If you have been involved in some type of an accident in Connecticut and
have been injured then there are a great number of factors that will affect
the value of your case. First and foremost, liability will be one of the
most significant factors in your Connecticut injury case. If you are more
than 50% at fault, as a result of your contributory negligence, then despite
how significantly injured you are you will not be able to recover one dime.
If you are 50% or less at fault than the value of your case will be reduced
by your percentage of negligence, so if your case is worth $100,000 and you
are found to be 20% at fault then your case would be worth $80,000.
If you have been injured in a car, motorcycle, truck, slip and fall or trip
and fall, dog bite, crosswalk or other type of accident case in Connecticut
one of the next things that will affect the value of your case is the
significance of your injury. As you would expect, the more significant your
injury is the greater your case will be worth, with all things being equal.
So for example if you have a back injury and your x-ray, CAT scan or MRI
does not show any objective findings and all of your complaints are
subjective in nature which means that the doctor only knows about this
injury as a result of what you tell him/her then this case could be worth
significantly less money than a situation where you fractured a bone and had
open reduction internal fixation surgery with the implantation of surgical
Sometimes people would like a CT personal injury lawyer to consider the fact
that the injured party could have died or that they are lucky to be alive.
While those things might be true, and if they do not create verifiable
psychological injuries or physical injuries, these do not amount to much in
the way of money damages because there must be some type of quantifiable
injury. Many years ago, I was contacted by an individual whose foot was run
over while crossing a street. He did not go to the hospital, did not receive
any medical care or treatment, and did not have any problems with his foot.
Despite these facts, this individual wanted to commence a personal injury
case against the responsible party.
One issue that a Connecticut personal injury lawyer will want to discuss
with you after you have been involved in some type of an accident is what
types of injuries and damages have you sustained as a result of this
accident. Most Connecticut accident attorneys will shy away from a case
where an individual was involved in an accident but does not have any type
of quantifiable injury, significant accident related medical bills and lost
wages, and any one of a number of other issues regarding a particular case.
One of the best ways that you can determine whether or not you have a case
that might interest a Connecticut personal injury attorney is to contact and
discuss your case with an experienced Connecticut personal-injury lawyer.
Not every Connecticut accident case would benefit from utilizing the
services of a personal injury lawyer but every individual who has been
involved in some type of an accident should consult with a Connecticut
accident attorney and injury lawyer to find out what you need to be doing
and what you should not be doing. If you attempt to represent yourself
without first getting the advice of an experienced Connecticut injury lawyer
then you run the very real risk of greatly reducing the value of your case
because you could make a mistake that could have a severely negative impact
upon your accident or injury case.
We provide accident and injury victims with free books and free information
so they can make informed decisions as to how they would like to proceed
after being involved in some type of Connecticut accident. Visit our website
at www.HCWLAW.com and please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
Do not wait until it is too late. Contact us today!