Frequently Asked Questions on Personal Injury Law

Education – the process. Or, how does a personal injury claim work, or, (why) do I need an attorney –– this is similar to asking how a watch works, but definitely a fair question that is entitled to an overview of the process.

As opposed to a workers compensation claim, which can be left open for life so whenever the injured person needs care for that specific injury they can get whatever care they need, a personal injury claim needs to be resolved at some point. Thus, your first question should be –– how long do I have to file a personal injury claim? In legal terms this is referred to as the applicable statute of limitations.

The most common statute of limitations allows you to file a personal injury claim within two years of the accident. However, if a public entity is involved, i.e. you were rear ended by a sheriff, that statute changes and becomes quite complicated. You are better off hiring a personal injury attorney to help you handle the process for a better outcome. Make sure you know how long you have for filing a personal injury claim.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, REMEMBER: DO NOT get rushed or pushed into any agreement with the insurance company. Once agreed, it is over. CONSULT a personal injury attorney to get what you deserve.

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