If you are in an auto accident you know how frightening it can be. You may need medical attention and may wonder how the damages are going to be taken care of and who will pay for them. You should give Injured CT a call. Our New London Injury attorneys will work diligently to get the compensation you deserve.
Although New London car accidents make up a majority of our caseload, a New London personal injury lawyer at Injured CT handles a variety of personal injury claims including, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death claims, and slip and falls accidents to name a few.
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What Should I do After an Injury?
If you are in a car accident and suspect you may have been injured, you see a doctor right away. You can even take the ambulance right from the scene of the accident to a hospital. It is better to seek medical treatment right away than to go home and be in pain later. There may be some internal injuries that you may not be aware of. You will need to keep all records of the treatment that you received and the bills for your medical treatment.
You will need to take photos of have someone close to you take photos of the accident. This includes your car, the other car involved, and anything else that may be relevant such as tire marks. You can even use the camera on your cell phone to take some pictures. This can be used as evidence if needed to help you get compensation for your injuries. This includes any other conditions that may have been unsafe and led to your injury.
If there are witnesses to the accident it is important to get the contact information from them. You should ask for their name and phone numbers so that they can be contacted by the authorities or a lawyer at a later time.
You should report the accident to the police. They can write up a formal report and will be able to investigate and see what caused the accident. They may find some unsafe conditions or negligent actions from another.
If you have been injured at work you are going to need to report the accident to your supervisor. There is often a procedure for reporting accidents at work and you must follow their procedure and chain of notification.
No matter what you do you should never admit fault. You are injured and you should not say that anything you did was wrong. You can speak to your lawyer later about the details. Once you have gotten medical treatment and gathered all of this information you need to call a personal injury lawyer. The lawyers at Injured CT can help you out.
Why do I Need a New London Personal Injury Lawyer?
You should never have to deal with an insurance company on your own. They will manipulate you and will try to pressure you. You need a lawyer to handle this for you. The lawyer will be firm and we will stand up for your rights. The insurance companies and parties at fault will have a lawyer working hard on their side and you need a lawyer that will fight for your rights.
Filing a lawsuit needs to be done exactly. All of the paperwork needs to be filled out completely and it needs to be perfect. If the lawsuit is not completed correctly then there will be holdups and it may not go through.
You need a lawyer with experience filing these suits to make sure they will be valid and accepted. You will also need a lawyer to prepare your case. We will look at all of the evidence that has been gathered and will interview witnesses. We will use the facts of the case to show the fault of the other party and get you the compensation that you need.
The lawyer has experience working in settlement negotiations. We will look at your losses including medical bills, missed work, pain, and suffering, and any other related factors that are a result of your accident. We will then work with the party at fault to reach a fair settlement. You should never talk to the opposing party without your lawyer.
The lawyer will determine if the settlement officer is fair. If they do not agree with the amount they will not accept it. The lawyer can take things a set further and prepare for court if they feel the settlement amount is not fair.
If needed the lawyer will prepare the case for trial. They will call and interview witnesses, talk to those involved with the case, and prepare to present the case in front of a jury or judge. They know the ins and outs of the courtroom and will represent you so that you will get the compensation that you need.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
The lawyer will prevent data that is relevant to the accident and the losses that you suffered. We will look at your lost wages and medical bills. We will argue that you need to be compensated for these losses. We will look at other ways the accident has impacted your life and any present and future losses you may have experienced. We will use this to determine a fair amount for compensation.
The lawyer will look at an economic loss. This includes present wages that have been lost and your future earning losses based on your accident. We want to make sure you are compensated for the amount of money you are not able to earn based on the result of your accident.
There are some non-economic damages that you may be entitled to. If you are injured there are emotional damages and trauma you have experienced. There is pain and suffering from your injuries.
The lawyer will look at the physical and emotional tolls that the accident had on your life and will help you get compensation for the loss of enjoyable and other mental things you may have experienced from the accident.
The lawyer may want to seek punitive damages. These are damages that will be awarded to punish the party at fault. The at-fault party could have been negligent or they could have known that there was an unsafe condition and did nothing to prevent it.
How Is Liability Determined
Your personal injury lawyer will help determine liability for the accident and the percentage that a person is liable. We will look at the negligence of the party at fault and will prove they are fully responsible for the accident.
Duty of care will determine any measures taken for safety and the responsibility to make conditions safe. The lawyer will look at all reasonable efforts that were made to help keep things safe and show where negligence was a presence.
The breach of duty of care will show that reasonable care was not taken to make the conditions safe. The lawyer will look at the damages that have been done and the fault of each party. This will help determine if the amount of a settlement is fair.
How Much Time do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in CT?
There is a statute of limitations that you have to file a personal injury claim. In the state o Connecticut, the injured party has two years to file a personal injury claim. This date starts at the date of the injury and if you are going to seek compensation you must file a lawsuit within this time. A lawyer will recommend filing the lawsuit as soon as possible.
This way you will have all of the records and the contact information for the witnesses. Over time memories fade, witnesses move, and evidence gets lost. The sooner you file the better chance you have of getting all of the factual information and witnesses available for your case.
How Much Will a New London Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
Personal injury lawyers will work on contingency. We will get paid if, and only if, we win money for our client. If we do not get the client money we will not get paid. This fee will cover all of the work the lawyer has done and will be agreed upon before going to court. The average fee is around a third of the settlement. This amount may vary based on the complexity of the case.
Types of Personal Injury Cases that We Take
At Injured CT, our New London personal injury lawyers handle different types of personal insurance cases. We will handle accidents from injuries at work, car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and related issues.
Our lawyers have many years of experience in this field. We are not afraid to stand up to the big insurance companies when fighting for the rights of our clients.
If you are injured due to no fault of your own you need to give our law firm a call today. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. We will work hard to get your medical bills paid and get you compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you were injured you cannot face things alone. An experienced New London personal injury lawyer will be able to help you out and help you get compensation for your injuries.