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Proving Fault in a Connecticut Car Accident Case

By The Reinken Law Firm

Proving Fault in a Connecticut Car Accident Case

02/27/2018 Have you been injured in a car accident in Connecticut due to another driver? You have the right to receive compensation for your injuries and damages. Connecticut is an at-fault insurance state so the at-fault driver is financially responsible for the accident. However, proving fault on the part of the other driver is critical but challenging because not all accidents are caused by one party.
The state of Connecticut has implemented a modified comparative fault system of negligence. According to this theory, if a plaintiff contributes to his or her own injuries, he or she will not be barred from recovering damages but the recoverable damages will be reduced according to his or her degree of fault

Evidence Required to Prove Fault

Strong supporting evidence is important if there is a dispute over who is at fault for the accident. It is crucial to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident. An attorney will be able to immediately investigate the accident, and gather and secure all the evidence relevant to your case. Evidence that can be used to prove your case include:

  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Photographs of the damaged vehicle
  • The police report
  • Records of traffic tickets or citations issued relative to the accident
  • Witnesses testimonies
  • Testimony from an accident recreation expert

Contact Us
If you have been injured in a car accident in Connecticut, the car accident attorneys at The Reinken Law Firm can help. We have over 30 years of experience representing victims of car accidents. We will work hard to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your damages. Call us at 203-541-0090.

About This Author

The Reinken Law Firm

The Reinken Law Firm

Eric Reinken has 30 years of experience handling many cases in the Connecticut area for victims of accidents. His tenure as an assistant city attorney for Greenwich informed his perspective on how to represent his clients in fights against insurance companies. He started The Reinken Law Firm to help…

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