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Thinking of Talking to a Lawyer About Your Injury – the Sooner the Better

If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence and are considering talking to a lawyer about your case, it's better to do it sooner rather than later. Although the actual time limit to make a case (the statute of limitations) may be several years after an accident, there are several reasons to consult with a lawyer as soon after an accident as possible.

For one, a lawyer can make sure important evidence that can be used to win your case is preserved. Evidence is like bread, if not used or preserved right away, it can go bad over time. Witnesses’ memories can fade and important facts forgotten. 911 recordings or surveillance footage can be deleted. It is important that these things be acquired and preserved so that a lawyer can use them to try to win your case.

Another reason to speak with a lawyer sooner rather than later is the lawyer can help make sure you are getting the medical care you need. Some people don’t have the money, or the time, to get the medical help they need after an accident. A lawyer can help point you in the right direction and make sure you get better. The lawyer can also make sure you don’t miss any of your appointments. The more medical appointments you miss, the harder it is to get compensation for injuries from a crash.

One final reason to talk to a lawyer right away is to make sure your medical bills don’t cause you trouble. If you have health insurance or med pay insurance, a lawyer can make sure your doctors are billing your insurance and getting paid. If you don’t have insurance, a lawyer can help avoid collections by requesting your doctors file liens on your case. This can take pressure off you so you can focus on getting better.

If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence, please contact a lawyer right away so that we can make your case better and seek the compensation you deserve.

Contact the personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott to learn more and for a free consultation at (816) 867-8611.