If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence and are considering
making a claim for compensation, it is better to talk to a lawyer sooner
rather than later. You may have years before your statute of limitations
expires, but the evidence you can use to prove your case may not last
With technology as advanced as it is, many things are recorded or written
down when they happen. For example, when you call 911 after a crash, the
call is usually recorded by dispatch. But that recording may not be preserved
as long as your statute of limitations. Many jurisdictions only save their
911 recordings for a year. If you wait too long, this critical piece of
evidence can disappear.
The goes for surveillance footage. Security cameras have become inexpensive
and easy to use, and many businesses and even houses use them nowadays.
But, the storage on many of these devices is limited, so that data must
be deleted to make room for new footage. Because of this, surveillance
footage is often only preserved for 30 days, sometime even less.
It may not be necessary to have this evidence to prove your claim, but
it oftentimes can make your claim stronger and increase your odds of getting
full and fair compensation for your injuries. You should therefore check
with a lawyer as soon as possible after your hurt so that this stuff can
be obtained and preserved.
Even if you never end of making a claim, it is better to check with a lawyer
sooner rather than later so all evidence can be saved.
Take Action - Talk to an Attorney
If you’re considering making a claim, an experienced attorney can
help you navigate the process. We offer free consultations, simply call
us at 816.867.8611.