If it is an accident that involves injuries (other than very minor injuries) or a great deal of property damage, you should hire an attorney quickly. Some people may choose to wait months or even years. They may feel that they are not sure if they want to use an attorney, and believe that if they keep working with the insurance company they will eventually get a fair settlement.
However, there are a couple of reasons you should find an attorney right away if you have been involved in an accident. First, the sooner you pursue your case, the stronger the case is likely to be. Witnesses’ memories fade and evidence can disappear. In general, cases only become weaker over time, not stronger.
Also, you most likely need the money from the case to help you recover from your injuries. It can be tempting for accident victims to settle for less than they should in order to get help immediately. Insurance adjusters usually use high-pressure tactics to force accident victims into settling a case for less than it is worth. After the settlement is reached, the accident victim cannot seek more compensation later.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, a medical malpractice case, a slip and fall accident, or an accident with a defective product, you should speak with an attorney right away. Waiting will not help you case and in fact could result in the case going nowhere. You are entitled compensation for your injuries, including your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 if you have been involved in an accident and you wish to speak to an attorney. Our firm can help. Call us today to learn more or visit us on Twitter to learn more about the firm.