The Most Important Thing You Need to Know After Being Involved in a Connecticut Accident

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Jun 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Our office in Ridgefield has been contacted by a number of people over the past several weeks who have been injured through the fault of another. The questions they have asked are generally the same:

  • What are my rights?
  • What should I be doing?
  • What should I not be doing?
  • What is my case worth? 
  • Do I need a lawyer to represent me?
  • I don't have any money... how can I hire you?
  • How can I get medical care and treatment if I don't have any medical insurance?
  • Who is going to pay my medical bills?
  • Who is going to pay to have my car repaired?
  • How do I go about getting a rental car and who is going to pay for it?
  • Who is going to pay me for my lost wages?
  • How long is it going to take to resolve my case?
  • What happens if I am partially at fault?
  • Should I be speaking with the insurance company of the person that caused my accident?

The questions go on and on and this is just a partial list of questions that are typically asked after somebody has been involved in some type of Connecticut injury case.

So what is the most important thing you need to know after you been involved in an accident in Connecticut? The answer is quite simple: you need to contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney at the earliest possible moment.

The Value of Having a Lawyer

Most, if not all, people have a multitude of great questions. There are definitely things that you should be doing. There are definitely things that you should not be doing. There are ways that you can build value into your case to help maximize the amount of money that you can obtain from the responsible party's insurance company. There are also things that you can do that can completely destroy or greatly reduce the value of your case. It would be foolish of you to guess what these things are, make certain mistakes, and then after you realize you are in over your head, contact a lawyer to ask if what you did was the proper course of action.

You might be shocked to learn that things you think you should be doing could end up costing you a great deal of money. For example, shortly after your accident you will be contacted by the insurance adjuster representing the person that caused your accident. You will be told that in order to get your car repaired, obtain a rental vehicle, and get your medical bills and lost wages paid you will have to provide a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster and sign a number of authorizations so they can collect your medical bills. You should never do this and it is one of the best ways that the insurance adjuster can obtain information from you to undermine your case and to pay you less money or completely deny coverage altogether.

There is no reason to wait before contacting one of our firm's experienced Connecticut accident lawyers. There is no cost or obligation to get this free information. Our Connecticut accident attorneys take these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case. In other words, you do not have to come up with any money out of your own pocket and you will not owe any fees or costs unless and until we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery then you will owe no legal fees and no costs. Our Connecticut personal injury firm assumes all of the financial risks so you can concentrate on what's most important which is getting better as quickly as possible.

We Begin Working Right Away

Once you contact us, we will ask you a number of questions about your case and then we will advise you as to what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. You don't have to worry about what you need to ask about what you need to do because we will guide you through this process.

We will also make suggestions on what type of medical care and treatment you should be receiving. We will discuss the options for how your medical bills will be paid. We will discuss how you can get medical care and treatment even if you don't have insurance. We will tell you how to develop your claim for lost income. We will tell you how to go about getting your car repaired and how to obtain a rental vehicle. We will provide you with free books, which we have written, which will explain the process in great detail and will tell you what you need to do to get more money for your Connecticut accident or injury case. We are available on nights and weekends and we will be happy to provide you with the cell phone numbers of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers so you can get your questions answered as soon as some type of issue comes up. We will also be happy to provide you with all of this information and advice on whether or not you decide to hire us because we want to make sure that you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company.

Click here to contact us or call (888) 244-5480 for a free case evaluation today before making a mistake that could destroy your case or cost you tens of thousands of dollars.

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.

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