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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car
Accidents

More than half of the cases we handle involve a car accident that results in injury. The causes vary - speed, inattention, drunk drivers, improper turns, following too closely, and many more. Complex collisions may require us to hire accident reconstruction experts to prove the other driver's fault. We can also help you with issues concerning property damage to your car and rental vehicles.

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Motorcycle
Accidents

Bikers are frequent victims of another driver's carelessness or recklessness and the resulting injuries are often serious. Unfortunately, though motorcycling has become increasingly popular, a prejudice against motorcyclists continues to prevail. We, therefore, provide intensive, early investigation to ensure that evidence of the other driver's fault is preserved. We will defend your right to ride and if you have exercised your choice not to wear a helmet, we will not let that choice be used against you.

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Drunk Driving
Accidents

Drunk driving is a serious offense, the results of which are often devastating to innocent motorists and passengers who find themselves the victims of this crime. We have a long history in obtaining monetary compensation for our clients injured or killed by drivers operating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We have also assisted prosecutors so that justice is served in the criminal courts.

Tractor Trailer
Truck Collisions

Catastrophic loss can occur from the negligence of a truck driver. Here are two examples of prior tragic cases. A truck driver on the road too long makes a wrong left turn, death results to our client driving in the opposite direction. A truck makes too wide of a turn and forces a car against a telephone pole crushing our client to death. These types of reckless conduct call for accountability. Our experience in these types of cases includes knowledge of the rules and regulations that truck drivers must follow like those mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Act.

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$8.9 Million Dollar Verdict - Tractor Trailer Truck Accident on I-95, East Lyme

Wrongful
Death

Tragically, death frequently results from negligent or reckless conduct of another. The law allows for the responsible person to be held accountable. Securing appropriate money damages for the benefit of the decedent's family or estate results from us being hired as early as possible, so that we can employ strategies we have used successfully for decades in this type of case.

To bring a claim, a family member or other person must be appointed as administrator/administratrix of the victim's estate and various filings must be made in the Probate court. We can help you with this necessary process.

Negligent Repair
by Garage or Dealership

Mistakes by mechanics can lead to serious, unexpected accidents on the road. Here are two examples of cases handled by Faulkner and Graves: Our client left a car dealership after a mechanic tried to repair a noisy wheel. While driving home, the tire collapsed and she suffered a shoulder injury in the accident. We were able to prove the mechanic had over tightened and stripped the lug nuts. In another case, after an oil change, our client was driving on the Interstate when the hood suddenly popped up, obstructing her view and resulting in an accidental injury. The mechanic had negligently failed to latch the hood properly.

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$386,500 Verdict - Negligence of Garage - Wheel Falls Off Truck

$280,000 Settlement - Negligence of Garage - Failure To Latch Hood

Bicycles and Pedestrians

Bicycle lanes and pedestrian crosswalks are too often not respected by motor vehicle drivers. Most drivers don't know or don't care that a bicyclist or person crossing the road may have the right of way. A failure to pay attention due to cell phone use and other distractions are often contributing factors in these types of accidents. Like in motorcycle accidents, the bicyclist or pedestrian has no protection from the impact and often suffers severe injuries as a result.

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Boating Accidents

Boats, or other types of recreational vehicles, in the hands of an untrained or negligent person can result in injury to others. How the accident happened may require a thorough investigation by our private detectives, including photographs, measurements and witness statements. Like complex car accident investigations, these type of cases may require the use of an expert in accident reconstruction to properly pursue your claim. Our experience in these types of cases includes knowledge concerning Admiralty Law, a special area of the law that may apply in a boating accident.

Uninsured or Underinsured
Motorist Claims

In recent years, it has become too common that the motorist at fault for an accident has also violated the law by operating their car or other motor vehicle without insurance or with dollar policy limits that are too low to adequately compensate the victim for their injuries or losses. Most accident victims do not realize that their own car insurance policies may provide them with monetary compensation if they are injured by another car driver who has no insurance or coverage that is inadequate to compensate for the loss. These claims are respectively called uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist claims. Our experience in making these types of claims is extensive and one of our attorneys has written many articles on this type of insurance coverage.

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ATV's, Scooters and other

Recreational Vehicles

ATV's, or other types of recreational vehicles, in the hands of an untrained or negligent person can result in injury to others. How the accident happened may require a thorough investigation by our private detectives, including photographs, measurements and witness statements. Like complex car accident investigations, these type of cases may require the use of an expert in accident reconstruction to properly pursue your claim.

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