FAQs on Motor Vehicle Accidents/ Car Accidents

Answers To Three Car Accident FAQs

At the law firm of Maho | Prentice, LLP, Attorneys at Law, our professional and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing the information you need to make the right decisions about your car accident claim. Here are answers to three common questions we receive:

  1. Who can file a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident?The person or people affected by an injury may file a claim. If the individual who suffered injury is unable to file a lawsuit on his or her own (such as in a wrongful death case), family members such as children, parents and even grandparents may file on behalf of the injured individual.
  2. How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in California? For most personal injury matters, a person or relative has two years from the date of injury (or date of wrongful death) to initiate a case. Exceptions include cases involving minors, which allow two years from the time the minor turns 18.
  3. Will my case go to trial? Many of those who consider filing injury cases after an auto accident dread a long, drawn-out trial that costs significant time and money. In fact, 95 percent of cases never reach trial and instead arrive at a settlement coordinated with the help of attorneys.

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