Last weekend we experienced the first snowstorm of the season in Connecticut. Our office was contacted by two individuals who were involved in a serious car accident after being rear-ended by another vehicle. The car was so badly damaged that it was towed from the scene of the accident to the body shop. Both individuals were transported by ambulance to a local hospital. These CT car accident victims were experiencing significant problems, serious pain and were very concerned about what steps they should be taking to properly protect their interests. I then went on to tell them what immediate steps they should be taking, what they should be doing to properly memorialize what happened and how to get better quicker.
First and foremost, if you are injured in some type of an accident in Connecticut you should not be speaking with the insurance adjuster representing the person who caused your accident. This seems like a natural thing to do so you can get the process started so that your medical bills can be paid, you can obtain a rental vehicle, your car can be repaired, your lost wages can be paid to you and you can start to put your life back together. Unfortunately, the insurance adjuster will be looking for ways to pay you the least amount of money possible and speaking with you directly is probably the best way that they can do that. The adjuster will have you admit to things that are against your interests, will have you downplay your injuries, will ask about pre-existing problems or conditions in an effort to blame your injuries on some other cause and will try and get you to admit to being partially or completely at fault for your accident. You should never speak with the insurance adjuster representing the act fault party but should first speak with an experienced CT car accident lawyer.
You should also take as many pictures as possible of the vehicles that were involved in the accident to show the nature and extent of the damages. You should also take pictures of any and all physical injuries that you sustained in the accident as soon as possible because those injuries will heal and will look much better a short time after you have been injured. You should also make sure that you schedule a follow-up appointment with an orthopedist, if you have some type of bone or muscle pains or problems, a neurologist, if you have headaches or some type of head trauma or nerve damage or some other specialist to provide you with the proper medical care and attention that you need.
It is very important that you contact a CT car accident lawyer at the earliest possible moment. There are many things that you should be doing and there are still other things that you should never be doing. If you make a mistake, in the early stages of your case, you could either greatly reduce the value of your case or you could completely destroy it. There are ways that you can get better medical care and attention, there are ways that you can get better quicker, there are things you can do to help prove your loss of income claim, and there are still other things you can do to help your CT car accident lawyer get you more money for your personal injury case.
Our CT car accident lawyers are happy to provide you with free books which we have written, full of practical information and advice. These books provide you with a step-by-step guide on what you need to be doing and what you should not be doing. You can also contact our Connecticut injury attorneys who will be happy to provide you with information over the phone or we can schedule a free consultation where will you be happy to meet with you to specifically discuss the facts of your case and will advise you as to what you should be doing. We represent people on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop their case which means you do not have to come up with any money out-of-pocket. You will only pay a legal fee and your costs when we collect money damages for you. If there is no recovery then you ail owe no legal fees and no costs.
Contact us today before you make a major mistake in attempting to handle your own CT car accident case!