After an accident, you should reach out to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may even want to get started on your case now. The sooner you have an attorney working on your case, the better.
The statute of limitations is already running, time-sensitive evidence may be on the line, and you need access to the compensation you deserve as soon as possible. Your personal injury lawyer can begin building a compelling case against the liable party so you can start to rebuild your life.
Get Started on Your Personal Injury Case as Soon as Possible
It is never too soon to get started on your personal injury case. The sooner you begin working on your case, the more time your legal team has to gather evidence and speak to witnesses. Here are some of the most important reasons to get started now if you haven’t already:
You Must File Your Case by the Statute of Limitations Deadline
The statute of limitations for your case will generally begin counting down from the day of the accident. The state you live in will determine how long you have to file your lawsuit. For example, in Maryland, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit.
The amount of time you have to file your case could also be reduced if you are pursuing a wrongful death action. Surviving family members of accident victims may only have a couple of years to file. This may seem like a long time, but it will pass quickly.
If you are unsure how long you have to file your claim, the best way to find out is by contacting your personal injury attorney for answers.
Certain Evidence Is Time-Sensitive
Much of the evidence needed to prove liability will be time-sensitive. For instance, if you were involved in a car accident and the traffic cameras caught the collision on video, we must collect copies of the footage as soon as possible. Most of the time, surveillance footage is recorded over after a certain amount of time has passed.
Your Medical Condition Could Worsen Over Time
You have the right to compensation for your economic damages and non-economic damages in full. By getting started with an attorney right away, you can ensure every loss you have suffered is documented.
Your medical condition could worsen over time, meaning you may need more compensation than you initially thought. With a personal injury lawyer on your side from the beginning of your case, you are safe from accusations that your injuries are not that serious or were not caused by the liable party.
You May Want a Lawyer To Speak With the Insurance Company for You
When you file a claim with the insurance company, you may want a personal injury lawyer on your side. Although you might have the impression insurance claims are straightforward, this is rarely the case.
Shortly after your accident, the insurance company might contact you for a statement. If you hire a lawyer now, you can avoid speaking to the insurance company altogether. Instead, you can pass off all insurance communications to your legal team.
Remember, the insurance company is not on your side. They must prioritize their financial interests at all costs. This means you may want a legal advocate to ensure the insurance company compensates you fairly for your suffering.
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What Does Our Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Personal injury lawyers are responsible for a range of legal tasks, including:
- Speaking with all other parties involved in your case
- Collecting evidence of the accident
- Establishing negligence to prove that the liable party owes you compensation
- Negotiating with the insurance company for a fair settlement
- Determining which damages you can recover
- Explaining the laws that apply to your case
- Outlining your legal options
- Updating you about your case’s status
Hiring a personal injury lawyer right away gives you time to prioritize your well-being. You can take your time resting and visiting doctor’s appointments while we worry about the complexities of your case.
Reach Out to Our Personal Injury Team Now
There is no benefit to waiting to get started on your case. The sooner we gather evidence to prove liability, the sooner we can resolve your case and recover fair restitution.
When you contact Jenner Law for a no-cost, risk-free consultation, you can find out what is next for your personal injury case. Our team awaits your call, and we are ready to answer any questions you have about working with our personal injury lawyer.