The holidays are finally here: that means fewer daylight hours and a greater need for vigilance on the road. Whether you’re driving biking or walking, the season of sharing is also the season of increased accident risk.
If you are unfortunate enough to become involved in an accident, the first thing you should do is talk to a personal injury attorney. Initial consultations are usually free and will help you understand your rights in the case.
It’s important to remember that early investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident can make a difference. According to Injury Board.com, “investigators who get to witnesses have an impact on how and what they remember.” This means that if the defendant and/or that person’s insurance company talks to witnesses first, you may lose valuable time recovering evidence that can help you.
Even if you think that you weren’t hurt—or hurt badly enough—to seek legal assistance, saying nothing so that you don’t have to deal with the extra headaches that come from being in an accident is never a good idea. You may get better: then again, maybe you won’t.
If you are lucky to walk away with just a small scratch, you’ll likely not have a claim and won’t get compensation. But you are much better off protecting your rights from the start so that you won’t run into any problems in the long run.
Talking to the personal injury lawyers at The Barrera Law Firm is an investment in your well-being. Not only will you get the best possible advice for your situation, you’ll also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing experienced legal experts are ready to fight on your behalf.