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Three Reasons Why There Is A Short Statute Of Limitations On Auto Accident Lawsuits

If you have been in an auto accident, you should know that you only have a short time to sue. Even if you do not feel anything out of place from the accident now, you might feel something a few days from now, or five years from now, but by then it would be too late to sue. Here are some reasons why your auto accident attorney tells you that you have to make your move now, and why there is such a short statute of limitations on accident lawsuits. 

You Have to Be Able to Tie Your Health and Medical Problems to the Accident

If you wait six months, how is a judge supposed to know that you did not hurt yourself some other way? By filing now, you are establishing that you were in an accident, that you suffered some injuries, and that you may have more health problems in the future that can be tied back to this very moment. If you wait, there is no sure-fire way to prove that your car accident is the cause of your cervical vertebrae fractures and stiffness three years from now. 

Many Other Things Can Cause Injuries and Health Problems That Look Like Car Accident Problems

The aging process, osteoporosis, arthritis, etc., can all produce health problems that share similar characteristics and medical problems with car accidents. A mild case of meningitis, for example, can look like whiplash. A torn meniscus in your knee looks like it could happen in a car accident, or when you were active and physically engaged. Unless you get a doctor that says, "Yes, absolutely, this was a car accident injury," anything else you experience can look like it was caused by some other type of injury. 

When the Body Heals, You Have No Proof

Perhaps the most troubling of all is when the body heals so well that it never looks like you were in a car accident at all. Only pictures taken in a hospital and by the police can show your injuries and how these injuries were treated after your accident. If you wait a month, most of your injuries may have fully healed, leaving you with no proof that the accident occurred. As you are well aware, no proof means no case, and no case means you cannot effectively pursue a lawsuit for compensation for your injuries and medical bills.

For more information, reach out to a company like Bangel, Bangel & Bangel