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Connecticut Car Accident Lawyers

After a serious car accident, do you know how to choose an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer? Some law firms simply do not have the experience and resources to handle serious car accident cases. They may prefer to settle a case quickly, but speed can undervalue your case and result in future difficulties.

A quality law firm will dedicate the time and attention its clients deserve. This is the best way to understand the extent of their injuries and how exactly and completely their lives were affected.

Call today for free consultation with The Flood Law Firm at (877) 987-9LAW

Why hire a car accident lawyer?

Your family deserves a successful recovery after a car accident, and part of that means receiving fair and just compensation. Unfortunately, many insurance companies are not out to protect your best interests and will only offer you a minimal amount of financial help for your injuries.

A Few of Our Successful Car Accident Verdicts

Flood Law Firm Case Results Graph

The graph above shows a few of our case results. Hiring our Connecticut car accident attorneys to handle your car accident case can make an enormous difference in the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries. Compare the blue bars (what we have won for our clients) with the red bars (what the insurance company last offered for the client’s damage).

The above graph is a small example of how an auto accident law firm can recover what you deserve after a crash.

We hope you will consider our firm. Please schedule a time to meet with us for your free consultation and we will be happy to answer all your questions without obligation. Set up an appointment by calling (877) 987-9LAW.

Car Accident Lawyer Fees:

How much does it cost to hire a car accident attorney?

Best Law Firm 2023On top of the mounting expenses that come after a car accident injury, many people conclude they cannot afford an attorney. However, at The Flood Law Firm, there are no upfront fees for filing a personal injury claim. In fact, you only pay a fee if we recover compensation for you.

If you’ve heard law firms say, “we don’t get paid unless we win,” they work for a contingency fee. The thousands spent on investigations, court appearances, filing fees, expert witnesses, and anything else related to your case come at no cost to you unless they secure compensation in your case.

Most car accident law firms do not openly discuss their fees. However, we understand this is an important matter when considering hiring an attorney. At The Flood Law Firm, our fee is generally 33% of the recovery amount up to $300,000. For amounts beyond $300,000, our fees reduce on a sliding scale and continue to decrease as the verdict or settlement amount increases.

Do you have questions about how the recovery and payment process works? We welcome your inquiries! Please call us anytime.

We are available to answer your questions at no cost or obligation at (877) 987-9LAW.

Connecticut Accident Case Results

Hartford Woman Receives $544K After Insurance Offered $0

An uneven sidewalk is shown, like the one a Connecticut woman tripped and injured herself on, for which Connecticut attorneys helped her win a settlement.

After an insurance company offered $0 for her injuries, a Superior Court jury returned a $543,889 verdict in favor of our client, who sued the city of Hartford after injuring her arm, shoulder, and face from falling on an uneven city sidewalk.

The 73-year-old Hartford resident fell on a cracked, separated, and uneven sidewalk near 2113 Main Street with a raised hump in the pavement. The city argued that she was at fault, and hoped to prove to the six-person jury that she deserved no damages.

The city did not proactively inspect its sidewalks and admitted it did not allocate enough resources to properly inspect them. As a result, the city left our client with severe mobility restrictions. She can’t lift her left arm over her head and has no strength in her left arm.

Brian Flood Wins Glastonbury Client 8x More for Back Injuries

Connecticut car accident lawyer Brian Flood of The Flood Law Firm won his client 8x more than what the insurance company offered.

Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer,  Brian Flood

A Middletown Superior Court jury awarded $287,351 to our client after she suffered serious back injuries when another motorist in Glastonbury struck the Volvo T6 she was driving.

Before trial, the insurance company offered her $35,000, which Brian Flood turned down. He said he had offered arbitration with a high award of $250,000, but the defense rejected that proposal.

The six-person jury deliberated before rendering its verdict in favor of the Middletown resident, awarding her 800% more than what the insurance company offered.

The plaintiff’s doctor testified that Riesbeck’s severe back pain was due solely to the crash, in which a driver made an improper left turn and struck the front corner of her car. The defense denied any allegations or inferences of negligence.

Connecticut Law Firm Reviews 

Leslie Gold McPadden, Car Accident in Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Brian Flood represented me in a highly contested case against an Allstate insured. He and his staff are 100% accessible. The result he obtained was close to 7 times more than Allstate’s last offer and even in the final phase, Brian himself fought on my behalf for every cent possible. Brian is a tremendously gifted advocate. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a personal injury attorney.


William Yelenak, Car Accident in Bridgeport, Connecticut
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This firm is the real deal. Top firm for personal injury litigation. The most important question to ask when hiring a lawyer is what is his or her trial experience, even if you believe your case will settle. The Flood Law Firm has developed a solid reputation for trying jury cases against insurance companies, rather than just taking what’s offered. Just look at the list of cases on their website. Since the insurance companies know that The Flood Law Firm will see the case to the end, there is a greater likelihood that the case will settle for what the case is worth. Highly recommend this firm.


How do I report a car accident in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, report all car accidents to the police even if only minor property damage occurs. Call 911 and exchange insurance and contact information with the other parties. You can also download this free accident report checklist so you don’t miss any important details.

We Represent Injured Connecticut Residents

Both Brian Flood and Christopher Flood have represented only the injured throughout their entire legal careers. Neither has ever represented an insurance company. The Flood brothers are committed to holding insurance companies accountable for paying clients the compensation they need and deserve.

Car Accident Compensation

How much can you expect from a car accident settlement?

Most car accidents happen quickly and without much warning, resulting in an inconvenient, challenging, and expensive experience. From minor fender benders to more serious collisions, a car wreck can affect your life as well as your wallet.

While a monetary settlement won’t undo the pain and suffering endured after an auto wreck, car accident compensation benefits you and your family’s needs.


Or, if you are ready to speak to a professional, contact the attorneys at The Flood Law Firm today by calling (877) 987-9LAW for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We know from personal experience how difficult this time is, and we want to help you move forward with your life. Let us advocate for you, resolve this situation, and put this matter behind you.

Compensation for Accident Injuries

Both property damage and personal injury can occur in a Connecticut car accident.

If you want compensation for the damages that transpired due to the collision, time is of the essence. Further, if the car accident took place due to someone else’s negligent or careless actions, you can hold the guilty party liable. You may have questions or need assistance, and we can advise on specifics related to your case and Connecticut traffic laws.

According to the National Safety Council, the first half of one recent year saw a total of 138 road fatalities in the State of Connecticut – a 45 percent increase from the previous year during the same time frame.

Types of Car Accident Compensation

You can pursue compensation for your car accident, including for:

Property Damage

You may recover compensation if the accident damaged your property. Your property can include your vehicle, personal belongings, or anything else the wreck damaged.

Medical Expenses

You may need to go to the emergency room to treat injuries. If you spend time in the hospital or require surgery, medical expenses can add up quickly. You may deserve compensation for any medical needs connected to the crash.

Pain and Suffering

If you endure injuries from the accident, you may also recover compensation for any mental or physical pain and suffering acquired from the wreck. You may pursue compensation for both past and future pain and suffering associated with the accident, such as recurring headaches, anxiety, or nightmares.

Lost Wages

Depending on the injury sustained from the car accident and your line of work, your injuries or recovery may keep you from properly doing your job. If this happens, you could recover compensation to accommodate for missed or lost wages.

Loss of Earning Capacity

If the injury is severe enough – and permanent – you may no longer effectively do your job. If this happens, you may recover compensation for loss of earning capacity, as you can no longer earn the income you are used to, thus potentially affecting your quality of life.

If you sustained any of the damages or injuries listed above, you may recover car accident compensation. However, specific factors could affect your settlement.

Most Common Injuries in Car Accidents | The Flood Law Firm

Factors That Affect Car Accident Compensation

If you plan to file a car accident compensation claim, a few things could change the outcome of your case.

Visit a Doctor For A Checkup

First and foremost, seek medical attention immediately following the wreck. Some injuries may take a day or two to surface. As such, visit the emergency room or at least make an appointment with your family physician.

Tips To Help Your Case

Once you verify your safety after the accident, keep these tips in mind:

  • DO take photos of the accident (including the vehicles involved, the road, injuries, and the entire scene)
  • DO exchange information with the driver of the other vehicle (name, phone number, license plate, insurance details)
  • DO call the police and make an official report
  • DO keep track of your hospital/doctor visits, as well as any work you have missed due to the injury
  • DO speak with a car accident attorney
  • DON’T admit fault at the scene of the wreck
  • DON’T discuss details of the accident with anyone other than the police, your insurance company, and your attorney
  • DON’T agree to sign anything until the document has been reviewed (preferably by an experienced attorney)
  • DON’T get rid of any items that could be construed as evidence (i.e. car parts, broken belongings, or damaged clothing)
  • DON’T agree to any type of settlement without first speaking to a car accident attorney

File Your Claim On Time

When it comes to filing a claim, timing is important. Connecticut State law affirms you have only two years to file a claim after an accident. After that, you cannot pursue legal action for the crash. If your time limit is approaching, you must act fast, as filing a claim takes time.

Filing a claim for car accident compensation can often be confusing, so speak with an attorney to learn your best options.

The attorneys at The Flood Law Firm have decades of combined experience, as well as the skills, knowledge, and experience to fight for your rights. To view some of our previously successful cases, visit this page.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney

After a car accident, we offer our deepest apologies. No matter how minor or severe the collision, nothing is easy or convenient about an automobile wreck.

Though a monetary settlement cannot undo the pain and suffering you endured following this unfair experience, you may recover compensation, which could assist with various expenses and damages. You can hold the person(s) responsible for your inconvenience accountable for their actions.

Contact the attorneys at The Flood Law Firm today by calling (877) 987-9LAW for your no-cost, no-obligation consultation. From collecting medical records to making phone calls on your behalf, we will handle all aspects of your claim so that you can focus on yourself and your healing. We want to help you move on with your life – let us be your advocates!

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Common Questions About Auto Accidents

After a car crash, you probably need answers. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about auto accidents. This can help you protect your rights immediately.

Do I Have a Case?

Each case differs and we handle them on an individual basis. After contacting The Flood Law Firm, our car accident lawyers will review your information and counsel you on your best options.

What If I Was Partially At-Fault for the Accident?

The damages you receive may decrease if you are partially at-fault for the accident. The degree to which they decrease depends on the extent of your fault in the accident, which we can discuss at your free, confidential consultation.

Will My Case Go to Court?

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court, where damages are agreed upon by the parties independent of a jury trial. However, The Flood Law Firm has extensive experience trying car accident injury cases and will bring yours to trial if it means the best possible outcome for you.

Can I Afford to Hire an Attorney?

The Flood Law Firm handles car accident cases on a contingency basis. Consultations about your case are free and you don’t pay anything upfront. Our payment depends on whether our legal team wins a successful settlement or verdict for you against the offending party. Our firm has recovered millions on behalf of our clients.

Was Your Loved One or Friend Injured in a Car Accident?

If a car accident hurts someone close to you, we can answer your legal questions and counsel you on what to do next. Call us at (877) 987-9LAW for your free consultation.

How Do You Prove My Car Accident Case?

Our attorneys will take every possible step in building your case and ultimately gain you full compensation for your accident and injuries.

These steps include:

  • Investigating the scene of the crash
  • Interviewing witnesses and analyzing pictures and evidence from the scene
  • Hiring experts in multiple fields to verify your claims
  • Documenting your injuries and the effect they have had on your life.
  • Reconstructing your accident for analysis

The Other Driver Does Not Have Insurance Coverage. What Are My Options?

You may still gain compensation through your own insurance company or through a third-party lawsuit.

Are There Laws Against Texting While Driving in Connecticut?

Yes, under Connecticut law, you cannot drive while using a handheld device to send a text message.

Should I File a Lawsuit or Let the Insurance Company Handle Things?

Insurance companies often apply a formula to settlement offers that may not reflect the needs of your individual case, especially after severe injuries or wrongful death. Having a lawyer on your side may ensure you receive fair compensation. If you have any concerns about your case, a personal injury attorney can explain all your legal options.

If a Car and a Bike Collide, Who Is At-Fault for the Accident?

Bicycles are vehicles under Connecticut law, so a cyclist must follow the same laws that apply to motorized vehicles. Fault in these types of accidents is determined by the principles of negligence. For example, you’re parked next to a bike lane and open your door without checking for oncoming cyclists, and you hit the cyclist with the door. In this case, you – the driver of the car – are negligent and at-fault.

What Do I Do if I Am the Victim of a Hit-And-Run?

If the driver leaves the scene, you may still file a personal injury claim. Do your best to obtain any information about the car, such as the make, model, license plate number, and description of the driver who hit you. Pass this information to the police, who may find the culprit.

Connecticut requires drivers to carry Uninsured Motorist Insurance coverage for these circumstances. This policy will cover the cost of your injuries and property damage after a hit-and-run.

Should I Notify the Other Driver’s Insurance of the Accident?

To best protect your interests, let your lawyer speak directly with the other person’s insurance company. Their agent will most likely use any communications with you as evidence for their benefit. A reputable car accident attorney will not fall prey to the tactics insurance companies use.

Will My Insurance Rates Increase After I File a Claim?

Your rates may increase after filing a claim, depending on your insurance carrier. Some companies offer accident forgiveness programs for first-time accidents. Unfortunately, generally, filing a claim increases your risk profile and therefore your insurance premium.

How Soon After the Accident Should I Get a Lawyer?

As soon as possible. Connecticut state law has strict time limitations for filing personal injury claims. Waiting too long could weaken your claim or cause you to lose your right to file altogether. Some accidents are so severe they require extensive recovery time or grief, making self-representation extremely difficult.

An attorney can quickly gather the relevant evidence, such as witness testimony and medical treatment records. A lawyer can also handle any extenuating circumstances that compound the difficulties of your claim, such as insurance bad faith practices, or factoring in future medical care into the value of your settlement claim.

Accident Attorneys Fighting for Your Interests

The attorneys at The Flood Law Firm have decades of experience fighting on behalf of vehicle accident victims. After a car accident, let them use their expertise to represent your claim and help you get the compensation you are due. Contact them today for your free, no-obligation case review.

Hiring a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Without planning ahead of time, a car accident can leave you not only disoriented but disadvantaged—standing on the side of the road wondering “how did this happen?” while onlookers snap pictures of the scene, answering questions from policemen with little idea of how those answers might affect you in the future.

Being the victim of a car accident is never something you plan on. Because of that, when you are in a car crash, you will not know how to handle your situation.

Be advised: What you do immediately following an accident, including when you get home, will play a role in getting your life back on track.

That is why you need to understand the best order and procedure for dealing with a car accident before you are in one.

And if you were already in a car accident, you’ve come to the right place for answers and help with your questions.

When Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?

For many people, hiring an attorney comes as an afterthought to their car accident. Your first concern should be your health and addressing any aches and pains, particularly if those pains involve the head, neck, or spinal column.

Once treated by medical professionals, it is often natural to feel anxiety over the damage to the vehicle and worry over how the insurance companies will battle out the issue of fault.

Often, if the other party causes a car accident, many people will breathe a sigh of relief and move forward. For most people, in fact, the idea of hiring an attorney after a car accident only occurs if they are at fault.

You are best served by speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney immediately after an accident. Consult an attorney before speaking with the other party in the accident or with an insurance company, whether yours or the other party’s.

By consulting an attorney as soon as possible after a car accident, you will gain a better understanding of your rights in the case. This is especially true if you suffered an injury in the car accident, if pedestrians or other vehicles were involved in the accident, or if the insurance company refuses to pay you what you deserve.

Hire the right attorney

How Do I Hire the Right Attorney?

Looking for the right attorney after a car accident is a lot like looking for the right doctor—you have to trust them with your case.

As with physicians, referrals go a long way toward finding the right attorney to help with your case. You can get started by asking family, friends, and coworkers about attorneys they have worked with in the past. If one of them has a lawyer they trust, even if they do not specialize in personal injury, that attorney may point you in the direction of a colleague who can help you.

When choosing an attorney after a car accident, big claims of financial compensation can indicate a trustworthy attorney. Find out how many years they have worked in personal injury practice, and how many car accident cases they have handled.

In the end, the attorney you are best suited to hire is one who has demonstrated they are knowledgeable and make you feel comfortable.

Interview the right accident attorney

Should I Keep Notes About My Case?

Keep notes about your own case, including details of injuries you suffered, questions or confusion about your insurance policy, and any interactions you may had with the other party in the accident, law enforcement, or insurance companies before the consultation. This will help you focus your consultation, ensure you get the answers you need, and make a good decision about the attorney.

Questions to ask when hiring an attorney after an accident

Here are just a few of the main questions that can help determine whether to hire a car accident lawyer after a collision:

  • How many car accident lawsuits do you pursue each year? In how many of them do you settle versus taking the cases to trial?
  • Do you have an emphasis on car accident injury cases that are similar to mine? (List any injury symptoms or special circumstances of your case)
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages in my case?
  • What is your style in pursuing a car accident case? Will you give me direction or will you expect me to make decisions on my own?
  • Can I contact you directly with questions or follow-up?
  • Do you anticipate that anyone else will be involved in pursuing my case (such as other attorneys, physicians, vehicle experts, etc.)?
  • Do you only charge me a fee if you win the case?
  • What is your approach/philosophy in these kinds of cases?
  • Do you have past clients of car accident cases that I can contact for a reference?

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After asking your questions and speaking with the attorney, take some time to think about how the consultation felt for you. Don’t consider only whether the attorney seemed to think you had a right to financial compensation.

Consider whether the attorney seemed professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about your case. If they mentioned a possible amount for financial compensation, make sure that you also know how much of that amount you would keep and how much would go toward their fee (and other possible expenses in the case).

At the moment that they happen, car accidents cause one kind of pain that, in most situations, doctors can swiftly deal with. The suffering involved with endless litigation, haggling with insurance companies, waiting on repairs to your vehicle, and the drain on your financial resources can go on long after the accident.

A car accident lawyer’s job is to help you get your life back on track, easing you of the burden of insurance companies and page after page of paperwork.

If you or someone you love was in a car accident and you want to speak with one of our accident attorneys in Connecticut, you can contact us for your free consultation. There is no obligation to hire our firm unless you feel confident we can recover on your behalf.

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