The law says that if you are injured because of a negligent driver, you have rights that can protect you from having to physically, personally, and financially pay for that person’s driving behavior. It does not matter if you were driving, walking, or even just sitting in a vehicle parked on the curb; you have rights if you were injured because of the driving behavior of someone else. However, it is not always easy to prove an injury is the fault of someone else, or that they were driving in a negligent manner. If you are considering filing an auto accident claim, you may want to consider seeking legal help. In fact, we will give you ten reasons to hire an attorney to fight for your rights if you have been injured in a car accident.
1. The statute of limitations varies by state. While most states have a time limitation of between one and two years to file a car accident claim, be aware that if you miss the deadline to file, you give up your right to file suit on that accident forever. An attorney will know the statute of limitations for the state where the accident occurred, and how soon you must act.
2. Other time constraints may include a specific period of time in which you have to file reports and notices. Again, the requirements vary by state. An experienced car accident attorney will know the law specific to your state and ensure you do not jeopardize your legal rights by missing an important date or failing to file a required document.