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.
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.
The legal team of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers believes that the victims of car accidents in Bridgeport deserve honest and reliable representation from a law firm with years of experience in auto accident litigation. We will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients.
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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
- Failure to obey traffic signs or signals
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Inexperienced driver
- Negligent driving
- Poor visibility
- Road rage
- 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
- Cracked ribs
- Facial disfigurement
- Head trauma
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb, or amputation
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrist fractures
- Wrongful Death
- …and many others.
Contacting a Skilled Bridgeport Auto Accident Law Firm
The personal injury lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers realize the impact injuries from auto accidents can have on not only on the victim’s life, but the family’s, too. We know that these injuries bring unnecessary pain to the victims, who never could have imagined that a recreational activity might bring their death or change their life forever. Our legal team has over 140 years of combined legal experience and will fight for the MAXIMUM compensation that you may be eligible to receive.
Our office in Bridgeport proudly serves clients in the following areas:
- Sandy Hook
- …and most other surrounding towns and suburbs of these areas.
Call 1-800-PERKINS or complete the 100% FREE and COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL “Case Review” form at the top of this page to see how the lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers could help you on your road to recovery.