Knowing when to sue for a car accident is crucial. If a government vehicle was involved, your timeline is even shorter. In this situation, the statute of limitations is six months. That makes the deadline tight, and you must rapidly plan and collect the evidence needed for a lawsuit. These cases are much more complex, and you and your attorney will likely need to hurry.
After a fender bender, crucial evidence can get lost. If there was not a fatality, your incident will likely not be a top priority for the municipality. Beginning a lawsuit immediately will ensure your claim gets the attention it deserves.
If there is even a small chance your insurance company will not fully compensate you for medical bills or lost wages, consult with an attorney as soon as possible. If you did not research your insurance company before engaging it, now is the time. Look at online reviews and information from outside sources to discover how reliably the company provides full compensation.
If drugs or alcohol contributed to your car accident, authorities will leverage criminal charges against the intoxicated driver. Suing quickly after the incident is a good idea in these situations; the state may not hold the driver criminally negligent, and you may not have time to collect any evidence of intoxication.