The Stages Of A Personal Injury Case In Connecticut
Simple Advice For Complicated Process From Experienced Attorneys
Complex personal injury cases in Connecticut often follow a similar a pattern. We know because our attorneys at the Law Offices of Salomone & Morelli have handled so many complicated cases throughout the state.
We also realize that each case presents its own unique challenges. That's why it's important to contact our law firm as soon as possible and schedule a free case evaluation. That way, we can learn more about the specific legal circumstances facing you.
But if you were injured in a car crash or another common personal injury accident, odds are you will go through many or all of these steps on your road to recovery and attempt to obtain the financial compensation you rightfully deserve. That's why we wanted to share this information with you - to let you know you're not alone after your accident. We're here for you.
The first and most important thing you should do in many cases is report your personal injury accident as soon as possible. In most cases, this involves calling 9-1-1 and contacting the police. Make sure to ask them to respond to your accident. Having an official police report will likely improve your ability to obtain compensation for your crash.
Don't simply rely on police or other officials to investigate your accident. If you can physically do so, gather information at the scene of your accident. This includes:
- Getting personal information from any other persons involved
- Interviewing witnesses and getting their full names and contact information.
- Taking photographs of the accident.
- Writing down exactly what happened while your memories are fresh.
Don't try to evaluate yourself. Have a medical professional examine you as soon as possible. You could have a life-threatening health problem due to your personal injury accident. And the sooner you start receiving medical treatment for your injury, the better.
The amount of time necessary to fully recover from your personal injury can vary widely from one injury to another. You might only need a few days to get better. But if your injury is severe, you could need weeks, months or even years to fully recover. And in some cases, you might never fully recover from your accident. What matters most is not rushing your recovery. Your body needs time to heal. And we can make sure you get the time you need to get better.
Contact our law firm as soon as possible after your accident. We can work with you every step of the way, from filing paperwork with insurance companies to taking your case to court if necessary. We know what needs to be done to win tough cases and we have the results to prove it.
This is just one of the ways we can serve as a strong legal advocate for you. We can demand the compensation you rightfully deserve for all your accident-related expenses, including:
- Medical bills
- Surgical procedures
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost income
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
There's a good chance an insurance company will make a settlement offer after your accident. We can help you evaluate such offers and whether you should consider accepting. Many people are tempted to take such offers. But the what they often don't take into account is whether such a settlement covers all their accident-related expenses. And that's important to consider since in most cases, once you agree to accept a settlement, you forfeit your right to ask for any additional money in the future.
Odds are the settlement offer you receive from an insurance company will not be enough to cover all your accident-related expenses. In most cases, insurance companies make low-ball offers that don't even come close to the true cost of your accident. As your attorney, we can negotiate for more money on your behalf. Our legal team has decades of experience successfully demanding the money accident victims deserve for their injuries. We know what tactics work and we're not afraid to take on large insurance companies.
If an insurance company refuses to negotiate with us, we're prepared to take them to court and file a lawsuit against them on your behalf. Our law firm has its own in-house, trial-preparation courtroom. There, we can jury test your case and find out which approach works best. Our detail-oriented attorneys also know what facts look for and what questions to ask when preparing a case and in the courtroom. That's why many insurance companies choose to settle with us once we show them that we mean business.
All this work leads towards one simple goal - getting you money you deserve for your personal injury case. That's why we're proud of the verdicts and settlements we have secured for injury victims throughout Connecticut. We know that the money we obtain for injury victims can help them recover from their accidents without living in fear of financial ruin. Find out what we can do for you. Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli right now.