Car Accidents

After you have been involved in a car accident, especially one that leaves you injured, you are likely to have many questions about what to do next.

  • How will you get the medical treatment you need for your injuries?
  • How will you afford that treatment, while being able to pay for other monthly expenses?
  • What if you cannot return to work right away after the accident?

It is important for drivers and the victims of car accidents in Connecticut to understand their rights and what they are entitled to in terms of compensation.

By talking with an experienced attorney, you will get honest answers to these and other questions you may have about the recovery process.

Considerations Following A Car Accident

In any car accident, there are several considerations that you should take into account when determining medical treatment options and the availability of compensation. It is important to have an accurate description of the accident and any injuries that were suffered in the accident, especially back injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and others that may require continuing care.

It is also important for victims to understand their insurance policies to know what benefits they may be entitled to receive. If the other driver did not have insurance, or did not have enough insurance to provide adequate compensation, I can help you understand the process.

At my firm, I will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine how the accident happened and who was at fault. I will also examine your insurance policy to fully understand your rights and get you the benefits you deserve.

Careful Handling Of Fatal Accident Cases

In addition to representing clients in personal injury claims following a car accident, I also represent families in wrongful death lawsuits after fatal car accidents. If you lost a loved one in a fatal car crash, please contact me for representation during this difficult time. I combine compassionate representation with tough advocacy to recover the compensation your family needs during the toughest times.

Work With An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer

You can feel confident when calling the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz that you will have a strong advocate on your side. Please contact my firm online, or call 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options.

I can meet at hospitals or homes, and I can schedule weekend appointments. I serve Stamford and all of Fairfield County.

You pay no attorney fees unless you successfully receive compensation.

Verdicts & Settlements

36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.

1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.

47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.

34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.

40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.

26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.

24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.

Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.

22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.

Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.

28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.

54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.

CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.

68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.

34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.

80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.

38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.

Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.

$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.

47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.

26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.