Personal Injury Law
Personal Injury Law Questions? Ask Personal Injury Lawyers.
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases gives is two years from the date of the injury. So, if you don't sue the driver of the other vehicle before the time expires, you'll be barred from being able to sue for damages resulting from the accident.
As for what to do, the best action would likely be to seek out a local personal injury lawyer in your area and have him/her file suit against the driver in order to preserve your rights under the applicable statute of limitations.
Filing suit will invoke the driver's insurance coverage.....which means there's money to cover your injuries, damages, etc. (at least up to the amount of the policy limits).
Once you file suit, you can put together your damages based on medical bills, future medical treatment, lost wages, and even damages for losing the ability to be as active as you were.......as long as you can attribute it to the accident.
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