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The Importance of an Attorney After an Accident

Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Jan 22, 2014 in Car Accidents

A recent traffic accident involving three vehicles in West Hartford, Connecticut, left three people injured. The accident occurred on Trout Brook Drive when a Cadillac crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a Nissan head-on before being hit by a Mercedes Benz. 

While accidents similar to this happen frequently, how many people are prepared for and understand the complex process that follows?

After an accident it is important to contact an experienced attorney. From pursuing a claim against the other driver to ensuring that the insurance companies treat you fairly, an attorney will help you through the process.

An attorney can help locate and interview witnesses to your accident; take care of all communication with the insurance companies; and can pursue compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages.

In many cases drivers involved in an accident may believe it was their fault when it actually wasn't. A missing street sign and many other factors may have contributed to the accident. Having an attorney who will search for the truth of what caused the accident can save you a lot of headaches.


Often traffic accidents involve an uninsured/underinsured motorist. It is essential to make sure that your vehicle insurance includes sufficient uninsured and underinsured coverage in case you are in a traffic accident with another driver who isn't sufficiently covered.

Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage will help cover the cost of any injuries suffered when involved in an accident that was caused by an uninsured/underinsured motorist. For a small price, you can get coverage for up to double the amount of your bodily injury liability.

Underinsured motorist coverage means that you will be reimbursed if the amount of damages in an accident exceeds the "at-fault" driver's insurance. Essentially it is a safety net to ensure you are adequately compensated in a serious traffic accident. If you are not sure if you currently have sufficient uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, contact your insurance agent or insurance company.

The intricacies of insurance coverage are very complicated, and you may have options for receiving compensation that you may not be aware of. Contact an experienced attorney to help you through this process.

If you have been involved in an automobile accident, contact an experienced attorney today.