Is There a Time Limit to File a Claim for a Car Accident?

When you are involved in a car accident, you will have lots of questions. You will wonder if you’re going to miss time from work. Also, you may wonder how you are going to afford to get your car fixed.

You will have a few other questions too. How long do you have to file a claim with your insurance company? How long do you have to file a lawsuit against the other driver?  These are questions that you don’t want to answer yourself.

Once you seek medical attention, you will want to call a car accident attorney in Atlanta. They know the law. They can explain the process to you. Let them focus on the legal stuff while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Let Your Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Protect Your Rights

The two questions you asked earlier are important. You want to rely on an experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyer to answer them. You have likely suffered damage to your car and injuries to yourself and you need to trust someone who knows what they’re doing to protect your rights.

So, how long do you have to file an insurance claim? This really depends on your insurance company and your policy. Generally speaking, you must file your claim for an auto accident within a reasonable time. A reasonable time is typically considered to be a day or two.

You can’t wait weeks or months to file an insurance claim. The longer you wait, the easier it will be for the insurance company to deny your claim. You have to be able to prove your injuries were the result of the car accident and not something else. If you wait too long, the insurance company may say you were injured some other way.

As far as how long you have to file a lawsuit, that is a different question altogether. The answer to this depends on Atlanta, GA law, not on your insurance policy.

Atlanta Auto Accident Attorneys Know the Law in Georgia

If you are in a car accident and need to file a lawsuit, you will have 2 years to do so. Georgia law says the statute of limitations for a personal injury case like a car accident is 2 years. This period starts on the date of the car accident.

Statute of limitations is a legal term. It refers to how long you have to bring a claim against a party for damages. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for your attorney. It will be more difficult to convince a jury that you have entitlement to compensation.

Unless you suffered really serious injuries, a jury will wonder why it took you so long to file your suit. They won’t want to hear that you were waiting to find an attorney. They will not understand that you were too scared or nervous to file.

There is no rule stating that you need to have an attorney in order to file a suit in Georgia. However, if you want to be taken seriously, you should consider having an attorney by your side. An experienced car accident lawyer will get you the compensation you deserve. They will stand up to the insurance company. They will stand up to the other driver’s attorney.

Insurance companies don’t want to go to trial. They know they will probably settle your case. They just need a good reason to do so. If they are dealing with you alone, chances are they will take their chances and continue to deny your claim. If they are dealing with a knowledgeable attorney, they will be more likely to take the idea of settling seriously. They are also more likely to settle for a larger amount if they are dealing with an attorney. They know that an Atlanta, GA auto accident attorney knows what your case is really worth.

Contact The Weinstein Firm for a Free Consultation on Your Auto Accident Claim

Car accident attorneys are available right now to answer any questions you may have. They will review your case and let you know if your case has value. If you don’t have a case in Atlanta, GA, they will let you know. However, if you have an injury because of someone else’s actions, they will work to get you the money you deserve. Contact an Atlanta injury lawyer at The Weinstein firm. The consultation is free, and they don’t get paid unless you get paid!

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