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How long do you have to file a truck accident lawsuit?

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2022 | Truck Accidents

Being in a motor vehicle accident in Kansas can be a harrowing experience. If you or a loved one gets involved in an accident, it is important to know what to do next and what to expect. Perhaps most importantly, you will want to know how long you have to file a lawsuit.

Kansas statutes of limitations for filing a motor vehicle accident lawsuit

In the state of Kansas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the motor vehicle accident. This means that if you got injured in a truck accident, you would have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.

What happens if I don’t file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations?

If you do not file a lawsuit within the two-year period, you will likely get barred from doing so. This means that you would not be able to recover any damages that may be owed to you. In some cases, there may be an exception to this rule. For instance, if the at-fault party has been evasive or if the accident caused a death, you may have more time to file a lawsuit.

How long does a truck accident lawsuit take to resolve?

The amount of time it takes to resolve a truck accident lawsuit will depend on a number of factors. If the case gets settled out of court, it may be resolved relatively quickly. However, if the case goes to trial, it could take months or even years to reach a resolution.

If you get into a truck accident in Kansas, make sure you report the accident to the police. You should also try to gather evidence, such as photos of the accident scene and medical records as well as witness statements. The evidence may be used to support your claim. Next, contact your insurance company to file a claim as soon as you can. And finally, if you decide to file a lawsuit, make sure you do so within the statute of limitations.