Any time you’re involved in a traffic collision, your life is going to change. You might have severe injuries or require around-the-clock medical care for days or weeks following a crash. You might now have to deal with a new disability or be impacted by a loved one’s death or injuries.
When you go through the worst-case scenario in a crash, it’s your right to pursue a claim against the person who harmed you. Their actions were what led to your injuries, so they should be held responsible. You can seek compensation and take steps to make sure a crash like this doesn’t happen again in the future.
If you were involved in a traffic accident, how soon should you speak with your attorney?
There is no rule, but it’s a good idea to speak with your attorney as soon as you can. They’ll start helping you collect evidence and documentation that will support your claim and help you get the most out of a settlement. Your attorney will be there to take much of the burden of legal action off your shoulders, so you can focus on your recovery and taking care of the people you love.
Your attorney will help you:
- Seek compensation for damages
- Seek compensation for medical care
- Obtain a fair settlement offer or represent you at trial
- Work with you to reduce the stress you’re dealing with
It’s okay to need support after a serious accident. This is new territory for you, and there is support available. Our website has more information on personal injuries, wrongful deaths and what you should do if you’ve been impacted by another person’s poor decisions.