Our legal professionals are often asked, “How do I know when it’s time to hire an attorney?”
This question is especially pertinent when it comes to personal injury lawsuits . At Batson Nolan, we suggest that the role of an attorney is to gather the necessary information to prepare and evaluate your claim before a lawsuit is filed.
In the case of a serious accident, you can and should expect certain actions from an insurance company. Their representatives will take the statements of witnesses, photographs of the accident scene, and measurements of the road, along with any other related factual information in order for the insurance company to better understand what happened. If the insurance company is putting the factual information in order, and obtaining documents and other materials necessary to evaluate your claim, you should be doing the same through your attorney.
The timing is important. Why?
1) Witnesses move on with their lives.
With the more time that passes, the more difficult it can be to locate a witness and obtain their statement. Memories fade and people may not have a good recollection of the events with the passage of time. They may also forget essential details that prove to be important to your case.
2) Your personal obligations will continue.
After an accident, although you may not be able to work, you will still have to pay your bills. You may feel overwhelmed by your obligations, financial and otherwise. Our lawyers have learned that having a plan and quality legal representation will allow you to be a better decision maker.
3) A lawsuit can be long and arduous.
With an attorney, you may be able to assemble the information necessary to reach a fair settlement quickly, without an extended delay of court proceedings. However, if you try to go on your own, the process will be much slower and can last an extended amount of time.
If you or someone you know has been in an accident, the personal injury lawyers at Batson Nolan can help. The personal injury attorneys at Batson Nolan in Clarksville and Springfield , TN have years of experience representing people who have been injured in vehicle and trucking accidents. Let us assist you in reaching a settlement for your case in a timely manner.