What To Do After An Accident
Injured by a negligent act? Don't take chances.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to an act of negligence, you need to know what to do to protect your right to the compensation you deserve. It is critical that a professional, experienced Danbury personal injury lawyer is contacted as early as possible after the injury or accident. Insurance companies are known for moving fast and contacting the injured, trying to get an interview, and in making a fast, low settlement offer. Most people are unaware that they may be offered 1/3 or less of what could be achieved with the help of our firm.
At Jowdy & Jowdy, we have the depth of experience in personal injury law that you want on your side. We are in the business of fighting for our clients and getting them the settlement or verdict that they deserve.
Handling the Legal Issues After an Injury: Jowdy & Jowdy
After an accident or when you suspect that you or a loved one is the victim of malpractice, nursing home abuse or another type of incident, it can be hard to consider the legal issues surrounding the event. All energy and focus is on our loved one, their recovery, and their health. During this period, it is usual for the insurance company of the negligent party to contact the injured to find out about the degree of the injuries and predicted recovery time. They may ask you to give them access to your medical records. Never engage in an interview with an insurance company or allow access to your medical records without first getting legal representation. Many injured victims are unable to work or may be so seriously injured that work may be impossible for years or even a lifetime. The medical bills for treatment can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars - just in the first year. How can you predict what the final actual economic damages will be? This takes professional assistance. At our firm, we do a full evaluation of the predicted losses, both economic and non-economic. The claim or lawsuit filed will demand all of these damages be paid in full.
Get a Civil Litigator Fighting For You
Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. The level of the compensation recovered will be based upon the skills of your attorney, limits set by state law and the care with which your case is presented. We are trial lawyers, and prepare our cases as if a trial is pending. We are known throughout the legal community as tough litigators, and you can be confident that you are professionally represented by an attorney that gets results in civil court. One of our founding attorneys, John Jowdy, has been appointed by the State of Connecticut Judicial Department as an Attorney Trial Referee and Attorney Fact Finder. He is a respected litigator with decades of real experience in court. This is important, as it is possible that your case could require a trial. If so, you want to know that your Danbury personal injury attorney is confident, skilled and has the experience to present a persuasive case to the court on your behalf.
The First Step After An Injury
After getting medical care, your first call should be to our office. We immediately move into action for our clients and do everything possible to protect the right to fair and full compensation. We manage every detail of the case, from start to finish. What insurance companies won't tell you is that when an injury case is managed by a legal professional, the amount of compensation is often double or triple what the company would have offered directly. Insurance companies know this - that is why they act quickly to contact the injured. Some will advise an injured person to avoid getting a lawyer, as they will lose part of the settlement in fees. While this is true, what they are NOT telling you is that when you get a far higher settlement, possibly double, triple or more, you also will be recovering more compensation. The insurance industry is well aware that those who have legal representation get higher amounts in compensation. Don't take chances - call our firm as early as possible after the accident or injury.
Contact Jowdy & Jowdy for immediate assistance in an injury case.