When Tragedy Strikes – Retaining A Lawyer
Written by Greg on October 8, 2013
When a tragedy strikes close to home, many times people find it hard to function due to the grief. Personally, after the loss of a loved one I have found it extremely difficult to focus on anything other than that person for quite some time.
There is an old saying that “time heals” and there is quite a bit of truth in that statement. There are many support groups available to those who are open to such assistance. Take it advantage of support is one of the main ways to effectively deal with a loss. Your family, your church, and your friends can help you move forward.
When an accident claims a family member, the sudden shock is incapacitating and often we may even deny that the event occurred. In some accidents, key evidence can be very important to a family’s financial future. It is just this time when it is so difficult to function that it may be very important to retain a leading personal injury attorney to handle the investigation and securing of the evidence after an accident.
Friends and family members often contact attorneys to screen for appropriate help before having the family contact a law firm. This can be an important first step particularly when it is difficult to do anything other than mourn the loss of your family member.
What many people do not fully understand is that even the clearest of cases can become contested once the insurance defense attorney becomes involved. Semi-trucks that run at a red light suddenly the insurance carrier’s position is that the victim ran the red light and the witnesses were mistaken. While this may seem far-fetched to some it is a reality to those who deal with personal injury litigation on a daily basis.
Many people are shocked at the defenses that are raised in cases that they thought were open and closed accounts. The importance of an early investigation in some accidents cannot be overstated. While the accounts of the defendants can vary after they have had counsel from a defense attorney, hard and cold facts such as skid marks and event data recorders or black boxes do not change.
Families of victims should be prepared to act swiftly to retain a personal injury attorney to take steps to preserve evidence and protect their financial future. Just a time when it is impossible to function for many, action is necessary to protect the family’s financial future.
If you have lost a loved one consider speaking to the best personal injury attorney you can find as soon as possible after the accident.