A lot can happen in the year after an auto accident. For many victims, those 12 months involve hospitalization, many doctor and specialist visits, and hours upon hours of physical rehabilitation, pain, and disability. In addition, they may be struggling to go back to work, all while trying to rebuild their lives around an injury that impairs their mobility and reduces their quality of life.
But did you know that while you’re struggling to come to terms with your post-accident life, the clock is also ticking away on your chances to file a compensation claim? Tennessee has one of the shortest statutes of limitations for personal injury claims in the nation. At just one year from the date of the accident or injury, victims have very little time to bring civil complaints against the parties whose negligence hurt them.
Calling an experienced Nashville auto accident lawyer right away after a crash accomplishes two things. First, it ensures that you won’t be in danger of missing the statute of limitations. Second, it increases the chances that important evidence will be retrieved, preserved, and presented to the insurance company to ensure your injuries are connected to the crash and taken seriously.
Though 12 months may seem like a long time after an auto accident, those 52 weeks can pass quickly—especially when you’re focusing on your recovery. Don’t risk missing out on the money you’re owed. Contact Ponce Law today for a free consultation, and let us begin building your claim.