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What Type of Accident Were You Involved In?

Car Accidents 


If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a car accident, you should carefully begin weighing your legal options. Speak with a car accident attorney as soon as possible and find out what you can do to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

We Wein & Palermo have each more than 30 years of experience handling car accidents and personal injury law. Attorney Alan Wein and Attorney John D. Palermo are committed to provide aggressive, effective, and detail-oriented representation for our car accident clients. We have two locations to serve you—West Hartford and Waterbury—and speak English, Polish, and Spanish for your convenience.

Important Information Regarding Car Accidents

Injuries suffered in car accidents can cause lifelong impairments, disabilities and—in the worst cases—wrongful death. Accidents may even require that you pursue a significant property damage claim.

Were You Injured While Driving During Your Work Day?

If you were injured in a car accident while working on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits in addition to having a right to pursuing a personal injury claim against the negligent party. Consult with one of our experienced car accident attorneys at Wein & Palermo for additional information.

Common Collisions

  • Head-On Collisions: If two cars traveling at 30 mph collide head-on, the passengers will experience a force equal to one car hitting a brick wall at 60 mph. Even at relatively low speeds, head-on collisions tend to cause the most serious injuries.

  • Rollover Accidents: Passengers in a rollover accident are put at risk because the roof of a car is not always designed to hold the weight of the car (this is changing in many newer cars). If the roof collapses, the passengers may be crushed under the weight of the car, or they may experience serious injuries to the head and neck.

  • Side-Impacts: Most of an automobile's major safety features — like crumple zones and airbags — are designed to protect occupants from head-on collisions. As a result, individuals involved in side-impact collisions (like "T-bone" and "sideswipe" collisions) often have little to protect them from serious injury.

  • Rear-End Accidents: The most typical injuries resulting from rear-end collisions are soft-tissue injuries like whiplash or spinal injuries such as a herniated or "bulging" disc. Rear-end accidents can be fatal, however, and even seemingly minor injuries can cause impairments or disabilities that affect the victim for the rest of his or her life.


In addition to handling these and other types of car accidents, Wein & Palermo also handles other motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and truck accidents. No case is too big or too small for our legal team in our West Hartford and Waterbury offices.

Car Accident
Bus Accidents

School Bus & Other Mass Transit Accidents



















Have you been injured in a metro bus accident? Has your child or another loved one been hurt in a school bus crash? If so, a Hartford bus accident attorney at Wein & Palermo can help. Our lawyers each have more than 30 years of experience helping accident victims in the Greater Hartford and Waterbury Area.

After a bus accident or other mass transit accident, it can be difficult to understand who was at fault and who should be held responsible for your injuries. When we take on a case, we research the bus accident to determine the cause of the crash. We can also research the driving history of the bus driver to determine whether the driver has a pattern of accidents or reckless driving behavior. Once we fully understand your injury claim, we prepare your claim and seek damages for your injuries, medical bills, and lost wages.

Experienced Personal Injury Representation

Bus accident attorneys Alan Wein and John D. Palermo have been helping accident victims for more than 30 years and know how to aggressively pursue an accident claim. Our lawyers have helped victims suffering from serious injuries, such as fractures, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Our attorneys have also assisted families after tragic accidents by filing a wrongful death suit against those responsible.

Whether you were injured on a First Student bus, CT Transit metro bus, or Peter Pan bus, we can help you pursue a claim against the bus driver or bus company. We understand that you shouldn't have to bear the burden of your medical bills when they are the result of someone else who acted negligently.


Motorcycle Accidents


Motorcycle accidents account for many accident-related fatalities each year. Many people ride motorcycles as a form of leisure, but motorcycles lack safety features, such as seat belts and airbags, and can become a death trap for riders who are involved in accidents. Statistics show that riders involved in a motorcycle accident are 18 times more likely than passengers in a car accident to suffer fatal injuries.

Have you or someone you know suffered injuries from a motorcycle accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Hartford and Waterbury personal injury attorneys at Wein & Palermo, each have more than 30 years of experience with personal injury claims. We provide aggressive representation and work closely with each client.













Common Causes of Accidents

Though motorcyclists are stereotyped to be unsafe and careless drivers, most of the time motorcycle accidents occur due to the negligent acts of other drivers. In fact, three-fourths of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle. Even the most experienced and careful riders will experience problems due to negligent drivers. If you have had an accident, the Hartford motorcycle accident attorneys of Wein & Palermo want to assist you.

Motorcycle accidents in Hartford can happen for a number of reasons, including:

  • A motorist speeding

  • A driver’s inattention to blind spots around them

  • Aggressive or reckless driving

  • A driver’s inattention to challenges on the road


Intersections have a high rate of motorcycle accidents. Many times, passenger vehicle drivers do not observe the rules of the road and violate the motorcyclist’s right of way. The law firm of Wein & Palermo, LLC has years of experience with these types of claims.

Our experienced Hartford motorcycle accident attorneys will fight for your rights. We will speak with the insurance companies, gather information to support your case, and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Motorcycle Accidents
Truck Accidents

Commercial Truck Accidents


There are laws in place to protect the public from the devastating consequences a truck accident can cause. When those laws are violated and innocent motorists suffer as a result, the responsible party must be held accountable for their actions. Attorneys Alan Wein and John D. Palermo, with offices in West Hartford and Waterbury, each have more than 30 years of experience in the practice of law. We are knowledgeable in both the state and federal laws concerning large trucks and will use this knowledge to fight for the best outcome for our clients.

Have you or a loved one been involved in a truck accident in the Greater Hartford Area? Our lawyers may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We provide aggressive representation and work closely with each client.


Experienced Counsel for Truck Accident Victims

Reasons why a truck accident may occur include:

  • Poorly maintained brakes

  • Poor weather conditions

  • Failure to yield the right of way

  • Reckless driving

  • Fatigue

  • Drug or alcohol use


While truck accidents may not occur as often as other motor vehicle accidents, they are more dangerous due to the massive size of the vehicle. However, this does not mean that truck accidents are not common or not a serious threat on the road. According to recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1,712 truck accidents occurred in Connecticut during a one-year period. If you were involved in a truck accident in Connecticut, it is important you contact the experienced lawyers of Wein & Palermo. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages, but you only have a limited amount of time to make your claim in a court of law. Speak to a Hartford truck accident lawyer that cares about your case and understands your rights.

Because thousands of motor vehicles are on the road at any given time, it is imperative that all motorists follow the laws to avoid injuries and the loss of innocent life. However, when these laws are violated and people suffer as a result, those responsible must be held accountable for their careless actions. Our lawyers understand the frustration that is associated with such an accident, especially in cases where one suffers serious injuries. Contact us today if you were involved in a truck accident.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents


Pedestrian accidents can cause serious, life-threatening injuries and raise difficult legal questions. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an experienced injury attorney about recovering the compensation you deserve.

The lawyers at Wein & Palermo each have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury matters. We provide effective, attentive and aggressive representation.


Immediately Investigating the Accident Scene

Without substantial physical evidence, it is not always clear which party is at fault in a pedestrian accident. Because evidence can deteriorate quickly, it is important to investigate the scene as soon after the accident as possible. To get precise legal advice on your personal case, schedule a free consultation and detailed analysis with our Hartford pedestrian accident lawyers.

We will document the location of skid marks, interview eyewitnesses, and make careful records of all available evidence at the scene. For serious cases, we may work with accident reconstruction experts to shed light on how the accident was caused.

If the Driver Was Uninsured...

If you were struck by a motorist who has no auto insurance or insufficient coverage to compensate you for your damages, you still have options. If you own an insured vehicle, you may be able to recover compensation from your own automobile insurance company under the uninsured or underinsured motorist provisions of the policy.

If you do not have a car, there are still options. For example, if you live with a relative who has an auto insurance policy, you may be able to recover under the uninsured or underinsured sections of that policy.

Call Wein & Palermo Today for a Free Consultation!

(860) 236-5438


The only way for you to know if you can receive automobile insurance coverage is to have an attorney conduct a detailed analysis of your case. Choose our Hartford and Waterbury pedestrian accident lawyers at Wein & Palermo and explore every potential avenue for coverage to help you recover the compensation you need.

The experienced lawyers at Wein & Palermo aggressively represent their clients and are dedicated to getting results! To schedule a free consultation and case analysis, call or contact our offices online.

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