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How Long Should You Wait after an Accident to Call a Lawyer?

By John Page on May 17, 2017

If you are like most accident victims, you have never gone through this process before. Getting into a motor vehicle accident is something we all try to avoid. You likely have many questions about what to do next, including how long you should wait to contact a lawyer.

Personal Injury Attorney in MissouriYou Should Contact an Attorney as Soon as Possible

In law, it is not often there is a simple, unequivocal answer to a question, but when it comes to how long after an accident you should wait to call an attorney, there is no gray area: Find a lawyer as soon as you can. There are many reasons this is the case, including:

Any delay in investigating your case may result in the loss or destruction of critical evidence.

If you deal with the insurance company yourself, you risk inadvertently indicating that you were fully or partially at fault for your accident, jeopardizing your ability to recover for your losses.

Personal injury claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations in both Missouri and Illinois, meaning that waiting to start your claim could mean you cannot recover compensation.

Best of all, there are no up-front fees associated with retaining an attorney. At Page Law, we take all our personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. This means we only get paid if you do. In addition, we will review the facts of your case for free and let you know whether you have a claim to pursue, and there is no obligation to retain us after your initial consultation.

Call Page Law to Retain a St. Louis Car Accident Attorney Today

Any delay in contacting a lawyer can have a detrimental effect on your personal injury case, so you should contact a lawyer as soon as you can after an accident. To schedule a free consultation with a St. Louis car accident lawyer, call Page Law today at 314-322-8515 or contact us online.

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