Answers To Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
After you’ve been involved in an accident, talking to an attorney is essential. The Pellegrino Law Firm P.C. has represented clients throughout Connecticut. After reading through the list of frequently asked questions below, call our firm in New Haven at 203-572-1816 to schedule a consultation. You can also email us by clicking here.
I was injured in an accident; what should my first steps be?
Take inventory of what happened. Whether writing it down or taking pictures, details matter. It’s also important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Keep all of your medical records, as well. If you were injured on the job, make sure to tell your manager or supervisor right away. Note: Personal injury claims and workers’ compensation claims are not the same thing. We can help you understand the difference.
When is it necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit?
When the other party doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance, there generally is push back from the insurance company. This is when you should reach out to an attorney.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
We see this question all the time, and the simple answer is: it depends. The payout you could receive relies on the specific circumstances of your case including the extent of your injuries; how long it took you to recover; whether you were out of work and for how long; if you were disabled and needed accommodations added to your home; if you needed physical therapy; and more. There is no one-size-fits-all payout.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
Unlike attorneys in some other practice areas, personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that if you don’t win your PI case, you don’t need to pay your attorney.
What should I do if an insurance adjuster calls?
They are looking for anything that might point the finger elsewhere so they can deny your claim. Do not speak to them.
I think my loved one’s death was the result of medical negligence; what should I do?
Speak to an attorney as soon as possible to ensure evidence is collected sooner rather than later. Medical malpractice cases can be incredibly complex, and hospitals and their legal teams often try to make them difficult to file because of what’s at stake. You need to work with someone who has experience handling these types of cases who can be your guide, support and advocate.