How Long Can I Wait After a Car Accident to Find a Lawyer?

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If you are wondering: “How long can I wait after a car accident to find an injury lawyer?” you are better off speaking with an attorney sooner rather than later. It may be more difficult to sue and receive compensation the longer you wait after a car accident.

Call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to speak with an El Paso personal injury attorney. We are available 24/7 to take your calls and will only charge if we win your case.

What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident

If you have been injured in a car accident, the last thing on your to-do list might be contacting a lawyer. Your main priorities immediately after an accident should be contacting authorities and recovering from any injuries.

Dealing with the auto insurance company and making sure you can get back to work or school may also be important priorities. However, as soon as possible after a car accident, you should still think about contacting a lawyer.

Awards & Recognition

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA, JOE CAPUTO, BURGESS WILLIAMS, NEIL SOLOMON, & JASON ALDRIDGE

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)

MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)

LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO

AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020

AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.

Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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There comes a time when you need someone in your corner that you can trust. Our time came when we knew we needed the advice and counsel of an attorney. The day we walked into Zinda Law Group we knew we were covered.

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I did not know what to do. I had never been hurt in a wreck before and this was a major accident that was not my fault. I reached out to Zinda Law Group and they were fantastic, answered all my questions, got me help immediately, and took care of everything!!

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Johnathan-Former Client

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There is a reason why this law firm has a 5 star rating. My experience with personal injury attorney Joe Caputo and all of the staff at Zinda Law Group has been excellent... I would definitely recommend Zinda Law Group.

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Maria Ciara-Former Client

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This is a really great firm! They settled my personal injury case in a year. Throughout the whole process, they were keeping in touch with me and helping me get the best treatment possible. They honestly know what they are doing. It was a pleasure working with these guys.

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Roger-Former Client

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Everyone was so professional and was very interested in helping me with my issues. They were very upfront and honest about what I could expect.

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Terry-Former Client

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I contacted Zinda Law Group after getting nowhere on my own with a personal injury case. I am so thankful I did. They took it off my plate and handled everything from appointments, to phone calls, and emails.

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Why Contact a Lawyer Immediately?

If the accident you were involved in resulted in any substantial injuries or damages to your car, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine what your case is worth and whether you might benefit from going forward with a lawsuit.

An experienced personal injury attorney can also help you seek compensation for the various costs and damages you have incurred. It is advisable to speak with a lawyer immediately after your accident, as they will be able to help plan out the necessary steps to get your life back on track.

Conducting a Car Accident Investigation in El Paso

In Texas, drivers have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit[1]. Even though you have two years to bring a lawsuit, it is best to not wait that long.

Memories fade, and the longer you wait, the fuzzier the details might be in the minds of witnesses, the police, the other driver, and even yourself. Finding a lawyer soon after the accident may help preserve evidence, and will save you time in the end.

A lawyer can speak with witnesses for you and find key evidence, instead of you having to perform investigative work by yourself.

Complexities of Car Accident Cases

While two years may seem like a long time, in reality it flies by after you have been through an accident. Life’s priorities and the lingering problems from an accident will likely take up most of your time.

Lawyers and Insurance Negotiations in El Paso

A lawyer can ultimately help you receive compensation for damages stemming from your car accident. Therefore, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your car accident in order to begin the legal process.

Additionally, if you have begun negotiating with the insurance company on your own but are having trouble navigating the process, it may be best to contact an attorney. The sooner an attorney can get involved in your case, the sooner you may be able to focus on recovering from your injuries.

Likewise, if you have filed a lawsuit against the other driver, you should still contact an attorney. An attorney may help you make sense of the complex legal system, and more importantly, an experienced personal injury lawyer may help you recover more for your injuries than you would have been able to on your own.

Get Help from an El Paso Car Wreck Attorney

Going it alone after a car accident may lead more to high-stress scenarios than to successful results. Contacting a Texas personal injury lawyer can help you get back to normal sooner rather than later.

If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a car accident injury lawyer. You pay nothing unless we win. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.