I was just involved in an accident. What should I be doing?

We are regularly contacted by people who have been injured through the fault of another, and the first question they want 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 and upset, and they need to get immediate answers.

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, who represents the person that caused your accident.

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.

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.