If you’re injured, you have the right to bring a claim against a responsible party and you clearly should consult with an attorney to determine whether it’s appropriate to your case. If there’s evidence that indicates the other driver is responsible, by all means gather the information, identifying the driver, his or her insurance company, the circumstances surrounding the accident and then a lawyer pursue the matter for you either with the other party’s insurance company or perhaps with the responsible party directly, but don’t sit back. Don’t wait because what will happen is the other side or more likely their insurance company is going to say “Where were you? Why 3 or 6 months later, for the first time we’re hearing a claim?” The inference, of course, will be that you really weren’t injured or maybe it wasn’t much of an injury at all but now, for some reason, all of a sudden, you think it’s a big claim and they’re gonna say “Isn’t that a little odd?” You don’t want a claim that might be labeled as odd or suspicious. By consulting with us right away, we’ll make sure that doesn’t happen.
This informational blog post was brought to you by Marc N. Needelman, an experienced Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer.