While the laws of Massachusetts give you three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, the laws of nature are not so generous. Physical evidence from the crash scene can be washed away by weather. Likewise, witnesses may forget what they saw, and security camera footage may be overwritten or deleted.
That’s why you have to act fast to gather and preserve evidence at the scene of your accident. Take as many pictures as you can – vehicle positions, skid marks, road conditions, property damage, and any visible injuries. Get names and contact information for any witnesses. If there are businesses nearby with security cameras, ask them to preserve the footage. This evidence will be a key part of your case for compensation.