You have been involved in an accident in Connecticut, and seriously injured through the fault of another. Your telephone rings, and it is the insurance adjuster who represents the person who caused your accident. You are told that the adjuster is quite sorry to hear of your situation and is there to make sure that your medical bills are paid, you are compensated for lost wages, and that you are given money for your pain and suffering.
An Attorney Strives to Obtain the Best Case Result Possible
Studies have shown that experienced accident attorneys can negotiate settlements and obtain verdicts and judgments that are many times higher than what an unrepresented injured party can negotiate for themselves. To put it another way, you will end up with more money in your pocket after you pay your injury lawyer than you will if you represent yourself in attempting to negotiate your own settlement with the insurance company claim's adjuster.
Many people have seen the show that takes place in a pawn shop. A person comes in with an object that they have inherited from their grandfather. They are interested in selling that object and the pawn shop employee asks how much money they want. Many times, regardless of the amount of money that the owner wants, they are told that an expert would need to come in and evaluate the object before proceeding. The pawn shop owner's expert then comes in, looks at the object, describes what it is and indicates what a sale price should be for the object. The pawn shop owner then advises the potential seller that the most he can pay is less than half of the appraised value so that he can make money when he goes to sell the object. This is in many ways the same thing that happens when you represent yourself with the insurance adjuster in your injury case.
Evaluating the Full Worth of Your Injury Case
Your injury case has a value. Chances are that you will not know what the value is and how it is determined. Instead, you will leave it to the insurance adjuster to tell you what your case is worth understanding that the insurance adjusters job is to pay you the least amount of money possible for your accident or injury case. When you attempt to negotiate a higher number you will be told by the adjuster that the case is not worth that much and that you can either accept that figure or reject that figure and if you hire a lawyer then they will not offer any more money but you will have to pay legal fees out of that amount. You may very well feel that you have no other alternative so you accept this lowly figure.
Many different aspects of a personal injury case that affect how much money a case is worth. There are things that you should be doing after you been involved in an accident. There are also things that you should not be doing after you have been injured.
Some of these include:
- There are certain doctors that you should be seeing.
- There is information you should be telling your doctor about certain aspects of your case.
- There are ways that you can develop your lost income claim. There are things that you can say and do to increase the value of your case.
- There are a number of things that you can do to help maximize the amount of money for your accident or injury case.
If you hire an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney then you will have access to all of this very valuable information and you can help to maximize the amount of money that you will get for your accident case.
Get in Touch with Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP
You have an important decision to make in what attorney you want to interview to determine how you would like to proceed with your important Connecticut injury case. Our personal injury lawyers represent injured clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that we advance the costs to develop your case, and provide a free consultation so you can learn more about your case and your options so you can make an intelligent decision about how you would like to proceed.
We also provide injured parties and their families with free books under our downloads tab or you can call our toll-free number at (888) 244-5480 and speak with one of our Connecticut accident lawyers on the telephone or you can schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation where we will be happy to meet with you either in our office or at some other convenient location.
It is important to get this very valuable information before you speak with the insurance adjuster who will call you very shortly after the accident. You should never give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster but instead tell the individual that you must first speak with your Connecticut injury attorney.
Do not delay and make a mistake that could literally cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Get this very valuable, free information today!