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How Soon After a Car Accident Should I call a Lawyer?

April 29, 2024
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How Soon After a Car Accident Should I Call a Lawyer?

One of the most common questions that goes through people’s minds is at what point they should call a lawyer after a car accident. Ironically, clients consistently tell me they wish they would have called sooner. So, when is the right time to call?

In good Utah pioneer fashion, many people think they will just handle the claim themselves and save some money. How hard can it actually be? As phone calls start to come in regularly from PIP adjusters, property damage adjusters, and bodily injury adjusters it becomes difficult to remember who these people are and who you told what. As the adjusters start to ask the hard questions or push claimants into a corner, people quickly start to realize they are in over their heads.

Truthfully, the best time to call a Utah personal injury lawyer is as soon after the collision as possible. We offer a free consultation, so there is no loss to you by getting advice early on. Starting early allows us to avoid major pitfalls like the time gap in getting injuries and symptoms appropriately documented, starting treatment, finding out how much insurance there is to work with, stopping storage fees so that you don’t have to pay them, etc…

It also allows us to help you as you set up claims with various insurance companies. Many times in setting up the claims, the insurance will ask for a recorded statement. In giving the statement, claimant’s answer truthfully but don’t have all the information yet and so provide bad information. They also offer too much information that allows the insurance company to twist the statement in a bunch of different ways. By working together early, we can help prepare you to give these statements so that they are accurate and won’t hurt you.

Overall, there is a lot going on after a car accident. So knowing you have someone who can take the insurance stuff off your plate, and counsel you through the rest will take a lot off your mind and let you focus on getting better and back to regular life.

If you’ve been in a car accident, schedule your FREE consultation today by calling us at 801-849-3664 so that we can help you get on the right track and answer your questions.

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