The best time to hire an attorney in any case is immediately. In accident cases, the sooner your attorney can start gathering evidence and obtain witness statements the better chance of success in your case. Cases are won or lost on evidence. In addition, there are time limits to file cases after an accident or being injured. You must act quickly to preserve your rights.
After a car accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer can also work with your insurance company to coordinate the payment of your medical bills and help get you lost wages if you are unable to work because of your injuries.
Also, an experienced injury attorney will help protect you from making mistakes early on that can ruin a personal injury claim. Protect yourself and hire (or at least speak with) an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.