In Personal Injury

Ron, Kathy and Bellenot & Boufford, LLC hope you had a safe and Happy Holiday and New Year. Occasionally in the aftermath of all the excitement, you may find yourself in financial or relationship turmoil. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you find yourself in a difficult or stressful situation. Our experience and knowledge will help bring relief and ease the stress.

As a public service reminder, please remember to be careful on the roads, especially be alert for others on the road. Before, during and after the holidays, traffic is heavy and hectic. Drivers’ emotions are high and attention to the road low. Although it has been a mild winter so far, as winter weather approaches, the need to drive with care increases. Even if you are paying attention, the cars in front of you, behind or to your side may not be so careful.

Drivers may stop at a yellow light or speed through a red one. Don’t trust that any car will obey that stop sign. Yes, you should always be careful and pay attention while driving, but it is especially important during the winter months. If you should find yourself in an accident here are some tips, regardless of who is at fault:

  • If you have suffered a personal injury, seek medical attention immediately. The police and first responders will offer you medical care. Accept the assistance if you do not feel 100%.
  • If you do not go to the hospital, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Gather as much information as possible, if you are able. The other driver’s contact and insurance information. The names and contact information for all witnesses.
  • Contact your insurance company within a day or two, regardless of who is at fault. Most insurance policies have a set number of hours to notify them of an accident, even a minor fender bender. If you don’t notify your insurer within the time set by the policy, your insurer may refuse to protect you for any claim you make or claim another makes against you.
  • Contact Bellenot & Boufford, LLC. You can call us prior to your insurer if you have any questions, but you need to leave enough time to notify your insurer within the time required by your policy.
  • If you have any pain or discomfort, no matter how minor, purchase a large calendar. Even if you do not think you will make a personal injury claim. At the end of each day, make short notes as to how the injury impacted your day, such as feeling pain during or after carrying laundry upstairs or down, carrying groceries in the house, vacuuming, pain or discomfort sitting or standing for a length of time or any other activity. Note if you have trouble sleeping or driving. Also note any change in leisure and recreational activities. Holding your child, dancing, exercising or walking the dog. Log any missed days or hours from work. Note any and every way the injury impacts your day.

The attorneys and staff at Bellenot & Boufford, LLC are Experienced, Knowledgeable and Ready to help you any time, any day. – In an emergency text 203-526-6119. Representing Danbury and All of Fairfield and New Haven Counties.

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