Our office recently received a telephone call from a woman who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Connecticut and was looking to have our CT personal injury lawyers represent her. She advised me that she was a passenger in a vehicle that hit another car head on. She advised me that she sustained a number of injuries not the least of which was a concussion that continue to affect her memory and cause her frequent headaches. She was also experiencing panic attacks and was having a great deal of difficulty in driving as a passenger in a car. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a number of accident related problems. By all accounts, this would seem like a case that might interest most CT accident lawyers.
I asked her when the accident occurred and she advised me that it happened 14 months ago. I asked her why she waited until this point in time to contact a Connecticut personal injury lawyer and she told me that she was dealing with the insurance adjuster directly and at the adjuster advised her that the two of them would be able to work out resolving the case without her having to hire a lawyer. She told me that the adjuster was very nice and would check in with her from time to time to see how she was doing. The last time the insurance adjuster called her, which was shortly before she contacted our Connecticut personal injury lawyers, the adjuster told her that she should be completing her treatment and that he was in a position to make her an offer for the pain and suffering which she endured. She, quite naturally, was excited to learn that she would be able to settle this case without having to hire a lawyer. Despite all of the problems that she experienced and the pain and suffering that she endured the insurance adjuster told her that her case was only worth $1000. She was outraged and then contacted our Connecticut personal injury lawyers.
There are several concerns that a Connecticut personal injury lawyer might have about this case. The first thing is that this individual had only seen her family doctor on three or four occasions during the past 14 months. She had never been to see an orthopedic doctor despite the fact that she was having problems with her neck, shoulders, spine and back. She had never received any physical therapy. She had never been to a neurologist to receive any type of treatment related to her concussion, her headaches, and her memory problems. She had never gotten any type of counseling for her panic attacks and the challenges that she was experiencing while riding in a car. The medical treatment that she received was very, very limited and very, very sporadic. In other words, she had not done herself a service in getting the proper care and treatment for her injuries and all the while the insurance adjuster of the person that caused this accident was assuring her that she could settle this case without having to consult with a lawyer.
I advise people who have been involved in an accident that not every person that is injured in a Connecticut accident case needs to hire a lawyer, but every person who was been involved in a Connecticut motor vehicle accident case needs to consult with a lawyer. The decision to hire or not hire a personal injury lawyer is entirely up to the client. It would be foolhardy for the injured party to attempt to represent him self or herself with out getting the proper advice as to what you should be doing and what you should not be doing.
Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers provide plenty of free information to injured parties and their families regarding what they should be doing, what they should not be doing, how they can develop their lost wage claim, what they can be doing to get better quickly, and how they can get more money for their personal injury case. You can visit our website at www.hcwlaw.com and download a copy of our free Conn accident law book. You can call our toll-free number at 888-244-5480 and either speak with one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers and get your questions answered over the telephone or schedule a free consultation where we are happy to meet with you and specifically advise you as to what you should be doing. Do not make the mistake that this lady made in attempting to deal directly with the insurance adjuster. Get this valuable free information from our experience Connecticut injury lawyers in accident attorneys before you make a very crucial mistake that could completely undermine your case.