Car Accident Injury? Call Mark DellaValle at (203) 877-9911
Mark understands the tactics the insurance companies use, and he has the know-how and experience to overcome these legal maneuvers. When you work with the Law Office of Mark DellaValle, your interests will always be placed first.
Norwalk, Connecticut Car Accidents Lawyer
These days, if you have been injured in a car accident you need a good doctor and a better lawyer. Even though the claim is made against the at fault driver you essentially are negotiating with that person’s insurance company, and it seems every year the insurance companies are harder and harder to deal with. The insurance adjuster may be polite to you, but her goal is to minimize the amount of payments made on your behalf. Mark DellaValle began his career as an insurance defense attorney. Mark knows the methods the insurance companies use and, with over with over 20 years of experience, he will work to defeat any improper legal practices.
Concentrate on Getting Better, Let Mark Fight for You
You have enough to worry about after being in a car accident. Your top priority is to get well. Let Mark deal with the insurance company. Mark has years of experience in these types of cases. It is important that you have an experienced attorney who can investigate the accident, gather evidence, retain experts, help you in understanding medical terminology and have a full understanding of the legal system. Remember, the insurance company’s duty is to their insured and their shareholder’s bottom line. Mark’s goal is to get you justice. This means full and complete compensation for your injuries and for any losses you incurred.
Do Not Give a Recorded Statement or Sign Medical Authorizations
The other driver’s insurance company often requests that you provide a recorded statement which can be used as evidence against you in Court in the event a lawsuit is filed. Other times they will request that you sign authorizations to obtain your medical records which can include personal or sensitive information not relevant to your claim. You don’t need the aggravation of dealing with the insurance company. Let Attomey Mark DellaValle take care of this for you.
What If I Do Not Have Health Insurance?
Do not let your lack of health insurance prevent you from getting the care you need. Hospitals are required by law to provide emergency healthcare even if you have no health insurance. If you are injured in a car crash, your first is to seek medical attention. Of course, you also need to know your legal rights regarding the obtainment of fair compensation for your injury, medical bills, and lost wages. Your next step should then be to speak with an experience personal injury lawyer.
Mark DellaValle, with more than two decades of experience in car accident cases, understands that medical treatment should be your first priority. If you do not have health insurance, Mark can work with your health care provider to ensure that your medical costs are covered. Many, although not all, physicians accept “letters of protection.” With a letter of protection, you are guaranteeing that you will pay your medical provider with the proceeds of your injury settlement or award. Mark has helped many individuals without health insurance secure the coverage they need.
I was just in a Connecticut car accident, what should I do?
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident with another vehicle there are certain steps you should take:
- Stop. Do not leave the scene of the accident. You could be charged with a crime if you do so.
- Determine whether you, any passengers or the other operator require emergency medical attention. If so, call 911.
- Call the police. The police officer will prepare a report to determine who caused the collision, obtain important information about the other driver and his automobile insurance company and contact medical personnel and a towing service if needed.
- Take photographs of the other vehicle and accident scene.
- Get the names and addresses of all parties and of any witnesses.
- Even if your car is driveable you may also wish to call a loved one to the scene as you may be too emotionally upset to drive.
In many instances you may not feel any pain or discomfort until a day or two after the collision. In that situation you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Finally, contact an experienced attorney who handles personal injury claims. It is not advisable to take on an insurance company by yourself. There are also important time deadlines to bring a personal injury claim.
The accident wasn’t my fault, do I have to report it to my insurance company?
Yes, as most auto insurance policies require you to do so. Even if you believe the other driver was completely at fault you should notify your own auto insurance company as the other driver may not have insurance or may not have sufficient insurance to compensate you for all the physical harms and losses you suffered as well as the property damage you sustained to your vehicle. Further, you may have medical payment coverage commonly referred to as “med pay” on your own auto insurance policy which would cover your medical bills up to the amount of coverage you purchased. For example if you have $1,000.00 in med pay, your own auto insurance would cover up to $1,000.00 of your medical bills.
What do I do if the other person doesn’t have auto insurance?
Probably the most important coverage you have is uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage known as “UM” or “UIM”. UM/UIM is mandatory coverage that must be included on all policies in Connecticut. So, if the other driver did not
have insurance or did not have sufficient coverage to compensate you for all the harms and losses you suffered you can make a UM/UIM claim against your own auto insurance company. Remember, you are paying premiums for this mandatory insurance coverage in the event something like this happens to you.