Car Accidents: Why You Should Call Your Lawyer ASAP

If you are a commuter either as someone driving a car or as a passenger, an accident is something we dread, but cannot totally rule out. We all hope it does not happen, but because life is unpredictable and sometimes, what we dread is what we end up experiencing. It is pertinent if we are prepared for it and know the step to take in the event of such an unfortunate occurrence. One of the major causes of accidents is distracted driving.

According to, there are three types of distracted driving – namely manual, visual and lastly cognitive distractions. Texting on the phone is one of the most dangerous and the biggest cause of accidents on the road.

Many drivers and passengers wrongly believe they do not need the services of a lawyer after sustaining an injury in a car accident. But the fact is, if you have been injured in a car accident due to the driver being negligent, getting a lawyer is advised even if you think the injury is minor. By hiring a car accident lawyer, you will understand better what your options are and will help you in ensuring the insurance company adequately compensates you. If you are a victim of a car accident, as long as you are a survivor, there is a reason to be positive but you need to know the step to take after such an event occurs. The first few things you should do after being involved in an accident is call a lawyer. 

There are different reasons for this, come with me as I share some with you.

Get a Lawyer 

Do you know that different States have their guidelines for filing for accident claims and these guidelines come with different time deadlines? It is important that you get a lawyer when involved in an accident. This is because, failure to file for a claim within the time frame could result in reduced or no claim at all. You, being an unprofessional in the field might not be well informed. Why not call a professional whose job is to stay up to speed on what obtains with respect to the guidelines and deadlines reaching out to your lawyer to file for your claim to help reduce procrastination and help you get your claim in record time.

Why you should get a lawyer ASAP:

No. 1: The very first reason why you should call a lawyer immediately after an accident is because of time limits and deadlines. The statutes of limitations and torts deadline differ from state to state and delaying just for a few days could see you miss the deadlines in some states but this can be avoided if you hire the services of a lawyer. Lawyers know the deadlines and would not procrastinate. Most lawyers will be able to get all the information they need from you to file a proper claim in record time and avoid missing the deadlines.

No. 2: Because you can forget. It is a fact that our memories do not improve with time. Many of our organs become better but as we age, we develop the tendencies to forget things. This is one of the biggest reasons why you should never delay, because you may forget. By calling a lawyer right away, you are likely never to miss the deadlines as a professional lawyer (not a quack) knows the delays and is certainly not going to waste time in filing for a claim – if you provide them what they need and when they need it.

No. 3: Another reason why you should hire a lawyer right away is to increase your chances of getting a settlement much quickly. You may be tempted to want to file the claims by yourself, but by engaging a lawyer and very fast, you stand a better chance. A lawyer knows what the laws are, you may know a few of them, but fact is, a lawyer went to law school and he is a lawyer because he has been certified to know all the laws. By handling the claim by yourself, there is a good chance of you unnecessarily lengthening the process for the claim and there is a chance of you making a mistake along the line. And if you are worried about the money needed to engage a lawyer, most reliable injury lawyers don’t charge you upfront. Of course a deal would be agreed before filing the claim but most of them certainly don’t ask you to pay them until the case is won and what’s more, an injury attorney is likely to help you get more compensation than you would have gotten if you had filed the claim by yourself.

Take Records

Do you know that amongst the many things that improve with time, your memory is not one. That is why it is said that the faintest pen is greater than the sharpest memory. You might keep a record of the details but if it is not your field, you might miss out on the important details that would help you file your case and help you get your claim in good time. Call a lawyer in the event of an auto crash, he knows what to look out for to enrich your application for your claim. I know everyone tries to handle their insurance claim so they could get all the money and not have to share a percentage with the lawyer but hey, do not be pennywise and pound foolish. Engaging a lawyer to help you file for the claim would help you handle it professionally and put together a watertight application which would not only help you get your claim in good time but also in full measure. Why lose some when you can actually get more, no thanks to professional advice and support in good time.

Guess what. You can actually get professional service for free. There are some attorneys that offer free service for case reviews. Why not engage them to help address the issue and once you get your claim, you can remit a percentage to them. You have not lost, you have only gained proper service and your due claim from the insurance firm.

Take a Rest

Do you not think you deserve a good rest after that nasty crash? Of Course everyone deserves a rest after a close shave with an unfortunate eventuality. Take a chill pill and a deserved rest while your lawyer runs around and rallies to get your claim settled. That is a win-win situation for you as you get your due claim just as your body gets the rest it deserves. Your health would be grateful for it.

Do you know your insurance firm puts its best foot forward by engaging a lawyer to scrutinize your claim thoroughly so as to pick up holes that would see them reduce the benefit accrued to you to the barest minimum? You would be shooting yourself in the foot if you decide to handle it yourself. Your best bet is to send a proven professional to handle your case. That way, your chances of being short-changed is reduced to the barest minimum. Car accidents are not something we hope for but it is something we should be prepared for and the best way to do that is to be armed with the vital information and know what to do in the event of such an occurrence. The best thing to do is call your lawyer, he would save you a lot of delay and tales of woe.

Comments 3

  1. Luke Smith says:

    I like that you pointed out how one reason why you should hire a lawyer right away is to increase your chances of getting a settlement much more quickly. I was watching a show about legal tips earlier and one of the important pieces of advice I heard was to hire a car accident lawyer. Car accidents often have a lot of things that need attention, so it only makes sense to ask for some help from a lawyer.

  2. Alice Carroll says:

    You made a good point that record taking is also essential when it comes to dealing with car accident cases. I want to help my friend hire a car accident lawyer soon because he recently got involved in a crash. Luckily, though he’s still injured, he didn’t break any bones.

  3. Afton Jackson says:

    Taking records as much as possible before going to court could really make a huge difference. Hiring a legal expert to help you with that will ensure that you have a fair trial since you can present records and evidence in a convincing manner. If ever I hear someone in my family getting into an accident, I’ll help them hire the appropriate accident lawyer for sure.

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