This post is written to conclude and recap my series on dealing with insurance companies after an injury in Hartford, Connecticut. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many individuals, for obvious reasons, do not know how to proceed after they have been harmed by the fault of another. It is important to take immediate action to protect your rights as failing to do so can result in your case not being handled properly. This can, in turn, result in you not getting all the compensation to which you are entitled. The goal of our recent articles has been to provide information which will help you to better understand your situation. It has also been our goal to provide information which will assist you in the selection of a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one have been injured, then contact our office today to speak with a Hartford injury lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Some of the issues which I have analyzed include:
- Dealing with insurance adjusters after an accident
- Why it may take significant time to settle a personal injury case
- The importance of retaining the right lawyer to handle your personal injury case
- The importance of retaining a law firm which will litigate your case
I chose to address these topics for several reasons. First, it is important to understand that it is common for insurance adjusters to immediately contact a victim after an accident. Such adjusters will attempt to reach a quick settlement with the plaintiff and will often discourage them from seeking legal representation. It is important to understand that meeting with an adjuster, without representation, can possibly result in the victim accepting a lowball offer. It is strongly suggested, therefore, that one speak with an attorney before talking to an insurance adjuster. Second, a demand letter should not be sent to an insurance adjuster until after a victim’s long-term prognosis is reasonably understood. Sending a demand letter before the future amount of required care is known can result in a victim not receiving enough money to cover their future needs. If a victim has been seriously injured it can take months, if not years, to determine their long-term prognosis. This can delay the amount of time it takes to settle a case. Third, it is important to retain a law firm with substantial experience in personal injury cases in order to ensure that the matter is handled properly. Finally, retaining a law firm who will handle your case from the beginning through trial helps to ensure that you do not have to switch lawyers in the middle of the case.
If you or a loved one have been injured, contact our office today to speak with a Hartford personal injury attorney. We handle matters which include car accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle injuries, and more. We have been serving the area for decades and we take great pride in the level of service offered by our firm. We will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. 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.