If you have a personal injury matter, whether it’s an auto accident, motorcycle accident, dog bite or wrongful death, do NOT wait to contact an attorney. A woman recently contacted Walton Law Firm LLP about a bad car accident she had been involved in back in 2006. For a variety of reasons (long treatment of her injuries, changing jobs, etc.) she did not contact us until after the statute of limitations had expired. In California, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two-years of the date of the accident. As she had failed to resolve her claim or file a lawsuit within the two-year period, the woman was, unfortunately, out of luck.
The moral: If you’re involved in a personal injury matter, contact a lawyer sooner rather than later. Even if it turns out you don’t need a lawyer, you’ll at least get an idea what hurdles you face and know when you’ll need to resolve your claim or file a lawsuit.