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How long do I have to file an injury claim after a bus accident?

It’s easy to put off thinking about your legal options when you’re already overwhelmed with the business of recovering from your injuries. However, bus accident victims should be aware that time limits do apply, and it’s not always obvious exactly how long you have to make decisions about filing an injury claim.

Time Is Limited, and Victims May Have to Comply With Several Deadlines

Although bus accident victims generally have up to two years to file a claim for injuries, it may be necessary to meet other time limits, and those time limits will depend on specific details related to your claim. In some cases, action may even need to be taken within the first month after the accident. If you are at all unsure, it’s important that you consult with an attorney who has experience with bus accident claims and the time limits that apply. If you miss a deadline, it may be impossible to recover compensation for your injuries.

Problems With Last-Minute Injury Claims for Bus Accidents

Even if you still have time left to file a claim, waiting until the last minute can have serious consequences. It takes time to prepare to file an injury claim and attempt to negotiate with the insurance representatives, and it may be very difficult to collect evidence to support your claim if you didn’t take steps ahead of time to get the information you need. The fact is, that it’s entirely possible for last-minute claims to simply be too late.

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