If you’ve recently been injured in a car accident, you’re probably under a lot of stress trying to handle the aftermath. From seeking medical treatment to planning when you can return to work, car accidents require time and effort to handle.
One of the most important steps you can take after being involved in a car accident that was not your fault is to contact an experienced car accident lawyer. There are many benefits of contacting a lawyer after an accident, and the sooner you do it, the better.
In California, personal injury claims are valid up to two years after the date of the accident, but you shouldn’t wait that long to get an experienced law firm on your side. In order to maximize your chances of being compensated, and to create the most favorable outcome, you should consider contacting a lawyer within days, if not within hours, after the accident.
Here are 3 reasons you should contact a lawyer right after an auto accident:
1) Gain peace of mind
You shouldn’t have to do this on your own. Car accidents can be traumatic and stressful. Having an experienced law firm on your side can help you gain clarity, feel more relaxed, and know that you’re taking all the steps you can take in order to create the most favorable outcome for yourself and those involved. After speaking with a lawyer and having them on your side, you may feel relieved and less worried. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the better.
2) Don’t give the insurance company time to build a case against you
The truth is that insurance companies don’t want to make big settlements, even if the victim is severely injured. It is in the insurance company’s best interest to reduce or even deny your claim. The more time the insurance company’s adjusters have to work on your case, the more time they have to prove the case against you.
3) The evidence can quickly fade or disappear
In order to get the compensation you deserve, your lawyer will have to prove to the insurance company that you were not at fault in the accident. Using any evidence available, such as the debris at the crash site, witness testimony, or traffic camera footage can help support your case. But the longer you wait to contact a lawyer, the harder it may be to gather the evidence.
Contact A Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury as the result of a car accident, be sure to work with a qualified personal injury lawyer right away so you and your loved ones can get the monetary compensation you deserve.
Contact The Law Offices of Michael A. Rabban at 818-272-8882 today for your free consultation.