Why Does Connecticut Law Require Money Damages as Compensation When a Person Suffers Injuries and Losses in a Vehicle Accident?
The law in Connecticut with regard to damages in motor vehicle accident claims can be summarized as follows: Insofar as money can do it, if you are a victim of a motor vehicle accident or collision (car, truck, or motorcycle) that was caused by someone else's negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you should receive fair, just and reasonable compensation for all injuries and losses, past and future, which are proximately caused by that accident or collision. Thus, if you have been injured in an auto accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, you are entitled to justice in the form of money damages as compensation for ALL your losses, harms, and injuries suffered because of the accident.
Under this rule of Connecticut law, money damages are not considered an "award" for the victim or "punishment" for the driver, but rather they are considered COMPENSATION for all injuries and losses you suffered as a result of the accident or collision. The goal of this Connecticut law is to put you in the same position, as far as money can do it, that you would have been had the defendant not been negligent, careless, or reckless.
In Connecticut, these harms, injuries and losses are broken down into two distinct categories, as established by Connecticut General Statutes § 52-527h (a): Economic Damages and Non-economic Damages.
Americans measure justice in motor vehicle injury claims in terms of money damages because that is all we can give to someone who has suffered serous injury or death. But there's a problem. Insurance companies do not believe in liberty and justice for all. Insurance companies believe only in corporate profits and routinely try to deny people full and fair compensation. So what do you do? Get an Advocate to protect your rights. At Advocates Law Firm, the lawyers on our AutoAccidents.pro team help people with legitimate claims get justice. That's our business. We have fought insurance companies and helped people with legitimate injuries get the justice and compensation they need and deserve since 1983. We have the experience, skills, and resources to get the job done. And we have the confidence and courage to put our money and time on the line for you - as we charge no fees or expenses unless we win. That makes us partners with you in the pursuit of justice.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or loss caused by a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident, please contact our AutoAccidents.Pro Team to arrange a free and confidential consultation.