You received medical care and treatment from the emergency room of the nearest hospital for your injuries that you sustained in your Connecticut accident. You are in great pain. You have trouble moving about. You are concerned about who is going to pay your medical bills, your lost income and how long is it going to take you to get better. After being in the hospital, you are discharged to go home. Now what?
You could have sustained a broken bone. You might have a concussion or some type of head trauma. A plastic surgeon might have been called in to stitc you up because of wounds that you received. You are certainly achy and sore. You might have trouble moving about on your own and either require the use of crutches or the assistance of a friend or family member. You probably cannot drive, and you certainly will not be going to work tomorrow or any time soon. You assume that since your accident was caused by the fault of another that all of your bills, lost income, and any other expenses that you incur will be paid immediately by the other person's insurance company. Unfortunately, this will not be the case, and you will be left with many questions that need to be answered as soon as possible.
Questions after a Connecticut Accident
Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys are contacted by accident victims on a regular basis that ask us the same types of questions that you currently have. Why is the other insurance company not going to pay all of your bills right away? Who is going to pay your medical bills and when? How do you get compensated for your loss of income? What doctors should you be seeing? What should you be telling them? How can you get better medical care? How can you get better quicker? Should you hire an accident lawyer to represent you? These questions and many more can be answered by our Connecticut injury lawyers right away.
For example, if you have medical payment coverage under your applicable motor vehicle insurance policy, then this coverage will be primary in paying your medical bills. If you do not have medical payment coverage available to you, then you will have to get a letter from the motor vehicle insurance carrier indicating that there is no such coverage so you can then have your medical bills submitted to your health insurance carrier. If you do not have health insurance, in certain cases, our Connecticut injury attorneys may be able to get you treated under a letter of protection which will be given to a doctor who will wait until the conclusion of your case before being paid.
What should you do after you leave the hospital emergency room?
The answer is that you should immediately contact an experienced Connecticut accident attorney at the earliest possible moment to have all of these issues explained to you so you can get a better understanding as to what you need to be doing and what you should not be doing.
One thing that you should never do is speak with the insurance adjuster representing the at-fault party. You should merely tell the individual that you have an attorney otherwise you could say something that could either destroy your case or greatly reduce its value. There are far too many things to know and understand for you to attempt to handle your own Connecticut accident case without getting this valuable free information.