Anyone who has been involved in a car accident knows how traumatizing and frustrating the situation can be. Most people are unaware that from the moment of impact, a countdown begins - limiting the time allowed to file a claim to recover compensation for an injury or property damage.
If you have been involved in an , you have a set amount of time to file a claim against the other person - a statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations limits the time for you to file your lawsuit. In California, if you do not file within a two-year period, you lose the right to bring the lawsuit.
However, the statute of limitations may change depending on the circumstances surround the claim. For example, it does not start for a child involved in an accident until after they turn 18. In addition, if a state or local government vehicle is involved, the time allowed to file a personal injury claim is six months after the date of the accident.
California law allows victims to potentially recover economic damages for injuries sustained. This includes medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, and lost wages. In addition, the victim can seek non-economic damages, such as emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
If you have been involved and injured in an accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Contact Peach & Weathers, the personal injury attorneys with offices in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.