If you have been seriously injured in some type of Connecticut accident then you can visit a number of websites for Connecticut personal lawyers and find a section entitled FAQ's or frequently asked questions. Many times an injured victim will not even know what questions to ask so it is important for someone injured in a Connecticut accident to understand about FAQ's or should ask questions. So what are 3 important FAQ's for Connecticut accident victims?
1. Do I need an Connecticut accident attorney?
The easy answer is not every person who has been injured in an accident needs to hire a lawyer but every person who has been injured in some way needs to consult with an accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. If you have been seriously injured or if there is some question about liability or if there are complications present then you should strongly consider hiring a Connecticut personal injury lawyer.
There are also a great number of other issues that could be present in your particular case which would make it a very good idea for you to hire a Connecticut accident attorney. The important thing is that you need to speak with a lawyer at the earliest possible moment because there are things that you should be doing and there are certain things which you should never be doing. If you make a mistake in attempting to handle your own accident case you could severely reduce the value of your claim or could even destroy it.
2. Why should I consider hiring a Connecticut accident attorney?
Because you want to put more money in your pocket. Insurance companies love to deal with accident victims who are not represented by an injury lawyer. The adjuster will not take an injured party seriously, may misrepresent the law, may lie or misrepresent information or facts, and will engage in tactics that are meant to pay the injured party the least amount of money possible.
An insurance Institute Study found that people who were represented by an injury attorney received more money, after paying legal fees and costs, than did people who represented themselves without the benefit of hiring an injury lawyer. Again, it is very important that you consult with an experienced Connecticut accident attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured so you can make an informed and intelligent decision as to how you would like to proceed.
3. How long will it take to resolve my Connecticut accident case?
It depends! There are a great number of factors which will dictate how long it will take to resolve your case. Some of these issues would include, but not be limited to, the following:
- The nature and extent of your injuries
- The nature and duration of your treatment
- Whether or not liability or who was at fault in the accident is an issue
- If there are complications regarding medical issues such as pre-existing injuries or claims of over treatment
- Whether there are complications regarding claims of lost income
- The value of your case relative to how much insurance coverage is available
- The presence and extent of any claimed liens against your file
- And a great number of other issues that might be present in your case which could make it easier or more difficult to resolve.
It is important that you consult with experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment so that you can better understand what issues might be present in your case so you can get your questions answered.
Regardless of your level of sophistication, knowledge or experience, chances are that you will not know all the questions that you should ask when you speak with a Connecticut personal injury lawyer. Our attorneys have decades of experience in representing injured parties and their families. You can even visit our website and download one of our free books on Connecticut accident and injury law or you can speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers and get your questions answered over the telephone. We would also be happy to meet with you, to discuss the facts of your case and to advise you as to what you should and should not be doing. Do not make a mistake in attempting to handle your own personal injury case without first consulting with an experienced Connecticut accident attorney.