Q: Involved in a MVA & found at fault by officer, but I wasn’t. Have full coverage insurance. Should I obtain lawyer?
I was traveling down i-91 S in the third of four lanes. The car directly in front me, went to merge right into the fourth lane, but came swerving abruptly back into the third lane in front of me. I then swerved left to avoid hitting them, trapping me between the second and third lanes with their car on my right and another car approaching on my left. The car on my left, hit my car somewhere in the rear. The impact sent both of us sliding to the left, across the remaining lanes and into the shoulder, causing my car to hit the cement divider. Air bags deployed. I hit my head, face & left side of my body. The trooper on scene found me to be at fault. I sought medical treatment. I have full coverage auto insurance that includes liability. I can only assume the other driver will seek to either sue or go after my insurance. Should I obtain a lawyer to try to reverse the at fault finding and sue for medical/damages? Or just take the hit and allow for my insurance to pay for medical/damages?
A: A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. By now, you may have already made your decision. You could reach out to Connecticut personal injury attorneys to discuss further. It appears to be a difficult case to sort out. It could depend on the evidence you have to support your position, the comparative negligence doctrine applied in Connecticut, the extent of your injuries, and other possible factors. Good luck
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