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Help for Car Accident Victims

Bridgeport Auto Accident Lawyers

As the most populous city in Connecticut, Bridgeport saw the second-highest number of auto accidents in the entire state in 2008. With a state population of just over 145,000, there were 5,533 motor vehicle accidents in Bridgeport alone, and 104,187 with all of the cities combined. Since 2015, UConn’s Crash Data Repository revealed 422,991 auto accidents involving 1,009,719 people took place across Connecticut. Of those, 1,027 incidents led to 2,521 fatalities. In Bridgeport alone, 36 deadly crashes claimed the lives of 107 people during the same period.

Auto accidents are sudden and terrifying events that can arise from a number of situations and result in serious injury or death to any individuals who may be involved. With its location on Pequonnock River and Long Island Sound, Bridgeport is becoming an increasingly trafficked area, which leaves residents more vulnerable to the occurrence of auto accidents on our streets and highways.

If you or someone you love was injured in a Bridgeport car accident, you may be eligible for compensation because of the physical and mental pain and anguish you experienced. The injuries from car crashes can range from minor bumps and bruises to seriously life-altering wounds, and the mental trauma an individual can sustain from a crash is oftentimes unbearable.

Vehicles require safe operation at all times, but especially during bad weather, rush hour traffic, night time and where people are present. Unfortunately, technology and poor choices lead to many lives being upended by injury or death – a good portion avoidable by merely paying attention to the road.

People who need their car accident claim handled by experienced Bridgeport car accident attorneys with insurance law experience turn to Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, a personal injury firm dedicated to helping car accident victims recover monetary damages for otherwise avoidable accidents. Our litigation is thorough, our attorneys are tough on insurers, and we want to help you.

Put the Power of Perkins to work on your car accident case by calling (203) 380-1556 to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation today.

Why Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

Victims of car accidents will have their lives toppled by medical bills, missed time away from work, the inability to afford simple necessities. In some cases, they’ll lose limbs, become paralyzed and never work again. No work means no money. And we all know what happens when bills aren’t paid.

Lacking patience and knowledge of the law, many accident victims feel lost and scared. Many are willing to grab whatever lifeline is thrown their way just to stay afloat. It’s this fact that many insurers count on because frantic people will take any offer given to them – even it barely covers repairs to their wrecked car.

The number one reason you need a superior car accident representation is to ward off the unwarranted advances of greedy insurers. Our Bridgeport car accident attorneys understand the games played by insurers and their in-house or outsourced adjusters. They know it’s the adjuster’s job to downgrade the severity of your injuries, belittle you then make you take whatever breadcrumbs they’re willing to toss your way.

Why Choose Us?

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers know the ins and outs of Bridgeport car accidents. Our attorneys instill passion into every claim they litigate, working hard to leverage data from every inch of your accident to increase your settlement’s worth.

We’re consistent. Zealous. Hard-working. As a firm, we’ve helped thousands of accident victims settle claims with far greater results they could’ve achieved on their own.

No insurer will intimidate our clients, and we will work hard to make sure that you recover every penny of compensation that you are owed. With your health, your livelihood, and your family’s security at stake, we will fight to help you get back on your feet. Don’t trust your case to an apathetic or inexperienced lawyer. Turn to a team with the right skill and knowledge to handle your case.

Cases We Handle

As your Bridgeport car accident attorneys, we’re able to take on numerous cases. Some more common accident types include

  • Single-vehicle crashes;
  • Multi-vehicle car accidents;
  • Rollovers caused by another driver;
  • T-bone accidents;
  • Front and rear-end collisions;
  • Illegal lane crossover accidents;
  • Sideswipe accidents;
  • Hit-and-run car accidents;
  • Car accidents with careless rideshare operators (Uber, Lyft);
  • Car accidents with negligent delivery drivers (Grubhub, Pizza Hut, etc.); and
  • Car accidents with autonomous vehicles.

If the vehicle is drivable, hit you and you were driving according to Connecticut state law, you may be entitled to compensation for the reckless actions of others.

Causes of Auto Accidents

There are many ways car accidents in Bridgeport can take place, and the contributing factors can range from a driver’s behavior to outside forces, such as the weather. Regardless, each driver carries the responsibility to those they share the road with to operate their vehicle in a responsible manner, and to avoid an accident at all cost.

Some of the most common causes of auto accidents include:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Driver fatigue
  • DUI
  • Failure to obey traffic signs or signals
  • Hydroplaning
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Negligent driving
  • Poor visibility
  • Road rage
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating or following too closely
  • Texting while driving
  • Vehicle malfunction
  • …to name a few.

Following an accident it is imperative to seek medical attention for any injuries. Even if you do not believe to have been injured in the crash, receiving medical clearance from a physician will help ensure no internal damage goes undetected.

If another driver’s negligence caused the accident, you may be eligible to file a claim with an attorney for the injuries and damages you sustained as a result. Guidance from an experienced and compassionate litigator can help you and your family to recover and move on after the accident.

Injuries Associated with Car Accidents

Many of the injuries sustained in auto accidents are the result of vehicle occupants having little to no warning that they are about to be involved in an auto accident. The severity of the injuries will be determined by a number of crash factors, such as the force at which the vehicle is hit, the positioning of the vehicles, the number of occupants and the type of vehicle each party is occupying.

That said some of the most common injuries associated with Bridgeport auto accidents are:

  • Back and neck trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Broken jaw
  • Broken teeth
  • Burns
  • Cracked ribs
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Head trauma
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limb, or amputation
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist fractures
  • Wrongful Death
  • …and many others.

Car Accident FAQs

Questions about your potential claim? This brief Q&A may assist you before contacting Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. These are not designed to establish an attorney-client relationship and should be treated as information only.

Does my car accident guarantee me compensation?

Unfortunately, no car accident guarantees injured persons will be compensated for their losses. However, many cases where drivers were battered by another vehicle settle successfully before trial. Each case is formed, investigated and settled on its own merits.

I’m still healing. How long can I wait to start my claim?

Because the statute of limitations for filing car accident claims is two (2) years in Connecticut, we strongly urge injured persons to discuss their options with our firm immediately. Your health is of utmost importance to us, so make sure you’ve been taken care of.

What if several cars crashed into me?

Cases where multiple cars caused you injury will need extra hard work to determine fault. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are experts at finding information, looking over crash scene photos and videos, and can determine where fault should be legally placed.

How large can my settlement be?

Each person’s potential settlement will depend on factors specific to their accident. What losses you incurred, what kind of medical treatment you needed, your potential to earn your current salary in the future, and other economic and non-economic factors play into your settlement.

I’m worried about how I’ll pay for legal help. How can I afford your services?

Car accident lawyers work on what’s called a contingency fee basis. Should we take your case, our firm pays staff and foots all associated costs until your case settles. How much we’ll make, along with what you’ll receive, will be in your retainer agreement. If we lose, you owe our firm nothing. Victims will never spend one penny defending their claim.

Let the Power of Perkins Work for You

Victims of car accidents have enough on their plate. There’s medical treatment, downtime for healing, an inoperable vehicle, and piles of personal bills stacking on their kitchen tables. The last thing these injured persons need is an insurer bothering them to accept the insultingly small check they’re offering.

Putting the Power of Perkins in your corner means you’ll have an experienced firm going above and beyond the call of duty to fend off the insurer’s advances. We’ll handle every component of your claim, making sure insurers go through us instead of approaching you. From gathering medical records to subpoenaing police reports and any video footage, your claim is in good hands.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Bridgeport, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to get experienced, compassionate help from a team of attorneys who get results. We’re here to help you, so call us at (203) 380-1556 or fill out a contact form to schedule your FREE consultation today.

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Our Results
  • $2.3 Million

    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

  • $2.1 Million

    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

  • $1.5 Million

    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

  • $850 THOUSAND

    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

Our Attorneys
  • Johnathan Perkins

    Jonathan Perkins

  • Wendy Kowarik

    Wendi Kowarik

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeffrey Lynch

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

  • Scott Burg

    Scott Burg

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy

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