If you have been seriously injured through the fault of another in some type of a Connecticut accident case there are three things that you should never do after you have been injured. If you do any one of these three things then you could seriously undermine the value of your injury claim which could literally end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, most people who have been involved in a Connecticut accident do not know what they should be doing and do not know what they should not be doing so they only find out they have made a mistake after it is too late.
So what are three things that you should never do after your Connecticut accident case?
If you have been injured in some type of motor vehicle accident then chances are the police will be called and an ambulance will arrive at the scene. You will probably be in shock. You will be confused and quite anxious. Your first instinct might be to want to drive home or have a friend pick you up so you can leave the accident site as soon as possible.
If the police officer or EMT asks you if you want to go to the hospital, and if you are not feeling well, have any type of pain, feel confused and/or upset, then you should insist upon being taken to the hospital by ambulance.
You should tell the EMT about every pain or problem that you are experiencing. Make sure you go into great detail in telling the emergency room medical personnel about any and all problems, restrictions, pains or challenges you are experiencing. Do not downplay your injuries and tell people that things could be worse, or you could have been killed, or that you are okay when in fact you are not. This is one of the best ways that a doctor can determine what type of care and treatment you need and so the appropriate tests can be ordered.
You will probably be contacted by the insurance adjuster representing the person that caused your accident. This individual will probably be quite sympathetic to your situation and will apologize about what happened to you.
The adjuster might advise you that you do not need to hire a lawyer because the adjuster will help you make sure that your medical bills are paid, that your lost wages are paid to you, and that you are compensated for your injuries and damages. The adjuster will advise you that in order to properly process your claim, you will have to provide a recorded statement so that the insurance company can begin working on your file.
You should never, ever agree to give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster is looking to get information from you that will either greatly reduce the value of your case or might destroy it completely. These people are trained professionals who are looking to pay you the least amount of money possible for your injury case so do not give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster.
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You should contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment so you can have your rights explained to you, so you can find out what you need to be doing, and so you can find out what you should not be doing. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have written the book on personal injury claims which you can download for free by visiting our website at www.HCWLAW.com.
This valuable free book will tell you what to do, what not to do, how to get better medical care, how to develop your lost wage claim, how to get better quicker, and what you can do to help get more money for your accident or injury case. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and get your questions answered over the telephone or you can schedule a free consultation where we will be happy to meet with you and review the facts of your case with you.
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