After a car accident, you will face many issues: getting medical treatment for your injuries, coordinating doctor’s appointments, ensuring you have health insurance coverage for your treatment, and other issues. It is normal to feel overwhelmed after a car accident. Not surprisingly, you may not think you need to call a car accident lawyer right away. It can wait, right? But is this a good decision? Let’s look at this question in this post, “When To Call A Lawyer After A Car Accident.”
Call A Lawyer Immediately After A Car Accident
Let’s get right to it. How soon should you call a car accident lawyer? As soon as you reasonably can. Watch the following video for a full discussion. The full transcript is below.
Don’t Wait To Get Better Before You Call A Car Accident Lawyer
Don’t wait to heal from your injuries before calling a car accident lawyer. It may take many months – or even longer – before you get better. Indeed, time can pass by quickly!
Instead, call when you are able. Let your car accident lawyer begin working on your case.
As Time Passes You May Lose Helpful Evidence
The best time to get helpful evidence for your car accident is right after the accident.
For example, it’s helpful to get photographs of the damage to the vehicles in the accident. If you wait too long, the parties may repair their vehicles and so you may not be able to get the photographs.
A car accident lawyer will know what evidence you need to get immediately to win your case.
Witnesses May Forget The Facts Of The Accident
In many car accident cases, eye witnesses are the best source of evidence. But if you wait too long to interview them, their memories may fade, they may move away, or they may be impossible to find.
Bottom line: you want to interview eye witnesses as soon as possible.
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