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This week on #GathingsLawTalk, Gathings Law Attorney, Will Lattimore, is discussing what qualifies as evidence in personal injury cases and how to properly preserve eyewitness testimony.

When you’re injured, whether it be on-the-job or on the road, you need to contact a lawyer right away.

Even though the statute of limitations on most injury cases in Alabama is two years, do not wait. Getting a lawyer involved as soon as possible is the best way to help keep evidence properly preserved, especially eyewitness testimony. The devil is oftentimes in the details, and a good personal injury attorney typically knows what details are critical. A personal injury attorney can handle gathering the crucial information and details for you.

If there were any eyewitnesses, their memory of the event will fade over time. When you contact a lawyer, they will know to go talk to the witnesses and take statements before too much time has passed and their memories start to get fuzzy. This will help your case tremendously, especially if they have information that ends up being central to your liability claim.

At Gathings Law, we know that every case is different. The facts differ from person to person, job to job, situation to situation. And whether we can recover or not depends on the facts. Don’t let a long statute of limitations give you a false sense of comfort. If you or a loved one has been hurt, then don’t wait. Call us. Let’s talk about what we can do for you.

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