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How Soon Should You Contact an Attorney After an Accident?

Contacting a Lawyer Immediately After an Accident Can Strengthen Your Case.

The first days after an accident can be the most important for taking actions that will help you obtain full compensation for your injuries. Truly, time is of the essence, and a legal professional can assist you in building a strong case. That is why it is vital to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you were injured by the negligence of another party.

First, many people hold off on getting medical care because they are not sure if it will be paid for by the responsible person or their insurance company. While this may sound prudent, the insurance company is likely to later use the delay against them and argue that they must not have been seriously injured, otherwise they would have sought immediate medical care. Consulting with a lawyer can avoid this situation by giving you the information you need to seek medical care when you need it.

Second, the sooner you set up a claim and begin gathering evidence to support your case, the better. An attorney will know what you need to do immediately to give your case a strong foundation. Also, in some cases, there are deadlines that need to be met promptly; a lawyer will ensure that you meet them and preserve your case.

Third, insurance companies love to talk to injured victims before they have consulted with an attorney and know their rights. They often get recorded statements and other information to use against injured individuals that they did not need to provide. An attorney will ensure that you give the insurance company the information needed to put your claim in the best position, but nothing more.

Finally, an attorney can help curb some of the stress that accompanies pursuing a claim by discussing your options for medical care, the process of getting your vehicle repaired, and the deadlines you need to meet. An attorney can handle communications with the insurance company and do the work involved in making a claim, leaving you to focus on healing and getting your life back in order.

Simeone & Miller, LLP has helped thousands of clients properly pursue an injury claim, and we can help you do so as well. Don’t allow the negligent party to shrug off responsibility. Let our distinguished lawyers assist you in your path to compensation and recovery. Call (202) 888-0872 today to begin with a free consultation.