How soon do I have to file a pedestrian accident claim after my accident?
Pedestrian accidents are dangerous and have higher rate of injuries and fatalities. For victims who suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident, they may end up with unexpected financial burdens such as medical bills and lost wages. They can seek compensation for their damages from the at-fault driver. However, they must make sure that they do not let the deadline pass for filing their claim.
Pennsylvania law sets statutes of limitations, which are time limits for victims to file a claim for their accidents. Failure to meet the statute of limitation bars the injured party from ever filing a lawsuit for that accident. A person who suffers injuries from a pedestrian accident has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover damages.