Approx over a yr ago i was hit by a car having pain,is it to late to take action?how do i do anything?

Asked over 1 year ago - Hazleton, PA

i was hit by a car and went to the hospital for my foot and leg,i did not get the plate so i thought there wa nothing i could do,i am still having alot of pain.

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  1. Scott B Cooper

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    Answered . You should contact a lawyer. In Pa. you generally have two years to file a suit but if you did not get the ID of the car then there are a whole host of other issues to explore.

  2. Lidia L. Alperovich

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    Answered . You may have a case but you need to retain an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. Please keep in mind, that the statute of limitation on personal injury cases in PA is 2 years

  3. Michael Ian Werner

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    Answered . You should consult with a local Personal Injury Attorney right away. The Statue of Limitations on your action is running and soon you will not have the option to file a complaint. Most PI Attorneys will not charge you for an initial consultation.

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  4. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . You should retain a personal injury lawyer. The secret is to retain one with a low contingency fee, less than 30%, so you don't get hurt twice. Good luck.

  5. Josh P Tolin

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    Answered . You should see a local personal injury attorney as soon as you can. From the other answers, although you have time on the statute, do not delay. Either use this site or I am sure you will get answers from people who would be willing to help you. Good luck.

  6. Malosack Berjis

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    Answered . I'm going to edit the practice area of your post to "Personal Injury" for better exposure.

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  7. Jennifer L. Ellis

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    Answered . I am sorry to hear you are still suffering. No, it isn't too late. Contact a personal injury attorney.

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  8. David B Sherman

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    Answered . Normally there is a 2 year statute of limitations so normally you would have time. Your claim would be an uninsured motorist claim. If you or a relative in your household has a car, the insurance policy would have to have uninsured motorist coverage. There are a few other issues suuch as limited tort whcich we do not have to with deal now. If there is no policy there is a state adminstered fund that would cover your claim. Your biggest problem is that your accient would appear to be unreported and if you are required to report it to the police or a proper govermental authority within 30 days (in Penna.) which is a requirement. Did you report it? Did you report it at the hospital. Without stating more (there is more) I suggest you contact a personal injury lawyer and ask for a free consultation.

  9. Stuart A. Carpey

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    Answered . PA has a 2 year statute of limitations. The comments of the other lawyers to this question all make sense and I agree that you should seek out counsel to see what you can do. I disagree with Mr. Lassen however about the fee. A 30% fee with a personal injury lawyer is quite low considering the fact that the lawyer pays all the expenses and assumes all of the financial risk. That is the nature of the contingency fee arrangement. Just because your attorney may want a fee higher than 30% does not mean you will "burned twice." On the contrary, the attorney who charges a higher fee may ultimately get you more money in the end. You can go to my website www.carpeylaw.com and download free books that I have written on this very subject.

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