Car accidents can take a huge toll on your mental and physical health. It is easy to be
overwhelmed by stress, the suddenness of it, the confusion about what your legal rights are,
and the feeling of just not knowing what to do. All of these emotions leave you feeling
Injuries caused by car accidents make up a majority of personal injury cases in California. If you
have been injured in a car accident, you can file a lawsuit within two years from the incident.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For any injuries not discovered right away,
you're allowed one year from the date it was discovered to file a claim with the court. If a minor
is involved in an accident the statute of limitations begins running when they turn 18. When a
person is deemed mentally incompetent, their statute of limitations is deferred until they regain
mental capacity. Additionally, you can file a property damage claim within three years.