When considering filing a lawsuit after a vehicle collision in which you have suffered some kind of harm or loss, you need to know if a state law sets a strict limit on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. In other words, look for a statute of limitations. If there is, a car-crash victim has a window of time to informally resolve the claim against the at-fault driver or to preserve the claim by filing a lawsuit.
If you have serious injuries that require ongoing or future medical care, it can be difficult to appreciate the future impact of your injuries within a year or two. This is why you should contact an attorney right away to ensure your rights are preserved. A qualified attorney can help assess the nature and extent of your injuries, investigate aspects of liability, speak to witnesses, determine whether all responsible parties are known, and identify all forms of insurance coverage. An attorney can also advise you on whether and when a lawsuit should be filed and handle all matters with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Consulting with a lawyer after the car or truck crash can go a long way toward ensuring you get the answers, resolution, and closure you need if you were hurt. As your advocate, the attorney you choose to work with after the crash will make a difference. The Indiana vehicle-collision lawyers of Langer and Langer serve clients throughout the entire state of Indiana. Feel free to contact our offices, if you have further questions about injury law pertaining to vehicle collisions.