Waiting to Call a Lawyer Can Jeopardize Your Case

by Staff Blogger | June 27th, 2016

If a pipe bursts at your home and starts flooding your basement, do you wait a few weeks to call a plumber? Of course not. The amount of damage a couple weeks of standing water would do to your home is unfathomable. The same is true with your injury claim. The longer you wait to call an attorney after your accident, the harder it may be to get the compensation you deserve. There are two main reasons for this:

  1. Evidence. Unless a death occurs, a car accident scene usually isn’t preserved for investigators to scrutinize. The goal of first responders and the police officers on scene is to get medical treatment for the injured and clear the road. You’d be amazed how quickly evidence can be lost in a car accident case. The sooner you give us a call, the sooner our investigative team can start preserving the necessary evidence to win your case.
  2. Insurance company. From the moment they are made aware of your accident, the insurance company may start building a case against you. Your accident could potentially cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the severity, so it is within their best interests to start building a defense as quickly as possible. The longer you wait to give us a call, the greater a head start the insurance company will have.

The truth is, you can’t afford to wait to get the help you need after an accident. If you’ve been injured, give our Nashville car accident attorneys a call immediately for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate your accident and start building your case immediately.