Kentucky has thousands of miles of roadways used by millions of drivers every year. Thomas Law Offices encourages and desires for every driver in Kentucky to reach their destination safely. But in the unfortunate event an accident does occur, it is important to understand Kentucky’s car accident laws so that you can protect your rights and help you and your family return your life to normal.
How Long Do I Have to File an Accident Report or Car Accident Claim in Kentucky?
While other states allow more time to bring a lawsuit, Kentucky has a tight deadline, so it is important to act fast. You have 10 days to file a written accident report with Kentucky State Police, and you must do so if you think the damage will exceed $500 or the car accident resulted in injury to or death of any person.
You have one year to file a lawsuit for personal injury and two years to file a lawsuit for property damage. The clock for these deadlines starts ticking on the date of the accident. Failure to file your claim within the time guidelines will result in the courts denying your claim and you being unable to recover any damages.