The short answer? As soon as possible. Lawyers can assist in the preservation of critical evidence, can call experts to assist if necessary, and can help you sort out the complicated interaction among various insurances - health insurance, your auto insurance, the responsible parties' insurance policy, disability policies, etc. At the Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins, we have handled thousands of accident cases successfully for our clients. Call for a prompt, thorough and free consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so there will be no cost to you until the case is successfully concluded.