I Was in an Accident! What Should I Do?

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments


We are regularly contacted by people who have been injured through the fault of another and the first question they want to be answered is "what should I be doing?" Accident victims have a significant number of questions and concerns. They are in pain, they have mounting medical bills, they are experiencing a loss of income, they need to get their vehicle repaired, they do not know who pays their medical bills or what doctors they should be seeing, they are scared, they are angry, they are upset, and they need to get immediate answers.

What to Do

After being involved in some type of accident, your priority should be getting the proper medical care and attention so that you are treated for your accident-related injuries. You should get treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. Ideally, you should be transported from the accident site, by ambulance, to the nearest hospital. If you did not seek medical care and attention right after the accident, you should do so as quickly as possible so you can understand what injuries you sustained and what treatment you should be receiving.

Once you have gotten the proper medical care and attention and know what you should be doing medically, you should contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment. There are a significant number of other things that you should be doing, which could include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Tell the police officer investigating the accident why the other party was at fault;
  • Take many pictures of the vehicles involved in the accident and the accident site;
  • Get the names and contact information of any witnesses; and
  • Do not speak with the insurance adjuster, who will call you, representing the person that caused your accident.

A Lawyer Can Help

Accident victims sometimes hesitate or delay in contacting a personal injury lawyer. Some people might think that they cannot afford to hire a lawyer while others might be intimidated or do not know what questions to ask. We want you to know that we are here to help you and to answer your questions. Our consultations are always free. If we decide to take your case, then we will do so on a contingency fee basis and will advance the costs to develop your case. In other words, you will not have to come up with any money out of your pocket to hire our experienced Connecticut accident attorneys. We will only receive a fee and get reimbursed for our costs if we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery, then you will owe no legal fees and no costs.

Resources and Advice

We will also ask you many questions, so you don't have to worry about what to say or what to prepare before contacting a personal injury attorney. You can download our free book on Connecticut personal injury cases. You can call and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut accident lawyers. You can schedule a free consultation where we will be happy to meet with you in our office, or if you are unable to travel, we will meet you at some location, which is convenient for you.

Contact us today to see how we can help you. If we don't think you need a lawyer we will also tell you that as well and will advise you as to what you need to be doing to help maximize the amount of money that you can get for your Connecticut accident case.

About the Author

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.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment


Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur. Donec sed odio dui. Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit amet non magna. Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas.

Let Us Fight for You

Local Presence. Statewide Coverage.

When you choose Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP you will receive the one-on-one attention and individualized support that you deserve. Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys will not treat you as just another case number nor will we hand your case off to a paralegal.

Unlike other law firms, we will personally handle each legal aspect of your case, walking with you every step of the way. We aim to provide the highest quality representation possible. We have extensive experience and training in a variety of aspects of personal injury law. We obtain the knowledge and skill-set necessary to maximize your compensation.

Ridgefield Office
Mon: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Tue: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Wed: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Thu: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Fri: 08:30am - 05:00pm