Being involved in a traffic accident can be traumatic, and accident scenes are often chaotic. Some individuals suffer from shock immediately following an accident and do not know what to do. The at-fault driver may even flee the accident.
There is no clear answer to the question, “How long after a traffic accident can you be charged?” The length of time a driver may be charged after a crash depends on the state where the accident happened and whether anyone was injured or died in the collision. However, if another person was responsible for your accident, you must observe your state’s deadline for filing a lawsuit or risk losing your right to a settlement.
Morgan & Morgan’s experienced traffic accident attorneys can help you learn about your legal rights and determine your next best steps. Contact us now to find out more in a free case review.