Bridgeport, CT Car Accident Attorney
For over 30 years, Attorney Rodie has empowered his clients to make the best legal decisions based on the law and each case’s unique circumstances.
Think you have a case? Give us a call to schedule a case evaluation, you can also read our frequently asked questions below. We specialize in car accident cases and have been helping Bridgeport residents for over 30 years.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
After an accident or incident which caused you injuries, the involved insurance companies (even your own) often become adversarial to your position. They are not concerned with how the injuries have affected you and how your life has been upended. As your attorney, I work for you, on your behalf, I am in your corner. There are often issues surrounding liability, the causal relationship between the accident or incident and the injuries sustained and the nature and extent of your damages. These are all issues that that I will work towards resolving favorably. Many times, a fair resolution cannot be obtained without filing a lawsuit, preparing the case for trial and having a trial if required. I am prepared to see your case to a favorable resolution, whether by settlement or trial.
Do I Have an Injury Case?
Each case must be analyzed based on the specific facts of each case. Please call or email and I will provide a free consultation based on the facts of your case. If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, call or write and we can discuss your case.
What Damages Can I Recover for My Personal Injury/Case Type?
Generally, the law provides for two types of damages. “Economic damages”, such as medical bills, lost wages and loss of earning capacity and “Non-Economic damages” such as the effects of your injuries on your daily life, pain and suffering, and worry or concern are all considered. Each case is different. We can discuss how the various elements of damages apply to your situation.
How Much Does a (Case Type) Lawyer in Connecticut Charge?
All of my cases are handled on a “Contingency Fee” basis. There is never a fee or any costs incurred by you without a successful recovery, and any fee is only earned as a portion of the successful recovery..
Is it worth hiring a personal injury attorney?
It is always worth contacting an attorney, especially an attorney like myself who charges no fee for consultations, to discuss your particular situation. I can help you recover monetary compensation for the injuries you sustained.
When should I contact an attorney?
I always recommend to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident or incident occurs that caused you to be injured. There is evidence to be preserved, witnesses to speak with , photographs and videotape to be obtained that may not be available as time passes after the accident or incident. The investigation of your matter requires action as soon as possible.
Questions to ask a lawyer?
For most people, this is likely the first time you have had to contact an attorney for an injury you sustained. You should ask me all of your questions that you may have. I have been practicing in this area since 1986. I will answer all of your questions and guide you through the process.
What do you need for my case evaluation?
Each case is different. When we have our initial contact I will be able to advise you as to the information I will need to represent you effectively and move towards obtaining fair and just monetary compensation for you.
When should I contact an attorney after an accident?
See above-when to contact a lawyer.
When is it too late to get a lawyer for a case?
Never assume it is “too late” to consult with an attorney. Contact me about any matter and we can discuss how I can help.
What is your contingency fee?
The contingency fee is limited by statute in Connecticut, and for many matters, there is a law that requires a reduction of the fee based on the amount of the recovery. We can discuss the contingency fee during our initial conversation.
What level of participation will I have?
I work for you. I will guide and advise you throughout the process and give my recommendations on how we ought to proceed based on the facts of your case. In the end, you make the decision on the resolution of your case.
Will my case go to trial, and if so, when?
Every case is different. I prepare every case for a successful trial, but the reality is that many cases settle before a jury is required to render a verdict after a trial. The trial schedule is set by the court system and there are many factors that effect how quickly a case may be reached. Prior to Covid-19, most cases were reached for trial within about 18 months after the filing of the lawsuit.
How much do you think my case is worth?
This is a question I am often asked at my first client meeting/conversation. The value of the case is based on several variables, including liability , (who caused the accident/incident) and the nature and extent of your injuries and how those injuries may affect you in the future. It will take some time to know the seriousness of your injuries and their effect on you. At that time, we will plan for obtaining for you money that represents fair and just compensation.
Do you foresee any issues or difficulties with my case?
Every case is different. Call me so we can discuss how you were injured and how I can help you obtain fair and just monetary compensation.
If I am not satisfied with a settlement offer, are you prepared to take the case to trial?
I prepare each and every case for a successful trial and will be ready to try your case if you are not satisfied with the settlement offer.
Will you be the attorney that is actually handling my case?
I personally handle all of the cases at Rodie & Rodie PC. It would be my honor to handle yours.
Will anyone else be working on my case (i.e. paralegals, experts, law clerks)? If so, what is their experience?
I personally handle all of the legal issues involved with your case. I do have staff that assist me with the development of your file.
What kind of expert medical witnesses do you think would strengthen my case?
Every case is different. I will retain appropriate expert medical witnesses when needed to strengthen your case. Often times the best expert medical witness is the physician/healthcare provider that you have chosen to treat your injuries.