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Waiting to call a lawyer after a serious accident can a big mistake with lifelong consequences. Think of it this way. If your house were on fire, you wouldn’t wait days, weeks, or even months to call the fire department, so why wait to get the help you need in a legal emergency? The truth is there are plenty of reasons why you should call a car accident lawyer now. Here are two.

Evidence Lost—The accident scene is an important component of your injury claim. The longer you wait to call a lawyer, the more evidence is lost, the more witnesses forget, and the harder it will be to prove the accident wasn’t your fault. Yes, the accident report will have the main details, but without a full investigation by an experienced law firm, the accident report isn’t much help getting you maximum compensation for your injuries.

The Case Against You—The insurance company may start building a case against you within days of your accident. It’s in their best interests to pay you as little for your injuries as possible. By waiting to call a lawyer, you’re giving their lawyers a head start on building their case, making it harder on your attorney once you do decide to call.

The first thing you should do after an accident is to get the medical treatment you need. The second thing is calling a lawyer. If you can’t call for yourself, have a loved one do it for you. Our experienced Alabama car accident attorneys are ready to take your call and your case, so get your free consultation today.