FAQ

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions

Here we address some common questions people might have as they search for an attorney. Remember, however, that nothing can take the place of speaking with an attorney directly.

For personalized attention, don’t hesitate to call us at 877-987-9LAW today to speak with an attorney who can help you with the specifics of your case.

What should I bring to my first meeting with a lawyer?

Bring any information you have about the incident and your injuries, including police reports, medical reports and photos.

Another law firm told me I don’t have a case. Is this true?

Call us for a free consultation. Sometimes attorneys look at cases differently, so just because one law firm doesn’t take your case doesn’t mean another law firm won’t be able to successfully represent you.

What if I can’t travel to your office?

If your injuries prevent you from traveling, we will come to you.

What should I do after a car accident?

If you have been injured, seek medical attention right away. Call the police to file a report. Make sure to exchange insurance information with the other party. Then speak with an attorney to protect your interests.

I was involved in a “hit and run” car accident. What can I do?

If you were hit by an unidentified vehicle or someone without insurance, 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. Consult an attorney to find out more information.

Who decides to accept an offer to settle my case?

You do. We can make recommendations based on our experience with other cases, but ultimately you decide whether or not to accept or reject any offer made in your case.

How long do I have after an accident to file a lawsuit?

Generally speaking, you have two years to file a lawsuit for most personal injury actions. There can be other requirements for notice within several months of an incident for certain types of cases, such as if you want to bring a claim against a state entity and municipality, or if you are bringing a claim against a bar for liquor liability. That is why it is important to speak with a Connecticut attorney right away.

Will we have to go to trial for my case?

At The Flood Law Firm, we are prepared to take every case to trial. Although over 90 percent of our cases settle before trial, we believe that being prepared to try your case can mean the difference between a mediocre results and an optimal one.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

Every case is different, but most cases resolve within 18 months to two years, on average. Obviously, some cases resolve sooner and some take even longer. There are a number of factors that can determine the time it takes for a case to resolve. Your attorney can explain them to you.

Should I give the insurance company a statement about the accident?

You should speak with an attorney before giving any statements. Remember: the insurance company is protecting their own interests, not yours.

The insurance company says my car is a “total loss.” What does this mean?

Basically, this means that your car has been so badly damaged that it is beyond repair, or that the cost to repair the vehicle exceeds the value of the vehicle. If the insurance company deems your vehicle a “total loss,” then they will have to pay you fair market value. If you have any questions, it is always a good idea to consult an attorney.

How much is my case worth?

Basically, this means that your car has been so badly damaged that it is beyond repair, or that the cost to repair the vehicle exceeds the value of the vehicle. If the insurance company deems your vehicle a “total loss,” then they will have to pay you fair market value. If you have any questions, it is always a good idea to consult an attorney.

How much will it cost for you to review my case?

Nothing. 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.

Why do I need to hire a lawyer?

If you have been injured as the result of another’s negligence, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible to protect your rights. Insurance companies have attorneys on their side, and without competent representation from a personal injury attorney, you are less likely to receive fair compensation.

Why should I hire The Flood Law Firm?

Our results speak for themselves. We are compassionate attorneys who care about getting our clients the best results possible. Every law firm says they will fight for you, but we have the verdicts to prove it.

Still Have a Question?

We’d like to help. Give us a call at 877-987-9LAW today to talk to an attorney at The Flood Law Firm. We will make sure your questions get answered so you understand all of your legal rights and options.