Many people wait until it is absolutely necessary to go to the hospital for help dealing with an injury. Likewise, many people will put off or ignore hiring an attorney. But if you’ve been injured in an accident or on someone’s property, there are reasons you should seek medical attention and legal help immediately.
After you’ve received medical help, you should consider hiring an attorney as quickly as possible.
One primary reason is that if you wait too long to discuss your case with an attorney, the statute of limitations may expire, meaning you can no longer bring a claim to recover. While these time limits vary depending on the law and the state, it’s better to discuss your options early so that you don’t miss your opportunity to get help.
Another reason to seek out an attorney early on is to get the peace of mind that comes with knowing whether you have a case or not. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will ask you a range of questions to evaluate your case and determine whether you should and can sue or not.
Because most attorneys want all of the relevant information you have, it’s best to share with them early on so that you and others don’t forget the details. The success of a case depends on how strong the underlying facts may be, so the more you remember the better equipped your attorney will be to handle your case.
If you have questions or concerns about your case, call our attorneys today.