When Should I Get a Personal Injury Lawyer?
By Reece | | Personal Injury
Anyone injured in an accident should quickly reach out to a personal injury lawyer. Lawyers provide many benefits for accident victims. Without one, you are likely to make mistakes when seeking compensation or filing a lawsuit.
Ideally, you should call a personal injury lawyer as soon as you get home following an accident. However, it’s never too late to hire a personal injury lawyer for your case. Reach out to our Virginia personal injury lawyers if you have questions.
How a Lawyer Strengthens Your Case
The right personal injury lawyer can immediately help your case by doing any of the following:
Help you document your injuries. A lawyer will have advice on whether you should photograph your wounds, keep a pain journal, or preserve prescription drug bottles.
Communicate with insurance adjusters. You can keep your eyes focused full-time on getting well now that you have a lawyer filling out forms, answering questions, and handling other insurance-related tasks.
Coordinate with the police if you were the victim of a hit and run. Your lawyer can check whether the police have found the driver. If so, you can sue them.
Find a doctor to treat you if you lack insurance and have no money to pay out of pocket for care.
With the right attorney, you will fully document your losses and have a stronger hand for negotiating favorable compensation. Many victims don’t know what to do, so reaching out to a lawyer is essential.
Mistakes Accident Victims Make without a Lawyer
Trying to file your own insurance claim is risky. We’ve seen victims make serious errors, such as:
You give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster. The adjuster is probably searching for admissions to use against you. If they can show you are partially to blame, they can prevent you from receiving any compensation.
You fail to follow your treatment plan. The defendant can claim you are making your injuries worse. If you are unhappy with your current doctor, our lawyers can help you find someone new.
You fail to file a lawsuit in time. Virginia gives you a short window of time to sue. Go past this deadline, and you’ll lose the ability to seek compensation.
Our legal team has helped countless victims avoid these and other costly mistakes. It’s not an exaggeration to say that one misstep can result in lost compensation. Let our lawyers guide you through the process and protect your ability to sue.
How to Hire a Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer
Now that you know you need an attorney, how do you find one? It’s easy. Just schedule a free consultation with the Jackson Law Group. During the consultation, we can discuss what happened and the extent of your injuries. We will also analyze whether filing a personal injury claim makes sense or if we need more information. If hired, we can immediately begin building out your claim for compensation.
To schedule a time to meet, contact us today for a no-obligation consultation with a member of our team.