How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case?
You may be in severe pain, an unfit mental state, and distressed after an accident, which is why you may not be in the right state of mind to file a lawsuit against whoever is responsible. Soon after, you may realize that your injuries are continuously getting worse, and your bills are adding up.

Timing Your Personal Injury Case
It is always better to start the process of your case as soon as possible, this can help assist you throughout any form of medical treatment that you are involved in, as well as assist the firm in helping you receive the maximum compensation. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases apply to all personal injury cases, and the clock starts running as soon as you are injured. If the statute for limitation were to run out, you lose your right to file a lawsuit.
Why You Shouldn't Wait
Another reason as to why you should seek medical care after an accident is to account for the minor injuries that you may have not noticed. These can be referred to as “invisible” injuries, which in many cases show up days or even weeks after your accident. This can be seen through an example of a concussion, which often goes unnoticed by victims. Since concussions are not immediately apparent, you may think that you are completely fine. This can dramatically worsen, and cause severe effects towards your health. Not seeking immediate medical attention may also result in difficulties when dealing with insurance companies, as it can be difficult to prove that your injuries were caused by the previous accident.

Steps to Take

It is important to speak with an experienced attorney immediately after you have been involved in an accident. This will help you gain a better understanding of your current situation, share with you the timeline of your case, as well as address and questions or concerns you may have.


If you have been injured, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. Call us any time for a free consultation at 888-804-7858 today!