Every day, innocent people suffer from mild to severe injuries due to no fault of their own. These damages, whether physical or emotional, can classify as personal injury. A personal injury case involves reckless or careless behavior or another party or individual, and if a court of law classifies the party’s behavior as “negligence,” they can be deemed liable for the damages. An experienced lawyer can help portray the severity of the injury and the presence of negligence.
Common personal injury cases include:
A personal injury accident can be difficult to overcome. Not only are there physical or emotional scars, but there is also the added burden of financial distress. The doctor’s visits and the time off work can quickly add up, and it begins to feel like you’re in this alone. You are not alone in your struggle against personal injury. Over 31 million individuals have also been previously hurt due to a personal injury accident, and many have successfully overcome the challenges that it brings.
Here at Rob Levine and Associates, we specialize in helping clients overcome the burden of personal injury. We care about the people and the communities we serve. The Borough of Naugatuck is home to over 30,000 people, and we are here to ensure justice for every resident suffering from personal injury. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a personal injury accident, our personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for what you deserve.
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible because the Statute of Limitations restricts how long after the date of injury that a file can be claimed. You can reach our offices 24/7, so no matter what the hour we are ready to help you take the first step to recovery.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, residents of Connecticut traveled over 31 billion miles in 2013 alone. During that time, there were 255 fatal crashes and many more accidents that caused injuries and property damage. Car accidents are common throughout the United States, and every time someone drives to work, to the supermarket, or the movies, an accident is a very real possibility. The US Census notes that in the Borough of Naugatuck, it takes residents an average of 26.7 minutes to travel to work. This is longer than the average of the state of Connecticut as a whole, therefore, there is greater opportunity for an accident to occur.
Sometimes a car accident results in just a scratch on a bumper. Other times, these accidents are more severe and result in significant damage to both the vehicles and the passengers. Furthermore, injuries resulting from a car accident are not always obvious. These injuries can go unnoticed for days or weeks after the initial impact and its effects can last a lifetime. Severe injuries, including death, are often caused by:
Drunk driving, as expected, is a big factor in serious car accidents. In fact, when looking at all of the car accidents in 2013, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded that almost half of Connecticut accidents that lead to driver death were a result of a blood alcohol level past the legal limit. Even when following the law and driving sober, certain challenges like inclement weather can lead to a severe accident that results in personal injury.
Recovering from a personal injury due to a car accident can be difficult, all of us at Rob Levine and Associates want to make this process as painless as possible. We know that the emotional and physical toll an accident can take on the body is already a lot to handle, our lawyers work hard so that you can focus on your recovery. We care about getting justice for our clients and want you to get back on your feet. Call our offices day or night so we can be by your side the entire step of the way.
The damage that can result from a truck accident can be devastating. These large vehicles can weigh up to 30 times greater than a regular car, which exponentially increases the force exerted and causes more damage. Furthermore, trucks can also contain dangerous contents such as flammable liquids or sharp objects. If not properly secured, these objects can come off the vehicle and become a potential road hazard. T
Every year, approximately 400,000 truck accidents occur, 75 percent of which involve tractor-trailers. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, there were 2,369 accidents reported involving tractor trailers in 2008, which is greater than the number of reported car accidents that involved drunk driving.
Driver fatigue is a key factor in many of these accidents. Fatigue is a constant problem due to overworked truck drivers who have to work long, irregular hours in order to deliver shipments on time. Federal law does require truck drivers to have 10 consecutive non-driving hours each day, but many of these hours are often used up by loading or unloading the truck, eating a meal, taking a shower, and finding a place to park the truck. This results in overworked drivers who are more prone to making a mistake on the road.
No matter what was the cause a truck accident, dealing with the outcome can be difficult. We are here to fight for your rights and help you get back on your feet. If you or a loved one in the Naugatuck Borough area have been injured in a truck accident, contact Rob Levine & Associates. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day,7 days a week so you can reach us day or night.