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I had a car accident 2 months ago and never hired a lawyer, am I too late to do so now?

Lynwood, CA |

I had a car accident on 3/19 but there was no mayor injuries, but bruises and soreness. I went to my general dr to get checked to be on the safe side and got prescribed anti inflamatory meds. I returned to my Dr. a month after, when a bruise I had on my knee caused by the accident was not going away and is still not gone away now. That day, my Dr. sent me to get X rays, the results came back with some minor space narrowing on the neck bone and so my dr sent me to physical therapy. My Dr then told me that this may cause some numbness which I've been experiencing. Now that I went to the therapist, I'm being asked if I hired a lawyer as I may not get all my medical expenses paid for now since It's been 2 months since the accident and the insurance may not see my injuries as real.

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It's not too late.

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You have time. It would be prudent to seek out a (free) consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.


See a personal injury attorney asap. It should not be too late.

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You always have time as long as you are within your state's statute of limitations. It is quite common for accident victims to wait until they know whether their injuries are serious enough to seek legal representation. The sooner you get an attorney, however, the better. Make sure you find an knowledgeable personal injury attorney that has experience dealing with insurance companies.


It is not too late.You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on dealing with many of the issues you are now facing.

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