If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, there are many different reasons why you want to get representation quickly. While the law is designed to reach a logical conclusion about a given situation, that doesn’t mean that the law is always easily understood. There are a lot of technicalities involved that you’re probably not aware of but that an attorney will know about and will make certain that you address.
Notification provides a fine example of why you want to get an attorney right away. In some cases, a personal injury claim may be defeated in court because the people involved in the claim were never notified that they were being sued. This varies depending upon where you are and the circumstances.
There is sometimes an advantage in contacting people right away and letting them know that you were involved in an accident and that you were injured and that you may sue at some time in the future over the accident. Whether or not they’re the people you actually intend on suing is irrelevant, as long as they were involved in the accident somehow.
If you speak with an attorney right away, you won’t have things like this come up and surprise you later on. Most personal injury attorneys will allow clients – or, potential clients, actually – to sit down with them for free so that they can consult with the client about the client’s situation. The reason they do this is that personal injury attorneys don’t take every single claim. They have to win a claim to get paid. This is something that a client can use to their advantage.
If you sit down with an attorney at one of these consultations, it’s a good idea to ask them about questions such as whether or not notification would be advisable in your situation. If they agree to take you on as a client, they’ll take care of it for you, in all likelihood, but if they do not want you as a client, you may still want to take care of whatever they recommended on your own. This is part of the free legal advice that they actually do offer when they sit down with you. When they do agree to take your case, they will do it on a contingency basis, which means, you do not pay for attorney costs unless you win the case.
Talking to an attorney can reveal many things. One of the things that it oftentimes reveals is that the law is a lot more complex than the person who may be a client suspected and that talking to an attorney quickly is always advisable.