One of the most common mistakes that people make following an injury that they sustained in a car accident is to put off contacting and retaining an attorney. Many people hope that the pain they are experiencing after an accident will go away on its own and/or they are hesitant to contact a lawyer right away as they fear the stigma of being labeled sue-happy. However, if you are experiencing pain following a car accident, there are a number of reasons why you should contact an attorney quickly after the accident. Here are just a few of those reasons.
An Attorney Can Preserve Evidence
One of the reasons why you should not delay in contacting a car accident lawyer once you realize you have sustained injury in an auto accident is because an attorney can work to preserve evidence. Evidence that can help show who was at fault for the accident and why the accident happened will not hang around forever. Camera footage that nearby surveillance cameras caught can be erased or recorded over and witnesses may begin to forget exactly what they saw as time goes by. An attorney can work to subpoena camera footage, any black box information contained within both vehicles, and get statements from witnesses early on.
An Attorney Can Work With the Insurance Company
Another benefit to working with an attorney early on following an automobile accident that has left you injured is that an attorney can work with the insurance company. The other party's insurance company does not have your best interest at heart. They can take what you say and use it against you. Additionally, you may feel overwhelmed and the last thing you want to do is have to worry about answering questions or filling out paperwork for the insurance company. Once you retain an attorney, the insurance company will have to work with your attorney, rather than working with you. An attorney can ensure everything is filled out and ensure you don't say anything that can be used against you down the road.
An Attorney Can Help You Get the Medical Care You Need
The final advantage to working with a car accident attorney following a car accident is that the attorney can help you get the medical care you need. After a car accident, you may not have the money to pay co-pays to see a doctor, or you may not have insurance and may feel you have no way of seeing a doctor. An attorney knows doctors that can work on a lien basis, meaning they will put off collecting the money until your case is settled. This allows you to get the medical care you need, even if money is tight.
If you have sustained an injury in a car accident in the state of Texas, The Tough Law Firm is here to help you. We offer consultations so we can learn more about the accident and so we can sit down with you and discuss the ways we can help you. Reach out to our office today to schedule an appointment.