The Statute of Limitations is a law in California that determines the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. The information we’re about to provide is very general and should not be relied upon. Instead, we strongly recommend that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney because, in our firm’s opinion, the Statute of Limitations is the most important reason to hire an attorney for your case.
The Statute of Limitations refers to a state law that sets the last possible day that you can file a formal lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries. If you fail to file a lawsuit by before the Statute of Limitations passes, then your right to sue or make any claim against the responsible party is gone forever. It does not matter how terrible your car accident was or how badly you were injured.
Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations
There are several exceptions to the Statute of Limitations (and even exceptions to the exceptions) which may make the deadline to file shorter or longer.
- The injured person is a minor.
- The injured person is making an uninsured motorist claim.
- The responsible party works for the government.
- The responsible party passes away.
Due to the complex nature of these exceptions, we believe it is extremely important that you immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney after an accident to make sure that your legal rights are protected.
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