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Considering Making a Claim for Compensation? Do it Now.

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 that long.

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.