In this week's edition of our "HCW: How Can We?" Youtube series, we provide the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions: "when can we attempt to settle your Connecticut accident or injury case?" The answer to this question, as is the answer to most legal questions, is that it depends...
Generally speaking, we will not be in a position to attempt to settle your Connecticut injury case until you have reached maximum medical improvement or that point in time when your doctor, or doctors, say you are as well as you are going to be. Once you have reached maximum medical improvement, we will be able to request a disability rating from your doctor, and we can put together a detailed settlement demand package which we will review and discuss with you prior to sending it out to the adjuster.
There are exceptions to this general rule which could include the following situations: if the person that caused your accident does not have enough insurance to properly compensate you for your injuries and damages then we might be able to settle your case sooner rather than waiting until you reach maximum medical improvement, or another situation might involve a case where you have substantial UIM coverage available to you which means we might be able to settle the case with the responsible parties insurance adjuster before proceeding against your own motor vehicle carrier.
There are many specialized aspects to a Connecticut personal injury case. Many times, someone who was injured through the fault of another will attempt to represent themselves in their claim against the responsible party's insurance carrier. There are so many complications that can either greatly reduce or completely destroy your Connecticut accident or injury case so it is important that you get the advice of a Connecticut personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Our Connecticut accident attorneys are happy to answer your questions at no cost or obligation to you. We will be happy to tell you what to do and what not to do and will review the facts of your specific case with you so that you can develop a plan moving forward to help maximize the amount of money that you're able to get for your injury case.