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You Face Risks of an Auto Accident on the Dangerous Roadways in CT

Crashes in Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Darien, Stratford, Fairfield County and throughout the state of Connecticut

The Pickel Law Firm, LLC was founded to provide dedicated, knowledgeable legal services to the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Darien, Stratford, Fairfield County and throughout the state of Connecticut. During our more than 65 years of combined practice, our lawyers have witnessed the explosive growth of the Connecticut population. Along with more residents have come more automobiles. Unfortunately, the level of road construction and innovation in traffic control has not kept pace, making roads often more dangerous and putting you and your family at risk.

Traffic deaths in Fairfield County

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 220 people were killed in traffic accidents in Connecticut in 2011. Of these fatal car accidents, 51 occurred in Fairfield County — accounting for almost a quarter of the total traffic-related deaths in the state that year.

What makes Connecticut roads dangerous?

Many factors contribute to dangers on Connecticut roadways. The state and local governments are responsible for poor roadway conditions that can affect driver safety. Motorists who act negligently put other drivers at risk. Our Connecticut car accident lawyers have often encountered these primary causes of auto crashes:

  • Poorly maintained roads
  • Road debris
  • Roadway congestion
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating

Connecticut roads with safety issues

The state and local governments are responsible for passing and enforcing regulations that keep roads in our state safe. Connecticut and Fairfield County agencies must also consider traffic trends and population growth in this busy corridor of our country to determine budgets for road construction and improvements. Yet, car, truck and motorcycle accidents remain frequent occurrences on such jammed roads as:

  • I-95
  • Connecticut Turnpike
  • U.S. 7
  • Merritt Parkway
  • U.S. Route 1
  • I-91

Uninsured drivers in Connecticut may have a devastating financial impact on injured motorists

Connecticut laws require drivers to carry the minimum amount of insurance equal to:

  • $20,000 per person per accident for bodily injury
  • $40,000 for all people injured in a single accident
  • $10,000 per accident for property damage

Nonetheless, uninsured motorists continue to pose a serious hazard to other drivers. An auto accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist can force you to shoulder the burden of paying for your own injuries and car repairs. Because many of these drivers lack the financial means to pay you, our attorneys often seek alternative resources for you to recover compensation, through insurance policies and third-party lawsuits. You were complying with the law by maintaining your insurance. You should not have to suffer because the other driver was not.

Learn more about Connecticut’s dangerous roadways

For more information about the danger on Connecticut’s roads and uninsured motorists, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. Our firm is located in Stamford in Fairfield County and serves clients throughout Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Fairfield County and throughout the state of Connecticut on a contingency fee basis. Hablamos español.


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