If you’ve ever been in a car crash, you know it can create a whirlwind of problems in life. Maybe you’ve lost your mode of transportation and are struggling getting to work, maybe your injuries are so severe they are interfering with daily life, and most likely, you are shaken up emotionally from the crash itself. Recovering financial damages from the at-fault party can help but, as with most things in the legal world, this can be a very complex process. Don’t worry – we are here to walk you through the process and handle the legal complexities; however, there are some basic things you should know about before you consult with an attorney.
There’s a time limit to filing a lawsuit. Whether you are negotiating with the person who caused your injury, their insurance company, or even their attorney, keep in mind that you are still under a timeline to formally file a lawsuit. If you miss that deadline, you may not be able to recover any amount of money – regardless of who was at fault and how much damage was done.
You’ll need evidence. If the crash happened recently, you probably think you’ll remember all of the details later on. Right now, it’s fresh in your mind, it was a big event, and you don’t think you’ll forget anything; however, as time passes, you’ll forget more than you think. Later on in your case, you’ll likely need details, evidence, and documentation. As soon as you are able, start documenting everything – take notes of what happened, what was said, who was there, etc. Keep all of your medical records and other costs in one location that’s easy to reference. This will all come in handy when you file your claim and if you have to file a lawsuit and need to prove to a judge or jury that you are entitled to the money you are asking for.
You don’t have to pay anything up front. Here at Paynter Law, we don’t get paid our attorney fees unless and until we recover money on your behalf. This means you don’t have to pay us anything up front, and you don’t have to worry about being able to afford an attorney to fight on your behalf and help you navigate the legal system.
If you, a loved one, or anyone you know has been in a car accident, please share this important information with them. Then give us a call for a free case evaluation and consultation. You’re not alone – we’ll be there with you every step of the way during this difficult time. You can focus on recovering physically and emotionally while we focus on your financial recovery.