If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, it can be difficult to decide what to do next. It’s important to make sure your rights are protected and your family’s short and long-term needs are taken care of, but what does that actually mean? Should you reach out for legal advice right away, listen to the insurance company first, or wait and see what happens?
To help you get started making the right decision for you and your family, our Accident Injury Lawyer Quiz can help determine whether you need an experienced injury lawyer on your side. In the meantime, read on to learn more about when you should call an injury lawyer after an injury, as well as how James H. Brown and Associates stands up for your rights.
“So, When Should I Call an Injury Lawyer?”
In short, as soon as you can!
In addition to seeking medical attention right away, it’s also essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible after a serious injury. By contacting an experienced injury lawyer early, you guarantee that your accident (and how it has affected you and your family) will be thoroughly documented from the very beginning. When it comes to securing fair compensation for your injuries, every detail matters. Working with an injury lawyer is the best way to ensure you and your family receive complete, fair compensation for every aspect of your injuries.
Dealing with Insurance Companies on Your Own
As soon as another party’s insurance company learns about your accident, their agents will likely attempt to contact you and obtain a statement. While it may seem easy or appealing to work directly with an insurance company, it is far too easy to feel pressured into accepting a settlement that doesn’t fully cover your injuries.
Far too often, insurance companies try to leverage (and sometimes even distort or misrepresent) information from your statement to pay you less. Above all else, never give an insurance company (even your own) a statement without seeking legal advice first. Remember: insurance companies are for-profit businesses. Right or wrong, they have an obligation to their shareholders to maximize profits, which means paying out as little as possible in settlements.
On the other hand, an injury law firm has a responsibility to you and your family to give the best legal advice possible, including helping you navigate insurance settlements while receiving fair compensation. In the case of James H. Brown and Associates, we don’t get paid unless your settlement is successful. Coming to a team of experienced attorneys is the best way to ensure you receive complete, fair compensation for your injuries.
James H. Brown and Associates: Alberta’s Car Accident Injury Lawyers
Since 1993, James H. Brown and Associates have helped accident victims and their families attain closure and complete compensation. Our experienced team of injury lawyers understand firsthand the toll a serious injury can take, are ready to stand up for your rights and secure the compensation you and your family deserve.
With over 250 years of combined experience, James H. Brown and Associates understands that no two accidents are the same. That’s why we provide a comprehensive range of services and support for our clients and their families, including:
- An award-winning team of injury lawyers with an unrivalled record of success.
- Accident investigation and evidence preservation, including accident reconstruction.
- Strong relationships with organizations ready to assist with rehabilitation and recovery.
- And much more!
Ready to Talk Right Away
Sound legal advice is the first step on the road to justice. At James H. Brown and Associates, we make it fast and easy to access the legal advice you need, starting today.
Unlike many of the other large law firms in Alberta, James H. Brown and Associates’ injury lawyers are ready to speak with you right away. No call centres, no intake teams, just the expert legal advice you and your family need.
Contact us today to speak with a lawyer and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with James H. Brown and Associates.