How Soon Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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If you’ve been injured because of the negligence or misconduct of another person, it’s always better to contact an attorney sooner than later. Our experienced Parkersburg personal injury lawyers can perform a no-cost evaluation of your case and begin a thorough investigation immediately to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

West Virginia law requires that all personal injury claims be filed no later than two years after the date the injury occurred. Though this is the absolute ‚Äúdeadline” for your case, you should plan on consulting an attorney as soon as possible after the accident that caused your injuries.

Seeking legal counsel early will benefit the strength of your case in a number of ways, including:

  • The scene of the accident will be relatively unchanged.
  • Witness accounts are clearer and more consistent.
  • The police report and other key documents will be readily available.
  • Your lawyer can evaluate and advise you on any settlement offers from the party at fault.

After sustaining severe injuries, your quality of life could be affected in a number of ways. A dedicated personal injury lawyer can build a strong case on your behalf while you focus on recovery. Our attorneys will fight for any and all damages you’re entitled to, including medical costs, lost income and diminished earning ability, pain and suffering, and more.

Please contact Jim Leach, L.C., or call 1-304-865-8530 today to begin building your personal injury case. Our lawyers serve clients in or around Parkersburg and other areas of West Virginia.