In order to claim personal injury from a car accident, typically you have to contact the person who caused the accident. The second thing is you want to get their insurance company involved as soon as possible because that’s usually the person or the entity that is going to compensate you for your damages, your pain and suffering and the harm and property damage caused to you. It’s important to get a lawyer involved early in the process because they can often resolve the case or settle the case when appropriate without having to file the lawsuit.
Once you file the lawsuit it incurs additional expenses and time that usually people who are injured or have been harmed would like to try to avoid. The earlier you can get a lawyer involved perhaps the more efficiently the case can be resolved and also with less expense. In the alternative, if a lawsuit must be filed or it makes more sense to do so, a lawyer involved early will allow that lawyer to be in a better position to more effectively file a lawsuit and have the facts and data preserved. That will make the chances of that lawsuit being effective more likely.