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Asserting Your Rights After A Car Crash

Nobody wants to be in a car accident. Nobody wants to be seriously injured. Even so, motor vehicle accidents are a fact of life. In their zeal to protect profits, insurance companies tend to lose sight of the fact that most people do not really want to sue them. People simply want to recover compensation for what they’ve lost as a result of an accident. Unfortunately, when insurance companies do not negotiate reasonably or refuse to make fair settlement offers, taking them to court is the last, best resort for victims to find justice.

If you have been injured in a car accident, do three things: Get the medical attention you need, refrain from saying or signing anything, and contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

How Were You Injured?

At the Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC, we can help you recover compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost income and other expenses by providing the kind of diligent and experienced representation that has proven effective at winning these cases. Our practice includes:

People who are involved in rollover accidents, head-on collisions and high-speed accidents are more susceptible to far more severe injuries. If you have suffered a serious injury — such as a spinal cord injury (quadriplegia or paraplegia), a brain injury (traumatic brain injury or closed head injury) or other catastrophic injury — the attorney you select is more important than ever. These car accident cases should not be settled for less than they are worth; you need appropriate medical care, physical therapy and, potentially, long-term care. We will put the necessary time and resources into preparing a claim to ensure that you get the full compensation you need and deserve for your car accident injuries.

Getting Medical Attention

After any car crash, getting prompt and appropriate medical attention is critical, even if you do not think your injuries are serious. If you have back pain, there may be an underlying problem that is much more serious than strained muscles, such as a ruptured or herniated disk caused by the impact of the car crash. Any delay in getting treatment can work against you later. Likewise, if any course of treatment is prescribed, you should try to comply, or the insurance companies are likely to argue that you are partly responsible for the damage to your body.

While it is fine to see a general practitioner for an initial medical visit, our experience has shown that they are not always the best evaluators of car accident injuries and that getting a referral to a specialist is often the best course of action. If you do not have a general practitioner or are unsure of what to do next, our lawyers can help advise you — based on our experience with these cases — about who will pay for your medical bills and how to seek appropriate medical care.

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Our main offices are in Stamford, Connecticut, but you can reach us at any of our three convenient Fairfield County locations by calling or by contacting us online. Initial consultations are always provided free of charge and appointments can be made for evenings, weekends and off-site locations.

You will pay no fees or costs unless we recover compensation in your case.