Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 10:25 pm    

When you are injured in a car accident in Sacramento, you may not be thinking about filing a lawsuit against the other driver. You are probably more concerned with seeking medical treatment and paying your bills while you are out of work. In addition, you need to figure out a way to provide transportation for yourself and your family while your vehicle is being repaired. If your vehicle was totaled, that fact complicates matters, especially if you have a loan on the vehicle to pay off.

In the chaos after a car accident, your first priority should be to ensure you get the medical treatment you need for your injuries. A delay in medical care can be dangerous for your health. The delay could also be problematic for an accident claim too. Therefore, focus on getting the medical care you need for your injury, but do not lose sight that your time to file a personal injury lawsuit for your claim is limited by California’s Statute of Limitations.

What is the Deadline to File a Car Accident Claim in California?

Under California’s Statute of Limitations, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the party or parties who caused the crash. This deadline to file a lawsuit applies to all accidents involving motor vehicles including:

Cars
Trucks
Motorcycles
Bicycles
Pedestrians
Commercial vehicles
Large trucks
Buses
Trains
Streetcars

Any vehicle-related accident has a two-year deadline for filing a lawsuit for damages. Of course, there are exceptions to the Statue of Limitations for a personal injury case.

For example, if your claim involves a government agency, you must file your claim within six months of the date of the injury to protect your right to file a lawsuit later in the case. Failing to file the claim within six months could result in a court case being dismissed without allowing the case to be tried by a jury.

Another example of an exception involves accident victims who are minors. A victim who is under the age of 18 years at the time of the accident usually has two years from his or her 18th birthday to file a lawsuit for damages.

Never Assume You Have Two Years to File a Car Accident Lawsuit — Call a Sacramento Accident Attorney Now

As discussed above, there could be exceptions to the two-year deadline that shortens the time for you to file a lawsuit for your car accident. It is always in your best interest to consult a Sacramento accident attorney as soon as possible. Protecting your right to recover compensation is something our law firm takes very seriously. We encourage you to call our office now to discuss your case with one of our Fresno injury lawyers.

An insurance adjuster could try to delay your claim until you run out of time to file your lawsuit. In some cases, you may still be receiving treatment as the deadline approaches. Our lawyers can take steps to protect your right to receive compensation from the negligent party who caused the crash.

For a free consultation, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website.

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I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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