Connecticut Personal Injury Blog
Whether due to car collisions, slip and falls, medical malpractice, etc., personal injury-type accidents happen every day, and many of them result in substantial injuries. Unfortunately, if you are the one found “at fault” for the incident, you could find yourself facing a significant financial burden. While you may have insurance for situations just like this, it doesn’t always mean that your insurance will be enough to cover the damages. In this case, the threat of being sued beyond your policy limits becomes a serious risk.
How Can I Get Sued for More Than What My Insurance Covers?
This is a question that comes up quite often because most people believe that as long as they are insured, they have nothing to worry about. The truth is that your insurance coverage doesn’t limit what you can be sued for personally.
Accidents of many kinds are likely to cause injury to your body. One of the most sensitive parts of your body is your head. According to MedlinePlus, a blunt force (such as a bump or jolt) to your head can cause a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is damage to your brain because of some external force. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that these 3injuries can range from mild (a small change in mental consciousness) to severe (an extended amount of time of unconsciousness or memory loss), or even death.
Living in Connecticut has its perks: good food, good views, and tons of places to visit. This East Coast-living brings people from all over to live or just to visit. With so many people coming around, the roads are packed full. It’s important to be mindful while driving, not only for your safety, but also for the safety of others.
In this spirit, Allstate offers an annual driving safety report (based on customer information from their programs) to promote safety education. The report ranks drivers’ safety in 200 of the largest cities in America. Recently, Allstate released the 2016 results of their America’s Best Drivers Report.
Do you want the good news first? Well, Connecticut wasn’t the worst place to be. In fact, one part of the state increased in safety by two places! But now it’s time for a little bit of bad news. Another part of Connecticut suffered a small decrease in driver safety from last year’s report. Unfortunately, both areas sat towards the end of list.
Are you receiving a wrongful death insurance settlement, or thinking of filing a wrongful death claim? Often, survivors wonder if they must pay taxes on a wrongful death insurance settlement. The answer is “sometimes,” but it depends on your particular case.
Reasons Why You May Be Concerned
Taxes can be higher on larger payouts, so you want to ensure that your costs are covered. Often high hospital and medical bills can accumulate before the death of a loved one. Plus, if the wrongful death was the fault of another person or company, you want them paying a fair amount. A lawyer can help make sure that the final total you receive is exactly what you require to pay outstanding bills.
No parent EVER wants to deal with the death of a child. But if your child is killed in an accident, there are financial burdens associated with the death.
Hospital care and medical bills can be exorbitant, and after a child passes away there are funeral expenses—and potential legal expenses as you seek to determine fault. Though the thought of financial reimbursement may make you feel uncomfortable, the impact of a child’s death on a family can cause undue hardship. Don’t ever be afraid to seek out justice for your loved ones.
Should I Go to the Doctor After a Car Accident If I Don’t Feel Injured?
One of the biggest mistakes people make after they’ve been involved in a car accident is not getting checked out by a doctor. When severe injuries occur, there’s generally no question that receiving medical treatment is a must. However, if there aren’t immediate signs of an injury, people tend to believe that nothing is wrong. It’s this misconception that puts many people’s lives at risk and ends up negatively affecting their personal injury claims.
If you or a loved one has been in a traffic collision, it’s always in your best interest to seek medical attention as soon as possible whether or not you look or feel injured. This will provide you with both the health care you need, and the medical records to prove your personal injury case down the line.
- Brain Injury
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
Have you or a loved one been injured due to someone’s
negligence and want to seek compensation?
For over 20 years, John has exclusively represented people (not corporations).
John has received the America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since the year 2000, John has been a Board Certified Civil Lawyer.
John is a graduate and senior instructor at the Trial Lawyers College.