Many times we are contacted several days after a Connecticut car accident because there are lots of questions that come up. What should you be doing? What should you not be doing? What doctors should you be seeing? How will your medical bills get paid? How will I work if I am injured? It is amazing how many times people make this one mistake that can severely reduce the value of their Connecticut accident case. It always seems like the right thing to do and people tell me they had no idea they should not have done this.
So what is the number one mistake that people make after their Connecticut car accident?
You may be surprised to learn that the insurance adjuster, representing the person that caused your accident, will contact you almost immediately after you've been injured in a Connecticut accident. You may be called the next day. You will probably be told that the adjuster wants to see to it that your medical bills are paid and that you are provided with compensation for your lost wages. You will also be told that you need to give a recorded statement and you will have to sign documents so the insurance company can collect your medical records. You are happy to comply with these requests because, quite naturally, you want your medical bills paid and you want to receive compensation for your lost wages. Unfortunately, neither of those two things will occur. You will provide the insurance company with an opportunity to question you at length about how you might be partially responsible for your injuries, damages and your prior medical history so they can attempt to claim that your injuries are pre-existing and are not the result of this accident.
You should never speak with the insurance adjuster representing the person that caused your accident. If you are contacted by this adjuster, you should merely indicate to that individual that you are speaking with a lawyer and that any conversations would have to be through that individual. You should then contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer so you can learn about what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. There are a great number of things that you should be doing immediately after the accident and there are also a number of things that you should not be doing. If you do not know what to do and what not to do then you could severely harm the value of your case. It is very important that you get this information as soon as possible so that you can make an informed decision as to how you would like to proceed with your Connecticut injury case.
Our Connecticut accident attorneys represent injured parties on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case. In other words, you do not have to come up with any money out of pocket to hire our lawyers to represent you. In the event there is no recovery, you will owe no fees and no costs. Our Connecticut injury lawyers are only paid once they collect money damages for you. Please contact us with questions and concerns regarding your Connecticut accident.