I just read on one of the self-help legal websites a request from a 19-year-old, who was representing himself in a serious car accident case. He was asking personal injury attorneys what he should do because the insurance company offered him $12,000 for his case and he did not think that was enough money. Unfortunately, this young man has greatly compromised his claim and has made it much more difficult for an experienced personal injury lawyer to jump in after he has handled this case up until this point on his own. The part I found most interesting was that he was sophisticated enough to know that $12,000 for his case was not enough to properly compensate him for his injuries, but the other side of that coin is that he had no idea what his case was worth.
If you've been injured in some type of Connecticut accident case involving a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, bus, hit-and-run accident, drunk driver, slip and fall, trip and fall, dog bite attack, premises liability case, or any other type of accident case you will probably not have a clue as to what your case is worth. So how could this young man represent himself and expect the insurance company to make him a fair offer when he does not have any idea as to the value of his case? He is allowing himself to be put in a position where the insurance adjuster will tell him what his case is worth which is, in all likelihood, significantly less than its real value.
Not only do most non-lawyers know how to evaluate a personal injury case but most non-personal injury lawyers would not know how to do that either. If you have been seriously injured in a Connecticut accident case then you need an experienced Connecticut accident attorney. You would not want to go to a divorce lawyer or estate and trust lawyer or criminal lawyer or real estate lawyer and ask them to represent you because chances are they would have little or no experience in representing someone in a personal injury case. In most cases, this non-practicing personal injury lawyer would probably not know how to properly develop your case let alone tell you the value of your injuries.
If you have been seriously injured in a Connecticut accident then you need to speak with an experienced Connecticut accident attorney immediately. There is so much that you need to know, and there are a number of things which you should not be doing and there are also a number of things that you should be doing. In order to assist Connecticut accident victims, we have written a comprehensive Connecticut accident and injury law book. You can download the book, for free, by visiting our website. This book has a lot of valuable information in it which will educate you on what you need to do in order to assist your lawyer help you get more money for your case.
You can also call our toll-free number at 888-244-5480 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut accident attorneys and get your questions answered over the telephone. If you would prefer, you can schedule a free in office consultation, where we will review the facts of your case with you and advise you as to what you should be doing. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the cost to develop your case. We are only paid a fee and we only recover our costs if we are successful in collecting money damages for you. If there is no recovery, then you will owe us no legal fees and no costs. We take all of the financial risk so you can concentrate on getting better. Do not make a mistake in attempting to represent yourself because it might be too late once you decide you need to hire an experienced Connecticut accident lawyer. Do not delay, get this very valuable information today!