Contacting the Insurance Company After an Accident
If you have been injured, you are likely in pain and chances are the cause of your pain was not your fault. Your injury causes you to incur medical bills and you may have to take time off of work to recover. The source of recovery for your injuries is likely to come in the form of payment from either your insurance provider or the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
Be Wary When Talking to Your Insurance Provider
Insurance providers like to make you think that they have your best interests in mind. This is not necessarily entirely true. Insurance companies are businesses and just like any other business, they need to remain profitable in order to survive. Insurance companies will listen very intently to your description of the accident that caused you harm. Not only do they want to make sure they have the details straight for the incident, they want to be certain who was at fault as well as the degree of fault that can be attributed to each party. If they are able to determine that you may have been the reason (or even part of the reason)1 for your own injury, then they may pay you less money or outright deny your claim.
Consulting with an Attorney after an Accident
Many people believe that they can talk to their insurance companies without the help of an attorney. This is not always the case and it is often critical that you consult with an attorney who is experienced in personal injury law before you file a claim with your insurance provider.
Only an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assess your claim properly and determine your rights under the law. A personal injury attorney will have experience in dealing with insurance companies and will be able to properly advise you on what to say and what not to say to an insurance provider. In most circumstances, the attorney will contact insurance providers on your behalf so you do not have to run the risk of saying something wrong or inaccurate. Personal injury attorneys are also very familiar with the confusing legal jargon that is often hidden in insurance policies and will be able to determine what types of injury may be covered.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Connecticut
The attorneys of Polito & Harrington have years of experience in dealing with insurance providers. We are very familiar with insurance policies and the various Connecticut laws pertaining to personal injury recovery. If you have been injured, call us today before you contact your insurance provider. We offer free initial consultation and can be reached via phone at 860-447-3300 or you may contact us online to discuss your personal injury claim.