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Feb 01

How long do I have after my motorcycle accident to file a case?

Posted by: Personal Injury Attorney  

Due to the nature of motorcycle accidents, there is a high likelihood that riders are going to be in for a lengthy healing and recovery process.  Those first few days, weeks, or even months can be a hectic blur.  This means that many put off filing their case for months or even years due to daily obligations, injuries, or plain forgetfulness.  If this sounds like your situation, it is time to take a look at the statute of limitations with our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney from the Law Offices of Hamdam and Associates.


After an accident, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention and take care of any injuries.  At this point there are going to be three places that a rider must file their case.  If any injuries took place, even slight ones, or there was damage of over $750, an accident report must be filed to the DMV within 10 days.  Then, most insurance companies require a report to be filed between 30 and 60 days, but every provider has slightly different stipulations on these rules.

If the accident was the fault of another party and you plan to take them to court, these two filings must be made first.  The rider then has 2 years to file a case, but the sooner the better.  The longer that a rider waits after an accident, the fewer options our motorcycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles will have to find you the compensation that you need.  If you have recently been in an accident, contact the Law Offices of Hamdam and Associates today and begin exploring your legal options.