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When to contact a personal injury lawyer

March 5, 2015 Automobile Accidents, Info Articles

When to contact a personal injury lawyerContacting a personal injury lawyer usually isn’t the first thought on your mind after a serious accident occurs. When you have a serious injury, you’re already under duress due to possibly life-changing physical or mental injuries. Plus, if someone you love ends up dying in a wrongful death situation it brings everything to a standstill.

These are some of the most incredibly difficult situations you’ll ever face in life. Regardless, you still have to seriously consider your future and recovery. Should you hire a personal injury attorney immediately after an accident occurs? Or, should you wait a while as you recover physically and emotionally?

At Wilson Kehoe Winingham, we always recommend our clients contact us as soon as humanly possible after an accident occurs. The reasons are due to the statute of limitations in Indiana, which is two years in most injury cases. While it might sound like a lot of time, it’s really not. It takes time to prepare a case to be filed. Injury lawyers need to investigate the accident, order and review medical records, hire expert witnesses, collect witness interviews and then file suit.

Evidence is sometimes limited in specific accident cases, including fading memories from witnesses. It’s why you should call us right after your accident takes place so we can get to work for you immediately.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, call one of our personal injury lawyers today. We offer a free case evaluation and charge zero fees, unless we recover on your behalf. We will discuss your specific accident and injuries and provide you with guidance on how to move forward.

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