We have been contacted by many individuals who are either visiting family or friends, are traveling through Connecticut, are temporarily working here, or are just spending some time in our beautiful state when they are injured in an accident. One of the first questions we are asked is: "as an out-of-state resident what should I do?"
If you live in another state and are injured in Connecticut then there could be a number of unique complications that result from your situation. These complications could include some of the following situations:
- If you are injured in an accident caused by a third party while you are working in Connecticut, you might also have a workers' compensation case available to you in addition to a third-party action. In such a case, worker's compensation would pay your medical bills and lost wages pursuant to statute.
- If you are seriously injured in Connecticut and are required to be hospitalized for an extended period of time or if you are to receive rehabilitative care, one of the issues might be where you receive that care and treatment. If you are able to be transported, you would return to your home state to get this medical care and treatment and how would that be accomplished.
- If one person in your family is injured while the rest of the family is here and the injured party has to stay in Connecticut, you will have to consider what happens with the other family members, what will happen to the person that has to stay with the injured family member, where they will stay, and who will pay for it.
- Considering whether you get medical care and treatment in Connecticut or if you should wait until you return to your home state before getting medical care and treatment- especially if you have a pre-existing injury and have a doctor in your home state who is already treating you.
- Finding out if there are conflicts of laws that provide for how much coverage you have, if you have medical payments coverage, if you have uninsured motorist coverage, and who will be responsible for paying your medical bills, and how is that to be accomplished.
Transportation issues, lodging issues, medical care, and treatment concerns, returning to your home state, getting your motor vehicle repaired, and a host of other complications make these cases such that you should contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment.
Our Connecticut accident attorneys will be happy to answer all of your questions and advise you as to what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. We will be happy to review the specific facts of your case and make specific recommendations to you. We are happy to provide this information to you without cost or obligation. Don't delay, contact us today!