When you get into a car accident that’s not your fault or, a part of a car is faulty and causes injuries or damage, a lawsuit may be in order. It’s not everyday you file a lawsuit so it can be a new adventure that you need to educate yourself about. Here are a few questions that you should ask and learn more about.
How does a lawsuit work?
A couple of different things will happen when you file suit. Either your attorney will work with the insurance company to reach a settlement or you’ll go after the person directly. You’re attorney will work out the details and decide which is the best route to take. The result of the lawsuit should cover all of your expenses and pain and suffering that resulted from their negligence.
How long do you have to file a lawsuit after an accident?
This is something you’ll have to look into or ask your attorney about. Each state has their own statute of limitations on filing lawsuits. Most range from 1 to 6 years, but usually around 2. So again, check out your own states statutes. If you’re in an accident, the sooner you talk to an attorney the better. Things change over time and may be forgotten so get on top of it right away.
Another thing you need to think about is finances. Some attorneys will just take a cut of your winnings, but some may charge you for expenses. There may also be things that aren’t being covered that resulted from the accident that you have to pay out of pocket. If you’re having a hard time, you may want to think about lawsuit loans. They’ll help you see the lawsuit through.
As you can see there are a lot of things you need to find out about before you file a lawsuit. Be sure to do your own research and consult with an attorney before you dive into something you have no idea about. That’s the best advice I can give you.