If you’ve been injured, you may wonder when it’s a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you recover some of the costs associated with your injuries.
Read on to learn when the best time to contact a personal injury lawyer is.
Statute of Limitations
In every state, there is what is called a statute of limitations regarding the legally allowable amount of time in which you may bring about a lawsuit.
In West Virginia, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years. This means that you have exactly two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit to recover the losses you sustained in the accident.
If you wait longer than two years to file a lawsuit, it is not likely that your case will be heard. Unfortunately, it will probably be thrown out.
It’s for this reason that it’s extremely important you don’t wait too long to bring your case to an attorney for review.
It’s Never Too Soon
There is no such thing as bringing your case to an attorney too soon. In fact, the sooner you speak with your attorney about your case, the better off you’ll be in the long run.
The quicker your attorney gets the necessary information to begin working on your lawsuit, the better they will be able to organize, strategize, and come up with the best possible case for your situation.
Insurance Companies Can’t Be Trusted
If you’ve ever had to open a claim with an insurance company before, you know how ruthless these businesses can be. They tend to have the upper hand since they have lots of money and plenty of legal resources to call on. Don’t let them take advantage of you by not having an experienced professional on your side to back you up.
You see, insurance companies are in the business of making money. They make money by closing claims. Thus, the longer your claim remains open, the less money the insurance company is making off of you.
It’s for this reason why insurance companies do whatever they can to close claims as quickly as possible. Even if you’re working with your own insurance company, they will still likely try to close your claim as quickly as possible, even if it means laying all the blame for the accident on you.
An experienced personal injury attorney knows the shady tactics insurance companies use to try to close claims quicker and can provide an effective strategy to combat them. The insurance companies have experts on their sides to help them win, why shouldn’t you?
Your Injuries Don’t Have to Be Major
It’s a common misconception that in order to file a personal injury lawsuit you must be seriously injured. This is not the case. There are a variety of long-term ailments that can arise from minor injuries to your back, neck, or spine.
Even a minor crash at 5 miles per hour (mph) can have long-term consequences. No matter how small you think your case is, it’s still a good idea to seek the services of a skilled personal injury attorney. You don’t have to go it alone.
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, our attorneys at Persinger & Persinger, L.C. are here to help. Our team has helped countless others achieve justice for their injuries and we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our team with your case right away. After all, your health is nothing to let go to waste.