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Is Self-Representation Ever Advisable in an Auto Accident Claim?

Posted on April 14, 2016

No doubt, there are claims that are too small for a seasoned, experienced lawyer to handle. So the answer to this question is “probably yes.” And the reality is that, in Connecticut, anyone who suffers an injury in an automobile accident that is caused by the negligence of another is entitled to economic and non-economic […]

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What Is the Impact of Ignoring Doctor’s Advice on an Auto Accident Claim?

Posted on April 14, 2016

There are a couple of legal standards that apply here. One of them is the obligation to mitigate damages. This means that a person making a claim for personal injuries has the obligation to follow reasonable medical advice in order to maximize recovery and restore themselves to the best health possible. It is a burden […]

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Is It Mandatory to Contact Insurance Carrier after an Auto Accident?

Posted on April 14, 2016

If you have any type of a claim that falls under your automobile insurance policy, you should notify the insurer. If you have been hurt as a pedestrian in a vehicle accident, you still want to notify your own insurance company because you may ultimately need to make a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist […]

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What Factors Determine the Viability of an Auto Accident Claim?

Posted on April 14, 2016

The standards will perhaps vary for my office when compared with the standards of another office. For Casper to & de Toledo, the viability of a claim is more of a financial assessment of a potential case. A non-viable case might be a case where we do not think that the injured party will be […]

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What Are the Most Common Types of Auto Accident Cases That You Handle?

Posted on April 14, 2016

The most common mechanism of injury that we handle is a rear-end collision. I can’t provide statistics for the frequency of rear-end collisions, but I would say that it is the most common type of vehicle crash. Top Misconceptions That People Have about Being Involved in an Auto Accident The most common myth is that […]

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What Kinds of Cases Does Your Firm Handle?

Posted on February 19, 2016

At Casper & de Toledo, we represent a number of clients who have sustained catastrophic or life altering injuries, and the range of injuries is quite varied. We also represent families who have lost loved ones, so we handle wrongful death cases as well. We represent people with traumatic brain injury at all levels of […]

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How Do You Determine Whether or Not an Injury Claim Is Viable?

Posted on February 19, 2016

The short answer is: call a skilled trial lawyer. And if you don’t like the answer you get, call another skilled trial lawyer. If they agree, then you have your answer. If they disagree, then get one more opinion. Good lawyers will not be interested in a frivolous case. Good lawyers will not be interested […]

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Common Misconceptions Regarding Personal Injury Cases

Posted on February 19, 2016

People sometimes contact me with questionable liability claims. If you think you were more than 50% at fault, that type of case isn’t very attractive. However, we see and accept many cases where there are legitimate questions about fault. We pre-screen potential claims on the telephone and are pretty good at drilling down on the […]

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At What Point of the Case To Hire an Attorney?

Posted on February 19, 2016

It is generally a good idea to consult an attorney as early as possible in any case involving an injury. This does not necessarily mean that an injured party should hire an attorney immediately. I’ve received calls from the scene of both serious and not so serious motor vehicle accidents. I have received calls the […]

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Is It a Good Idea To Handle the Case without an Attorney?

Posted on February 19, 2016

Not unless you’re simply interested in nominal damages – something in the $3-5,000 range. I generally pre-screen potential new clients on the telephone to decide if the case sounds like a case with which I want to be involved. If I’m interested in the case, I will ask the client to come in and meet […]

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