You received serious burns after your involvement in a major motorcycle accident. You want to sue, but is it too late?

What is the time limit for filing a claim for my motorcycle accident burn injuries?

 

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Riding your motorcycle to work is something you only get to do once in a while, due to Seattle’s infamous weather. However, when the day promises a bit of sun and warm temperatures, you are quick to do it.

Riding your motorcycle on I-5 had never been an issue before, but on one day it was. Several months ago, a truck came into your lane and crashed into you because the truck driver “just didn’t see you.” As a result, you were knocked off your bike and skidded across the road. Although you suffered from a few broken ribs, the most severe injuries were the burns.

Is It Too Late to File a Claim?

As the medical bills roll in from your weeks spent in the hospital, you’re starting to realize you can’t possibly pay the balances. As the victim of the accident, you don’t feel like you should have to. You’re thinking about filing a claim to demand that the neglectful truck driver cover the costs of your medical bills, time lost from work, and bike repair, but is it too late?

Typically, those who want to file personal injury claims have three years to do so. This means that you have until three years from the date of the accident to file a claim against the person who hit you.

This time limit is actually quite generous, as many other states only give two years for plaintiffs to begin the lawsuit process. Three years also allows you time to determine what your burn injuries may cost you in the future, in terms of additional medical care, ongoing treatments, and lost income.

Let Us Help

It’s not fair that you have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. The Andrew Kim Law Firm understands what you are going through and wants to help. Contact us today to learn how we have helped others in the Seattle area, and how we may be able to do the same for you.