If You Have An Injury Claim, Don’t Delay

If you’ve been in a car, slip and fall or other kind of accident and intend to make a claim, there are several reasons why you need to consult an attorney promptly.

One reason is there are time limits (called “statutes of limitations”) for making claims. If you wait too long and the statute of limitations passes, you will be prevented from bringing your claim, even if it is otherwise valid.

Courts strictly follow statutes of limitations. In one case, a woman severely injured in a car accident made a claim one day after the statute of limitations passed. Even though this was a minor violation (just one day), a court dismissed her claim and she could not recover any money for her injuries and losses.

Another reason why you should seek legal help immediately is that delay can hurt your case. It is important to start the investigation and claim process as soon as possible, as the time right after an accident can be vital to your case. Evidence must be collected, witnesses interviewed, and the accident scene may need to be photographed. The more time passes, the more likely evidence will degrade or disappear, and that witnesses will be move or forget what happened. Also, the more time passes after a car accident, the more likely vehicles will be sold or fixed, making it harder to reconstruct the accident.

If you are in an accident, waiting can cause your claim to be lost or hurt your chances of getting the maximum recovery. So seek legal help as soon after the accident as possible. This will help make sure a proper investigation is made and the best case is presented for you.

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