After an accident involving defective products, dangerous drugs or even a traffic accident, the most important thing to do will be to seek medical treatment to avoid potentially life-threatening complications for any injuries you may have sustained. Once your health has stabilized, it will then be critical that you meet with a skilled personal injury lawyer to determine if you have a viable case and how to proceed in order to secure the settlement you deserve for your injuries, losses and mental anguish. The reason it’s so important to consult with a lawyer soon after an accident or injury is that, in Arizona, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim can be as little as 6 months (depending on the specifics of an individual’s case).
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer…
As you prepare to meet with a lawyer, gather up as much information about the incident and your injuries as possible to help facilitate your case. Some key questions to ask yourself as you compile this relevant information include the following:
- What was the date of the accident? Or when did you first become aware of the injury or illness?
- What are the specific injuries or illnesses you developed? If you suffered from multiple injuries or illnesses, did they manifest themselves on different occasions? (If so, try to pinpoint the dates on which each injury became apparent.)
- What was the name of the product or medication you were using? (If the claim relates to a product liability case, rather than a motor vehicle accident case)
- Did any other individual potentially contribute to your injuries or illness? (For example, in product liability cases, did another person operate the product incorrectly and possibly contribute to your injuries? Or in a car accident case, did another person or driver act negligently and, therefore, contribute to your injuries?)
At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon car accident lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life. If you or a loved one has sustained any type of injury due to a car or motor vehicle accident, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.