Every day, most of us get in the car to drop kids at school, go to work or run errands. But sometimes, that simple task ends in car accidents that leave us injured and unable to work.
The recovery time, the pain, the time off work and worrying about bills can leave you confused about what steps to take next and how to move forward. It isn’t easy and it can impact your life in a big way.
And, if you are like most people, you are also trying to navigate the insurance claims system – which isn’t something that is taught in school and can be tricky, frustrating and confusing.
So, if you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you might be wondering if you need to file a claim. Ohio has personal injury laws that will help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve, but how soon do you need to file?
Statute of limitations
In Ohio, there is a statute of limitations on filing personal injury claims. And each type of claim has a different statute of limitations. Miss the deadline; miss your chance to file and get benefits.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have two years from the date of the incident to file your claim. That means if you need a few months to recover, you have time.
However, you might not want to wait and that’s OK! Claims can take time to process and a good attorney can advise you on the process and make sure your claim is filed properly – and in a timely manner – so you can get the benefits you deserve when you need them the most.
If you are approaching the statute of limitations after your accident and are wondering if you should file or just move on, please give our office a call. We can review your case and give you expert legal advice on your rights – and the best course of action.
Don’t rely on your insurance company for guidance – they are not on your side.
Connor, Kimmet & Hafenstein, LLP
If you, or someone you love, has been hurt at in a car accident, please give our legal experts a call. We can help you navigate the legal system so you get the benefits – and care – you deserve.