If you have never been involved in an accident, you may not realize how helpful the early advice of an experienced attorney can be. Contacting an attorney promptly after an accident is important for a number of reasons. Attorney Trent Kerns discusses a few of these reasons in the short video below.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, early investigation can be critically important. It may be necessary to preserve evidence at the accident and photograph skid marks, tire marks, and other physical evidence.
People move, change phone numbers and get new e-mail addresses every day. The more time that passes between your accident and the interview of witnesses, the more difficult it may become to get into contact with these wittnesses.
A woman was injured when the stairs on her two story wooden deck pulled away and caused her to fall. Fortunately the woman's son-in-law recommended she contact an attorney immediately. We were able to get an expert out to examine the steps right away before they were removed and were able to identify the cause which helped our client's case. The expert determined that the stairs pulling away from the deck were a result of insufficient nails and other subpar work. If we had not been able to examine the stairs promptly, they would have been torn down and we wouldn't have been able to determine that they were improperly built.
If you are injured in an accident, we recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It just may be the most important call that you ever make.
About The Speaker: Trent Kerns is a Partner and President of the Allen Law Firm. For over 30 years Trent has been advocating for clients who have been injured due to no fault of their own. He currently works out of the Richmond, VA Office and the Chesterfield, VA Office. In his free time Trent enjoys traveling and spending time at the river.