Severity of Injuries in Motor Accidents and Statute of Limitations
Though injuries happen all the time some result in life-changing, serious injuries. Vehicle injuries incidents involve sustaining grave injuries that might require rehabilitation and care for a lifetime. The injured victim is likely to suffer severe catastrophic injuries depending upon the severity of the force exerted upon them.
Here are some injury types that result in serious cases of injuries:
- Serious injuries are expected to occur when a passenger vehicle is stroked by a semitrailer truck that is traveling at highway speeds.
- The result can be catastrophic if two passenger cars going in different speed directions with posted speed limit collide.
- Two passenger cars going in the same direction and one is traveling at the posted speed limit while the other is stopped, drivers and passengers suffer severe injuries.
- Serious injuries happen almost always to motorcyclists given the minimum precaution riders are following.
- Whatever the type of vehicle is when it hits the pedestrian then if not fatal pedestrian is likely to sustain severe injuries.
In all of these situations, the common element is the amount of force exerted upon the victim. When some individual is hit with this much force, unfortunately, catastrophic and serious injuries including fractures, brain damage, and other body injuries are likely to happen.
How Personal Injury lawyers Help Serious Injured Victim
Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney understands how difficult it is when you or your close one has been involved in a severe injury. The personal injury attorney at their firm has been taking these cases for several years for the rights of the injury victim.
These injuries can change life forever and Sacramento is committed to helping injury victims get full and fair compensation they deserve and need. There is a wide range of serious injury cases that our personal attorney handle:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken/fractured bones
- Bulging/Herniated disks
- Mental impairment
- Road rash and scarring
- Brain injuries
- Loss of consortium
- Spinal cord injuries
- Worsening of pre-existing conditions
- Lacerations and internal bleeding
- Nerve damage
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
How Much Time Injury Victims Have To Claim For Compensation?
Statute of limitations law varies from state to state but usually, the limit to file a claim is two years after being suffered from personal injury or property damage. There are a few exceptions to this law that shorten this time limit significantly.
It is strongly recommended to contact the lawyer as soon as possible. The chances of maximum recovery enhance sooner the claim is filed. Victims may lose thousands of dollars if they delay filing the case for too long. But there are times when the victim is not completely aware of their injuries instantly after the incident.
Some injuries such as aggravation of preexisting conditions can take long years to develop. Thus, it is important to speak with the personal injury attorney as early as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on the claim you deserve. The personal injury attorney will assess the situation to make sure you are within the time limits allotted by the state for filing the case.