Taking legal action after a crash and the statute of limitations

After a motor vehicle collision, all sorts of questions may surface for victims and those they love. For example, people may be unsure of what to do about the wreck, and whether or not legal action is an avenue that should be explored. To make things more complicated, many people are dealing with other hardships during this time, such as painful injuries and financial costs due to medical care. For some car crash victims, legal action is extremely important and filing suit can help them restore some of what they have lost. However, it is crucial to be mindful of the statute of limitations.

Unfortunately, some people may push off legal action for so long that they are no longer able to move forward with a lawsuit. This can be incredibly devastating, and victims may never be able to access the benefits they truly need. To make things more complicated, it can be difficult to determine exactly how much a car accident victim was affected by the crash. For example, brain injuries may be undetectable until months or maybe even years later. Someone who discovers that they sustained brain damage in the crash may no longer be able to do anything about it from a legal perspective.

If you are thinking about filing a lawsuit against a driver who caused a collision, it is important to make sure that you do not wait for too long. Head over to our motor vehicle collisions page to read more information on traffic accident consequences.

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