We get it. With the holidays right around the corner, you don’t want to focus on the stresses and anxieties of a legal case. You want to relax, spend time with family, and get yourself a big cup of cocoa to watch the same movies again and again. In all the holiday cheer, it’s important that you take some time to set yourself up for a successful case further down the road. That starts by talking to an attorney and giving yourself the gift of legal help this holiday season.
While it’s tempting to put off your legal case until the holiday season is over, that could be a big mistake. The longer you wait to establish legal representation, the more aggressive the insurance companies may become.
They may try to offer you lowball settlements, far below what you need to make a full recovery. Likewise, they may claim they can’t offer you assistance until you provide a recorded statement. Hiring an attorney puts an end to all these additional stresses. When you give yourself the gift of legal representation, you won’t have to worry about calls from the insurance company because your attorney will handle all the negotiating and paperwork for you.
In California, you have two years from the date you were hurt to file a personal injury claim. While that may seem like a long time, many people injured through no fault of their own just want to get back to normal and are hesitant to pursue the justice they deserve. That can mean waiting until right before the deadline to file a claim.
Unfortunately, waiting too long to seek legal representation could harm your case. That statute of limitations is good for two years, but attorneys typically need at least a month, sometimes longer, to prepare and file your case. For that reason, it’s always better to talk to an attorney immediately after your accident.
If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney from The Law Offices of Delitala, please don’t hesitate to send us an email or call (888) 676-0125 to get started.