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FAQ

1. How much money is my case worth?

There is no predetermined value for a case, and no two cases are the same. Your case value is determined by all the details and conditions surrounding your accident, including the extent of your injuries, your current and future medical needs and expenses, your lost wages from missed time at work, how your accident occurred, and more.

Our Connecticut injury lawyers will investigate every aspect of your accident to get you the compensation you need to fully recover from your injuries. We will either negotiate with the insurance company for the amount we believe your case is worth or present your case to a judge or jury who will award the final dollar amount.

2. How much will Carter Mario Injury Lawyers charge?

There is no charge for your first visit or telephone call. All your questions will be answered, and there is no obligation.

We also have the No Fee Guarantee®, which means we don’t charge you a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. When we win or settle your case, our fee is a percentage of your recovery. We advance all costs for investigators, expert witnesses, filing fees, and other expenses associated with obtaining the maximum recovery possible, and we do not charge any fees for helping you settle your claim for damages to your vehicle.

3. Does Carter Mario handle other types of cases in addition to personal injury?

In addition to handling personal injury cases, our team actively represents individuals for Social Security Disability, veterans disability, and workers’ compensation claims.

If you need help with your case, give us a call at (800) 900-6700 or fill out a free initial consultation form today. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

4. Will I meet with a lawyer?

At the initial consultation, a Connecticut personal injury lawyer from Carter Mario will meet with you to learn the details of your accident and answer any questions you have. Throughout the remainder of our representation, a lawyer, along with three other dedicated members of our staff, will be involved in handling your claim.

5. Are you available 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

At Carter Mario, we don’t use answering machines. Our law firm is staffed so that an employee can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If appropriate, this employee can contact an attorney at any time. We are ready, willing, and able to discuss a claim with you 24/7.

6. What if I can’t travel?

If your injury prevents you from traveling to any of our offices, an attorney from Carter Mario will meet with you at your home, the hospital, or any meeting place you designate.

7. An insurance adjuster wants to settle and says I do not need a lawyer. Should I still talk to a lawyer?

The adjuster works for the insurance company and wants to settle your case for the least amount of money possible. What may seem like a fair offer to you could be less money than you need for your injuries and long-term care. Don’t accept the offer or sign anything from the insurance company without first consulting a lawyer.

It can be difficult to know what to do in the chaos after an accident. Watch our After the Accident video series before making any decisions concerning your wreck.

8. Should I get a second opinion if an attorney thinks I do not have a case?

All lawyers have different backgrounds, experiences, and resources that can affect the way they look at cases. If a lawyer rejects your case, it is always a good idea to get a second opinion, because the lawyer you met with first may not be as familiar with the type of case you have as another lawyer or law firm.

9. Will I have to go to court?

If the insurance company for the person who caused the injury is willing to offer a fair settlement, you do not have to file a lawsuit in order to obtain a recovery. Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys are skilled at negotiating settlements without filing lawsuits, but we’re also confident in the courtroom. In the event the insurance company is not willing to negotiate fairly, we will then proceed with filing a lawsuit. No decision is made on your case without first consulting you.

10. I was injured but may have been partly at fault. Can I still file a lawsuit?

Under Connecticut’s comparative negligence rules, you may still have a case, even though you were partly at fault for causing an accident. These cases are very fact-specific, so you should contact a lawyer immediately to find out if you have a case.

11. Who may bring an action for damages in a personal injury case?

A competent adult who is age 18 or older may file a lawsuit in his or her name if he or she has been injured. A minor or an incompetent adult must have a lawsuit filed by parents or a court-appointed guardian.

12. How long do I have to file a case?

In personal injury cases, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action after your injury/accident. Because there is a limited amount of time for you to file a claim, it’s important you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options. Fill out a free initial consultation form now or call (800) 900-6700.

13. Can I change my attorney?

If you’ve obtained another lawyer from a different law firm, you do have the right to change lawyers. Your initial attorney will usually be entitled to payment for services rendered up to the time of dismissal. The lawyer will be paid from the compensation you win or settle on at the conclusion of the case. If you hire a Connecticut personal injury attorney from Carter Mario, we’ll work out the fee arrangements with the other attorney on your behalf.

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