It is easy to feel like the world is crashing down around you after you have experienced a personal injury. These kinds of incidents might leave you struggling financially, experiencing physical pain, or even suffering emotionally. During this time you know you need a personal injury lawyer, but you might not be aware of the time frame you need to make the call. We are here to offer you some clarity and peace of mind during this trying time.
How Soon Do You Need to File a Personal Injury Case?
You will want to contact a Personal Injury lawyer as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Connecticut can be as short as one year, and that statute may begin to run as soon as you are injured. Also there are certain Notice of Claim requirements in Connecticut that must be complied with or you cannot file a lawsuit. Since you do not have a lot of time within which to file appropriate Notices or lawsuits, you should speak with an experience lawyer as soon as possible after an injury.
Details to Know
In general, there are three issues that are the foundation of a personal injury claim:
- Liability: pertains to whether a Defendant was at fault for the incident.
- Causation: pertains to whether the Defendant’s conduct was a legal cause of your injuries and damages.
- Damages. pertains to damages; in particular, the extent of them. Your lawyer will calculate your losses based on concrete figures (called economic damages) like medical bills and lost income. Your attorney will also consider your pain and suffering and reduction of activities, known as non-economic damages.
What Can Harm Your Case
Without a lawyer by your side, you could inadvertently harm your case and reduce your chances of fair compensation. You don’t want your lack of knowledge to jeopardize your case and claim. For example: you decide to speak with the other person’s insurance adjuster and end up making statements that can be used against you like:
- You’re fine
- You’re not sure if you are going to see a doctor
- You’re willing to give an official statement right now
You will want a lawyer to handle these kinds of conversations. A well-trained and experienced professional, like Keith Anthony, who can communicate with insurance adjusters at their level while moving your case forward – not hindering it.
Why You Need Call Sooner Than Later
Contacting a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later allows the lawyer to begin investigating your case while the evidence is still fresh. Your recollection of the events that led to your personal injury and the statements of witnesses are more accurate in the days and weeks immediately following the event. Waiting to contact an attorney can distort your memory and give the opposing party reason to question your honesty.
A personal injury can leave you feeling helpless, especially if you are unable to work. The bills continue to mount and you have injuries to tend to
Consulting with Attorney Keith Anthony will reveal how driven he is to ensure you receive fair compensation for the injury you suffered. One call will tell you what you need to know to decide whether to pursue your case. Call (860) 333-6455 or contact Attorney Keith Anthony to set up your consultation call today.
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