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Time is limited, so take action quickly after an accident


When you are injured in an accident, your top priority is probably getting the medical care you need. You might not think about the cost of that care or how you are going to make ends meet if you have a severe injury that prevents you from working. Once you have the medical emergencies handled, you may start to think about how you are going to pay all the bills. Filing claims for the accident is one option that you have.

When you file a claim for compensation, you are subjected to time limits. These are lengths of time that you have to seek compensation. The actual time limit varies based on which section your claim is in. For example, a Section A claim can be filed for up to two years after the accident. There are some exceptions to this, such as when a minor is the person who was injured.

If you are filing a Section B claim, you are on a revolving time limit. You can only file Section B claims for a year after the loss was suffered. This means that you couldn’t file a Section B claim based on an accident that happened in 2001, but you could file a section B claim for an accident that happened in March of 2016.

Attorneys understand this can be rather confusing and that you might have some questions about what kind of claim you should file and how to do so. An attorney can evaluate your case and give you answers to some of the questions that might come up.

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