Personal Injury Cases in Wyoming: Don’t Wait to Pursue Your Case
Ragain & Clark January 8, 2021
Accidents are traumatic events, especially if you’ve suffered a severe injury. You’re in pain and seeking medical treatment, and your injuries leave you unable to work. You’re anxious about whether you will be able to make a full recovery and how you’re going to pay your bills. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be facing several months of recovery or even permanent disability. It can take a long time for life to return to some semblance of normalcy. As a result, pursuing a personal injury case is the last thing on many people’s minds. Dealing with insurance companies and the possibility of going to court can be overwhelming when you’re just trying to get through each day to the next.
Unfortunately, you may realize that you should have pursued a claim only once it is too late. If you’ve been injured in an accident, a Thermopolis personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need so that you can focus on your recovery.
There is a Deadline to File Your Claim in Wyoming
In Wyoming, you have four years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit. Referred to as the “statute of limitations,” the law bars accident victims from filing claims even if they are only one day past the deadline. This deadline applies to all personal injury cases, including car accidents or slip and fall injuries. As a result, you will lose all of your rights if you do not file your claim within four years.
Even if You Don’t Want to Go to Court, Don’t Delay
Insurance companies will not respond to your claim if you seek compensation after the statute of limitations has expired. Furthermore, your own insurance policy likely requires that “timely notification” of any potential claims, which is likely much shorter than four years. Also, insurance companies are notorious for making lowball offers on personal injury claims. If your insurance company refuses to fairly compensate you for your claim, filing a lawsuit may be your only option.
You should also understand that the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to prove your case. Important documents can go missing, and witnesses can be difficult to locate. The sooner you pursue your claim, the more likely it will be successful.
How a Thermopolis Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Personal injury attorneys do much more than represent victims in court. Your lawyer can help you in the following ways:
- They can handle all communications with the insurance companies
- They can gather the evidence you need to prove your claim
- They can interview witnesses
- They can document your financial losses, such as your medical bills and lost wages
In short, a Thermopolis personal injury attorney can handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on getting back on your feet.
Call a Thermopolis Personal Injury Attorney at Ragain & Clark
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you get fair compensation. To schedule a free consultation with our Thermopolis personal injury attorney, call us today at 307-388-6400 or complete our online contact form. We also have an office location in Montana and, Cody, WY.