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If you were in an auto accident and were severely injured, you may be entitled to damages to pay for the costs incurred because of the injury. You should consider the following before you consult with an attorney.
1. Were you treated for your injuries the same day or a few days after the accident by a medical professional in an ambulance, hospital or medical clinic? If you were, an attorney should evaluate your case.
2. Was the injury more severe than a few bruises or an achy back or neck? If so, then you should contact an attorney to evaluate your case.
3. Did you miss more than a few hours or a day of work because of the injury? If you did, then an attorney should review your case.
Even if your auto accident injury occurred a few months ago, you may still have a good case. The statute of limitations in most states is 2 years so if your auto accident injury occurred less than 2 years ago, then you should consult with an auto accident attorney to see if you have a good case.
You are able to file an injury claim yourself, however, it’s important to have an experienced professional evaluate your case prior to filing an auto accident claim. This is because the insurance company will either make it difficult for your claim to be filed or will offer you a low settlement amount. An injury attorney has handled several injury claims and will know how to file yours to get you the best outcome possible.
Injury attorneys take cases on contingency which means that they won’t charge you anything until your case is won. Consulting with an auto accident attorney is also free so you don’t pay to have the details of your case reviewed.