How soon after a car accident should I contact an attorney?

An attorney may not be the first person you contact after a car crash. At the scene of the accident, it is most important that you call 911 or make other arrangements for immediate medical attention and that you call your loved ones to let them know what happened. You have urgent and potentially life-threatening issues that should be taken care of right away.

Contact a Car Crash Lawyer as Soon as You Can

After you’ve called for medical help and let your family know that you’ve been involved in a crash then you may be wondering if it is time to call a lawyer.

It is never too soon to call an attorney.

There is no benefit to waiting to make the call, but there are many potential benefits to calling a lawyer as soon as you are physically able to do so. Those benefits include:

  • Getting advice about how to protect your rights. Everything that you say and do after a car crash can be important to your ultimate recovery. You’ve been through a traumatic event. You may be in physical pain and it can be challenging to know what to do to protect your rights. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you with every step so that you don’t make a potentially costly mistake.
     
  • Acting quickly to preserve evidence. You are going to need evidence to prove who was liable for your accident and the extent of your injuries. It is easier to obtain and preserve evidence sooner rather than later. A car accident lawyer can help you identify what evidence is available and take care of that evidence so that is available to be used during settlement negotiations or in court.
     
  • Making a fair recovery more quickly. If you delay taking action, then your recovery will also be delayed. You may need money to pay medical bills, to replace lost income, and for your other damages quickly. Accordingly, it is important to take action by contacting a lawyer as soon as possible.

If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, then we encourage you to take action today. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden today by phone or through this website to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.