The Connecticut Department of Transportation has stated there was a total of 854,105 accidents from 1999 to 2008. These accidents accounted for a total of 544,982 property damages, 306,281 injuries, and 2,842 fatalities.
By definition, negligent driving is an act of one’s careless, reckless behavior which endangers a driver of another automobile and those in the surrounding area. It is common for individuals to perform negligent actions without even realizing it such as talking on the phone, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The auto accident attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have great sympathy for all the victims of delinquent driving accidents and will seek the maximum compensation benefits available. Our attorneys believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in a negligent driving accident, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for all losses and damages including pain and suffering, property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral expenses.
For more information, complete the Free Case Evaluation form to the right of this page.
Types of Delinquent Driving Behaviors
Across our Connecticut roadways, drivers may perform a number of behaviors which put themselves and others at risk of becoming injured. Some of the most common types of delinquent driving include:
- Adjusting the radio
- Aggressive driving
- Checking emails
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to use a turn signal
- Fatigued driving
- Improper lane change
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Road rage
- Talking on the phone
- Texting while driving
Of course, there are several other forms of driver negligence, while these behaviors are often associated with many different accidents.
Types of Delinquent Driving Accidents
Many times, a delinquent driver will lose control of their vehicle or never possess control of the vehicle, therefore resulting in an accident. These accidents may cause extreme damages to the automobiles involved while they may have been avoided by obeying all traffic laws and practicing defensive driving habits. Some types of delinquent driving accidents include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Fixed object collisions
- Highway accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Side-impact collisions
- Truck accidents
- Under-ride accidents
As there are a great variety of accidents which may occur from driving inattentively, they may also result in many different types of injuries.
Types of Delinquent Driving Injuries
In nearly all automobile accidents, driver negligence is to blame. This action often times results in injuries to occupants of both vehicles, which can be mild to severe depending on the type of collision which occurred. Some common types of inattentive driving injuries include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Broken glass injuries
- Burns and lacerations
- Concussion injuries
- Dental injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Facial injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Orthopedic injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Wrist injuries
If you or family member has been injured due to a delinquent driver, it is advised to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This medical treatment will assure all injuries were cared for and also provide the documents needed by an attorney to formulate a robust case against the unconcerned and injury causing driver.
Contact Our Connecticut Auto Accident Attorneys Today
In 2008, the total estimated cost for automobile accidents across the United States was an astonishing $237.2 billion, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Of this number, many insurance agencies may fail to provide the appropriate compensation needed to pay for all the losses and damages associated with an auto accident; therefore our attorneys are here to help.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our team has great sympathy for all injured victims and we have the experience needed to handle the fight against insurance companies to achieve the maximum compensation available for your losses and damages. With offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford, Connecticut, our lawyers are able to provide services throughout the entire state and elsewhere needed.
Some of the local areas our lawyers serve include:
Of course, our lawyers also serve the surrounding towns, cities, and suburbs of these areas. To learn more about our services, or to schedule a Free Case Evaluation with one of our attorneys, simply complete the form at the top of this page or call us today at 203-397-1283.