As soon as possible. Being injured in any type of accident is a traumatic experience, and contacting an attorney may not be something on your mind at first. However, the first few days after an accident are often the most important. Critical evidence must be preserved, key witnesses must be interviewed, and timely court procedures must be conducted to ensure that you will have all the necessary evidence to present the best case possible.
SHOULD I TALK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY?
You should not speak with any insurance company, including your own, until you first speak with your attorney. Insurance companies can use your statements against you later. Often times statements are made with honest intentions, but might be twisted around later by the insurance company to suggest something that was not intended, or to possibly take advantage of confusion. It is best to allow your attorney to take over communication with the insurance company.
SHOULD I GET MEDICAL ATTENTION?
Yes. If you are feeling pain or discomfort after an accident, it is important to get medical attention right away. Don’t minimize or downplay your pain and think it will go away. The pain and functional limitations after an accident can remain and may even get worse. Getting examined in the emergency room, or as soon as possible after the day of accident, will allow doctors to properly identify the problem and create the appropriate treatment plan. Make sure you tell the doctors that you were in an accident, and make sure you tell them all the pain and limitations you are experiencing, even if it seems minor.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Nothing. Shammas Law Office only gets paid if you receive money for your injuries. There are no out-of-pocket costs to you.