In some areas of law, and this also applies to traffic accidents, lawyers very often offer and free initial consultation. If you have been a victim or participant in a traffic accident, whether as a driver, pedestrian or cyclist, finding a suitable injury attorney will be very important. In our database you will find a large number of personal injury lawyers who specialize in both traffic accidents and injuries caused to pedestrians, cyclists or motorcycle drivers, and many of them also offer free consultations. This information needs to be verified before any commitment. Do you only have a question that does not directly concern you, but for example your friend or family member? In addition to personal injury law attorneys, you can also seek advice at the free legal center.
What should you know about a free accident attorney consultation?
Getting initial information for free is certainly helpful. But how does a free consultation with an injury lawyer work and what is good to know? During your initial meeting with a personal injury attorney, your lawyer will probably first want to hear a detailed information of what happened and what accident (injury) occurred. You should know that the length of the initial interview varies widely, depending on the type of negligence and the circumstances that led to your injuries. Before you give much thought to pursuing a auto accident / personal injury lawsuit, you must consider whether or not your case has expired and whether it therefore makes sense to hire a lawyer.
- Lawyers need information, remember to bring any records you might have gathered.
- Prepare documents and questions. You'll get a chance to ask.
- Do some research. You will have to discuss attorney fees and court costs.
- Depending on your case, the lawyer may or may not take your case.
Statutes of Limitations by State (personal injury & property damage)
The number of years since the end of the accident / injury will also tell you whether it makes any sense to enter into a dispute. Statues of limitations is a term that helps you determine if you are within the limit of years you have to file a particular type of lawsuit. These limits vary by state, so it is good to study the table below, which contains the standard Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury (alllaw.com) and property damage (nolo.com) cases.
|Alabama||Ala. Code § 6-2-30 et seq. *||2||6|
|Alaska||Alaska Stat. § 09.10.010 et seq.||2||6 (real property); 2 (personal property)|
|Arizona||Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-541 et seq.||2||2|
|Arkansas||Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-101 et seq.||3||3|
|California||Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 312 et seq.||2||3|
|Colorado||Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-101 et seq.||2||2|
|Connecticut||Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-575 et seq.||2||2|
|Delaware||Del. Code Ann. tit. 10, § 8101 et seq.||2||2|
|District of Columbia||D.C. Code § 12-301 et seq.||3||3|
|Florida||Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.011 et seq.||4||4|
|Georgia||Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-20 et seq.||2||4|
|Hawaii||Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-1 et seq.||2||2|
|Idaho||Idaho Code § 5-201 et seq.||2||3|
|Illinois||735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq.||2||5|
|Indiana||Ind. Code Ann. § 34-11-2-1 et seq.||2||6 (real property); 2 (personal property)|
|Iowa||Iowa Code Ann. § 614.1 et seq.||2||5|
|Kansas||Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-501 et seq.||2||2|
|Kentucky||Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.080 et seq.||1||5 (real property); 3 (personal property)|
|Louisiana||La. civil code § 3492 et seq.||1||1|
|Maine||Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 751 et seq.||6||6|
|Maryland||Md. Courts & Jud. Proc. Code Ann. § 5-101 et seq.||3||3|
|Massachusetts||Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 260, § 1 et seq.||3||3|
|Michigan||Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5801 et seq.||3||3|
|Minnesota||Minn. Stat. Ann. § 541.01 et seq.||2||6|
|Mississippi||Miss. Code. Ann. § 15-1-1 et seq.||3||3|
|Missouri||Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.097 et seq.||5||5|
|Montana||Mont. Code Ann. § 27-2-202 et seq.||3||2|
|Nebraska||Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-201 et seq.||4||4|
|Nevada||Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 11.010 et seq.||2||3|
|New Hampshire||N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:1 et seq.||3||3|
|New Jersey||N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2a:14-1 et seq.||2||6|
|New Mexico||N.M. Stat. Ann. § 37-1-1 et seq.||3||4|
|New York||N.Y. Civ. Prac. Laws & Rules § 201 et seq.||3||3|
|North Carolina||N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-46 et seq.||3||3|
|North Dakota||N.D. Cent. Code § 28-01-01 et seq.||6||6|
|Ohio||Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et seq.||2||2|
|Oklahoma||Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 91 et seq.||2||2|
|Oregon||Or. Rev. Stat. § 12.010 et seq.||2||6|
|Pennsylvania||42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 5501 et seq.||2||2|
|Rhode Island||R. I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-12 et seq.||3||10|
|South Carolina||S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-510 et seq.||3||3|
|South Dakota||S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq.||3||6|
|Tennessee||Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-101 et seq.||1||3|
|Texas||Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.001||2||2|
|Utah||Utah Code Ann. § 78B-2-101 et seq.||4||3|
|Vermont||Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 461 et seq.||3||3|
|Virginia||Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-228 et seq.||2||5|
|Washington||Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.005 et seq.||3||3|
|West Virginia||W. Va. Code § 55-2-1 et seq.||2||2|
|Wisconsin||Wis. Stat. Ann. § 893.01 et seq.||3||6|
|Wyoming||Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-102 et seq.||4||4|