If you have been seriously injured, or if your claim is complex (wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability), you should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. Getting an attorney involved early on will make sure that your interests are protected at every stage of the upcoming claims process, and that necessary evidence can be gathered and preserved for a potential trial.
Every case is unique. Personal injury claims come in many varieties and levels of difficulty. You may not need legal representation to receive a fair outcome for your claim. Maybe you were involved in a low-speed wreck with no injuries and little property damage, or maybe you slipped and fell and sustained minor injuries. In these instances, you may feel comfortable handling an insurance claim or small claims court case against the other party on your own.
Even if you feel comfortable handling your claim, it is still worth contacting an attorney to get some advice on how the system works, whether he or she thinks you have a case and whether your claim can be managed on your own. You should expect the attorney to tell it like it is. At the least, he or she will recognize that not every claim makes a good case, and will give you candid advice about your likelihood of success.
If you've been injured in a collision, call this firm right away (703-684-7908) to let us help you protect your rights.