SUV accidents are often extremely devastating for all parties involved, but because SUVs are among the largest passenger cars on the road, you are likely to suffer even more serious injuries if you are involved in an accident with an SUV. Because such accidents can easily lead to injury, it is understandable that victims may wish to pursue compensation. If you intend to pursue legal action, it is in your best interests to become familiar with your state’s statute of limitations.
Like every other type of car accident, the injuries suffered in an SUV accident fall under the legal category of Injury to Person. The statute of limitations for such cases in Oklahoma is two years. This may seem like a long time, but that does not mean that you should drag your feet when it comes to pursuing legal action.
The truth is that legal proceedings take time, and injuries can easily grow worse in the months following an SUV accident. Imagine, for example, that your head strikes the air bag at a high speed in the accident. Your head might ache for a few days after the accident, but you feel fine, for the most part, and the pain seems to be going away. You may find out in the following year that this head injury did more damage than you first thought.
If you have been injured in a car accident in which you were not at fault, you are legally entitled to compensation. This is why you should not hesitate to consider legal action if you know that you were not at fault in the accident. If the statute of limitations expires, you may never be able to take legal action for the case. It is highly recommended that victims of an SUV accident meet with an attorney as soon as possible to consider legal possibilities.