Every day, countless Americans endure personal injuries as a result of another’s negligence. Here at the Snyder Law Group, we believe that the negligent party should always pay the price. If it has even crossed your mind that you ought to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer, timeliness is everything. Here are a few reasons why you should not hesitate to call a personal injury lawyer today.
The Clock is Ticking
At the moment your injury occurred, the clock started ticking. By ‘the clock,’ we’re referring to the statute of limitations. This legal term refers to the period of time during which you can initiate a lawsuit for a criminal or civil offense. Once this period has passed, it is too late to sue.
The statute of limitations varies depending on the state in which you live, and (to a lesser extent) the nature of your injury. In the state of Maryland, you have up to 5 years after the date the injury occurred, or 3 years after the injury was discovered—whichever is sooner.
The Trail of Evidence
A successful lawsuit depends upon the procurement of evidence. In the same way that a crime committed years ago is far harder to prove than one that occurred last week, we can say the same thing in regards to personal injury cases. The clock isn’t just ticking in the eyes of the law, but from the perspective of your lawyer as well.
The trail of evidence is generally easiest to track in the immediate aftermath of the incident that resulted in your injury. If you contact a personal injury lawyer shortly after your injury, they will immediately get to work preserving the necessary evidence to bolster your case. Often, this takes the form of photographs.
Another crucial component of evidence that becomes more difficult to track down with time is finding a witness. If your injury took place on a city street, for instance, we might be able to return to the location and ask passers-by if they were present before it fades from memory.
Speaking of memory, time has a tendency to distort facts. The sooner we are told about your case, the better we can get to the truth of the matter at hand. All of this is crucial for a successful personal injury lawsuit!
Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Call 410-THE-FIRM. Don’t just sue them. SNYDER THEM.