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Injuries Archives

Do I Have to Give a Statement to the Insurance Company?

If you have been involved in a car accident or other personal injury accident covered by insurance, any delay or failure in providing your insurance company with a statement about your accident could result in you being denied coverage on a valid claim. We do not advise you speak with an insurance agent prior to speaking with legal counsel though, as you could inadvertently put your claim at risk. In an accident where another person is at fault for your injuries, it is important to keep in mind that the other person's insurance company will not have your best interests in mind and you are under no legal obligation to cooperate with the insurance company's representative.

The Importance of Hiring a Good Trial Attorney

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident you need to find a respected and prominent personal injury lawyer. McCoy & McCoy has been successfully representing car accident victims throughout Connecticut for almost 50 years. We are not only known for our success in helping people recover fair compensation, but our entire firm is dedicated to serving each client with an uncommon level of personal attention and care. We are board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and are specialists in the fields of civil trial law and personal injury law, an accomplishment that less than 150 attorneys in the entire state can claim.

Understanding Connecticut's Comparative Negligence Laws

If you have been wrongfully injured in Connecticut, there are a few things that you must understand before taking any action to pursue your case. First and foremost, you must review the circumstances of your accident and determine whether or not someone else's negligent actions have contributed to your harm. If, for example, you were struck by a car while crossing the street, you must be able to show that the driver had acted either carelessly or recklessly while behind the wheel. This means that they could have been talking on the phone, driving at excessive speeds or driving while intoxicated at the time of the collision. From there, you must ask yourself if you had any part in causing the accident-as this may jeopardize your ability to recover compensation.

Will a Pre-Existing Injury Affect Your Car Accident Claim?

When people with a pre-existing condition are severely injured in an accident, such as a car accident, they may wonder if their pre-existing condition that is an obstacle for health care coverage will also be a problem in a personal injury claim. Our Connecticut injury lawyers recently filed a lawsuit stemming from a rear-end impact that caused our client a serious back injury. Her back had previously been injured in another accident, but she had fully recovered at the time she was rear-ended.