Can You Start a Lawsuit While Still in the Hospital?

If you were recently injured, and badly, you are likely wondering what your rights regarding restitution may be.  As a matter of fact, some people are already looking for a good attorney right after making the necessary calls to their loved ones and this is the right frame of mind.  Medical bills can add up quickly and lost time from work can really make your rebound tough, especially if you have to do it all on your own.  The fact is that when you are injured, you want to act quickly, so that memories are still fresh, and evidence is still lingering.  So, if you are able, you should call an attorney straight from your hospital bed.


Time Makes Things Muddy


If you were injured, there will be plenty of evidence pointing to the cause of your injuries.  Whether you were in a car accident, fell from a ladder at work, or even if you slipped and fell at a grocery store, you want to make sure that every piece of evidence is secured and recorded in order to prove your case later.  As time passes, people will walk through the scene of the injury, destroying evidence that may be crucial to your case.  Even if the scene is not in a public place, it could be left open to the elements, contaminating the scene to the point that all evidence is virtually gone.  You will also have to rely on witness testimony, in order to prove your case and as time goes by, people tend to forget the small details that could be the deciding point in your case.  No matter how much someone pays attention to the details, they are still bound to forget things over time.


Your Injuries


While medical records will tell the story of your injuries, there really is no better selling point as to the extent of those injuries as pictures will be directly following the injury.  By retaining an attorney as quickly as possible, you will be able to provide compelling evidence of your injury and your attorney will know the best pictures to take under the circumstances.  The more you heal, the more your bruises will fade, and if the matter ever goes to trial, your jury may not be quite as sympathetic if they cannot visually attest to the extent of those injuries.


If you feel your injuries were not your fault and that there is another party involved, you will definitely want to retain an attorney as soon as possible.  The fast a lawsuit is filed, the more quickly the process can begin.  Call your attorney from your hospital bed the moment you are able, and get that lawsuit rolling.