The Importance of Contacting a Lawyer as soon as possible!!!
Our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green know that one of the most common problems we encounter in handling cases stemming from car accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, etc., has to do with timing – in other words, people waiting too long to contact a personal injury lawyer after they’ve been injured due to the negligence of another.
Why is it so important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident? Quickly getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer will give you the benefit of experience on your side: not only will we be able to get to work on time-sensitive issues quickly; we’ll also be able to tell you everything you need to do to make sure your case is as strong as possible. Our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers have written this blog post in the hopes of explaining the benefits of starting to compile a case earlier rather than later.
To begin with, delaying the commencement of legal work on your case can be harmful. Waiting to be represented by an attorney leaves you vulnerable to being forced into accepting a tiny settlement by a pushy and intimidating insurance company. Also, with each day that goes by, as our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers know, memories begin to fade. That means, in the hypothetical case of a car crash accident, that your recollection of the case, the other driver’s recollection of the case, and potential witnesses’ recollections of the case all begin to blur. Accuracy is critical. Additionally, with each day that passes, locating essential individuals (potential witnesses, for instance) gets more and more difficult for obvious reasons.
Moreover, as our personal injury lawyers know from experience, there is a statute of limitations on personal injury cases. That means that we only have between 2 and 4 years (depending on the cause of the injury) to file a legal claim in your case; missing that deadline means forfeiting your right to pursue legal action in the hopes of recovering money.
Finally, in terms of problems associated with delaying work on your legal case, the longer you wait to hire a personal injury attorney the longer it will take for you to receive financial compensation for your injuries. At a time when you can expect hefty medical costs, lost wages and other forms of financial burdens (in addition to physical pain and suffering), you want to make sure that you recover compensation as soon as possible.
Lastly, but perhaps just as importantly, as our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers know, one of the most important factors that influences the value of your case, and thus the amount of money that can be recovered for your injuries, is the degree to which your injuries are professionally documented. Thing about it like this: if you wanted to get as accurate a report as possible on the injuries someone suffered in an auto accident, you’d want a doctor examining them and typing up that report at the scene of the incident, right?
While it’s true that it can take weeks and sometimes months for the full implications of injuries to be realized, the immediate effects of a crash on the body must be documented as quickly as possible (before the body begins to heal itself). If you go to get a medical examination after the body has already begun to heal, the medical reports that the insurance company or (if it gets to that point) a jury will see will not reflect the true injuries you incurred due to the accident. It’s important that the relevant parties to your personal injury case see the injuries as they were just following the accident – not after weeks, months or years of your body working hard to repair itself.
If you have any questions about this or any other personal injury issue, or if you’ve been injured due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another, please contact our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green as soon as possible by calling 561-266-9191 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to assisting you.