Results-Driven Representation In Motor Vehicle Accidents
Someone only needs a moment of distracted or reckless driving to cause you or a loved one to suffer serious injuries as a result. If something like this has happened to you, you have the right to pursue that driver for compensation to cover the current and future costs of your injuries. The Southington car accident attorneys at Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, can help you determine the best course of action in your case. We can serve as your guide through the process, standing up to insurance companies to right the wrongs against you.
Whether you or a loved one was critically injured or suffered what appear to be minor injuries, speaking with an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney first is crucial. Do not rush to settle your claim without fully understanding your legal options and the extent of your injuries. Providing the insurance company with any information before speaking with an attorney can seriously undermine your claim.
Proactive Pursuit Of The Full Compensation You Deserve
Our team strives to hold the responsible party in your auto accident accountable for your injuries and damages while accounting for your long-term needs in your settlement. We can handle all legal aspects of your case and help you maximize your insurance coverage, including Med-Pay and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, we encourage anyone who has been involved in a car accident to proactively preserve his or her right to compensation.
After an accident:
- Seek immediate medical treatment
- Do not rush to settle a claim
- Do not underestimate the insurance adjusters who call – they will try to get you to settle for less
- Do not provide a statement or any information to an adjuster
- Do not sign a medical authorization form
- Start a file to document everything in the personal injury claim
- Retain an attorney right away
Our mission is to recover maximum compensation on your behalf while allowing you to focus on physical and emotional recovery. Financial recovery is meant to help you cope with medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, potential long-term care and other hardships.
Medical Bill Compensation
It is critical to get a full, accurate medical evaluation of your injuries along with your short- and long-term recovery paths. It is advisable to see specialists for evaluations of specific injuries. Medical experts can then provide testimony concerning the severity of your injuries and future medical needs.
Securing Your Wage Loss Claim
Your ability to work has likely been negatively impacted after a car accident. Missing paychecks can put you in the red quickly when everyday expenses add up on top of medical bills and vehicle damage.
What will you do if you cannot work for weeks, months or ever again? Insurance companies are reluctant to pay wage loss claims. You need the representation of a Southington motor vehicle accident lawyer who can secure compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company and build a compelling case for wages that you have already lost on top of the income-earning power you will lose in the future.
Keeping Bill Collectors At Bay
With over 50 years of experience handling insurance claims, our attorneys help clients throughout Connecticut negotiate with insurance companies and other bill collectors.
We can help you:
- Manage bills to avoid late payment
- Protect your credit from medical bills
- Access insurance coverage you might not know you have
- Postpone bill payments while your legal case is pending
- Find medical care that doesn’t require payment upfront
Insurance coverage in Connecticut and across the nation is complicated. Policies are not meant for the layperson to be able to interpret. Getting an experienced and compassionate lawyer in your corner is critical. We will clear up the confusion and help you understand your legal options.
In most car accident cases, the injured person recovers compensatory damages; in other words, money to compensate him or her for medical costs, property damage and other costs of the crash. In drunk driving accidents, however, the court may want to award more than that. In such cases, the drunk driver can be made to pay punitive damages, which can be thought of as “punishment.”
Pursuing punitive damages poses a few challenges. Most insurance company policies contain clauses that exempt the company from liability for punitive damages. As a result, damages must be sought individually from the drunk driver. Rarely does an individual possess enough money to actually pay such damages.
Representation from a skilled Southington car accident lawyer is vital when acts of negligence result in catastrophic injuries and death. There are times for negotiation in finding a middle ground and securing a settlement – but there are also legal matters that require a more aggressive approach to achieve justice and maximize compensation against drunk drivers.
You Should Never Settle For Less With Your Health
The funds you receive from a compensation or settlement drastically shape your ability to recover from your injuries. If your compensation reflects your lost income, that means you can spend more time at home recovering. We want to make sure you are not settling for less when it comes to your health and your future, and we have the means to achieve that goal.
To request a free initial consultation, call Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, at 844-367-0314.