I was sitting at a work zone red lite and a truck hits me more like smashed me doing about 65-70mph. The persons driving that truck was a 20 year old that was very intoxicated. I wasn't have any issues at first but I am now daily !
Yes, you can.
The problem you will have is that you have apparently had zero medical treatment for over a year, so you will be almost certainly unable to prove that you sustained any injury medically or causally. There is not a competent doctor in the world who can opine that an injury first reported 15 months later is causally related to a traffic crash that long ago.
Here is what I would do for a start.
Call a lawyer and explain the situation. You seem to indicate you had absolutely no medical treatment. If that is the case, I fear you will not find anyone able to assist you.
If I am in error and you had some treatment fairly close to the crash, there may be some way to connect this.
It is a shame you waited so long.
Yes. You have up to two years after an accident to negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit. If you did not receive medical treatment until 15 months afterwards, you may have an issue collecting from the insurer or company. The key is whether your medical professional will state that your current problems are due to what happened.
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The others are right, you still have the *right* to bring a case. Proving your injuries will be a tougher road. You need to contact a lawyer, from this board or on your own to discuss your options. Linking up a heavy crash to later treatment isn't impossible, but it isn't easy either. Depending on what happened to you, who you told about it, all kinds of factors are at play in proving your case. Call a lawyer asap and see if you can get on the road to proving your injuries you sustained. Call a lawyer today.
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