Sooner Is Better Than Later When It Comes To Contacting A Lawyer
March 22, 2017
Sooner is better than later when it comes to contacting a lawyer
If you are thinking about talking to a lawyer about a possible medical negligence case that occured in Pittsburgh, Uniontown, Beaver or any other place in Pennsylvania, the sooner you contact the lawyer, the better. Speaking to a lawyer sooner rather than later is better for a couple of reasons. The first reason is the statute of limitations. As a general rule, the Pennsylvania statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of the medical malpractice to file suit. If you wait a year and a half to contact a lawyer, that gives the lawyer only six months to investigate the matter before the statute runs. Six months is not a lot of time to complete a thorough investigation of a potential medical malpractice suit for failure to diagnosis breast cancer or cerebral palsy. The second reason it’s better to contact a lawyer sooner rather than later is that memories fade over time. The sooner a lawsuit is brought, the sooner witnesses to the negligence can be interviewed under oath. The sooner these witnesses are interviewed, the more they will remember about what happened. So remember: if you are thinking about talking to a lawyer, the sooner you do that the better, for you and your potential case.If you think you may have a medical malpractice case, please call us directly at 412-471-4300 or click here.