Do you know how long you have to sort things out after an accident?

How long do you have to file a car accident claim in Manassas? Read on to find out the answer.

So you had an accident, and you are wondering “how long do I have to sort this thing out?” In Manassas, generally speaking, an adult has two years from the date of the accident, within that time they have to have either settle their claim or file a lawsuit against the proper person in the proper court. Now, what does that really mean? The proper person and proper court means you are filing against the people who are responsible, and you are filing in the appropriate court.

There are some exceptions to this. In some cases, such as those in which you are hit by an employee of a governmental agency, then the time frame for bringing the claim may be shorter for both adults and children. Additionally, you may have certain other mandatory notice requirements. If your case involves getting hit by an employee of a governmental agency, you should seek the help of an attorney. 

While the key pieces of information mentioned above are important, there is one other thing that should be emphasized: Don't wait until the last minute to retain an attorney. The good attorneys are always going to be in high demand, and will probably want to do in-depth research into your case before deciding if they want to take your case on. Waiting until the end of your statute of limitations period may mean that no attorney will want to take your case.

For any more questions on timeframes and settling your case on your own, visit GetItSettled.com           

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney