How Will My Injury Affect the Value of My Connecticut Accident Case?

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Mar 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you have been involved in some type of a Connecticut accident 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 accident 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 accident 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 and please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Do not wait until it is too late. Contact us today!

About the Author

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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