Recently in an Accident? You need an Attorney! Here’s Why

Jan 19, 2023

Have you or someone you love been recently involved in a personal injury accident? This is everything you need to know before hiring a lawyer – and why having the proper legal representation can make all the difference. It is extremely important to contact a personal injury lawyer shortly after an accident. You do not want to go without counsel during any part of the process and you can usually hire a personal injury lawyer on a contingency basis.

Benefits of Consulting with an Attorney

At the Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo, LLC, and Waterbury and New Britain personal injury attorneys know the toll an injury can take, and we are adamant about providing compassionate legal services and aggressive representation. Our lawyers offer one-on-one representation with a focus on building a relationship with our clients that lets us know how we can help them the most.

Our personal injury attorneys have experience in a wide range of personal injury matters. We have successfully represented victims who were injured due to medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, and workers’ compensation. Additionally, we understand that accidents can result in many types of traumas including whiplash, wrongful death, brain, and spinal cord injuries and many more. Our attorneys have the compassion and understanding needed to help you through this difficult time.

When it comes to your medical bills and your property damage, consulting with an attorney is essential. Your personal injury lawyer and personal injury law firm will make sure that the medical bills are paid and that the property damage claim to your vehicle is paid in a timely fashion so you can get your car back on the road.

Insurance companies, whether it is your own carrier, or that of the other party, are going to protect their own interests first. That is why it is optimal to have your personal injury attorney to represent you in these negotiations. You never want to do anything on your own other than report the fact that you had an accident.

Consult with an attorney to determine what the insurance company is and is not entitled to obtain and review. Also, the faster you hire a personal injury attorney, the faster witness statements can be obtained, and testimony and other evidence preserved.

If your case makes it to trial, you need persistent legal counsel so that you can work toward obtaining an amount allows you to obtain medical care, therapy, and cover expenses while you heal and are out of work. Our legal team’s expertise in personal injury law has successfully resulted in millions of dollars being recovered for past clients. You deserve compensation, and our experienced team can help you navigate the complex legal process.

 

Common Mistakes Made by Personal Injury Victims Who Don’t Consult with an Attorney

The initial offer made by the insurance company is likely to be much less than what you deserve. If you agree to this settlement, you won’t be able to get fair compensation. Insurance adjusters know that people who get injured in an accident are usually in a desperate condition and are likely to accept the low-ball offer without realizing the actual worth of their injuries.

If you settle early, you won’t get fair compensation and lose your right to sue the insurance company. A personal injury attorney won’t be able to help you in this case. Therefore, it is essential not to accept an early settlement offer.

Another common mistake is failing to gather enough evidence. You should begin collecting personal injury evidence as soon as possible after a car crash. Start by taking photographs and videos immediately after the crash if you’re physically able to. Include close-up shots of property damage as well as wide-angle pictures of the crash scene in its entirety.

Personal injury victims can also sometimes fail to understand the full extent of their injuries and resulting damages. Whether your injuries were the result of a slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice or a car accident, there are many types of pain and suffering damages you can seek in a personal injury claim.

After a serious accident or incident, you may be suffering from any number of injuries — both physical and mental — that require medical attention, rehabilitation, and other forms of care. These losses can impact your short-term routines and daily activities while more severe injuries have long-term consequences that change your life.

 

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney

You need to do serious research on the lawyers in your area. When you decide to meet with an attorney to discuss your case, you need to ask the right questions to find out if the attorney has a proven track record of success.

One of the most reliable ways to research a lawyer’s qualifications is to check sources that rate personal injury lawyer reviews based on what their fellow lawyers (and competitors) say about them. The experience of your personal injury lawyer can make a very big difference in the outcome of your case.

Once you identify a candidate, it is best to sit down with the lawyer in person to discuss your claim. Bring copies of all the documents you have concerning your claim: police report, medical bills, income loss information, and all correspondence with the insurance company, including your demand letter if you have reached that stage.

How well you and a lawyer can communicate with each other is an important aspect of choosing a lawyer. A lawyer’s willingness to listen and ability to understand you may affect how much you can help the lawyer and whether you can control somewhat how the lawyer does the job. A lawyer’s willingness and ability to explain what is happening in your case will likewise affect your ability to make good decisions. And your ability to have open communication with one another should make the entire legal process less stressful.

Our compassionate attorneys promise to stand beside you & your family in your time of need. The Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo are available 24/7 and have handled thousands of personal injury and workers’ compensation related matters.

Our firm happily offers free case evaluations in person and over the phone. To request a free evaluation of your case, please use our convenient online form or call one of our legal offices in Waterbury or New Britain today. See why thousands of people across Connecticut have relied on BJM Law when they’ve been hurt or in an accident.

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