The time you have to file a motorcycle accident case depends largely on what the statute of limitations is in the state where your accident occurred.
In Missouri and Kansas, statutes of limitation exist to prevent someone who may have sustained injury or property damage in an accident to file suit after a certain time has elapsed. Basically, your right to file an accident claim ends if you don't act within a pre-determined amount of time.
The Missouri statute of limitations for most motor vehicle accidents is five years, and that includes motorcycle accidents. After this period of time, you can no longer bring legal actions against the driver of a vehicle that injured you.
The clock starts running when the damage resulting from an accident is sustained and capable of being determined. This doesn't mean the extent of the damage is necessarily fully known. Rather, in Missouri, the damage has to be proven to have occurred on a certain date.
The statute of limitations in Kansas is a good deal shorter: two years from the date of the crash, or the date of the occurrence leading to your legal action.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our attorneys long before the statute of limitation expires. Getting started today is the best way to make sure your time doesn't run out. We'll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
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