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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you’ve been injured, it’s hard to think about anything else. Your first thought should always be tending to your injuries, but as soon as you’re able, you should seriously ask yourself, “When should I hire a personal injury lawyer?” We’re going to walk you through the process of when to hire a lawyer and answer your questions about what to do after an injury has occurred.

Determine the Severity of the Situation

Whether you’ve been in a car accident, need to file a medical malpractice claim, or have a case involving pain and suffering, the first step is taking stock of your injuries and the injuries of others. If you are not needing immediate medical care, we recommend calling a personal injury lawyer right away. But if your road to recovery is long, you may be wondering, “When should I hire a personal injury lawyer?” First of all, if you need to, call 911 to get emergency medical services. Stabilize your injury before you pick up the phone to call a lawyer. A personal injury attorney is always a great person to call in these situations, and the sooner you call, the better. However, nothing comes before your health, so make sure you get the help you need first.

Gather the Information You Need

A lawyer will be able to help you gather information, but it will help if you have some essential facts in order before starting a claim with personal injury law. Be ready to tell the lawyer when and where the injury took place, what contributed to your injury, and what injury actually occurred. From there, your lawyer will help you identify any barriers to your compensation, like disputes of liability or bad faith from the guilty party, multiple people or companies involved in your injury, or trouble from insurance companies.

Take Note of How Much Time Has Passed

If some time has passed between the accident and your decision to call a lawyer, we recommend you still call a lawyer immediately. Quick action is always preferred in a personal injury case, but unless your case has reached the statute of limitation for your state, you can take action. To check that you can still file a personal injury claim, call a lawyer to get the details on the best timeline moving forward.



When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

In short, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as you possibly can. Doing so will allow you to have the best representation early in the claims process, making it easier for you to get the compensation you need. It will also allow you to focus on healing from your injuries.

Wettermark Keith’s highly experienced personal injury lawyers have won many cases like yours and take pride in helping our clients. If you’ve been injured, getting in touch with us is quick and easy. Fill out our form to set up a free consultation, and we can start discussing your case.

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If you or a loved one have been injured and think you might have a case, call us now for a free consultation.