Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
Personal Injury Attorney Serving Danbury, Waterbury and Norwalk
Do you have questions about your personal injury claim? Get the answers you need from a Waterbury personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of James A. Welcome. Read below for answers to some of the questions that we receive most frequently from current and prospective clients alike. If you have further concerns, we encourage you to contact our office today.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after my accident?All personal injury cases must be filed within two years from the date of the accident, as defined by Connecticut's statute of limitations. Failure to take legal action within this time frame could jeopardize your ability to seek any compensation for your injuries and / or property damage.
What kind of information do I need to bring to the consultation?When you meet with an attorney from the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, it's always best to bring as much information concerning the case as possible. Any information related to conversations that you've had with the insurance company should be made note of, as should the names and contact information of anyone else who was involved in the accident and any witnesses that were at the scene of the accident. If you have pictures of your injuries and / or your property damage, you should bring those as well. When you speak to an attorney on the phone, we can go over what you should bring to your consultation in more detail.
Will I have to go to court?Whether or not your case will go to court will depend on the early success that we experience in your case. For example, if the insurance company is willing to pay the amount that we feel is owed to you, then it may not be necessary to bring your case to court. However, if your claim for compensation is met with resistance, we may feel that you stand a better chance at being compensated by taking your case to court. In the event that your case is brought before a judge and jury, you can rest assured knowing that you have a nationally recognized trial lawyer on your side.
What should I tell the other person's insurance company when they contact me?You are not obligated to any information to any insurance provider other than your own. In fact, to do so could be detrimental to your case. Unfortunately, insurance companies are often interested in nothing more than seeking the lowest payout possible, and insurance agents are not above twisting your words to work in their favor. All contact with the other person's insurance company should be conducted by the Law Offices of James A. Welcome.
How soon do I have to notify the other person that I am filing a claim for my injuries?You do not have to immediately notify the other person that you are filing a claim for your injuries unless that person is a government employee or you are filing a claim against a government agency. While it is beneficial to notify the person within a couple of days of filing the claim, you should not take any action until you have spoken to a professional personal injury attorney about the matter.
For more answers to your questions, contact us at the Law Offices of James A. Welcome today.