I am Attorney Jill Ruane and I concentrate my practice on injury cases in Connecticut.

I am a personal injury and accident lawyer who helps people injured in accidents or through the negligence of others in Connecticut. My main office is in Shelton and I also have offices in Hartford and meeting locations throughout the state and can represent you or your loved one in any courthouse in the State.

If you or a loved one has been injured, you need the assistance of a dedicated, aggressive attorney. I can be that attorney.

My team has successfully represented people in cases where:

  • Clients have been passengers in cars that have been hit
  • Clients have been rear ended by careless drivers
  • Clients have have been injured by drunk drivers
  • Clients have been hurt by the malpractice of doctors, nurses or nursing homes.

My clients are normal everyday people who, just like you, are worried about the impact of on their life of the injury they suffered and want to be compensated so they can pay for medical bills and treatment as well as the pain and suffering they endured. They span the ethnic, economic and age ranges. Call me today to see how me and my team of lawyers and paralegals can help you with your injury case. Hope is not a strategy – calling us is.

I offer a 25% contingency fee for pre-suit civil cases. You were the injured person. Why give up 8.3% or more to the lawyers when YOU have to live with the injury? My 25% contingency fee is less that than most personal injury lawyers in Connecticut and can PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET

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The Role of the Insurance Adjuster

If you were involved in an accident that resulted in an injury, you are entitled to compensation.  However, there are many steps that you must go through in order to file a claim and bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party.  One aspect of this process includes an insurance adjuster from the at-fault party’s insurance company.  The role of the insurance adjuster is something that you should be familiar with if you plan to sue the at-fault party for personal injury.

Once an accident resulting in injury occurs, both parties should notify their insurance companies.  Generally,the at-fault party’s insurance company will assign an insurance adjuster to work on the personal injury case. The insurance adjuster is part of the whole process of the case, from the moment that the personal injury claim is made to the case resolution, whether that is trial, appeal, settlement, or any other resolution.  Understanding the role of this adjuster can help you to build your case and know what to expect during the lawsuit process.

Insurance adjusters are usually claims professionals that are hired by insurance companies.  The job of the insurance adjuster is to propose a quick and inexpensive settlement to the injured party.  These settlements are usually proposed toward the beginning of the case in order to save the insurance company money.  Insurance adjusters evaluate the accident, the case budget, and the risk management purposes in order to propose a settlement that is attractive to the injured party.

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It is not in your best interest to immediately accept a settlement proposed by an insurance adjuster.  This is because adjusters want the plaintiff to settle quickly without involving lawyers.  Insurance adjusters will try to pressure you into taking the deal because it will not cost the insurance company a lot of money.  Insurance adjusters might also try to get you to delay your lawsuit in the hopes that the statute of limitations will run out on your case (in Connecticut, you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit after two years of the date of the accident).  Insurance adjusters do not have your best interest at heart.  Instead, they are biased toward the defendant and the defendant’s insurance company.  While they might seem sympathetic toward you, they will try to trick you into taking the settlement in any way that they can.  For this reason, it is important that you hire your own personal injury lawyer.  Your lawyer will protect your interests and your rights and will know what is a fair settlement better than you can due to his or her experience.  You should not negotiate with an insurance adjuster unless you have a lawyer present.

While a settlement proposed by an insurance adjuster might seem appealing, you probably will not get the compensation that you are entitled to if you take the deal.  This is because insurance adjusters are biased toward the defendant.  It is important that you hire a personal injury lawyer to protect yourself from being conned into accepting a bad deal.  To discuss your case with me, a personal injury lawyer, click here.