When you are involved in an accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to understand all of your rights. Following a collision you have two years to bring a claim against the responsible party. However, it is a good idea to get an attorney involved as soon as possible. Remember that the insurnace companies do not work for you. They work for themselves. And insurance adjusters begin to collect evidence right away after a crash. Don’t fall behind. Find an attorney who will work for you to build a strong case!
When looking for an attorney, find a firm that you are comfortable with. Look at reviews. Ask your friends for recommendations. Meet with the attorney who will represent you to see if you have good communication.
Remember to be honest and up front with your attorney. There is confidentiality for conversations with your attorney, therefore you should never feel embarassed to disclose a medical condition, or nervous to discuss the details of an accident with your personal injury lawyer. The lawyer is there to help you. Attorneys need information to do their job for you, so be sure to give them that information.
When you meet your attorney, bring a list of questions. Also bring your insurance cards and photos of any vehicle damage or injuries. If it is a collision case, bring your auto insurance declarations page.
The attorneys at Graham & Mauer have over 50 years combined experience representing clients in serious auto accidents.