A personal injury lawsuit is usually the last thing anyone wants to go through, especially after suffering a serious wound. It is important, though, that those who are responsible for other people's pain and suffering are held accountable.
With any personal injury, the person who is the victim needs time to recover. During that time, the clock is ticking for their personal injury case. They aren't focused on it, because they need to focus on rest and recovery, but the statute of limitations waits for no one.
What can you do when you're hurt?
If you are in the hospital and unable to reach out to your attorney yourself, you can ask for another family member or trusted friend to do so on your behalf. Most attorneys are happy to come to you in the hospital or to obtain information from a third party who is close to you.
It is important to start your case right away, even if you don't know the extent of your injuries yet. By contacting your attorney early on, you can do more to protect your interests. It also gives your attorney more time to seek out documents you may have now but could lose, like travel receipts or notes from a medical provider.
You should give copies of everything from receipts for gasoline to documents showing your lost wages to your attorney. These seemingly small amounts quickly add up and need to be identified before making a claim or considering a settlement. Having the right documents early on can be a game changer in your case.