If you have been involved in an accident and have been injured through the fault of another, you might be surprised to find out that further investigative work needs to be done to develop your case and to better establish liability on the part of another. So how do you know if your Connecticut injury case requires the services of a private investigator? Chances are, you won't know that fact until it's too late!
We recently interviewed private injury investigator, Paul Cicarella
to discusses his work and explore what services he provides in investigating personal injury cases. Investigator Cicarella's interview appears in the Connecticut Injury Resource Guide
which can be read here. One thing to keep in mind is the fact that these investigations need to take place as soon as possible so that evidence is preserved, photographs can be obtained, witnesses can be located and other time-sensitive tasks can be conducted.
These types of investigations are generally performed in motor vehicle accidents
, dog bite cases
, slip and fall or trip and fall cases
, product liability cases
, and medical malpractice claims
. These investigations could include taking pictures, locating witnesses and obtaining statements, preserving evidence, canvassing an area for any potential close circuit TV footage, researching prior incidents, submitting FOIA requests, and consulting with experts to better develop the liability aspect of the claim.
It is important to understand that much of the evidence that needs to be obtained is time-sensitive. In other words, if a photograph is taken too long after an accident, it might not accurately depict the conditions that existed at the time of the accident. It might be difficult to locate witnesses or witnesses might not remember exactly what happened given the amount of time that transpired between what they witnessed and when they are first contacted.
Certain closed-circuit TV footage might have been erased or recorded over that could have provided key evidence as to exactly what happened at the time of the accident. It is therefore very important that you contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment so that your case can properly be investigated in a timely fashion so evidence can be preserved and witnesses can be contacted and give timely statements as to what they saw or experienced.
To better understand what you should be doing and what you should not be doing after you've been injured in a Connecticut accident please contact our experienced Connecticut accident attorneys at the earliest possible moment. If you delay in contacting and speaking with an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer then you run the very real risk of compromising your claim or losing valuable evidence.
We provide free consultations and advice and take cases on a contingency fee basis so that you do not have to come up with any money out of your own pocket. We are only paid a fee and recover our costs if we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery then you will owe no fees and no costs.