The Time Limit to File a Car Accident Claim

Hi Gene Zweben from Zweben law group to give you a little bit of information about what happens in a car accident and what kind of timeframes are involved. After a car accident as I’ve stated in previous videos you do have to go to a doctor within 14 days to solidify your PIP benefits and that information has already been provided. However, you have 4 years typically to file a lawsuit against the other party for a car accident. You typically don’t wait that long, but that is the maximum time you have to file a lawsuit and if you don’t do it within that time period then you can never sue them after that. So it’s always a good idea to make a claim early, notify the insurance companies, and to contact an attorney to protect your rights and make sure you’re meeting all of the deadlines. Now there are some certain circumstances that deadlines are different so it’s always good to consult somebody to make sure that you’re not on a shorter timeframe than that 4 years but in general it’s 4 years to file a lawsuit. I hope this information was useful and I hope you are doing okay after your car accident. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.