In this blog post we’re going to answer some of the most common questions we get when an accident causes a person to have a body part amputated.
I had a body part amputated. Who can sue for an amputation injury?
Anyone who has suffered an amputation of a limb due to the negligence of another can bring a suit for damages.
Who can be held liable for an amputation injury?
There is a long list of possible defendants in a Connecticut Personal Injury case. Who can be held responsible for your injury will depend on the particular events leading up to the amputation? Some examples of potential defendants are the operator of a vehicle, an owner of dangerous property, or the manufacturer of dangerous machinery. Anyone against whom evidence can be gathered to show negligent conduct, reckless indifference or even intentional injury can be held liable for your injury.
How long do I have to file suit?
It is always in your best interest to see an attorney as soon as possible to allow for an efficient investigation. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations provides a two year time period, starting on the date of the accident, in which a suit can be filed for most types of claims. However, there are shorter notice requirements against certain defendants, including municipalities and the state, and that is why you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Is the insurance company or claims adjuster working for me?
No. The insurance company claims adjuster is not working for you in any way. The adjuster is supposed to resolve your claim by paying you as little as possible. These people may be friendly and seem helpful, but do not be fooled; they are not on your side.
My insurance carrier wants a tape-recorded statement; must I give it to them?
No. You do not have to give a tape-recorded statement to anyone. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can give you advice on how to handle the situation and prevent you from telling the insurance company something they may later hold against you. Insurance companies have skilled questioners working for them who may only ask for the parts of the story that help the company. Having an attorney on your side will help you protect your rights.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm know how to advocate for you with insurance companies. Our attorneys will prepare your case to make sure the extent of your injuries is clear, to get the compensation you deserve.