How Long Can You Wait Before You File a Claim for Injuries from a Car Accident?

In Nevada, you have two years to file a claim for injuries from a car accident. If you delay filing your claim until after the two years a court will likely refuse to hear your case. Although two years sounds like a lot of time, when you are trying to recover from your injuries you are thinking about other things, and time can pass quickly.

It is important to contact an attorney as soon as you can after your car accident so the attorney can take immediate steps to preserve your claim. Evidence can be lost, witnesses can move, and memories can fade.  An attorney can take the steps to document what really happened in the accident, and help you get the medical treatment that you need as soon as possible.  If you do not seek medical attention in a timely manner you may not be considered to have been injured under the law, and there will be no grounds for a bodily injury claim. If your medical records are not timely there may be no way to properly evaluate your injuries.

Unfortunately, receiving fair compensation from an insurance company for your injuries is not always easy. Some bodily injury claims require legal battles, in which case it crucial that you consult with an experienced bodily injury attorney who can help protect your legal rights. At Koch & Brim we can give you an honest evaluation and a plan to help you recover as fairly and as quickly as possible. Call us today at (702) 410-6034!