Delaying your search for a good lawyer to fight for your wrongful injury claim in court can make or break your case. It’s important to act quickly if you want to make the most of the evidence you have and have the best chance possible of getting fully compensated for your suffering.
- Memory Fades Fast
Even important memories fade over time, and it happens quicker than you’d expect. One thing you can do to stop the details of your accident from getting blurred is to write down your account of what happened right away and give your lawyer a copy. Even with this kind of documentation, though, it’s best to act quickly while your memories and emotions about the accident are still fresh.
- Your Case is Invalid If You Wait Too Long
Every crime has a statute of limitations, including negligent behaviour that causes someone else to get injured. If you wait for year and years after an injury to take an employer or a negligent party to court over an accident that was a result of their actions, you won’t have a valid claim any more. You can get a free consultation at certain law firms and find out how time sensitive your claim is.
- Waiting Can Look Bad in Court
If you have an injury from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should seek medical attention long before you get rightfully compensated for your injury. If you refuse medical attention or delay taking your claim to court, it can look bad. You could appear to be putting off taking legal action in order to wait until you’re in more pain than ever before and create the idea that your injuries are worse than they were at the time of the accident just so you can get more money.