Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Feb 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have been seriously injured in a Connecticut motor vehicle accident case then chances are that the insurance company of the at fault party will be using a computer program called Colossus to evaluate the value of your personal injury case. This program is a database that evaluates insurance claims based upon information entered into the program by the insurance adjuster. Therefore the evaluations of a cases' value generated by Colossus can only be as good as the information that the adjuster enters into the software program. Does your CT injury lawyer know this?

By utilizing Colossus, most insurance companies will try and artificially lower the value of your claim by inserting such things as the amount of damage to your vehicle, the expected length of your medical care and treatment, the expected cost of your medical treatment, and a number of other variables before determining a computer-generated value. The Colossus software computer program will not take into account such factors as the extent of your pain, the duration of your suffering, how your injuries affect your ability to carry on your daily life activities, your inability to perform certain activities, the amount and extent of your emotional trauma and/or stress, how this accident has affected your relationship with your spouse or any one of a number of other factors that a jury would consider before awarding you money damages.

Therefore, in order to increase the value of your case, when you have an insurance company that is utilizing the Colossus software program, you should consider doing the following: when you visit the doctor, at each medical appointment, it is very important that you make sure that all of your complaints, injuries, problems, pain, depression, anxiety, lost time from work, loss of life's activities and other information that is relevant to how you have been affected by this accident are made known to your doctor so that this information can be recorded in your medical records. You should be very specific in describing your injuries to your treating physician. As a general rule, the more specific you can do in describing the nature and extent of your injuries, the better off you will be. There are certain activities that you cannot perform or if you are restricted in other activities you should make sure that you make your doctor aware of that fact.

If you have gaps in treatment this will reduce the value of your case. So you should make sure that you follow up with your doctors on a regular basis and do not cancel any scheduled appointments. If you do experience interruptions or gaps in treatment you should be prepared to explain the reasons for these gaps. By properly describing your pain, injuries, complaints, limitations and problems to your doctor and following up with needed medical care you can potentially increase the value of your case when dealing with the insurance adjuster who utilizes the Colossus software program.

The above is just one example of how our education, knowledge, training and experience will benefit you greatly in the proper development of your personal injury, accident or medical malpractice case. We have decades of experience in representing injured parties and their families. Our CT injury lawyers are nationally recognized for their work. Our website,, contains a lot of very valuable educational information including a free downloadable e-book, more than 100 videos, and hundreds of articles and blog posts. You can call our toll-free number at 888-244-5480 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut accident attorneys and injury lawyers. You can even schedule a free, in office, consultation with one of our attorneys. We can provide you information and counsel you fill out our brief online form. We are here to help you. We care. Please contact us as soon as possible.

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Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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