How long do I have to file a bus accident claim?
Clients who have been involved in a bus accident in Virginia often ask, “How long do I have to file a claim for my injuries?” The first thing that has to be said is that there is a two-step process to preserving your rights to file a claim for a bus accident injury in Virginia. The first step is to put the government entity operating the bus system on notice of your claim. That has to be done within six months under some of the jurisdictional requirements applicable to certain bus companies in Virginia.You still have to file a lawsuit within two years of the claim. In those cases of private bus companies, there’s not an advance notice requirement; however, it’s very important that you send an electronic evidence preservation letter almost immediately after the accident to preserve that important evidence of how the crash occurred. For those reasons, the outside limit may be two years, but there are steps that need to be taken far earlier than that in most Virginia bus accident cases.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to a crash and have questions about the bus accident statute of limitations in Virginia? Contact a Virginia bus accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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