Why You Should Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately After a Car Accident
Some clients may choose to wait before contacting legal representation, as they are understandably preoccupied with the traumatic experience of being involved in an accident. Others may delay in contacting a lawyer because they believe it is simply an insurance issue. These presumptions are wrong!
Contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident can help you in a number of ways.
First, having a legal opinion can help you navigate and deal with insurance adjusters. Often case in our experience we find that our clients’ insurance coverage is insufficient or lacking to deal with the extent of injuries and compensation they should be getting. Because an insurance company adjusters will contact you and take an official statement describing the accident and any injuries sustained, as a precaution, we always advise that you seek out a proper legal opinion before providing such statements.
Secondly, having a personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you are in a position to make the strongest case possible, should further compensation be merited or if a lawsuit needs to be commenced. We will help take care of the details of your case and advise you on what information and evidence may need to be collected. We will also keep a tight schedule with regard to deadlines and the legal statute of limitations (i.e.: when does your claim “expire”?), and can help you get your compensation faster than you would by yourself.
Thirdly, because you may be disoriented, shocked, and confused after the auto accident, contacting a lawyer can help you recollect your wits and make an informed decision on how best to proceed. We are also here to answer any questions and ease any doubts you may have. Just like how it is advisable to seek out a medical professional after an accident, even if on the face of things you seem to be unhurt, so too do we believe that it is in your best interests to seek our a legal opinion, because your rights are at risk and the amount of compensation and damages you may receive depends on it.
Do not hesitate to contact Grillo Barristers today if you or a loved one have been in a car accident!