Everything about being in a car crash is time-consuming and costly. Injuries must be diagnosed and treated, health care providers must be paid, and property must be fixed. Often, injured people miss work, lose money, and suffer from severe pain as they attempt to recover from the crash. And don’t forget the insurance companies and everything that goes along with that process.
There can be emotional consequences, too. Relationships may suffer, and emotions such as fear and guilt are common.
Unfortunately, no one can deal with many of these problems except you (or, in some cases, a very close loved one). If you’ve been badly injured, you may wonder whether it would be a good idea to hire a lawyer to help you evaluate your case and decide whether to bring a lawsuit.
This is often a good idea. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help alleviate the heavy burden you carry after a wreck, taking the lead with insurance companies and others and collecting evidence on your behalf.
In making this decision, two factors are key. First, think about the severity of your injuries. If you’ve been severely disabled or have lost a loved one due to a crash, no amount of money can make it right. Despite this, getting an expert opinion about a potential lawsuit can help you understand whether a lawsuit might help make ends meet and compensate you for your losses, to the extent that can be done.
A second major issue to consider when you are deciding whether to sue is whether you can likely prove fault. This can be a complicated area, but fortunately, it is one in which the help of an experienced accident lawyer can be invaluable. Many injured people never realize that someone else may have been responsible for the damage and injuries they suffered because they never consulted with a lawyer.
Your most important consideration, though, is the short time frame for bringing a civil lawsuit after an accident. Remember that after you contact a lawyer, he or she will probably want to collect and review evidence about the crash to be able to give you good advice. For this reason, it is best to contact an attorney right away to get this process started and get you the answers you need.
No one wants to be in a car crash. Unfortunately, accidents sometimes occur. If you need the advice of an experienced accident lawyer, contact the San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Alexander Law Group, LLP right away at 888.777.1776. Call today, as delay may harm your case.