Hartford Accident Attorney Shares 5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer after Sustaining Serious Injuries


Life is unpredictable, and it is not always possible to avoid accidents and injuries. However, if you sustained serious injuries because someone else was acting negligently, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Recovering damages for your injuries may not make the pain go away or restore your quality of life, but the compensation could help you pay for medical bills, time off work and other losses.

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If you were injured due to another person’s negligent actions in Connecticut, turn to Melocowsky & Melocowsky. A Hartford accident attorney will evaluate your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim.

You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless we make a successful recovery on your behalf. Call 860-633-6356 to schedule a consultation.

Read on to learn five reasons why you should hire an accident attorney after you sustain serious injuries:

  1. You might overlook certain damages.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, it is possible for individuals to file a claim against an insurance company without the help of an injury lawyer. However, you might be grossly underestimating the amount of compensation you will need to recover from your injuries.

An injury lawyer from Melocowsky & Melocowsky can evaluate doctors’ records, receipts, time off work and other documents to calculate your damages. In addition to past economic losses, you may be entitled to compensation for future lost income and other damages.

  1. There are certain rules you need to follow.

The accident attorneys at Melocowsky & Melocowsky understand all the nuances of personal injury law, and we can make sure you comply with all regulations when making your claim or filing your lawsuit. For example, in the state of Connecticut, plaintiffs usually have two years to file personal injury lawsuits. This timeframe begins when the victim discovers the injury or the victim should have discovered the injury in an exercise of reasonable care. A personal injury lawsuit cannot be filed after three years has passed since the date of the action that caused the injury.

  1. Proving liability is complicated.

Even when liability and negligence seem obvious, proving liability can be challenging. An injury lawyer can gather evidence to help you prove that the defendant had a duty of care toward you and breached that duty, which directly resulted in your injuries.

  1. No two cases are the same.

Personal injury law varies from state to state, and no two cases are exactly the same – no matter how similar they might seem. For example, if you have friends who sustained serious injuries in a drunk driving accident, they might offer some good advice about filing a lawsuit, but your best source of guidance is an experienced injury lawyer.

  1. You could benefit from having an experienced ally during negotiations.

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. A settlement might be in the best interests of all parties involved, but negotiating with insurance adjusters can be intimidating. An accident attorney can represent your interests during negotiations.

If you sustained injuries due to another person’s negligence, turn to Melocowsky & Melocowsky for quality legal representation. Call 860-633-6356 to discuss your case with a Hartford injury lawyer.


Author: Steve Melocowsky

Steven I. Melocowsky is a founder of Melocowsky and Melocowsky. He provides legal commentary for local television stations such as FOX Ct News and WFSB regarding high profile criminal and civil trials.