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How to Choose a Connecticut Accident Attorney

Experience. Results. Resources. Personal Attention.

With so many Connecticut accident attorneys to choose from you may be wondering how to choose a Connecticut accident attorney and whether it really matters. Choosing the right attorney is critical to your future. You only get one chance to demand the compensation that you and your family need to offset the financial hardships that your injuries can bring for the rest of your life. You need a Connecticut accident attorney with the knowledge, experience, and dedication to win full compensation for your injuries.

The Basics

There are several basic elements you should look for in your accident attorney, including:

  • Experience with your type of accident and your type of injuries
  • A track record of success that you can verify
  • Personal attention
  • Membership in the appropriate professional organizations
  • Awards and recognition
  • Resources

Track Record and Experience

You are looking for something more specific than a great attorney. An excellent divorce lawyer or defense attorney may have little or no experience with accident lawsuits.

When choosing a Connecticut accident attorney, look for an attorney who has experience and a track record of success with the type of accident you were involved in and the type of injuries you have incurred.


Your accident attorney should not be relying on you to fund your case. It is standard for personal injury lawsuits to be handled on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not pay money up front. You are not asked for a retainer, you do not get bills from your attorney as the case proceeds. Your accident attorney only gets a fee if they win money for you, and then it is a percentage of your recovery.

Your accident attorney should have the resources to front all of the costs and expenses involved in your case, too. That means hiring experts and investigators, paying filing fees, and other costs that arise. This can be very costly, and far beyond what most injury victims can afford. If you win, your attorney is reimbursed from the recovery.

Personal Attention

You need to know that the attorney you choose will devote the appropriate attention to your case and to you personally. Do not be afraid to ask questions during your consultation, including who will be handling the details of your case. Make sure that the experienced attorney you speak with will not be handing your case off to someone with less experience.

Ask about turn-around time on phone calls and emails. You should expect a prompt response to your inquiries, and expect to be kept informed of what is going on with your case every step of the way.

During your consultation, you should feel comfortable telling your whole story, and asking any questions you have to your satisfaction. The attorney and the entire staff should make you feel welcome, not rushed.

Richard Hastings – Experienced Connecticut Accident Attorney

Attorney Richard Hastings meets all of these criteria and more. Please read about him here – http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-injury-attorney-richard-p-hastings.html.

If you are considering hiring a Connecticut accident or injury attorney, please call Richard today at 1-(888) 244-5480.