FAQ About Connecticut Personal Injury Claims
Many people who are injured in preventable accidents are confused, stressed, and unsure about what to do next. At Polito & Harrington, we are committed to helping accident victims recover the compensation they deserve and to helping them through the personal injury process. Here are answers to some of the questions we regularly hear from our injured clients.
Will I Be Able to Recover Compensation?
One of the first questions that people want to have answered during their initial consultation is whether or not they will be able to recover compensation for their injuries. This is a complicated question, and it is impossible to answer without conducting a thorough review of your case. Generally speaking, if your accident was caused by negligence, the answer is “yes.”
How Much is My Case Worth?
If you do have a case, it is only natural to wonder how much you will be able to recover. There are several factors that determine how much a given personal injury case is worth, including the severity of your injuries, your age, your income, whether there was any damage to your property, and the degree of the other party’s negligence.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
Many people are concerned about whether their case will have to go to trial. While some cases do end up in court, it is important to understand that liability is often conceded, and the vast majority of cases are resolved between the injured party and the insurance company representing the other party.
If My Case Won’t Go to Trial, Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Many people are confused about this issue. The reason that it is important to have a lawyer even when the other party admits fault is that negotiating with the insurance company can be very difficult and they are under no obligation to pay you what your case is actually worth. When you retain an attorney, he or she will thoroughly evaluate your case and make sure that any settlement you accept fully compensates you for your losses.