• 3. I just got into a car accident. What do I do next?

  • The accident was my fault.

  • The best thing to do right now is call an attorney at Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC hours a day at 800-318-8310. There is no charge for the phone call and the attorney can answer all of your questions.

    

If you are involved in an accident and you think it’s your fault you will have a lot of questions. Should I call the police? Should I contact my insurance company? Will I be sued? If I’m sued, who will pay for my attorney?

    Here are some general guidelines to follow:

    1. Stop – Never leave the scene of an accident until the police arrive.
    2. Call 911 to summon the police and an ambulance if necessary. Have the police prepare an accident report even if there is minimal damage to the vehicle.
    3. Get names, addresses, telephone numbers and insurance information for all drivers involved in the accident.
    4. Report the accident to your insurance agent, or have your attorney do it for you.
    5. Don’t try and settle your own case – this is a job for your attorney or your insurance agent.
    6. Check your car insurance policy to determine if you have rental car coverage and/or medical payment coverage on the policy.

    To explain your rights to answer any other questions you should speak to a lawyer. That is why Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC is on your side.

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  • The accident was not my fault.

  • The best thing to do right now is call an attorney at Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC 24 hours a day at 800-318-8310. There is no charge for the phone call and the attorney can answer all of your questions.

    

If you are involved in an accident and you think it’s not your fault you will have a lot of questions. Should I call the police? Should I contact my insurance company? Should I sue? Should I go to the hospital or see a doctor?


    
Here are some general guidelines to follow:

    1. Stop – Never leave the scene of an accident until the police arrive.
    2. Call 911 to summon the police and an ambulance if necessary. Have the police prepare an accident report even if there is minimal damage to the vehicle.
    3. Get names, addresses, telephone numbers and insurance information for all drivers involved in the accident.
    4. If there is any chance you are injured, you should take an ambulance from the scene of the accident to a hospital to be checked out. Delaying your treatment could effect your rights later on.
    5. Report the accident to your insurance agent, or have your attorney do it for you.
    6. Don’t try and settle your own case – this is a job for your attorney.
    7. Refer all calls and correspondence about the accident to your attorney.
  • Motor vehicle infractions.

  • A motor vehicle infraction is a ticket relating to your operation of a motor vehicle. They include moving violations like speeding tickets.

    
If you received a motor vehicle infraction, the best thing to do right now is call an attorney at Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC 24 hours a day at 800-318-8310. There is no charge for the phone call and the attorney can answer all of your questions.


    
Most infractions can be paid by signing the back of the ticket and enclosing the fine in the return envelope. Another option is to sign the back of the ticket, check the box that says “Not Guilty” and mail it back to the Centralized Infractions Bureau.


    
For more information on this process check out the State of Connecticut’s web page on Traffic Violations and the Centralized Infractions Bureau
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