California law says that you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit from the date of a car accident. However, it is best to start the process as quickly as possible by ensuring that you are receiving medical treatment and working with a lawyer. The medical treatment is required both for your own personal health but also to support the case, as insurance companies, judges, and juries will demand confirmation that an injury is real and will also need proof of the extent of the harm and costs. Working with a lawyer will ensure that everything needed to ensure the best possible outcome is being handled.
If you’re concerned that your treatment is still ongoing and the full extent of the injuries are not yet fully known, rest assured that car accident lawyers can incorporate new information into their strategy. It always makes sense to start working with a lawyer as quickly as possible following a traffic incident.