What is the Best Way to Negotiate a Settlement In Your Connecticut Accident Case?

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

If you have been injured in some type of Connecticut accident that has been caused by the fault of another or if you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, then you will be contacted by an insurance adjuster of the person that caused your accident or the insurance carrier of the dog owner. After the adjuster asks you about your injuries and apologizes about the fact that their insured caused the accident, you will then be told that a recorded statement will have to be taken from you and that you will have to sign a number of authorizations so that the insurance adjuster can get all of your medical information, your lost wages, and may attempt to get records regarding your medical history. DO NOT AGREE TO DO THESE THINGS!

You will also be told that you and the insurance adjuster can work together to get to a point where you can arrive at a settlement to compensate you for your injuries and damages. Many times, the insurance adjuster will advise you that you will be paid your deductible and any other out-of-pocket expenses that you have, you will be paid your lost income that can be verified to the adjuster's satisfaction and you will also be given a lump sum payment to compensate you for your pain and suffering. This all sounds very reasonable and you may even be advised that you do not need to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you because you can just work out all of the details with the insurance adjuster directly.

So when the insurance adjuster tells you that they are prepared to make an offer to resolve your case, one question that you would certainly have is: What is the best way to negotiate a settlement in your accident or injury case? If you're looking to get an answer to this question then please ask yourself if you think you're going to need a personal injury attorney and if leaving it up to the insurance adjuster is safe in advising you as to what is fair, just and reasonable compensation.

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The best way to negotiate a settlement in your Connecticut accident or injury case is to immediately consult with an experienced Connecticut accident attorney. Our Connecticut accident attorneys will advise you as to what you should be doing, what you should not be doing, how you can get better medical care, how you can get better quicker, how you can maximize the value of your lost income claim, and how you can help your Connecticut accident attorney get you more money for your injury case. If you do not contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer then you run the very real risk of greatly reducing the value of your case.

We are sometimes contacted by people who would been injured in a Connecticut accident. They attempt to handle the case on their own and once they are made a low offer in which to settle their case they then contact our office and ask us to get involved in representing them. Unfortunately, many times they have made a great number of mistakes in handling their case and have compromised our ability to attempt to resolve their claim for full value. Whether or not you decide to hire a Connecticut accident lawyer is completely up to you but you need to get the advice and counsel of an experienced Connecticut injury attorney so you understand what you need to be doing.

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Our Connecticut injury lawyers and accident attorneys handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case. We do not get paid a fee or get reimbursed for our costs unless and until we recover money damages for you. If we do not recover money damages for you, then you will owe us no legal fees and no costs. It is just that simple. We take all of the financial risk so you can concentrate on what's most important which is getting better as quickly as possible.

Take advantage of the fact that you can get free information and free advice so you can make an intelligent decision as to how you would like to proceed. Do not wait until it is too late!

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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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