I wound up with serious injuries from car accident but they did not manifest themselves until almost three years after the accident, was forced into early retirement due to these injuries. I can no longer work and only have disability from social security.
The quick answer is that the KY statute of limitations on personal injury is one year. There can be exceptions so you may wish to speak to a KY personal injury attorney.
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Assuming the accident was in Kentucky, the deadline to file suit is two years from the date of the accident or, if you had medical expenses that were paid by your auto insurance carrier under your PIP coverage, two years from the date the last such medical expense was paid.
Please contact an attorney to discuss your case. What was the date of the accident exactly? Where any PIP payments received? PIP= personal injury protection.
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I agree with all my colleagues answers. You need to contact an attorney immediately to see whether you have a claim still.
The statute of limitations in Kentucky for a personal injury claim as a result of a motor vehicle accident is KRS 304.39-230(6) which states that an action must be filed within 2 years from the date of the accident or the date of the last no-fault payment, whichever is later. If any of your medical bills were paid by no-fault insurance under your own automobile insurance within the past 2 years the statute is still alive but you need to see a lawyer as soon as possible. Good luck.
Your deadline is blown, if you didn't treat until three years after the wreck.
I'm sorry for your troubles.
If it makes you feel any better, (which I'm sure it won't) you could NEVER prove that injuries from 3 YEARS ago were caused by a car wreck. So you haven't lost anything.
As always, consult with an attorney face to face if you want to continue pursuing this matter.
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