Being injured in an accident can turn your life upside down. From your injuries to the financial implications, you know you are faced with a variety of challenges moving forward.
Making things even more difficult is the fact that you may not understand your rights when it comes to making a personal injury claim.
While some questions are easy to answer, such as those based around your injuries, others are much more confusing. Here are a few that could bog you down as you attempt to make a decision on which steps to take next:
1. How long do I have to file a lawsuit? This depends on your state, but as long as you file in a timely manner you don’t have much to worry about. To ensure that your state’s statute of limitations does not pass, it would be in your best interest to pursue your claim as soon as possible.
2. Are there special circumstances if filing a personal injury claim against a government entity? The short answer to this question is yes. The statute of limitations for a claim against a company or individual is typically longer than one against a government agency. Again, this depends on where you live, but it can range anywhere from one month to one year.
3. Is it best to contact an attorney right away? Even if you are unsure of your situation and whether you are in position to file a claim, it is better to be safe than sorry. When you consult with a personal injury attorney shortly after your accident, you will soon be in good hands. This person can guide you along the way, making sure the statute of limitations does not pass and that you do whatever it takes to recover the compensation you deserve.
We know there are not many things in life worse than being injured in an accident. If you find yourself in this position and have questions on your mind, contact us for a free case evaluation.
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