How Long after an Accident Should I Report it?

Jun 04, 2021

Injury Attorney Brooklyn on Accident Claim Filing Time Limits

Starting the moment you are involved in an automobile accident, you have a limited amount of time in which to file a claim with your insurance provider. The amount of time you have depends on your state of residence. In the state of New York, you have two years to file a claim. If you miss that rather large window of opportunity, you will be unable to claim any coverage for injuries, property damage, or lost wages. There are, however, additional time-lines you should know about.

These include;

A 30-day time limit to file under the no-fault law

A 90-day time limit for drivers without insurance to file with the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC)

A 10-day limit to file with the DMV if property damage and injuries add up to more than $2,000

The two-year timeline for filing an insurance claim has been made more than sufficiently large to allow for those who have injuries, rehabilitation needs, and a loss of transportation ample time to meet the deadline. Naturally, the 30, 90, and 10-day deadlines make no such consideration.

Personal Injury Brooklyn 

What that means for persons suffering after an auto accident is that an accident lawyer in Brooklyn may be necessary to help you meet deadlines, files claims, and to attend to the many legal procedures that must be taken care of. After an automobile accident, you may need time to recover physically, mentally, and financially. If you are not at fault or not wholly at fault for the accident, you need a personal injury attorney with the training, the experience, and the fortitude to see your case through to the end – even and especially if your case goes to trial.

That’s where Levitsky Law Firm comes in.

If you have been in an automobile accident and believe you are owed compensation for damages, the personal injury experts at Levitsky Law Firm are here to help. Get in touch today to learn more, and get the compensation you deserve.