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Make your claim and get the settlement or compensation you need

When you're hurt, one of the most devastating things about it is the cost. Medical bills quickly add up, and if you don't stay on top of them, you could find yourself in collections. Sadly, many people who end up in this position fall behind and can have their finances threatened.

That's why it's so important for people to seek a claim after an injury. Whether or not an injury seems minor at the time of a crash, it's essential that you file a claim against the other driver's insurance. Not doing so can lead to losing the right to a claim and not being able to afford the treatments you need in the future.

Most people know to file a claim for catastrophic injuries, like brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. However, any injury can add up. Even broken bones can need surgery or physical therapy, which can cost thousands of dollars. Delaying a claim too long can mean that the statute of limitations runs its course, and the victim loses their right to a claim in California.

How soon do you have to make a claim?

Usually, personal injury claims can be made within two years, though every limitation is a little different depending on the cause of the injury. It may also be a different time limit depending on how long it took you to know that you had an injury. For instance, if you didn't discover the injury until two years after an incident, then you'd have one additional year to make a claim.

What should you know about settling a personal injury claim?

The most important thing to know is that you should not take a settlement just because it's offered. Your attorney will work closely with you to make sure any settlement offer you're made is based on the facts of your case and is fair. If it's not fair, you're within your rights to reject the settlement offer and to take the case to court if the other side can't be more reasonable.

Your attorney can help guide you with settlement offers, letting you know what you may expect based on their past experiences in the industry. It's easier to get the settlement you want if you can provide documentation to prove how seriously you're hurt and how it will affect you.

Overall, the best plan is to make a claim as soon as you can. That way, you'll always know that you're within the time limit and can pursue what you're owed.

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