If you have been involved in an accident and suffered personal injuries, you should retain a lawyer to protect your legal rights. All personal injury cases have filing deadlines known as statutes of limitations. A statute of limitations acts as an expiration date. A lawsuit must be commenced before the statute of limitations expires or the injured person forever loses their right to sue. In some cases, there is an additional requirement that a notice of claim be served shortly after the accident. This notice must be served to preserve an injured person’s right to commence a lawsuit in the future.
Applications for benefits such as medical expense coverage and lost wage reimbursement may also have short filing deadlines. Some deadlines are 30 days or less. Since there are so many deadlines that may apply to a personal injury case, each claim must be individually evaluated to ensure that the injured person’s right to make a claim is protected.
Most insurance policies require that the insurance company be given notice of the injury claim. Therefore, it is important to identify all of the possible insurance policies that may cover a claim so that timely notice may be given.
For all of these reasons, you should retain a lawyer to protect your legal rights. We at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP are dedicated to helping those injured as a result of negligence.
If you have been injured, contact us and we will immediately begin working for you to protect your legal rights.
- We are available 24 hours a day.
- We offer free case evaluations.
- We will visit you at home or in the hospital.
Call us toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).