Experiencing a car accident for the first time is very overwhelming. You’re battling through lengthy phone calls with your insurance company, fighting to get your claim settled and documenting the damage while dealing with the physical and emotional consequences of the accident. Juggling all these tasks at once will leave you feeling stressed and burnt out and hastily finding the quickest way to end this headache. Unfortunately, this usually means losing your right to financial, physical and emotional compensation.
Contact a car accident lawyer to help you avoid fighting on several fronts. Hiring a car accident lawyer will help you navigate your settlements, stand up for your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation. Since 1993, James H. Brown and Associates have successfully achieved fair settlements for victims of car accidents in Edmonton. Read on to learn about the importance of contacting a car accident lawyer.
- When Should I Contact A Car Accident Lawyer?
Short answer, right after the car accident. Victims of car accidents are often in denial for a few minutes after a car accident takes place. They find themselves trying to make sense of what had just happened, unaware of what to do and dealing with a lot of damage. If you or a loved one is in such a situation, you must call a car accident lawyer right away. Dealing with the shock of the accident might cause you to take the wrong action or dismiss important information that can help your case.
With more than 250 years of combined experience, our legal team is available to give you support and guide you through the initial steps you should take after a car accident. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Can I Contact A Lawyer A Few Days After A Car Accident?
It’s common for car accident victims to wait a few days to contact a lawyer. At James H. Brown and Associates, we recommend our clients call us within two weeks of the accident and carefully monitor any possible symptoms in the meantime.
Car accident injuries are not always prominent; they sometimes mimic the signs of a common cold or a simple headache as the victim might experience nausea, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, etc. Brain injury, spinal cord injury, and soft tissue injuries are all common injuries from car accidents, so you must contact us as soon as possible. Our lawyers will help guide you to the steps you need to document your injuries and begin your case.
- Can I Contact My Lawyer After Insurance Pay?
Generally, car accident victims cannot file a lawsuit after agreeing to settle the claim; however, exceptions exist. To be able to determine whether or not you can sue the driver at fault after insurance pay, contact your lawyer with all the details. Make sure to provide all the paperwork available, including police reports, doctor’s notes and car damage reports. You can contact James H. Brown and Associates to book an injury claim evaluation and determine whether or not you can sue.
James H. Brown and Associates Provides you with Support
From the very first call until you finally get your rightful claim, James H. Brown and Associates will be there to guide you. We understand how hard the process can be, especially if you or your loved one is injured, which is why our legal team will support you and your family from start to finish. If you’re in a hospital, at home, or simply have a busy schedule, our legal team can meet you in person, over the phone or schedule a virtual appointment.