How Soon Should I File a Personal Injury Claim | Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo

Mar 25, 2022

How Soon After I Am Injured Do I Have to File a Claim?

Once you know that you are injured, Connecticut law requires you to file your personal injury claim within two years.

The two-year window begins the day you learn of your injury, not when you are actually injured. This rule allows you to act even if your injury was not immediately apparent or was sustained over a long period of time.

If you fail to file your claim within this period, the statute of limitations, you will forfeit your right to pursue compensation. In no event can a suit be filed more than three years from the date that the negligent act or omission occurred.

If you’ve been injured, you should consult a personal injury attorney immediately. The insurance company will contact you soon after your accident to request a statement. Usually, insurance companies will request the statement be recorded – and that statement could be used against you later. In addition, the insurance company will request you sign authorizations so they may obtain additional information about you.

Make sure you’re protected; consult with an attorney to determine what the insurance company is and is not entitled to obtain and review. Also, the faster you hire a personal injury attorney, the faster witness statements can be obtained, and testimony and other evidence preserved.

Contact the law offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo in New Britain and Waterbury, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping you secure the medical and financial assistance you need after suffering an injury.


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