After an auto accident, you have a lot on your mind. You and your loved ones may need medical care, and you may be wondering if you’re healthy enough to go back to work. Your priority is getting your life back to normal, but doing so without a lawyer on your side can be difficult—especially if you wait too long to get help.
The longer you wait to start the compensation claim process, the more of an uphill battle you’ll face when it comes to getting the money you deserve. Here’s why:
- The insurance company will start building its claim against you right away—The other driver’s insurer wants to protect its own profits—not pay you a fair settlement. To accomplish that, it will start preparing its reasons for reducing or denying your claim just days after the crash.
- Evidence can disappear—Successful personal injury claims require evidence. But key evidence in auto accidents, including debris, skid marks, and even witnesses, can be difficult to locate in the days and weeks after crashes.
- It will be more difficult to prove your injuries are crash-related—Even if the insurance company knows you weren’t at fault for the crash, it may still be skeptical of your injuries being crash-related. If you wait too long to file a claim, it may be more likely to view your injuries or disabilities as pre-existing.
In addition, Oklahoma’s statute of limitations for auto accident injuries is two years from the date they occurred. If you wait longer than that, you may lose your chance to file a claim.
We’re Ready to Get Started on Your Claim Today
At Parrish DeVaughn, our Oklahoma City auto accident lawyers are aggressive when we build claims for victims like you. We know that time is of the essence after a crash, and we won’t waste time when it comes to collecting evidence and negotiating with the insurance company. Contact us today, and let us work to get you the compensation you deserve.