January 01, 2016

When to File a Car Accident Claim After an Accident

How long do I have to file a claim after my Wisconsin car crash?

In Wisconsin, the Statute of Limitations—the time in which you have to either settle your injury claim or file a lawsuit—is three years from the date of the crash.

If you were involved in a crash with a governmental entity (city snow plow, school bus, police car, etc.) there are special notice requirements and other time-lines that need to be met. As a general rule, those time limits are much, much shorter. You should speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible in those cases to determine the time-lines and other requirements in your case.

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