cent you deserve to cover the true cost of your car accident. That's because most insurance companies stop at nothing to keep the compensation you deserve out of your pocket.
Insurance companies don't scare us. We know how to take them on and fight for the money you rightfully deserve after your accident. If necessary, we can even file a car accident lawsuit in New Haven on your behalf and take the insurance company to court. The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli - we mean business!