After getting into a serious collision a person not only has to find a medical facility that can treat them thoroughly, but they also have to find a medical facility that understands the legal process of filing a claim and who can provide them with the necessary documentation when the need arises. If a person does not go to a comprehensive clinic then there are significant chances they will not get the help they need and they may run into trouble when filing their legal claim as well.
Victims of accidents should connect with a lawyer who has expertise in dealing with accident cases so they can get the required help regarding their legalities. Victims of accidents should not take a long time to claim as their damages generally need to be paid for as soon as possible after the collision so they can return to their normal lifestyle again after this sudden tragedy that interrupted their lives.
Idaho follows a fault-based insurance system. This means that victims must make their claim with the insurance company of the driver who is at fault. The driver who caused the collision will be responsible for paying for the damages. For this reason, it is essential to carry out a very thorough investigation and gather a lot of evidence proving who was responsible for the accident.
In states that follow a no-fault system, personal injury protection is required for all drivers. However, in Idaho, PIP is not necessary, but drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of insurance coverage to help them deal with any potential costs they may run into in the case a car accident does occur.
How much time do victims have to file a car accident lawsuit in Idaho?
Just like in all legal situations, victims of car accidents should act as soon as possible to ensure they do not miss any deadlines regarding their case. If the insurance carrier refuses to cooperate and a person suffered significant damages, they may be required to file a legal claim or a lawsuit to get their fair settlement amount.
Individuals who get into car accidents have two years from the date of the collision to file a personal injury claim and three years to file a property damage claim. If a person waits too long after their accident to call a lawyer, the court can end up dismissing their case and they will lose any chance they had to get properly reimbursed for the harm they suffered.
Get in touch with a car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Johnson and Lundgreen to get the help needed to file a successful car accident claim.
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