Q: What kind of personal injury lawsuit do I pursue when two cars hit me and I have zero culpability and I’m injured?
I was in an accident where two cars hit me, and I was completely stopped at a light. Whiplash and post concussion syndrome. Serious MCL, shoulder injury. Doesn’t look like surgery. Having PT and had CT scan done. Taking meds along with daily headaches.
A: A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. And it would make sense to consult with someone sooner than later because the days immediately following an accident could be accompanied by forms to compete for insurance companies, obtaining police reports, bills from hospitals. ambulance, and other medical providers. It sounds like a serious accident; I hope you and everyone involved are okay. Most personal injury firms would handle a case of this nature. To answer your question, it would generally be a civil lawsuit based primarily on a legal theory of negligence. You may have already spoken with law firms by now. If not, you could look online independently on your own, or use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. Good luck in your recovery, and hopefully your expectations will be correct and you won't need surgery.
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