Bicycle Accident Statute of Limitations
If you were injured riding a bike, there is a limited time span you can file a claim for compensation. Learn more about bicycle accident statute of limitations.
Typically, you have up to two years to file a lawsuit. This is a personal injury type of claim, and typically you will have two years from the date that you were hit and injured on your bike to settle your case or to file a lawsuit. If within that two-year period of time you do not settle your claim or file the lawsuit, you will then lose the ability to file a lawsuit or get any type of compensation.
Many times when bikes are hit by cars, it is a minor – a child riding the bike – and that changes things. That extends the amount of time that is available to file a lawsuit. What you need to do is you have to talk to an attorney who handles and does bicycle injury cases on a regular basis. There are some very important nuances that affect these types of cases and if you don’t have an attorney that does these on a routine basis, they might not know how to go out and properly build your claim.
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