Category: Car Accidents

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents

How many traffic related accidents occur each year?
Statistics on car accidents indicate that annually there are over 6 million motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles in the United States alone. In addition, the Federal government estimates that there were at least 10 million unreported accidents.

How many people are injured in these accidents?
In 2000 over 3.2 million people were injured on our Nation’s roadways.

How many were killed?
Unfortunately, over 40,000 people died in traffic related accidents during 2000. In fact, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 6 and 33. 90% of all transportation related fatalities are associated with cars, trucks and motorcycles.

What is the monetary cost associated with all of these accidents?
The Federal government estimates that automobile and motorcycle accidents cost society over $150 billion each year.

What should I do if I am involved in a traffic accident?
First and foremost, seek medical attention if warranted. Once your well-being and that of your fellow accident victims have been evaluated and stabilized, you should collect important information from those involved in the accident. Such information includes, but is not limited to, driver’s license numbers and vehicle registration information along with the names and addresses of vehicle passengers and bystanders who may have witnessed the accident. Also, make sure to record the names of any emergency personnel such as police officers or paramedics who respond to the scene. In addition, pay close attention to the behavior of those involved. Does anyone seem intoxicated? Do the victims appear injured? What type of damage have the vehicles sustained? Are there any unusual facts or circumstances surrounding the accident? For instance, what is the weather like? Fog? Rain? Snow? Was traffic heavy or light? In general, while it may be difficult to stay focused in such a stressful situation, writing down your observations of the accident scene may help you prevail in any lawsuit that results from the accident.

Should I contact an attorney if I have been seriously injured in an automobile accident?
Yes.? To protect your rights and to ensure that you are fairly and justly compensated for your injuries and losses, it is crucial that you contact us.?

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Fatal Car Accident in Ledyard

One person was killed in a collision involving three vehicles on Route 12 in Ledyard?Tuesday afternoon, and that section of road is expected to be closed for hours. It happened around 2:15 p.m., police said. The two of the cars hit head on.? The details of the fatal crash are unknown at this time

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Car Accident Settlement


The law firm of Sabatini and Associates, LLC recently settled another car accident case for the maximum available inurance policy limits. In the case, our client was rear ended and suffered a permanent neck injury due to the negligence of the other driver The case settled shortly after a Court arbitration hearing was held. Our personal injury lawyers rountinely represent people injured in car accidents throughout Hartford County, New London County, and New Haven County. If you have been injured in a car accident and have injuries requiring medical treatment, please contact one of our personal injury lawyers so that we can obtain proper and just compensation for you. There is no fee or costs unless we are successful.

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