Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys are contacted on a regular basis by people who been involved in some type of an accident or have been injured in some way through the fault of another. In some of these cases, we are not contacted until days or even weeks after the individual has been injured. In certain cases, these individuals have done a number of things that have greatly harmed or even have destroyed their case.
The problem with not contacting an experienced Connecticut accident lawyer at the earliest possible moment is that you will do certain things that seem quite logical but in the end, may cause you great harm. Most people are busy, they want to attempt to get medical care and treatment, in the event of a car accident they want to get their vehicle repaired, they want to get their lost wages paid and they want to report their accident to the insurance company of the person responsible for their injuries and damages.
These steps seem quite logical and appear to be things that you could do on your own. But are they? The first thing you may end up doing is contacting the insurance company of the person that caused your accident. This individual will apologize for the accident and will tell you that they want to work with you to resolve your case as quickly as possible. Great news you think. Not so fast!
The insurance adjuster will tell you that in order to process your claim they need to take a recorded statement from you. This is not true and you should never give one. The insurance adjuster will want to ask you questions that will either indicate you are responsible for causing the accident or that you have some percentage of the blame. You might be asked questions like where you going over the speed limit or could you have turned your vehicle to the right or to the left to avoid the collision or did you have anything to drink or were you on any type of prescription medication or were you listening to the radio or talking on your phone or were there other people in the vehicle that caused you to be distracted.
You might also be asked what injuries you sustained in this accident if you have ever injured any of the same body parts in any other accident or were injured in any other way prior to this accident. You will be asked about your medical history and you will be told that you will need to sign blanket authorizations so the insurance company can get your medical records.
All of these questions are asked of you to either indicate that you are at fault in some way or that you had a pre-existing injury that the insurance company will claim is not their responsibility. Once you give this recorded statement and signed these blanket authorizations you will have given the insurance adjuster many reasons why they can either deny your claim or can pay you far less money than your claim is worth, even after you decide to hire a CT injury lawyer.
If you have been injured through the fault of another you should contact an experienced Connecticut accident attorney at the earliest possible moment. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers provide free consultations and if we decide to take your case we will do so on a contingency fee basis and will advance the costs to develop your case. You do not have to come up with any money out of your own pocket to hire one of our experienced Connecticut accident attorneys. Do not make a mistake in attempting to handle your own case before speaking with an experienced Connecticut injury lawyer.
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