You may face an overwhelming amount of medical bills, a loss of income due to time missed from work, and even a diminished quality of life if you have been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another individual. Slip-and-fall accidents or a car accident can result in unexpected injuries. Your life can be turned upside down in an instance. Many believe that it is easy to demand and receive compensation for damages after an accident happens. Due to the legal process and other factors, it is not as easy as it may seem.

Personal injury claims are the subject of numerous misconceptions. Do not blindly trust information that you hear or read. When injured in a Connecticut accident, it is highly advisable to retain the services of a CT personal injury attorney. You can receive real answers concerning your claim as well as guidance from an attorney, such as Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law.

The most common misconceptions concerning personal injury claims in the state of Connecticut will be expanded on in the following article.

Hiring a Lawyer Should Be Postponed Until You’ve Received an Offer of Settlement

After the accident, your insurance company can offer you a lump sum payout in the hopes that you'll settle quickly. You should think about a few things before taking an insurance payout, even if it may be tempting to accept the settlement offer and move on. You won't be able to go back and file new claims after you have accepted and signed a settlement. With many injuries, it can take some time to fully understand your prognosis, future medical costs, and other losses you might experience.

Your best course of action is to speak with a CT personal injury attorney who can explain your options and give you an estimate of the potential value of your claim before you ever receive a settlement offer. Memories fade, and the longer you wait after an accident, the harder it might be to find evidence. You have an advantage with your claim if you get in touch with an attorney immediately following the accident.

The Cost of Hiring an Attorney Is Too Expensive

No matter how seriously they have been hurt, people sometimes lack confidence in lawyers and think they are simply too poor to hire one. It is in your best interest to retain an attorney when you are seeking compensation for your injuries. Why? You will not have to pay legal fees in advance, and you will receive the legal assistance that you require to maximize the potential compensation that you will receive through a personal injury lawsuit.

Most personal injury lawyers in Connecticut take cases on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you won't have to pay legal fees unless your attorney successfully resolves your case through settlement or litigation. If they lose, you do not pay. Simple as that.

The standard procedure is for the lawyer to get a percentage of the compensation that you receive. You will not have to pay anything out of pocket.

Legal Action Can Be Initiated Against an At-Fault Party at Any Time

Most individuals believe that at any time they can sue another for personal injury. They might delay filing a claim for personal injury until they experience financial difficulties. A CT personal injury claim must be filed within a finite time limit, as detailed in the statute of limitations that is applicable to all personal injury claims in Connecticut.

All personal injury claims will be subject to the statutory deadline. After suffering an injury in Connecticut, the statute of limitations is two years. Failing to inform the court within the designated time period may result in the forfeiture of your legal right to initiate a lawsuit. Under certain conditions, the court has the authority to extend the time limit in specific circumstances.

Cases Involving Personal Injury Must Be Decided in Court

Many individuals decide not to file a personal injury claim to avoid court at all costs. The assumption that all personal injury cases will undoubtedly go to trial is inaccurate. It is actually quite the opposite. Before the need for trial, many injury claims are resolved through settlement.

It is highly probable that you will obtain fair compensation in your Connecticut personal injury case, even in the absence of a trial. With substantial evidence to support your case, the majority of insurers will choose to pay rather than incur expensive court and attorney fees.

All Expenses Are Covered by the Party At-Fault for the Accident

As Connecticut is a "fault" state, the party responsible for the injury-causing accident will be held liable for any financial losses. However, Connecticut also applies the rule of comparative negligence.

This rule might lower your compensation for a personal injury claim. In the event that an individual shares some responsibility for their injuries, the compensation they are awarded will be lowered proportionally. In an accident, if you were determined to be 20% at fault, you would be entitled to 80% of the damages awarded.

In this case, the party at fault is not responsible for all damages.

Individuals Can File Minor Personal Injury Claims Without the Need for Legal Representation.

It is a common misconception that legal representation is not necessary for minor damage claims. Insurance companies are continually seeking methods to limit their liability and are going to try to reduce your compensation if they hold a favorable position. Consequently, an insurance company may attempt to lowball you in your absence of legal representation.

In addition, your injuries may initially appear minor but develop into severe ones. Being cautious in your acceptance of a settlement is something that an experienced attorney may recommend. This is because if your injury worsens after accepting a settlement early, it is possible that you will be unable to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party for additional damages.

Brandon J. Broderick Is Available To Assist You Today With Your Connecticut Personal Injury Claim

We understand. The mere thought of an accident, much less the possibility of initiating a personal injury lawsuit, is stressful to all individuals. Unexpected accidents have detrimental effects on your health, finances, and well-being, inducing panic, anxiety, and concern in both you and your loved ones. For the harm and suffering you have endured due to the carelessness or negligence of another, you are entitled to seek compensation. Why represent yourself in interactions and negotiations with insurance companies who do not have your best interests in mind?

We prioritize outcomes, compassion, and exceptional client service at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law. Because of this, we rank as one of the top personal injury law firms in Connecticut. With our proven track record of success, you can trust us to adopt the most efficient strategy and work around the clock to improve your quality of life. Our lawyers possess extensive expertise in advocating for individuals who have suffered injuries in various personal injury scenarios, such as workplace accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and car accidents.

We are available to provide assistance and support to facilitate your recovery. We provide free consultations and are accessible to help you at any time, whether it be during the day or night. Contact us today; we look forward to helping you.

Posted by: Brandon J. Bro…
Date: Sun, 04/28/2024 - 17:35

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