We have learned that no matter what kind of injuries you are suffering from, time is crucial. It is critical that you hire an attorney at the earliest possible convenience to guide you through the legal process of filing a lawsuit. It is essential that vital evidence from the accident scene is preserved, medical examinations are conducted, witnesses are located, and other information is recorded and maintained to prove fault and responsibility if you do decide to pursue litigation.
In addition, the time frame within which you can file a case to recover money damages for your injuries is governed by a statute of limitations. In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally one year for no-fault (PIP) cases and between two to three years, depending on the circumstances, for most "pain and suffering" cases. This gives you only twenty-four to thirty-six months from the date of your accident to file a claim. If you fail to do so, your case will be permanently barred, and you will no longer be able to recover any compensation.