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Justice for Car Accident Victims

Waterbury Car Accidents Lawyers

Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a car accident in the Waterbury area of Connecticut? If another driver was at fault for your crash, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Automobile accidents can have long-lasting effects for the victims involved. While fault can be apparent in some cases, there may be disputes about who is to blame in others.

You can have somebody to protect your rights when you work with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. Our firm can conduct a thorough independent investigation of your crash and help you obtain all of the compensation you are entitled to. Do not delay in seeking legal representation for assistance with your car accident claim. You can have our Waterbury car crash lawyers review your case and answer all of your legal questions when you call (203) 437-6190 to schedule a free consultation.

Do I Need A Car Accident Lawyer?

If you try to handle your car crash claim by yourself, you risk dealing with multiple delays and possibly even denials that can substantially impact your ability to recover compensation as soon as possible. An attorney understands the urgent need for money in some cases and works to provide victims with some relief.

You should certainly report any accident to your own insurance company, but you should avoid speaking to the insurer for any other driver. You will want to make sure you have a lawyer for these types of phone calls.

Insurance company representatives frequently act concerned and express a willingness to help victims, but many phone conversations are actually used to try and get people to make recorded statements that damage their injury claims unknowingly. Some insured may extend settlement offers, but such proposals are usually much less than what victims are entitled to.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents people injured in car accidents in Waterbury and several other communities in Connecticut. We can immediately handle all phone calls from insurance companies and immediately begin negotiating for a fair and full settlement.

Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

Jonathan Perkins has more than 30 years of legal experience and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers received the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.

Mr. Perkins is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as well as state courts in Connecticut and New York. He is also a member of such prestigious legal organizations as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and New York Bar Association.

Our firm’s record of success includes $2.3 million recovered for the family of a man killed in a traffic accident. We also obtained $850,000 for the family of an 83-year-old man killed in an auto accident.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, so you pay only when you obtain a financial award. Call (203) 437-6190 to receive a no cost, no obligation consultation

Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

Our firm understands that every car crash is different. We handle many different kinds of accident cases. Some of the most common types of accidents in Connecticut include, but are not limited to:

  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Head-On Collisions
  • T-Bone Accidents
  • Hit and Run Accidents
  • Multiple Vehicle Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Drowsy Driving Accidents
  • Rental Car Accidents
  • Ridesharing Accidents
  • Taxi Accidents
  • Defective Parts

It is essential to keep in mind that Connecticut places a statute of limitations of two years on car accident injury claims. Wrongful death actions also need to be filed within two years.

One common concern many people have after a car crash is whether their own actions might prevent them from being able to recover compensation. Connecticut General Statute § 52-572h(b) establishes that in causes of action based on negligence, contributory negligence does not bar recovery in an action by any person to recover damages resulting from personal injury, wrongful death, or damage to property if their negligence was not greater than the combined negligence of the person or persons against whom recovery is sought.

The same statute also provides that the economic or noneconomic damages awarded in a negligence action will be diminished in the proportion of the percentage of negligence attributable to the victim. In other words, a person who is awarded $100,000 in a car accident case but is found to have been 40 percent at fault will have their award reduced by $40,000 and would ultimately receive $60,000.

Car Accident Statistics

According to the 2015 Connecticut Crash Facts Book from the Connecticut Department of Transportation and Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC), there were 5,182 total crashes in Waterbury in 2015. This total includes 16 fatal crashes that caused 19 fatalities and 1,333 injury crashes that caused 1,926 injuries.

The 111,497 crashes in 2015 were the highest total since 2007 when 113,035 crashes were reported. According to the Crash Facts Book, the 296 fatal crashes and 305 fatalities were the highest totals since the 299 fatal crashes and 320 fatalities reported in 2010.

The Crash Facts Book also reported that the 25,891 injury crashes in Connecticut in 2015 reversed what had been seven consecutive years of decreases. The 36,001 injuries reported that year also reversed a five-year downward trend.

The holiday with the highest number of injury crashes in 2015 was Thanksgiving with 199, followed by Memorial Day weekend with 132, 4th of July weekend with 126, and New Year’s Day with 94. Christmas, however, had the most fatal crashes with three while Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s Day, and 4th of July weekend all had two.

Contact a Waterbury Car Accident Attorney Today

If you were severely injured or your loved one was killed in a car accident in Connecticut, it is in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers helps car crash victims in Waterbury and many surrounding areas of Connecticut.

Our firm can make sure other negligent drivers are held accountable. Call (203) 437-6190, or contact us online to have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.

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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

  • Joshua Baum

    Joshua Baum


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