New York, NY- Everyday numerous people are killed or seriously injured in an accident. Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. People can be hurt on the road while they are driving, walking, or biking. An injury can occur in the workplace because of faulty equipment or improper safety training.
Oftentimes an accident can result in wrongful death or serious and debilitating injuries. Many people have become permanently disabled because of an accident and unable to ever work again. Luckily, those who are harmed because of the careless actions or inactions can take steps to recover lost wages or the costs they incur from medical treatments.
If an accident victim is planning on filing a personal injury lawsuit they need to know that they don’t have an unlimited amount of time file a suit. All states impose a statute of limitation on accident lawsuits. For most states, the injured has at least three years to file. And while you may think this is plenty of time, it’s important to retain an accident attorney as soon as possible in order to build a strong case. As time passes, the memories of witnesses and law enforcement can get fuzzy and affect your case.
Many people don’t think they need to have an accident lawyer. Since many accidental injury suits are settled through insurance companies, the victims think they can handle a suit on their own and this may be true, but maximizing your settlement take someone with legal expertise.
Personal injury victims also think if they file a lawsuit they will be entangled in a lengthy court battle, but this not always the case. In many instances an accident lawyer will be able to have a settlement negotiated out of court, avoiding years of litigation.