Personal injury is a general legal term for an injury to the body or mind, as opposed to an injury to property. Automobile accidents are the most common type of personal injury but can include injuries in the work place, assault, medical and dental accidents. If the other party is at fault for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Aside from compensation for your personal injuries, you may also be compensated for loss time from work as well as pain and suffering.
Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?
In Washington, there is a time limitation as to the commencement of legal action for compensation of your injuries. Generally, there is a 3 year time limit. In some circumstances, the 3 year limit may not start until you discover your injuries or if the injured party is a minor, the tolling of the statute of limitations begins when the minor becomes an adult.
Personal injuries and auto accidents in particular can be traumatic events. You may not realize the extent or seriousness of your injuries or even feel the effects of your accident for several days. It is imperative that you seek medical care as soon as possible to enable recovery.
Help with Insurance Companies
Dealing with insurance companies can be complicated and frustrating. You may have complex injuries. The other party may not have insurance. Your own insurance might be intransigent. At Integrity Law Group, we have the depth of experience, knowledge and skill to guide you through this difficult process. We can help you recover the maximum compensation possible for all your injuries and losses as we have done for numerous past clients by helping .
Disclaimer: Past success is not a guarantee of future compensation. The information in this website does not create an attorney-client relationship and should only be considered information. Each case is unique but we will use our best efforts to obtain results for you.
In any accident involving significant property damage or injury, you should file a report with the police. Washington collision report forms can be found at: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/publications/collision.htm