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When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

  1. You Could Benefit From Promptly Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
  2. You Must File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Within the Statute of Limitations
  3. Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Early Can Help You Avoid Costly Mistakes
  4. What Should I Do After Suffering Injuries in an Accident?
  5. Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer From Our Firm Today

After suffering a serious injury, there is no deadline for hiring a personal injury attorney. However, the sooner you hire one, the sooner they can get to work building your case and filing your claim. With prompt notice, your lawyer can gather security camera footage, interview witnesses, and notify the involved parties. 

Herschensohn Law advocates for injured claimants, from victims of car accidents to those who have lost loved ones. When you connect with our firm, we set your case in motion immediately, ensuring we meet all applicable deadlines. To learn more about working with our personal injury attorneys, call (206) 588-4344

You Could Benefit From Promptly Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

You may feel that your accident is very straightforward, and thus, you will have no problem recovering fair compensation for the damages you suffered. However, even the most basic post-accident situations can get complicated. What may initially seem like a cut-and-dry claim could turn out to be a long and arduous ordeal. 

If you suffered severe injuries, you could benefit from hiring an injury attorney. They can: 

Review All Vital Information

Whether you were involved in a car accident, construction accident, or slip and fall, you need evidence to recover damages. Your lawyer can gather supporting information, but this takes time. To advance your case, your legal team needs to: 

  • Review police reports
  • Take eyewitness testimonies
  • Speak with medical professionals regarding your condition’s severity 
  • Consult with accident reconstruction specialists

With the information your lawyer finds, they aim to show that because another party’s negligence caused your accident, they owe you compensation.  

Document Your Economic and Non-Economic Damages

After your accident, economic damages will likely be at the forefront of your mind. These damages include medical bills, lost wages, property damage costs, and other items with distinct monetary values. However, your financial losses are just part of your compensation package. 

With the help of our personal injury attorneys, you could also recover the cost of your non-economic damages, which include: 

Non-economic damages can greatly increase the value of your settlement. So, the insurance company may intentionally leave these damages out when making an initial offer. When you have a lawyer from Herschensohn Law, we account for the full scope of your injury-related losses. What’s more, we keep your case moving forward, avoiding any unfair delays. 

You Must File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Within the Statute of Limitations

Aside from gathering time-sensitive evidence, there’s another reason to consider promptly hiring an injury lawyer: the statute of limitations. Per RCW § 4.16.080, you generally have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. 

If you do not file a lawsuit within three years from the date the accident takes place, then you cannot recover damages through litigation. This could spell disaster if you have no other way of seeking damages. While Washington law has some exceptions, there is no guarantee your case qualifies. 

The lawyers at Herschensohn Law know that time is of the essence after an accident. We strive to meet all applicable deadlines. Yet, we must learn about your situation first. 

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Early Can Help You Avoid Costly Mistakes

This could be your first personal injury case. But it’s not ours. We’ve helped injured people for more than 14 years, and in that time, we’ve recovered millions. When you hire our team, you get more than a lawyer; you get an investigator, ally, and––above all else––peace of mind. 

To recover a fair settlement, we: 

Communicate With the Insurance Companies on Your Behalf

You will receive calls from the liable insurance company following your accident. Its questions may seem harmless, but anything you share could jeopardize your case. Even responding positively to a greeting could be used to contest the severity of your condition. 

Your personal injury lawyer handles all communications with the liable insurance company, sending and answering all phone calls, emails, and text messages. This saves you the stress of having to deal with the insurer and its tactics. 

Offer Help on a Contingency Basis 

It costs nothing upfront to partner with our personal injury lawyers. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you don’t pay anything for us to break ground on your case. We don’t charge upfront rates, hourly fees, or retainers. A portion of your awarded settlement accounts for our time and efforts. 

What Should I Do After Suffering Injuries in an Accident?

Your health is of the utmost importance. After an accident, you may be tempted to avoid medical treatment because you are concerned about the cost. Do not make this costly mistake. Seek medical care. This accomplishes two things: 

  • Getting treatment secures much-needed evidence to bolster your claim, such as imaging scan results. The more information we have to support your personal injury claim, the better. 
  • You want to reach maximum medical improvement, and getting medical care puts you on the path to recovery. 

If you are still uncertain about your next steps, speak with our lawyers about your situation. They can advise you on your next steps and what comes next for your personal injury claim. 

Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer From Our Firm Today

After you are involved in an accident, do not wait until things become complicated to reach out to our personal injury lawyers. The sooner you connect with us, the sooner they can start building your case. Herschensohn Law has a reputation for helping injured people recover maximum compensation for their hardships. 

You can secure legal representation today. Start your free case review by dialing (206) 588-4344.

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