3 Reasons to Act Fast After an Auto Accident

by Staff Blogger | November 16th, 2017

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know that many auto accident victims are disoriented, frightened, and hurting after crashes. Their priority is making sure that they and their loved ones are okay. Worrying about how insurance companies will view their injuries or their injury claims is often the furthest thing from their minds.

Our Roanoke car accident lawyers are dedicated to taking as much stress off the shoulders of auto accident victims as possible, and it’s our job to do the heavy lifting while our clients focus on getting better. But we also know that clients who act quickly after their crashes often have better outcomes. Here’s why:

  1. Evidence can disappear. Everything from traffic camera footage to crash debris to reliable memories of what happened can all fade or disappear in the days and weeks after a crash.
  2. Injuries can worsen or change. It’s important to visit a doctor or go to a hospital immediately after an accident. In addition to treating your injuries, a healthcare professional can also rule out internal injuries and create a medical record related to the accident.
  3. Statutes of limitations can expire. Auto accident injury claims have a limited shelf life. If you wait too long to contact an attorney and file a claim, you may lose your chance to do so.

Calling a lawyer may not be high on your list of priorities when you’re still recovering from an accident, but having a legal advocate on your side can help you handle the insurance company while you focus on getting better. Call today for a free consultation.