If you are hurt in a car crash, one of the things you can do is file a personal injury claim against the other party’s insurance or against them directly. Most of the time, people carry car insurance, which means that you can file a claim with the insurance carrier and negotiate with them directly to get your medical care and financial losses covered.
Sometimes, however, people don’t keep up on their insurance. In those cases, you may have to rely on your own savings and insurance to cover your injuries and losses. Then, to get back what you’ve spent and to hold the other party accountable, you might need to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Why is it important to file a claim quickly after an injury?
There is a limited amount of time that you’re given to make a claim after you’re hurt by another party. This time frame ends with the statute of limitations, which gives you, in a personal injury case, four years to make your claim. Four years seems like a long time, and it is. However, if you have bills adding up and your health has stabilized, it’s definitely time to make your claim, and make sure that claim takes into consideration everything you’ve been through.
Your attorney will help you file a claim as soon as possible after an accident so that you can stay focused on more important things, like recovering from your injuries and helping your family through this difficult time. Our site has more on personal injury claims and what to expect.