How Long After An Accident Can I File a Claim?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, work accident, or other accident and you’re suffering from injuries, you’ve probably wondered if there is a time limitation on filing a personal injury claim.
The simplest answer to this question is that you’ll want to file a car insurance claim, personal injury claim, and/or property damage claim as soon as possible after a vehicle accident. In the state of Colorado, the statute of limitations is three years for auto accidents.
If you aren’t at fault for the accident, your injuries could be covered under the other driver’s insurance policy. Every situation is different and that is where an experienced personal injury attorney can help.
There are a few important steps that you should take after a car accident which will have a strong impact on whether or not your claim is accepted:
- You’ll want to take photos of the scene after the accident; everything from the damage to your vehicle to the injuries you’ve sustained should be photographed.
- The paperwork in a personal injury lawsuit is another complicated but important piece of the puzzle. You’ll want to file a police report first in order to document the accident. You’ll also want to visit a doctor for a formal assessment of your injuries.
- You’ll have to write down the details of what happened and the details of your injury. It’s often recommended that you write down every fact you can remember immediately after the accident to ensure that all details are as accurate as possible.
Not all personal injury claims are accepted. There are many possible reasons why your claim might be denied, which is why you should consider seeking legal advice from a personal injury attorney at the beginning of this process. At the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya, our experienced Denver personal injury attorneys understand the impact that an accident can have on you and your family. Because of this, we want to help you understand your options.
The unfortunate part about vehicle crashes is that even the smallest mistake can cause a terrible crash. MADD estimates that at any given point, around 600,000 Americans are driving while using their phones, and on any given day, around 300,000 drive drunk.
Even if you’re not at fault for an accident, and regardless of what caused the accident, it’s important to know that you have options when it comes to filing a personal injury claim. At the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys are here to provide the guidance you need and to help you maximize the settlement you deserve. Contact us today.