If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, you need to consult an attorney experienced in issues of liability, personal injury, lost wages, and achieving an appropriate level of compensation.
Our team at Cramer & Anderson has many decades of experience in assessing the best path of action after motor vehicle accidents and achieving optimal outcomes, including accidents that injure pedestrians.
Partner Barry Moller, for example, secured a $450,000 mediation settlement in a motor-vehicle-accident case, going up against a major insurer known for fighting hard to avoid such settlements.
Partner Chris Sochacki settled a personal injury case involving soft tissue damage from a low-impact rear end collision for an amount the mediator said exceeded settlements in nine of 10 comparable cases.
Partner Jennifer Collins has achieved substantial recovery of compensation for clients who have endured work ending injuries and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from head-on collisions, improper turns and weather related scenarios where drivers have suddenly swerved to avoid potholes or other road hazards.
While the firm most often represents clients in civil litigation to recoup monetary compensation for their injuries and damages, Partner James Hirschfield, who practices criminal law, handles the defense of all motor vehicle offenses.
Time is of the essence following an accident: Contact our Motor Vehicle Accidents team immediately by calling any of our primary offices: Litchfield (860-567-8718), New Milford, (860-355-2631), or Danbury (203-744-1234). You can also directly email or call any attorney listed below.
Risks of Not Consulting an Attorney After Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Settlements between motor vehicle insurance companies after accidents often don’t cover your actual bills and costs; our attorneys understand how the insurance system works, what policies do and don’t cover, and how to secure the right settlement.
- Many drivers in Connecticut are underinsured, even uninsured, creating complications in obtaining compensation.
- Connecticut law permits compensation for injuries and economic damages arising from car accidents, but issues such as determination of fault and evaluating the amount of damages can be complicated.
- Hidden injuries can emerge later, leaving the injured party on the hook for medical costs if he or she didn’t retain an experienced attorney to factor that into settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance carrier.
- You can suffer a loss of income—including an unanticipated loss of future income—that also needs to be factored into negotiations.
- Insurance companies are likely not to factor pain, suffering, and mental anguish into their settlement discussions with you when you are not represented by an attorney.
Steps You Must Take Immediately After an Accident
- Call the police no matter how minor the accident.
- Seek immediate medical attention if necessary.
- Obtain the other driver’s information: their name, the name of their insurance company, and the policy number.
- Take photos/videos of the damage and the scene where the accident occurred.
- Get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
- Ask when the police report will be ready, obtain a copy as soon as it’s available, and carefully review it for accuracy.
- Call an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney.
Cramer & Anderson’s Motor Vehicle Accident Team
Among the highest rated lawyers in Litchfield County, Attorney DiBella has received a rating of AV Preeminent® in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™, which reflects that fellow attorneys consider him at the highest level of professional excellence. Attorney DiBella, whose Practice Areas also include Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, and Municipal Law, works primarily in the firm’s New Milford office.
Based on broad knowledge, experience and a determination to uncover and address every important detail, Attorney Moller passionately takes on complex cases within his primary practice areas, including Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Premises Liability. A Connecticut Law Tribune Distinguished Leader, he is based in the New Milford office.
Attorney Mancini excels in litigation, but considers going to trial a last resort in Personal Injury cases if an acceptable settlement cannot be worked out. When the uncertainty of a trial can’t be avoided, Attorney Mancini embraces the challenges and works to achieve a successful outcome. A Connecticut Law Tribune Distinguished Leader, he is based in the firm’s Litchfield office.
Attorney Sochacki, a former insurance defense litigator with insight into how insurance companies handle claims, focuses on Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Civil Litigation, and is certified in Mediation. Voted Best Personal Injury Lawyer four times (Republican-American Reader’s Choice Awards), he is also a Connecticut Law Tribune Distinguished Leader. A former volunteer firefighter and paramedic, he is based in Litchfield.
Attorney Collins’ practice areas are Personal Injury, including motor vehicle accidents, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability. She has extensive experience in preparing and trying injury claims to a jury, and has an ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with judges and opposing attorneys. Attorney Collins is based in Cramer & Anderson’s Danbury and Ridgefield offices.
Attorney Hirschfield has practiced extensively in many areas of civil and criminal litigation. He has extensive experience in criminal defense law, including DUI, DMV license suspension hearings, issues involving Ignition Interlock Devices, and all motor vehicle offenses. He is based in the firm’s Litchfield office.
Attorney Graham Moller focuses primarily on Workers’ Compensation and Civil Litigation. He is a third generation attorney whose grandfather, the late William R. Moller, was the first author of the Connecticut Practice Book and considered one of the best trial lawyers in Connecticut. His father, Attorney Barry S. Moller, is a Partner with Cramer & Anderson. Attorney Moller is based in the New Milford office.
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