When Should You Hire a Lawyer?

If you’ve injured in any type of accident, you probably already know that you need to contact a lawyer to protect your rights, but you may be unclear about when to contact a lawyer. The truth is, the best time to contact a lawyer is right now! You will want to be in touch with an attorney as quickly as possible after an accident for a variety of reasons, and failing to secure the services of an attorney may actually end up costing you the compensation your rightfully deserve.

Statutes of Limitation

For example, the process of seeking compensation for injuries in court is often governed by statutes of limitation. These statutes range from state to state and from case to case, and failing to file your lawsuit within the timeframes set forth by these statutes could mean that you aren’t able to ever seek compensation in the future for your injuries. As a result, you need to seek out the services of an attorney as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your case.

The Facts

Another reason to seek out an attorney quickly after suffering an injury is your memory. As time passes, your memory of the events surrounding your injury may become unclear, and this could ultimately hamper your chances of successfully receiving compensation. If you aren’t able to recall the facts of your case with absolute certainty before a judge and jury, your credibility will likely be damaged, and you won’t win your case. Even if you have police reports and other documentation, it’s important for you to partner with an attorney to ensure that all documentation and the facts of your case are shared with a legal professional.

Going It Alone

Many people feel that they can handle their legal matters on their own, and as a result, they forgo seeking legal counsel. Unfortunately, many of these same people get in over their heads and find out that the process of seeking compensation is harder than it looks, and by the time they actually do seek out an attorney, they have already damaged their chances of winning in court beyond repair. Even if you plan on seeking compensation in court on your own, it’s still a wise idea to consult with an attorney first. At the Hertz Law Firm, we’ll be happy to review your case and offer you guidance, and we’re always willing to represent you if you wish.

The Clock is Ticking

Remember, you only have a limited amount of time to make a decision about how you plan to proceed. Let Eric Hertz and his team of legal experts help you make an informed decision by calling the Hertz Law Firm today at 404-577-8111. You can also use our convenient contact form to let us know a little bit about your situation and to receive more information about how we can help you. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – contact us today to get the legal representation you deserve.