Wondering when to call a personal injury lawyer? The moments following an auto accident can be scary, painful, stressful, and confusing. You could be left with physical or mental injuries from the crash and questions about the best way to move forward. A common question that comes to mind for car accident victims is, “should I hire a car accident lawyer?” The answer is simple, YES. Hiring an attorney is your best option for pursuing the financial recovery you will need to move on with your life post-accident.
In Tennessee, there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims of one (1) year. What this means is that after one (1) year has passed, your claim to recover compensation for your injuries will be lost forever. One (1) year may seem like plenty of time, but it passes quickly, especially when you are recovering from a serious injury. The sooner you get in touch with an attorney, the sooner the attorney can begin the process of formally filing a claim.
When you are involved in auto accident, it is very important to document as many details as you can, including the at-fault party’s:
- Phone number
- Driver license number
- License plate number
- Insurance information
- Pictures of the accident scene and any physical or vehicle damage
- Names of any witnesses
Additionally, when seeking treatment for your injuries, make sure to explain all of your symptoms to your doctor. This will help your doctor best diagnosis you and provide you with the best treatment possible. Each of these details matter because your attorney will use them to pursue a monetary claim in your case.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, please do not hesitate to call the attorneys at Kelli Haas & Associates, PLLC at (615) 567-7303. You can aslo email Kelli directly at email@example.com and Michael directly at firstname.lastname@example.org We will use our experience and knowledge to help you through this troubling time and get you back on your feet.