The first thing people should do when they have been injured on the job or in a car accident is to call a lawyer to get help. Far too often, delays in seeking legal representation results in consequences that can make a personal injury lawsuit difficult to pursue.
After an accident, hearing the words “I’m sorry” can distract an injured person from taking certain steps. Southern hospitality may also prevent an injured person from being direct when gathering information from the at-fault person or company. In the moment, it may be hard for an injured person to think about protecting themselves against the insurance companies that will ultimately do everything to deny or minimize a personal injury claim. If a person is killed, family faced with grief may not prioritize looking into a wrongful death claim.
Trusting the at-fault person or company to do the right thing is dangerous, especially when a person’s health and future are on the line. It is best to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible because there are many things that can change and evidence can disappear within hours or days after an accident. Delays and lost evidence can make seeking justice all the more difficult.
The attorneys of Abraham Watkins are thoroughly experienced in helping people who have been injured or killed in all types of accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of an accident, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner today 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-594-4884 to see if you or your family have a claim.