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We see a lot of great questions in our Answers community every day. Here's a look
at some recent questions relating to injuries and accidents from our
FindLaw Answers boards:
- My friend was driving and got us into a multi-car accident.
I got a bad case of whiplash from the accident. I don't necessarily want to sue
my own friend, but I need to do something to help cover my medical expenses.
Should I just sue the other drivers? Or the other drivers and my friend?
Suing a friend? That can definitely be a bit of an awkward
good news is that as a passenger, you probably won't come up against an
issue of fault when trying to recover for a whiplash injury. So it will
likely be easy for this poster to file a claim against the friend, as well as
the other drivers.
In these types of cases, it's often a good idea to consult
with a personal injury attorney beforehand. An attorney will be able to assess
the circumstances surrounding the accident, help determine the issues of fault
and liability, and advise the injured party on the best way to proceed with the
case — even if that means suing a friend. If you find yourself in this
situation, you can have your claim reviewed for free by an accident attorney in
- I was injured in a slip-and-fall accident a while back at a
supermarket. I meant to file a claim against the store, but I got so caught up
with other things — trying to recover from the injury, a job loss, and taking
care of an ill family member — that I never got around to suing. Is it too late
to do anything?
Even if you're not a chronic procrastinator, life can become overwhelming. If that's the case for you, suing may not
be at the very top of your to-do list. But don't let your injury fall
completely off your radar.
Most personal injury claims are bound by statute of
limitations laws, which require that a case be filed within a certain amount of
time. Each state has its
own set of statute of limitations, generally with limits varying according
to the type of accident of injury. You will want to look into filing
a personal injury claim as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney can
let you know exactly when your case needs to be filed to
preserve the claim.
These are just a couple examples of some of the trending personal injury questions being asked on our Answers boards. We know that dealing with an injury or another legal issue can be confusing, Answers is a great place to find resources, get advice, and get connected with an attorney!