Lawsuit for car accident, recieved thsi letter what does it mean

Asked about 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

in the letter it says,

california law proved you with a two year statue of limitation for your bodily injury claim. this means in order to protect your interests in this matter, you must settle your bodily injury claim or file a lawsuit within two years from the date of injury

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  1. Steven Ronald Kuhn

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    Answered . The letter is probably from the insurance company for the at fault party. It is just as the letter says. You must either settle the claim or file a lawsuit within two years or you lose all of your rights to present a claim..

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  2. Barry P. Goldberg

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    Answered . It is straight-forward---unless you settle your claim or file a lawsuit before two years---your claim will be forever barred.
    You need to consult with a lawyer on this. Most people cannot litigate a case on their own and often mis-file the important papers before the Statute of Limitations runs!
    Best of luck!

  3. Mariam Mary Margaryan

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    Answered . If you were in fact injured as a result of the auto collision and have incurred medical and other expenses to treat for your injuries you should consult with a personal injury attorney without delay.

    This information is not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any... more
  4. Sagar P. Parikh

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    Answered . The letter is informing you of the statute of limitations in CA for personal injury claims. You need to file a lawsuit for your injuries or settle with the insurance within two years of suffering the injuries.

    Consult with a personal injury attorney.

    SP@BeverlyHillsLawPartners.com
    323-703-3581

  5. Michael Shemtoub

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    Answered . They are informing you of the time that you have to file a lawsuit. However, the best thing to do is hire a lawyer. We will typically walk you through the whole process with minimal stress.

    Direct Line to Attorney: 877-427-2752 or Email: Michael@Kingofpersonalinjurylaw.com; Website: www.KingofPi.com... more
  6. Robert Bruce Kopelson

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    Answered . Ins co reqd to advised unrepresented claimants with a warning about the statute of limitations. See a lawyer for review of your case.

  7. Scott J. Corwin

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    Answered . The letter refers to the California statute of limitations on Car Accident personal injury lawsuits. As the letter explains, you have 2 years to either settle the matter or file a lawsuit. Often people who try to represent themselves end up digging themselves into a deeper hole after dealing with compounding medical bills and misfiled papers. I have represented over 2,000 clients over 20 years of practicing auto accident personal injury law and I cannot begin to explain the difference in results when people hire an experienced attorney from the start. I wish you the best of luck.

  8. Joel Richard Warren

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    Answered . As others have said, it is informing you of your rights. But, as with all insurance communications, it is a scare tactic.

  9. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . It is axiomatic. Retain a local personal injury lawyer

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