Q: Is it hard to find a lawyer to assist me with a discovery rule case? What if my providers aren’t listening?
I was involved in a car accident back in February 2017. My symptoms started much later. I started receiving the help I needed, lawyers will not help me because the statute of limitation was too close. I decided to move forward on my own and they denied my claim 2 months later. Which fell after the statute of limitation date. Will I have a chance with a discovery rule motion? It’s extremely hard for me to deal with and keep up with everything due to the symptoms. Any provider I have came in contact with is stating that it just happened to me and car wrecks cannot be linked to my symptoms. I even asked for second opinions and they denied me the information. I have done some research and it clearly states that my symptoms can be linked to a previous car wreck. What advice would you have for an individual like myself? Should I go to a medical library? I’m so lost, but I do know I do not deserve what is happening to me. Especially because it was a hit and run.
A: I regret that I do not handle personal injury matters or car accident cases. Sorry.
I'm sorry for your ordeal. Unfortunately, the discovery rule I think you are talking about is more commonly applicable in cases where the statute of limitations is suspended due to delayed discovery of medical malpractice. I understand your line of reasoning, but I believe that is why you are having a difficult time finding counsel. The only thing I'd say is that you could contact other Virginia attorneys as to whether they see things any differently. Good luck
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