Don’t Wait to Get an Attorney after an Auto Accident
If you were just involved in a car accident, you have a lot of things on your mind. In addition to being in pain, you also may be wondering how you’re going to pay your medical bills, when you’re going to be able to go back to work, and whether you’re eligible to get compensation for your injuries.
Having an experienced St. Louis auto accident lawyer on your side can help you maximize your chances of getting the money you deserve, but the best results require acting quickly. If you wait too long, you can jeopardize your claim because of the following factors:
- Evidence can disappear – Proving that you weren’t at fault for the accident is one of the most important aspects of your claim. Evidence that shows the other driver caused the crash, such as crash scene debris, skid marks, and security or traffic camera footage can disappear in the hours, days, or weeks after accidents.
- The insurance company may doubt your injuries were caused by the crash – If your attorney files a claim for compensation on your behalf soon after the accident, your injuries will speak for themselves. But if you wait too long, some of your injuries may begin to heal and be less apparent. And the more time that passes, the less the insurance company and its adjusters will believe that the crash was responsible for your injuries.
In addition to those factors, it’s also important to consider that Missouri’s statute of limitations is five years after an auto accident involving an injury and three years after an accident that resulted in a fatality.
The St. Louis car accident lawyers at Cofman Townsley are ready to speak with you about your auto accident. Contact us today for a free consultation.