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After getting into an accident, you’re probably most concerned with healing and figuring out how you’re going to pay for everything from medical bills to a new car. Luckily in both Kentucky and Indiana, you have up to two years to file a lawsuit for a car accident. However, we urge you against waiting too long to file because you could forfeit your right to sue, and potentially be responsible for covering all of the damages yourself. Here are some tips for filing a lawsuit against another driver.

File Early

Filing early is a good idea because you’ll likely still have the details of the accident fresh in your mind. You’ll also want to file a claim with your insurance company quickly after your accident to increase your chances of getting coverage.

However, please note that by accepting payment from the other driver’s insurance company, you lose out on your right to sue the other party.

We advise you to speak with an experienced car accident attorney about the specific details of your case because every case is unique.

Contact a Skilled Car Accident Attorney for Help Filing Your Claim

The attorneys at Kaiman & Crahan offer a free consultation to discuss your options and best practices. Consider hiring an attorney to handle your case, especially if you are suffering from substantial injuries that take time and energy to heal from. We want to remind you that you deserve a right to compensation for the emotional trauma, major medical expenses, and loss of work. By turning to a law professional, you have a greater chance of a fair and full recovery.

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