In California, you have two years from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit against whoever is at fault for the crash – in most situations. If your claim is against the city, you may have already lost your rights to pursue your claim, unless you filed a city claim within six months from the date of the car accident. In all personal injury cases, there is a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is how long you have to file a lawsuit against the other party.
If you do not file a lawsuit properly against the other party within the statute of limitations, you will lose your right to sue the other party and you will not be able to recover anything from the other party. The statute of limitations vary depending on what state you are in and the type of case that you are pursuing. If you are concerned about losing your rights to sue, it is very important that you talk to an experienced attorney right away to determine whether you still have the right to sue and what can be done. Even though you do not have to file a lawsuit immediately after a car accident, it is important that you talk to an experienced personal injury attorney right away so you can preserve the value of your claim. From the moment you call the insurance company, you already have someone who is trying to reduce the value of your claim. You should have someone on your side who wants you to recover as much as possible for your injuries and can help you recover as much as possible.
By speaking to a personal injury right away, you will know what you should do to prevent the insurance company from taking advantage of you. Most personal injury attorneys provide consultations for free and have no problem providing you with free information even if you decide not to pursue your claim. West Covina car accident lawyer, Lem Garcia, provides free case strategy sessions to people who have been injured in car accidents. If you need help or just have a few questions about what your rights are, call Lem Garcia Law today. We are happy to help you.
By: Lem Garcia, West Covina car accident attorney