Driving is something most people do every day. Although we are all aware of the inherent risks of getting behind the wheel, no one really prepares to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. Within seconds, your life – and your health – can be turned entirely upside down.
If you have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident, or you have been injured by an intoxicated or uninsured driver, we at Appleton & Appleton can provide you with the support and guidance you need to recover damages for your injuries. Integrity, respect, and compassion are the core principles of our practice. We will work hard to ensure you receive just compensation for your pain and loss.
Drunk drivers hurt innocent people. No matter how safely you drive your car, an intoxicated driver can come out of nowhere, changing your life forever. These accidents are frustrating because they are almost always completely preventable. If you have been hurt in a collision caused by a drunk driver, you likely feel a mix of emotions that include anger, anxiety, and apprehension about the future. At Appleton & Appleton, we help people dealing with the aftermath of these devastating accidents. We represent individuals and families against drunk drivers, their insurers, and the businesses that negligently serve them alcohol. We can help recover compensation for their injuries as well as punitive damages from liable parties.
In addition to their injuries, many of our clients must contend with accidents caused by uninsured and underinsured motorists. Understandably, they worry they will forced to shoulder the burden of lost wages, medical bills, and property damage alone. If you have been injured by someone with inadequate or no insurance coverage, you still may be able to obtain compensation from your own insurer. More importantly, you do not have to seek damages on your own – we can help.
The law in Connecticut requires drivers to carry various types of insurance coverage, including uninsured and underinsured motorist protection. Many of these policies provide the driver and everyone in his household with coverage in the event of a collision caused by an individual with too little coverage or no coverage at all. Uninsured motorist insurance also covers hit and run accidents and non-contact accidents where the at fault driver has fled the scene and cannot be identified which can occur on the highway at high speeds. Because your insurance company is interested in protecting its bottom line, it has a substantial incentive to deny or minimize your claim. By working with a an attorney with experience pursuing underinsured/uninsured motorist claims, you are far more likely to receive the compensation you deserve.
Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable drivers on our highways and roads. Although the majority of bike riders wear proper safety equipment and adhere to the rules of the road, they cannot control the actions of other motorists. When motorcycle accidents happen, they are usually serious – and many are fatal. The serious injuries that occur as a result of motorcycle collisions include:
At Appleton & Appleton, we help plaintiffs and their families. To speak with one of our experienced personal injury and motor vehicle accident attorneys, call our office today at 860-246-5481.