How Long Should I Wait to Call an Attorney After Being Injured

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When disaster strikes — and you or a loved one have been injured through an accident or negligence — it’s natural to hope for the best. Often this involves hoping that the party responsible for the injury will do the right thing. Unfortunately, hope alone will not protect your rights or hold negligent parties accountable.

I’ve Been Injured — What Now?

After suffering an injury, you may be surprised to find that many people are eager to talk to you. They may even promise they’re trying to help you, but do you know their true intentions? They could be trying to get you to say something that will weaken your position in a court of law or may start pressuring you to settle for less than you deserve.

Protect Yourself

Retain the services of a qualified personal injury attorney and let them handle any incoming communications from:

  • Employers
  • Insurance companies
  • Defendants
  • Other lawyers

Don’t Wait — Contact an Attorney Today

Every second counts in your personal injury case. From initially documenting the injury, to contacting the responsible party in an appropriate manner, to filing the necessary paperwork with any courts, healthcare providers, or insurance companies, things need to be done in a very specific way for your case to be taken seriously and for you to get the results you want. Your personal injury attorney will help handle technical matters so you can focus on your recovery.

Have you recently been injured in the Eugene, OR or Medford, OR areas? The best way to ensure you’re treated fairly and in accordance with the law is to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible after suffering an injury. Schedule a consultation with Shlesinger & deVilleneuve today!

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