When and Why Should You Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?
On Tuesday, October 20th, Attorney Chad McLain of Graves McLain appeared via Skype on KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa program to discuss the circumstances under which you should consider reaching out to a personal injury lawyer. Watch the segment:
When you’ve been injured or suffered damages in an accident that was not your fault, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. This is for a number of reasons. The first is that insurance companies are not on your side. Often, they will try to use any evidence they can find against you to avoid paying a fair amount for your claim. By speaking with an attorney prior to discussing your accident, you’ll have someone on your side to advocate for you and manage interactions with the insurance company.
The second reason is that medical issues can take time to develop after an accident. What may seem like a minor injury at the time of the accident can become something more serious as time goes on. An attorney will help ensure that you get the proper medical care and documentation you need to support your claim. Having those records and all applicable evidence will make proving your claim much easier.
Another reason to contact an attorney as quickly as possible is that there is a statute of limitations in place. Personal injury cases are considered civil cases in Oklahoma, and the statue of limitations for those types of cases is two years. If you do not bring a claim within that time period, you forfeit your ability to make a recovery.
Generally, time is of the essence with regard to personal injury cases. Don’t be intimidated by potential costs; most personal injury lawyers, including Graves McLain, work on a contingency basis, meaning they don’t get paid until they obtain damages for you.
Graves McLain is Here to Help.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was not your fault, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600. When you call one of our experienced attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.
We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help.
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