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not sure about legal time line but if you report the accident immediately or even now ( if you did not) your insurance company will assist you with the information. if for no other reason than to protect themselves....and get correspondence in writing!!! Generally the statute of limitations allows an injured party 2 years to claim injury damages. Genuinely, sometimes injuries DO NOT appear immediately. This is due to the body producing adrenaline during the crash.

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Q: If you are at fault in an auto accident and the other driver said at the scene he was not injured and didn't appear to have any injuries how long does he have to claim injuries later?
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