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When Should You Contact A Lawyer After An Injury?

Posted by Yari Lawson | Jul 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Typically, it does not cost you to consult a personal injury attorney. Therefore, it is highly advisable to contact a lawyer if you have enough evidence to file a claim. But even if you don't have any evidence, you should reach out to an attorney, since they can help you build a case. You will likely get valuable feedback from the consultation alone, which is usually free. Along with being free, it can also help you better understand your current situation. 

Do you need a Lawyer for an Injury? 

It is important to note that not all injuries require an attorney. Nonetheless, if the first consultation is free, you could get valuable advice about your situation. The issues you're facing with your injury could be minimal, and you may not need an attorney. 

However, it is important to stress that some issues are not as simple as they initially appear. The value of a case may also not be immediately apparent. Only after an attorney thoroughly investigates an issue can they learn about the case's actual value. 

Regarding personal injury, you may not need a lawyer if you did not sustain any injuries. Overall, many variables determine whether you need to contact a lawyer or not. Even in a minor accident, you can face a serious injury. For instance, whiplash can last for the rest of your life. 

When should you Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer? 

People have different ideas for a severe injury. Therefore, each person will perceive the severity of an injury differently. This will determine whether they want to call an attorney and go through the process of receiving compensation. 

Claims for minor injuries are often solved directly with the help of insurance companies. So you might not have to move forward advance with a lawsuit, and you can instead negotiate with the insurance company directly and get an adjustment. However, the insurance company often offers you minimum recovery if you try to get fair compensation without an attorney. 

Calling an attorney immediately for a free consultation is the best way to ensure you get fair compensation. As soon as you get injured, the culprit's insurance companies will rapidly contact you. They will ask you specific questions and try to get statements from you that they could use against you. Their best interest is to save the money the defendant has. 

Therefore, contacting a lawyer as soon as you get injured can help them build a better case. A personal injury attorney will offer their advice on how you can get compensation for the specific injury you sustain.

Final Thoughts

Here at The Lawson Law Firm we ensure that our clients get the best representation possible. We are committed to getting the best results for your injury case. Call us for a free consultation!

About the Author

Yari Lawson

Yari D. Lawson is a native of Eatonton, Georgia . He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta , GA. Yari received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, School of Law.  Yari focuses his practice primarily on personal injury. Before going into private practice, Y...

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