Hit by a Car in Connecticut? Take These Steps to Protect Your Rights

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Dec 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you been involved in a Connecticut car accident then there are a number of things which you should be doing at the accident scene, immediately after the accident, and in the days following your accident.

If you have just been injured in a Connecticut car accident then you should make sure:

  1. Your vehicle is pulled off the road into a safe location;
  2. You should call the police;
  3. If you are able, you should get the names and addresses of any and all witnesses;
  4. You should take as many pictures as possible of the accident site including the location of the cars;
  5. After the police arrive you should tell them why the other driver was at fault; and
  6. If you are not feeling well or have been physically injured you should insist upon being taken to the nearest hospital by ambulance.

Once you get to the hospital you should tell the emergency room medical personnel about every pain, restriction and limitation that you are experiencing as a result of your car accident. You should be as detailed as possible in describing the location and the type of each such pain. You should give a detailed medical history and after you have been discharged you should make sure that you follow up with the appropriate doctor, which generally would mean an orthopedist, neurologist or other specialist for additional care and treatment. You should also follow any and all instructions which are given to you by the emergency room doctor.

You should immediately contact an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer at the earliest possible moment. You will want to find out what additional things that you should be doing and other things which you should not be doing. You will probably be contacted by the insurance adjuster, representing the insurance company, of the person that caused your accident. You should not speak with that adjuster. You should never agree to give a recorded statement. You should also never agree to sign any documents but rather you should contact an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer so that you do not do something that could severely reduce the value of your case.

You should have a number of different questions about a variety of issues concerning your accident case.

  • Who is going to pay my medical bills?
  • Who is going to pay my lost wages?
  • What type of doctor should I be seeing?
  • What should I be telling them?
  • How long is it going to take for me to get better?
  • Who is going to repair my car?
  • How is it going to pay for my car repairs?
  • Who is going to provide me with a rental car?

Ultimately, you will also want to know what is the value of your Connecticut accident case.

Our Connecticut accident lawyers have decades of experience in representing injured parties and their families. You can contact our firm and we will be happy to answer your questions over the phone, schedule a free consultation, or you can download a number of free books from our website.

You do not have to come up with any money out of pocket to hire our Connecticut accident attorneys because we take these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case. You will not have to pay any costs or any legal fees unless and until we recover money damages for you.

Insurance companies hire a team of experts to determine ways that they can pay you the least amount of money possible. Do not attempt to represent yourself before you get the advice of an experienced Connecticut car accident lawyer because you could otherwise make a number of very serious mistakes that could severely limit the amount of money that you could collect from the at fault party. Do not delay and get this valuable free information from our experience Connecticut accident lawyers today.

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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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