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Personal Accident Injuries: When to File a Lawsuit?

Following a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, or even after suffering a workplace injury, there can be a lot of confusion about when and how filing a lawsuit is needed. So, when is the right time to file a claim or lawsuit to help with your injury and damages?

Generally, the answer to this question can vary, depending on the type of accident, injury, medical attention needed, etc. As always, first, be sure that your medical needs are attended to. No matter the size or severity of your injury, seeking medical help should always be the first step of action.

Following medical attention and documentation, there are various timelines on when to file a lawsuit. In a car accident between two parties, for example, the individual will have two years from the date of the loss to file a lawsuit against the person who caused your injury. However, if you were to get hit by a postal truck, the rules are different due to the Federal Tort Claims Act. Both the when and the who are different, so consult a personal injury attorney promptly after your accident.

For minors who are injured in accidents, the rules are a bit different. For a person under 18 injured in an accident, their statute is tolled. For example, if a minor was injured in an accident at 11 years old, that minor would have the legal right to file a lawsuit until two years after they turn 18 years of age.

In summary, when and how to file a personal injury lawsuit, and when to contact a local personal accident injury attorney is all dependent on the specific situation. If you’re not sure whether or not you need to be searching for a personal injury lawyer, contact Hurst Limontes LLC today to have your questions answered.

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FAQs
Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of Hurst Limontes LLC and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney