Motor Vehicle Accidents Personal Injury Lawyer in Watertown CT
If you are in a car crash, you need legal representation immediately. Attorney Paul James Garlasco is an experienced Connecticut personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyer who can help. Attorney Garlasco and his staff work hard to represent you against the insurance industry, which has a considerable interest in not paying you and delaying your case.
Seek Legal Representation Immediately After a Car Accident
If you have been in a car accident in the past, you have probably wondered how long you should wait before reaching out to a lawyer. The truth is, you should find an experienced car accident attorney as soon as you can after your accident. Any delay in investigating your car-accident case can result in the loss or destruction of much-needed evidence. Pursuing an insurance claim on your own can be intimidating and overwhelming.
And, when dealing with your automobile insurance company, you could inadvertently admit fault when you are not responsible for what happened. Since insurance companies are usually working against the best interests of the plaintiffs and will try to settle claims with awards that are far less than you could get with a lawsuit, you want an experienced car accident attorney that can speak on your behalf, ensure that you only take responsibility where you are at fault, and get you the best possible award.
Car accident victims can suffer extreme injuries that never fully heal. And the expenses from these medical procedures and related physical therapy can be quite the burden for victims and their loved ones. Further, attorney Paul James Garlasco begins to protect you by filing suit immediately; we continue to protect you as we ensure you receive the best medical care and optimize your recovery by working face-to-face with your doctors.
We don’t stop protecting you until we see that you get every dollar that is justly due to you. We put forth our best efforts in your case, relying on top experts and your doctors’ care, to mount a massive obligation for the insurance company to pay you in full – and fast!
What is Considered in the Value of a Car Accident Case?
Like we said before, you want a car accident attorney that will represent your best interests and get you the greatest possible reward for your pain and suffering. And the value of a car accident case depends on many things, such as the damages suffered, the severity of your injuries, and how long it will take for you to heal from those injuries. The more severe your injuries are, the more your claim should be worth.
Aside from the value of your car-accident-related injuries, economic damages must also be considered. Typical economic damages include:
- Prescription medication
- Medical testing
- Doctor appointments
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.)
- Mileage to get to/from your doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, etc.
- Lost wages from work or earning capacity
- Property damage (damage to your vehicle)
10 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents
In 2021, the Connecticut Department of Transportation indicated that traffic-related fatalities were up nearly 16% from the previous year. And though it is anticipated that many of these accidents occurred due to unsafe driving and speeding-related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the truth is that there are many causes of car accidents in Connecticut.
The ten most common causes of car accidents are:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk and/or drugged driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Road rage and otherwise reckless driving
- Failing to stop for red lights and failure to slow down or exercise caution when approaching yellow lights
- Failing to stop at stop signs
- Improper turns
- Driving while fatigued
- Road hazards
The Connecticut Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety urges the public to take extra caution when they hit the roads this holiday season. According to the most recent data, traffic-related fatalities in Connecticut are up nearly 16 percent from a year ago.
What to Look for in a Car Accident Lawyer
Finding a car accident lawyer that you can trust isn’t always easy. Not all attorneys are the same, and finding an excellent attorney to work with is more important than you might think. If you've recently been injured in a car accident, don’t just hire the first attorney that you come across when searching on the internet. The top-listed attorney isn’t necessarily the best – it just means they have paid more to be listed first in your search results.
You'll want a car accident lawyer who can represent your best interests, so you can focus on getting better and healing from any injuries. A good accident lawyer makes sure all the proper paperwork is filed, provides general legal advice, determines an accurate settlement estimate, collects evidence to strengthen your personal injury case, negotiates with insurance adjusters, and represents you in court if the need arises.
To make sure you find a trustworthy and experienced car accident lawyer to handle your case, look for the following things:
- Clear and responsive communication
Nothing can be more frustrating for car accident victims than hiring a lawyer and waiting days between communications. Not only that, but if the lawyer speaks in legal jargon, it can get complicated knowing what is going on. You should expect communication using language that you can understand. And, your attorney should be in regular contact with you so that you always know the status of your case.
- Engaging interest
A good car accident lawyer will be genuinely interested in your case. Make sure that the attorney you seek will not only put in the required amount of effort but will care about you as a person, and not just billable hours.
Yes, even attorneys should be expected to provide references. When interviewing potential attorneys, be sure to ask for references of recent clients. If the attorney can’t provide any, it’s time to move on and look for another. Even one or two references will suffice. Be sure to take the time to place a quick phone call to each reference, and make sure you feel good about what they have to say.
If you walk into an attorney’s office and find it in a state of disarray, it’ll have you wondering if they’ll be able to find important documents and evidence when it is time to speak to your case. So, if you see an office mess, turn around and seek another car accident attorney. Your attorney’s office should be clean and organized. And make sure that any electronic records that your attorney maintains are properly secured.
Ask any car accident attorney you meet with about their experience working with car accident victims. For example, Attorney Paul James Garlasco has over 28 years of experience helping car accident victims and has a proven track record of getting victims the legal reward they deserve. You will also want to ensure they have experience arguing cases in court and have a winning track record.
Contact the Law Office of Car Accident Attorney Paul James Garlasco Today
If you have been in a car accident, contact the law office of Attorney Paul James Garlasco today for a free initial consultation with no obligation. With over 28 years of experience, Connecticut personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyer Paul James Garlasco is ready, willing, and able to help. Call (860) 350-4409 or contact us electronically by clicking here.
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