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How long can I wait before hiring a lawyer for my accident?

The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner they can start their investigation and gather evidence before it disappears and interview witnesses while the incident is fresh in their minds. In addition, a good New York City or Long Island lawyer can help make sure your medical care is coordinated and documented. Usually they can steer you towards top doctors and facilities as well.

Because personal injury lawyers only get paid a percentage of your settlement, there is no need to worry about laying out money. An experienced lawyer will help get you the best settlement you deserve, so in the end you will, more often, come out well ahead. Remember, insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible. They will use tricks, dispute your treatment, make false promises and use other tactics to ensure your settlement is as low as possible. A good attorney will know exactly how to deal with insurance agents and will work for your side to get the maximum you deserve.

We’ve written a free report that further discusses the pros of hiring a lawyer, and offers tips for dealing with insurance companies if you decide not to hire a lawyer. For more information about an injury you have, you can contact our experienced lawyers who will sit down with you for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will answer all your questions and let you know what you can expect from the legal process.

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