Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Personal Injury Case?

What Does A Personal Injury Attorney Do?

If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident or other type of roadway collision, you will want compensation from the liable party for your damaged property and injured body. You will wonder; How do I go about seeking compensation? Do I need an attorney to handle my personal injury case?

If an injured person attempts to handle their claim on their own, they are at a huge disadvantage. They will be battling against the at fault person’s insurance company, and the insurance company representative will be an insurance adjuster or attorney who is a trained professional. Their job, Monday to Friday, Nine to Five, is to make sure the insurance company pays you as little as possible for your losses and injuries. They take classes, attend seminars and training, and have scripts, systems and computer software at their disposal. The insurance adjuster will use multiple dirty tricks once they know you are not a legal professional:

  • Try to put blame on you;
  • Ask you to make a recorded statement, to use against you later;
  • Ask you questions like “How are you?” to get you to answer “Fine.” or “OK.”;
  • Imply you must settle your bodily injury claim to get your vehicle repaired or replaced;
  • Offer you less on your claim since you may not know the approximate value.

You need to have a professional representing your best interests! Your personal injury attorney can make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you. A personal injury attorney can:

  • Make sure that the insurance company is using the proper comparative negligence law as it relates in Connecticut;
  • Can make statements to the insurance company on your behalf;
  • Can acquire the police accident report;
  • Can compile medical records and bills and present them to the insurance company in the light most favorable to you;
  • Settle your property claim to get your vehicle repaired or replaced;
  • Offer letters of protection to medical providers, stopping collection calls and getting you medical care that could otherwise not be available to you; and
  • Determine an approximate value for your case once you are finished treating.

If you have been injured in a car accident, pedestrian accident or other type of roadway accident, a slip and fall or other injury on some ones property, or in any type of accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, you will want to have a personal injury attorney represent you. The Law Office of Eugene Glouzgal, LLC can make sure you get proper and adequate compensation for you damaged property and injured body. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Will?

Once you realize that you need a will to dispose of your assets in the way you seem fit, you will ask yourself “Do I need a lawyer for a will?”. You may be considering using an online legal aid website, or even just writing down your wishes yourself. There are two big reasons you need a wills attorney to help write your will: planning and enforceability.

The first reason you need an attorney to help write your will is planning. The attorney can guide you to making a proper and exhaustive list of your property for inclusion in the will. They can counsel you to identifying the list of family members, friends, and organizations that you wish to provide for after your death. Finally, they can assist with decided how you should go about using your assets and property to provide your desired level of support for each individual or institution.

The second reason you need an attorney to help you write a will is enforceability. Connecticut has it’s own precise laws about will enforceability.Missing one of the strict requirements, for example number of witness and even color of signing ink, can make the entire will unenforceable. Further, there are certain things your are forbidden by law from being in your will. Attempting to do certain forbidden things with your property will either get your wishes nullified, or could even make the entire will unenforceable.

If you want to make a thorough and exhaustive plan and be sure that your wishes are honored, you should seek the help of a wills attorney.

Do I Need a Will?

Especially when they become young parents it is common for people to ask, “Do I need a Will?“.

First, you need to understand what happens if you die without a will. If you die without a will, it is called dying intestate. In that case, Connecticut Intestacy statutes take over, which comprise parts of §45a in the Connecticut General Statutes. These Statutes are long and complicated and depending on factors such as marriage status and number of children, the State regulates how your property is distributed. If you have no family and no will, your property escheats, or goes directly to the State of Connecticut.

Having a will lets you control your legacy. For young parents, it is a great way for them to outline a support structure, and even custody arrangements, for their children. For older adults, it is the right way to dispose of a lifetime of property and provide for their loved ones. For those without family, it allows for you to provide for foundations are charities you deem to be deserving. In a will, you can:

  • Stipulate who gets what amount of money
  • Create trusts for the long term support of family members
  • Give personal property to friends and family
  • Provide funding to charities and foundations
  • Set up care procedures for beloved pets
  • Provide for creation of foundations and scholarships
  • Cut people out

While there are some regulations that limit what you can do in your will, the possibilities for disposing of your personal property are plentiful.