If you have been injured in a Honolulu car accident, you may wish to file a Hawaii personal injury claim. Unless you are well-versed in personal injury law, you may not know if notifying the opposing parties of your intent to file this claim is one of the first things you should do after an accident, or if you have a time limit to do so. The answer to these questions is in whether you seek to file your Hawaii personal injury claim against a government agency or a non-government entity.
When to Notify a Non-Government Entity of Your Claim
There is no set time limit for notifying a non-government entity of your claim against them. There are, however, statutes of limitations set by the state that limit your time to file a claim. When you actually file a Hawaii personal injury claim, the other party is notified by the court.
It is important to file your injury claim as soon as possible after your accident in order to help preserve vital evidence, contact witnesses while the accident is still fresh in their minds, and prove to the other side that your injuries are serious and that you require compensation.
When to Notify a Government Agency of Your Claim
If you intend to sue a government employee or agency for your injuries in your Honolulu car accident, you must file a formal claim shortly after your accident. This applies at all levels of government; county, state or federal. This period of time could be anywhere between 30 days and 1 year. If you do not file your claim in time, or forget to include necessary details, you will likely lose your right to file your Hawaii personal injury claim.
Contacting a Hawaii Car Accident Attorney
After a serious car accident in Hawaii, you should be able to spend your time focusing on your recovery; not dealing with insurance adjustors, never-ending paperwork and complicated legalese. Hawaii attorneys Davis Levin Livingston will fight for your rights while you focus on healing. Serving accident victims on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and beyond. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 1-866-806-4349.