The statute of limitations sets a time limit for when a person can legally bring forth a lawsuit. In California, passenger injuries are considered personal injuries, which typically have a two-year statute of limitations from the date your injuries are discovered.
Of course, this time limit can change depending on certain circumstances, such as the type of injuries you sustained and the type of lawsuit you want to file. Your personal injury attorney can explain the statute of limitations in your case and ensure that you meet all legal deadlines.
Car insurance plays a big role in most passenger injury cases in California. The state requires drivers and owners to maintain proper insurance coverage to operate a motor vehicle legally. Understanding how insurance policies work as well as California insurance laws in general is essential for any passenger injury case. Your lawyer can educate you on both as you pursue your claim.