If you are injured in an accident, you should make it a priority to seek medical help. If you are not taken to the emergency room right away, you should take photos and videos of the accident. You should also get contact information of any witnesses that were there at the accident. If you are not at fault for the car accident, you should set up a consultation with a car accident lawyer to discuss your options. Consultation with Nguyen & Associates Law Firm is always free.
It is best to contact an attorney to set up a free consultation to go over the details of the incident. The attorney will be able to evaluate your case based on the facts of the accident and laws in your state. Typically, there is a case if someone acted negligently and carelessly and caused you to get hurt.
You may have a case even if you don’t feel immediate pain at the scene of the accident. The body produce a biological adrenaline response in a traumatic setting, which can cause a temporary reduction in your sense of pain. People may start feeling a great deal of pain after the accident. Many people who do not feel the symptoms immediately often develop the symptoms later. You may want to consult with your primary care physician or go to an emergency center.
The statute of limitation varies from state to state. In the state of Texas, you have two years from the time of the accident to file a law suit against the defendant in a personal injury case or be forever bar from bringing it in court.
Please be aware of insurance adjuster. You should not speak with an adjuster for someone else that was involved in the accident. Adjusters may seem friendly and sympathetic, but their goal for their insured is reduce or eliminate the liability of their insured. If you have an attorney and the insurance adjuster contacts you, make sure to tell the adjuster to contact your attorney and not say anything more to the insurance adjuster.
The time that it takes for a case to finish from beginning to end varies greatly from case to case. The more complex the case, the longer the case may take to settle. The same rule applies to cases involving substantial injuries.