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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident?

Valdes March 10, 2023

After being involved in a car accident, you may be interested in hiring a personal injury attorney, but might be unsure of when you should or if your injuries are severe enough to justify hiring a lawyer. It is extremely important to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney following a car accident because not doing so can lead to further expenses down the road. 

Statute of Limitations After a Car Accident

Since there are limits to when you can file a personal injury claim in New Jersey, it is recommended that you seek legal advice quickly after a car accident. The statute of limitations is a law in New Jersey that limits the amount of time you have to file a claim or lawsuit after a car accident occurs. The deadline is 2 years after the date of the accident. It is likely that if you miss this deadline, you will not be able to receive any compensation for your injuries. So, contact a qualified legal counsel as soon as possible.  

Insurance Settlement Offers

Your own insurance company, or someone else’s, could make an initial settlement offer that will not benefit you and instead save them money rather than helping you pay for your injuries. The truth is that the more money you get for your injuries, the more money the insurance company loses. It is also important to note that some injuries can seem minor, but may develop into something worse over time. Since you could be unaware of the full extent of your injuries, it is important to contact a lawyer. 

My Case Seems Minor. Should I Still Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?

It’s common that people think their case is straightforward or too minor to contact a lawyer because it’s believed it won’t benefit them. It could also be possible that your minor injuries could become worse or never fully heal over time. Personal injury cases are complex, and while you think it could be minor it might not be in the eyes of an attorney.

Talk to A New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer as Soon as Possible 

If you call a lawyer after the accident happens, it can increase the likelihood of getting the financial compensation that you deserve. While car accidents can be overwhelming, it could really benefit you from contacting a lawyer who can provide legal advice that can benefit you. If you have been involved in a car accident or personal injury incident, and are looking to get in touch with one of our attorneys, then contact us today.

Contact Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC

Whether you’ve been injured at work, in an automobile accident, or due to medical malpractice – you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Since 1997, the personal injury attorneys of Gold, Albanese & Barletti have established a legacy of justice for our clients. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to get maximum compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

Our firm is licensed and admitted to municipal, state, federal and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1997, we have helped thousands of clients and established a track record of success across a wide array of legal practice areas.