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How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Iowa? Whether you have suffered an injury or a loved one has died in a traffic accident in Des Moines or anywhere throughout Iowa, you probably want to know how much time you have to file a claim. Watch this video to find out about the statute of limitations.

The statute of limitations sets limits on the length of time a person can file a personal injury claim and bring a case to court. In Iowa, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. This means that you have to file a lawsuit within a two year time period in order to protect your rights to a financial recovery. In serious auto accident cases, victims may still be getting medical treatment; however, a claim has to be filed within that time frame to protect their interests to compensation.

To learn more about your rights and how to best file a lawsuit after an auto accident injury, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800.800.5678 for a free consultation or online at

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham