3 Reasons why you should not wait to hire a personal injury lawyer
If you have been injured due to negligence or a product, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. After seeking medical treatment, you should also retain a personal injury lawyer. Many people think there is no rush, but it could cost you your case if you wait too long. Here are just a few reasons why you shouldn’t wait to call a personal injury lawyer:
- Statute of Limitations. The statute of limitations is a state or federal law which requires that any legal matter be brought forth by a certain time. In Georgia, a claim must be filed within 2 years of the accident or injury. By seeking a lawyer early, they will know the restrictions and deadlines that may apply to your case and can help you file within the time constraint.
- Loss or destruction of evidence. In most cases, especially product liability, the product, vehicle or device is crucial in pursuing a case. If you wait too long to get a lawyer involved the evidence may end up being destroyed or lost. Vehicles, photos, proof of injuries, medical devices, witnesses and physical evidence at the scene could be crucial in your case. A good lawyer will make sure that these are preserved and kept in a safe place for the duration of your case.
- Peace of mind. When you are already dealing with loss or injury, the last thing you should have to think about is protecting your rights. Finding a lawyer you can trust to handle your case is vital and can be a tremendous help.
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there are no up-front cost for helping you with your case.
If you are in need of legal representation, contact The Cooper Firm today for a free consultation.