Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When you are involved in a car accident or slip-and-fall accident in Connecticut, you may be overwhelmed by what lies ahead of you. Not only do you need to seek medical treatment and make a full recovery, but you have to navigate the complicated legal and emotional challenges facing you and your family.

I am Mark H. Pearson, Attorney at Law, and my goal when I started my practice was to help accident victims in the greater New Haven region through the process of securing the compensation they deserve following their accident. Over the past 30 years, I have heard a number of questions about personal injury from my clients. Some of these personal injury FAQs include:

  • How much is my case worth? Every case is different, and there is no way of being sure how much your case is worth. But by seeking immediate and reasonable medical treatment, and not talking to the other side regarding your case, you can take measures to maximize whatever reward you may receive.
  • How do I afford a personal injury lawyer? Personal injury cases start with a free consultation, and are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means if I don't secure you compensation, you don't pay me any attorney's fees. And if I do, you only end up paying me a percentage of your settlement or verdict.
  • What forms of compensation am I eligible to receive? The most important form of compensation is, of course, reimbursement for medical expenses. In addition to this, we can fight for virtually any cost you incurred as a result of the accident — including property damage, lost wages (past and future), loss in earning potential, and pain and suffering damages.
  • Can I receive workers' compensation and file a personal injury claim? When you file a workers' compensation claim, it means you cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer. But if a third party was responsible for an injury that occurred on the job, then you could be eligible for both. Contact my firm immediately to discuss your case and explore your options.
  • Why can't I just accept the insurance company's offer? Insurance companies operate on a profit, and will always put their bottom line above your well-being. Claims agents try to get you to admit fault, just so they can offer you a lower settlement. I have worked for large insurers before, and can easily spot their tactics and ensure you receive the fair compensation to which you are entitled.

Have more questions about personal injury law or the details of your case? Every case is different — schedule your free initial consultation to learn more about your unique situation. Call 800-251-5597 today, or reach out online to get started.