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Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney Ryan McKeen answers your questions about Connecticut personal injury law including car accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death, malpractice, workplace injuries, and dog bites. Straight talk.

This is not legal advice and it constitutes attorney advertising.

Connecticut Injury Law Answers Ryan McKeen

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Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney Ryan McKeen answers your questions about Connecticut personal injury law including car accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death, malpractice, workplace injuries, and dog bites. Straight talk.

This is not legal advice and it constitutes attorney advertising.

    Why Insurance Companies Make Low Ball Offers And How To Fight Back

    Why Insurance Companies Make Low Ball Offers And How To Fight Back

    I'm Ryan McKeen from Connecticut Trial Firm and I'm here today to talk to you about lowball offers that our clients receive. We see these all the time even on our most serious cases. And I want to get into the reasons why insurance companies lowball offers. The first reason is a psychological principle called anchoring. Anchoring is simply putting out a number and negotiation that is extremely high or low to try to set expectations of other party in a case. And so we identify these low offers as anchoring. What they're trying to do is convince you that your case is not worth anything. And their best tool of doing this is by giving you a lowball offer, which may cause you to doubt yourself, may cause you to doubt us and doubt the process and think, "Well maybe my case is really only worth that."

    So anchoring is the first reason why you get a lowball offer from insurance companies. The other reasons are that insurance companies know when they're injured or desperate. So we may say that your case is worth some amount and the insurance company is offering a far lesser amount, and you've got to pay your mortgage or you've got to pay your rent or you've got to pay your medical bills or your kid's tuition or something like that. So what they're hoping is you just grab that money and go on with your life and forego the money on the table. And we talk to you about those things. We talk to you about those circumstances. Talk to you about the time. And again, ultimately, you have to remember that you are the boss.

    The third reason why we see insurance companies lowball is because they know a lot of other attorneys just tell their clients to accept the settlement. We don't do that. We empower you to make the decision that you need to make. We are prepared to litigate your case. We are prepared to try your case. We're prepared to fight for you. And part of doing that is giving you the information and the tools you need to make an informed decision.

    So the way in which we combat these lowball offers is by identifying them as anchoring, listening to you and understanding your situation, and then by empowering you through education so that you can make the best decision. And also the insurance companies know that there are firms out there who are unwilling to litigate a case. We're not one of them. There are firms out there who, yeah, maybe they'll file a suit, but they're not going to try a case. That's not us. We love being on trial and fighting that fight where it needs to be fought.



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    How We Return Every One Of Your Calls

    How We Return Every One Of Your Calls

    We value communication immensely. Every single one of your calls, texts, or emails will be promptly answered. We have a system that delivers repeatable results and allows us to communicate with clients seamlessly. In this episode we explain our system.

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    What Can You Do To Help Your Case

    What Can You Do To Help Your Case

    Attorney Hailey Rice explains how clients can help their cases. At the core of a good case is open communication between an attorney and a client.  We're here for you.



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    Our Intake Process

    Our Intake Process

    In this episode, Attorney Ryan McKeen breaks down our intake process. We've designed our process to be as frictionless as possible for you. We cover what to bring, what to ask, and in general how we get the information we need from you without disrupting your life.

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    What Is Liability? How We Determine Who Is At Fault

    What Is Liability? How We Determine Who Is At Fault

    Liability is a fancy word for who is responsible for causing an injury. In this episode, we explain liability in plan English by breaking down the various factors at play.

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    Insurance Coverages In A Personal Injury Case

    Insurance Coverages In A Personal Injury Case

    Insurance is one of the most determinative factors in how much you may receive in a settlement. In this episode we break down common insurance coverages and issues in Connecticut injury cases.

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