While driving home from work, another driver side swipes your vehicle causing serious injury and medical expenses. Why should you contact an experienced personal injury attorney?
1) Evidence gets lost or destroyed.
As the plaintiff, you bear the burden of proof of proving all elements of your claim. If you fail to present evidence of the defendant’s negligence, your case will be unsuccessful. Your ability to prove your case rest heavily on your ability to provide physical evidence. Physical evidence can include photos, videos, witness statements, police reports, medical records, and other proof of injuries. However, as time passes, the evidence gets weaker. For example, waiting too long to contact and obtain a written statement from a witness, might result in difficulty finding the witness or the witness’ memory fading. This might make it more difficult for a jury to rule in your favor.
2) You may miss out on a chance for quick settlement.
A settlement is the most financially reasonable and time efficient way to resolve most personal injury cases. However, insurance attorneys and adjusters are excellent negotiators and will often low-ball you if you try to settle your claim on your own. You need an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the strength, weaknesses, and the monetary value of your case to ensure you receive the just compensation that you deserve.
3. Statutes of limitations.
The statute of the limitations is the legal deadline for you to file your personal injury lawsuit in court. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Massachusetts is three years; this deadline is absolute. If you miss this deadline, even if it is by only one day, the court dismisses your case and you are no longer entitled to receive any compensation for your injuries.
4) The peace of mind you’ll get from knowing your case is in good hands.
Handling a personal injury lawsuit while simultaneously recovering from your injuries can be an overwhelming, intimidating, and stressful experience. The aftermath of surviving an accident is burdensome on your personal relationships and finances. Contact a personal injury attorney and they will provide you with the guidance you need and aggressively defend your claim.
If you’ve been injured by the fault or negligence of another party, call my office to speak with an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney. We offer no obligation, free case evaluations to help you better understand your options.