Waiting too long after a car accident to file a lawsuit for damages could end your right to compensation. California has enacted laws, similar to those enacted in other states, to encourage an individual with a serious injury to pursue a claim against a negligent driver without unnecessary delay. The deadline to file a lawsuit is the statute of limitations.
Liability for the damages suffered by a motorcycle accident victim depends upon there being evidence to prove that the other driver was the negligent party. When the operator dies in a fatal motorcycle crash, the accident investigation conducted by the police takes on new importance because of the silencing of the voice of one of the parties.
The recent killing of a 32-year-old woman in San Francisco, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant who had been convicted of seven prior felonies and deported five times from the United States -- but who was staying in the city under its "sanctuary" policy -- has many people looking in different directions to decide who other than the accused killer may have been responsible for his being free at the time of the murder, despite an apparent request to the city by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be notified upon his release from jail in San Francisco, a request that the city rejected.
One of the hardest parts of dealing with a personal injury is the sense of uncertainty: How long will recovery take? What will it cost? Will your health insurance be enough to cover it? What if you have to miss work?