We usually suggest that you talk to a qualified, experienced attorney right after an accident. The advice is free and it gives you a chance to understand what your rights are. You don't have to hire them or pay any money up front. For most people, this is the first time they have been in an accident and other than counting on an insurance adjuster to cover your possible claims, there is very little that you can rely on.
I have a number of times sat down with potential clients who had decided to wait on his claim. During that time one of statues of limitations had run out and another one was very close. With those statues running out, they are forever barred from bringing the claim and had no way of knowing. If they had waited longer all of the claims would have been gone.
Make sure you ask the important questions:
How much time do I have?
What can you do that would make a difference in making my claim?
Why do I need a lawyer?
On top of the questions I've written about in the past. Make sure you know what is involved and what your rights are.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.