Personal Injury: When to Contact an Attorney

If you or a loved one is involved in an accident that results in personal injury, the lingering effects can be devastating. Many people wonder when it makes sense to contact an attorney. Here at Schuerman Law, we are always happy to help answer your legal questions.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Contact an attorney as soon as you can after experiencing an accident resulting in injury. You’ll also want to get medical attention for any injuries. In some cases, an injury that seems minor can worsen or progress in ways you didn’t expect. Consulting with an experienced attorney right away can help you protect your rights.

Investigating the accident promptly is important. This allows for evidence preservation and makes it much easier to locate witnesses. Keep in mind that any potential defendant (or their insurance company) will also be working with investigators, attorneys, and other experts. You need to ensure the same protection for yourself or your loved, regardless of the type of accident that caused injury.

Some common personal injury accidents include:

  • Automobile accident
  • Trucking accident
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Product liability

These accidents can lead to serious injuries, such as whiplash, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and broken bones.

If your injury involves vehicles, as many do, don’t forget to exchange contact, license, and insurance information with the driver of the other vehicle if you are able to do so. Make sure to collect contact information for witnesses and collect police information.

Start Recovering

Your personal injury attorney will take care of the details so you can focus on recovering from injury. Refer any insurance representatives, investigators, or individuals involved in the accident to your attorney. Keep these social media tips in mind as you heal.

You can meet with the experts at Schuerman Law for free. Our legal fees are paid as a percentage of the settlement or collectible jury verdict, so we are only paid when we win your claim and you collect.

If you or someone you love has been injured, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.