Here we address common questions people might have as they search for an attorney, including how to choose a lawyer, what to do after a car accident and how much your case is worth. However, remember that these answers do not substitute for speaking with an attorney directly and in no way act as legal advice.
Avoid giving any statements until you have first spoken with an attorney. Remember: insurance companies are often out to protect their own interests, not yours.
In Connecticut, most people have two years to file a lawsuit for personal injury cases. This is known as the statute of limitations. There are also other requirements for notice within several months of an incident for certain types of cases, which is why it is important to speak with a Connecticut attorney right away.
Each case is vastly different, and your projected case value will depend on several factors. Keep in mind, case value or car accident “calculators” on law firm websites do not consider these variables and can’t offer accurate answers. Only an attorney can give you a reliable estimate once the facts have been understood.
Factors that impact your case include:
There are more than a few ways to find the right lawyer for your case. Here are our best tips on what to keep in mind as you search for your attorney:
It’s best to know what to look for when choosing a lawyer. Start with asking the questions below:
Meeting with a lawyer for the first time can be intimidating, but there’s no need to feel nervous. At The Flood Law Firm, we offer to meet with you and discuss the details of your potential case completely free of charge. We won’t speak to you in “legalese” or legal jargon and you’re encouraged to ask us anything without hesitation. Follow these tips to make the most of your free legal consultation:
It’s impossible for us to make this call without personally assessing your case, so please call us for a free consultation. Lawyers often view cases differently, so simply because one law firm won’t accept your case, it doesn’t mean another law firm won’t be able to successfully represent you.
We are happy to come to you – whether it be in the hospital or in your own home – if your injuries prevent you from traveling.
If you were hit by an unidentified vehicle or an uninsured driver, you may still be able to recover for your damages. In Connecticut, your auto insurance policy provides for uninsured motorist coverage to take care of you in this situation. Call our offices to learn more.
You do. Of course, our legal insight and recommendations are available, but you are ultimately the one to decide whether or not to accept or reject an offer made in your case.
At The Flood Law Firm, we prepare to take every case to trial, however, over 90 percent of our cases settle before then. This aggressive approach is what helps set us apart from other law firms, and you will not catch us unprepared. We know this can mean the difference between mediocre and maximum results.
Each case is different, but most resolve within 18 months to two years on average. Several factors can determine the time it takes for a case to resolve. Please call us for a free case review and we will be happy to discuss your potential case.
All consultations are complimentary! Call us for a free consultation to evaluate your case. If you hire us to represent you, there is still no upfront cost. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means if we don’t recover money for you, you don’t owe us anything.
To be clear, you don’t have to hire a lawyer. But it is entirely in your best interest to do so. It’s hard to imagine that a simple fender bender could turn into a lawsuit, but we see it happen every day. Insurance companies, sadly, are often out to protect their bottom line – not yours. When this happens, do you know your rights? Do you know the laws surrounding them? Here are a few ways a lawyer can help:
Hiring an attorney releases the burden of a lawsuit into the hands of an experienced litigator. Our law firm will do all the work while your only job is to heal.
Our results speak for themselves. We are compassionate attorneys who care about winning our clients the best results possible. Every law firm says they will fight for you, but we have the verdicts to prove it.