Have you experienced an injury because of someone else’s negligence? If so, you may be stressed, overwhelmed, and unsure of what your options are. Along with that, you may be facing a long recovery and accumulating medical bills, lost wages, and mental and physical pain and suffering.
While this is true, you also have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit in Connecticut. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our legal team is ready to help you file this claim and ensure you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your claim.
Some of the more specific reasons to hire a personal injury attorney to help with your Connecticut lawsuit can be found here.
Legal Knowledge and Objectivity
After a collision or another accident that results in injuries, you will probably experience all types of pain because of the injuries you sustained. You may also have strong emotions about the situation.
Dealing with the trauma of an accident can make it more challenging to deal with the claim objectively. An experienced and skilled personal injury attorney will be able to provide you with legal knowledge to help you better understand your claim. They will also work to help you recover fair compensation for the losses you suffered.
The insurance companies will use several tactics to help convince the victim of an accident that their claims aren’t worth as much as they really are. In some situations, they may send a very low settlement offer to an accident victim with the hope they will accept the offer.
If you attempt to negotiate the claim with the insurance company on your own, you may find it to be extremely challenging. This can also be difficult if you are trying to recover from your injuries and the financial losses you have experienced.
With the help of an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney, you have someone who will deal with the insurance company on your behalf. In some situations, having quality legal representation is going to result in a bigger settlement because an attorney has developed strong negotiation skills through years of real-time practice.
Prevent Mistakes During Your Personal Injury Case
An insurance company will likely contact an accident victim right after the injury occurs. You may get a call or visit from an adjuster who claims that the insurer needs your side of what happened. While the adjuster may seem to be a nice and caring person, who cares about you and your recovery, you should not provide them with a written or recorded statement.
Remember, an insurance adjuster is loyal to their employers’ interests rather than what is best for the accident victim. If you agree to provide a recorded statement, then whatever you say can be used against you. Also, an insurance company may also send you a release form to get a copy of your medical records and request that you sign the form to verify the injuries you have suffered. However, these releases are often used to attempt to find something else they can blame your injuries on. You should never sign or say anything without consulting with your attorney. You can even suggest that the insurance adjuster speaks to your attorney about these matters.
Even the Playing Field
At-fault parties and insurance companies will work to defend an accident claim filed against them aggressively. If you attempt to self-represent your personal injury case, you will likely have to face an experienced attorney representing the insurance company. Chances are they will have much more knowledge about the claims process and law than you do.
When you hire your own attorney, it means that you can “even the playing field” and increase the likelihood that you will be able to recover the damages you deserve. Your attorney will understand the best way to investigate your claim and find the evidence needed to support it.
Our Legal Team Is Ready to Help with Your Claim Process
If you have been injured in an accident and need the services of an attorney, our legal team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is ready to help. As you can see from the information here, there are more than a few services offered by a personal injury lawyer. We will ensure you get the representation necessary to help you recover full compensation for your injuries and losses. Being informed and hiring our legal team will ensure that you have the best shot of this happening for your case.