For most personal injury matters, including car accidents, a person or relative has two years from the date of injury (or date of wrongful death) in which to initiate a case. Exceptions include medical malpractice cases, which generally must be filed one year from the date of injury. Also, claims against a governmental entity, even those affecting minors, must be filed within six months.
Frequently Asked Questions
DO: Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Take photographs of the vehicles involved in the collision, roadway conditions and injuries sustained. Obtain contact information for all parties involved in the incident as well as those who witnessed it. Get prompt medical attention and follow your doctor's instructions for treatment [...]