This our first post in a series of articles on the process of dealing with insurance companies during Hartford, Connecticut injury cases. The goal of this series is to provide information on what to expect while your counsel is in negotiations with the insurance adjusters. Our upcoming posts will also emphasize the importance of obtaining legal counsel. It is imperative that you hire a personal injury lawyer that will aggressively represent your interests. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
The following topics will be discussed in this series:
- The process of dealing with insurance adjusters after an accident
- Why dealing with insurance companies can take a long time after an accident
- The importance of retaining a lawyer with adequate resources to handle a long-term engagement
- The importance of retaining a law firm that is willing to litigate a personal injury case
If you or a loved one has been injured, the process of dealing with insurance companies and lawyers can be intimidating. By understanding the process, it can take some of the stress out of the situation. Victims are encouraged to engage with counsel as soon as possible after the accident so that the attorney can directly contact the insurance adjuster on your behalf. The adjuster’s objectives are to settle each case for as little money as possible, thus their interests are in conflict with the injured persons’. Letting an attorney negotiate with the adjuster alleviates more stress and puts you in a better position to obtain a larger sum. It is also important to expect that this process can take a significant amount of time. This is especially true if the injuries were severe and the medical prognosis and possible damages may be difficult to determine. Thus, it is imperative that your law firm has the financial resources to carry the costs of the case, including investigation and expert witnesses. These costs may be significant over the course of settlement negotiations and a trial. Lastly, it is very important to retain a law firm that is willing to represent your interests during both settlement and trial to ensure your case is handled properly from start to finish.
Our Hartford attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to help those who have been injured. We are ready to assist you in your personal injury case. Contact our lawyers today. We also serve the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, West and East Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.