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Do I need to hire an attorney right after the accident, or can I wait until later and I have spoken to the insurance company?

One should speak to an attorney immediately after an accident. The first hour consultation is without charge. If one’s injuries are severe or there was a death involved in the car crash, the attorney needs to act quickly to preserve evidence.

Waiting increases the chances that evidence at the crash scene is tampered with or disappears. Additionally, the longer one waits, the more unreliable one’s recall of events may be, witnesses may move or not recall the accident and the ability to prove one’s case is reduced.

The person involved may also have issues like dealing with unpaid medical bills, finding out how to get the treatment they need, discovering what the value of their case may be, determining the terms of their insurance or having difficulty with their insurance company. An attorney is able to assist in those matters.

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