The Statute of Limitations in Motorcycle Accidents

Anybody that is injured by another has every right to be compensated for their losses. This can come in the form of economic damage such as hospital costs, medical bills, professional fees and even the amount required to restore your vehicle to its state prior to the crash. There are also non-economic costs to consider whose examples are pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish and inability to enjoy a normal life after the accident. These cannot be instantly quantified by any invoice or receipt. Such must be determined by the court hearing the case.

You might be of the understanding that you can collect such amounts at anytime you choose. It is you after all who is the innocent party and had done nothing to deserve such injuries. While it may be correct from a moral or even ethical standpoint, it is not the same in a legal setting.

What the law provides

As they say, there is a time and place for everything. The same goes for collecting on the damages incurred from your motorcycle accident. You must initiate efforts to express your interest to benefit from your rights or risk the chance of being disqualified from exercising them. An example can be found in the Personal Injury Protection Law. It can provide up to ten thousand dollars worth of medical compensation as long as the procedure for its collection is made within fourteen days from the accident. While the time frame can make it difficult to completely process everything during your recovery, there is the option of hiring a lawyer that could do this for you.

Another means of collection where you will definitely need legal counsel is when you institute a case directly against the guilty party. This must be commenced within four years from the accident or be barred by the Statute of Limitations. It is a mode that allows for a greater time frame within which to pursue your rights. Should you fail to do so it is strong evidence of a lack of interest. You must bear the costs of the injury and the negligent party is freed from his liability.

Make the right call

Lichtblau & Goldenberg will make sure that you will be able to secure reimbursement for the costs of your personal injury. We have assisted numerous clients in the West Palm Beach area on different cases for over five decades. To know more on how we can do the same for you, contact us through 561-863-9100 today.