LEXINGTON CAR WRECK ATTORNEY DESCRIBES THE EXCEPTIONS TO KENTUCKY’S 2-YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR AUTO ACCIDENTS, TRUCK ACCIDENTS AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS.
April 28, 2015
[back to index]Lexington car wreck attorney, Matt Troutman, of the Troutman law office, will explain below the time you have for making a personal injury claim in a in auto accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident. The Kentucky legislature has created statute of limitations laws, which limit the time you have for filing a lawsuit when injured in a car wreck. It is important for you to contact a Lexington car wreck attorney Matt Troutman as quickly as possible after your accident so that you do not risk losing your claim due to it expiring.
THE GENERAL RULE
If you have purchased no-fault insurance on your car or motorcycle or truck, then generally, you have 2 years from the date of your last no-fault payment before your claim expires. To be safe, you should think of the statute of limitations being 2 years from the date of the accident. If you have a significant injury, you should contact Lexington Car Wreck Attorney Matt Troutman as soon as possible after your car wreck to allow for proper investigation, maximization of insurance benefits and effective presentation of your claims.
Another reason to contact Louisville Car Wreck Attorney Matt Troutman soon after your accident is to make sure that some of the exceptions to the above general rule do not apply to your case. Here are some of the exceptions:
1. If you do not have Kentucky no-fault coverage on your motorcycle, then your statute of limitations is one year.
2. If the person causing your accident is an employee of a state or county or otherwise protected by sovereign immunity, then you have one (1) year to file your claim and it must be filed before the Board of Claims.
3. If you are filing a claim for someone who died in the auto accident (also known as “wrongful death”), it must be filed in one (1) year.
4. If your claim is a products liability claim, then you may need to file in one (1) year.
CONTACT LEXINGTON CAR WRECK ATTORNEY FOR FREE CASE EVALUATION!
As you can see, the answer to the question of how long you have to file a personal injury claim in Kentucky is not simple, which is one of the reasons you need to consult with Matt Troutman of the Troutman Law Office as soon as possible after your auto accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident. You can call Lexington car wreck attorney Matt Troutman directly or by email at email@example.com or by completing the free case evaluation form on this page.Helpful Links:
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