If you were injured in a car crash, you may be considering contacting a personal injury lawyer to help you obtain compensation for your losses. How soon should you meet with a lawyer? From our experience, those individuals that get the help of a lawyer immediately or shortly following a car accident are more likely to have a successful outcome in their case. This does not necessarily mean that your case will conclude sooner, but the ultimate outcome may be better when you have advice and guidance from a lawyer throughout the process.
Whenever someone is injured in a car accident, they will be dealing with experienced and sophisticated insurance companies and their representatives. Very often, the insurance companies will be taking steps that tend to minimize the value of an injured person's claim. With advice and guidance from an experienced injury lawyer, the insurance company will be held accountable throughout the process. This can make a big difference to the success and outcome of a claim.
With that said, even if you have waited a long time, it is important not to delay any further. Get advice now to help protect your rights. There are time limits to commence claims following a car accident, so time is never on your side. If it has been a year or more since your injury, you should get advice immediately. Your lawyer will need time to obtain and review documents and records to properly assess your claim and provide advice. If there is a looming deadline, some lawyers will not be interested in taking on your case.
For all of these reasons and others, it is important to call a lawyer as soon as possible following a car accident injury. Many car accident injury lawyers, including our law firm, offer free consultations with no obligation. You can have a free consultation with an experienced lawyer that is completely confidential. There is no reason not to get the advice immediately and see if you have a case. If our firm takes on a personal injury case, we always offer to represent clients on a contingency free retainer, which means we don't get paid a cent unless we recover money for our clients.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada as well as offices in Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.