Bakersfield, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: I was hit by a car. They have insurance. I have 2 years to file a claim. I am down to one day. What do I have to file?

I want to do it myself because I believe I will max out the policy. I don't know what to file.

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3 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You have to file a Complaint. It costs $500.00. You have to identify all the defendants: the driver, the car owner, anyone responsible for the driver, such as an employer. It is unlikely that you will be able to do this on your own. Most attorneys will probably refuse to do anything for you since you have only one day left on your statute of limitations. If you were a minor at the time, you would have two years from the date that you turned 18.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: How have you determined the 2 years? Did you add any time for the COVID delays? You really need to get an attorney because you risk not getting anything. How do you know how much the policy is? They usually don't volunteer that information.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: much more info is needed.

how do you know the policy? have they ever suggested they would offer it?

i would not take any case on the last day.

part of the problem is that an attorney will never know what you told the ins co OR what they thought they heard you say. It is just to dangerous to take a case at the 11th hour.

see the answer by attorney William Light. It appears to be very thorough...AS IS TED GREENE'S.

HIRE A LAWYER WITHIN THE HOUR.......OR RISK LOSING THE MONEY YOU ARE PLANNING ON RECEIVING.....

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