Written by Keith V. Trantolo
S.L. Ellington, CT
Battling for months with insurance companies to pay your claim is sometimes worse than the accident itself. You have to deal with mounting medical bills, lost earnings, car repairs and physical and emotional pain, all while fighting an insurance company that makes money by taking as long as possible to pay you as little as possible.
Car Accidents: What you should know
If you have been hurt in a car accident and it was not your fault, you can receive a cash settlement to pay you for things like medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering.Pain and suffering is the legal term for the physical and emotional stress caused from an injury. We do not charge any fees unless and until we get you an award or settlement. Please feel free to contact us anytime at 1-844-999-9999 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation with no obligations.
Unfortunately, many people wait until after an auto accident to find out if they can handle insurance adjusters themselves, fearing a car accident lawyer may be too expensive. The reality is, it’s more costly to do it on your own. When you are injured in an automobile accident, relying on your limited understanding of the confusing rules and regulations involved with this process can cause you even more harm. An experienced personal injury attorney will be invaluable in assisting you in filing your auto accident claim.
BENEFITS OF HIRING A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Every day we hear from people who’ve had their lives turned upside down from a disabling injury, including spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries or death of a loved one. Accident victims and their families face countless difficulties and disruptions in their lives. Our mission is helping get your life back to normal. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may think that you will ever be the same. The experienced accident lawyers at Trantolo & Trantolo can simplify this exhausting process. We’ll deal with the insurance company and make sure you get the settlement you deserve.
HOW MUCH CAN I GET FOR MY AUTO ACCIDENT CASE?
If you suffered an injury in a car accident that was another driver’s fault, we may be able to get you a settlement to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Insurance companies will try to preserve their profits by limiting your claims and paying you as little as possible for your pain and suffering. Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience recovering high settlements for accident victims and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Click here to learn more.
WHAT CAN I DO TO GET THE MOST FOR MY DAMAGED VEHICLE?
We strongly recommend that you have an insurance appraiser inspect your vehicle at the body shop of your choice. Then, the appraiser will negotiate with the mechanic to determine a fair price for the damage to your vehicle.
HOW MUCH IS THE LEGAL FEE?
At Trantolo & Trantolo, we charge a standard contingency fee of ⅓ of your award or settlement. That means that we do not charge any fees unless and until you receive an award. Additionally, we do not charge you anything upfront for investigating your claim and gathering medical records, which could be critical elements of your case. Our #1 goal is to get all the compensation that our clients deserve. Let our experienced CT car accident attorneys advocate for your best interest during this stressful time.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO FILE AN AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIM?
The statute of limitations to file almost any car accident claim is two (2) years. That means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. In all cases, it is best to file a claim as soon as possible because time may be crucial for your case. If you think you might have a claim resulting from an auto accident, call Trantolo & Trantolo today.
CAN I HANDLE MY CAR ACCIDENT CASE BY MYSELF?
If you are injured in a car accident, we strongly recommend you contact an experienced CT car accident attorney before you talk to the insurance company adjusters. The insurance company can use anything you say against you to try to limit your compensation. We know what strategies the insurance company will use to reduce your settlement or award. Hiring an accident lawyer will ensure that you recover the highest award your claim deserves.
A study released by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) showed that auto accident victims who hired a lawyer recovered significantly larger settlements than those who handled their cases without a lawyer. Car accident victims who were represented by a lawyer increased the amount of money they received by over 40%. Our experienced car accident attorneys are ready to take your case and get the most compensation for the pain and loss you suffered from your accident.
HOW MUCH CAR INSURANCE IS REQUIRED ?
Drivers are required to carry at least $25,000 in insurance coverage. Additionally, most drivers will also carry at least $25,000 in underinsurance coverage for their vehicles. Underinsurance will help you pay for your claim if the other driver does not have enough insurance to compensate you. If you and the other driver involved each have insurance on your vehicles, you will likely have at least $50,000 in coverage available to compensate you for your injuries. The experienced CT car accident lawyers at Trantolo & Trantolo can walk you through the various types of insurance coverage available and what types of benefits you may be entitled to.
HOW CAN I REDUCE MY RISK OF BEING INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT?
Although you can never eliminate the risk of being involved in an auto accident, there are steps you can take to reduce that risk. First, always wear your seatbelt. Correctly wearing your seatbelt can reduce the risk of severe and life-threatening injuries by up to 50%. Click here for more resources & information about car accidents.
OUR LARGEST CAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENTS
The lawyers at Trantolo & Trantolo have over 80 years of experience winning multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. Click here to see real examples of the awards we have recovered.
WHY HIRE AN EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
The personal injury attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo have the experience and resources necessary to take your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. We treat our clients like our own family and work diligently to collect your medical records and investigate your claim. We have over 80 years of experience guiding clients through every stage of their case and we do not charge you any fees unless we get you a settlement or award. Call us today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. We will help you get the highest settlement possible. Call us any time, 24/7 at 1-844-999-9999, or fill out our online contact form.
At Trantolo & Trantolo, we have a saying: “You concentrate on getting better and we’ll handle the rest.” Several members of our staff have experienced personal losses of their own, so we understand the pain, anger and frustration that you may now be feeling. We believe that someone who has walked a mile in your shoes can better serve you through this difficult process.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, call us today and we’ll put our experience to work for you. We have a long and esteemed tradition of success. We have handled thousands of cases just like yours and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.