Many people are unaware that when they suffer an injury in an accident,
they only have a limited amount of time in which they are legally allowed
to sue for compensation. This is what is known as a “statute of
limitations,” or the maximum amount of time from an incident in
which taking legal action is permitted. In almost every type of lawsuit,
a person or entity is bound to a certain time period in which they are
allowed to file their claim. If the time limit expires, they lose their
right to sue.
These time periods vary in every state, carrying different lengths depending
on the type of case in question. In the state of California, injured persons
must adhere to a two year statute of limitations from the date of their
injury to file a personal injury claim against another person or business.
If you have been injured and are looking to seek compensation, it is important
to be aware of this stipulation and to act promptly to avoid being legally
barred from suing.
Special conditions apply to personal injury claims that are to be filed
against the government. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the
statute of limitations can be anywhere from 30 days to one year from the
date of your injury. Since the possible expiration date for eligibility
against governmental agencies can arrive so quickly, it is imperative
that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to get
moving towards filing a claim.
Injured? Hire the Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett!
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, an Irvine
personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett is prepared
to stand up for your rights and fight to secure a fair settlement on your
behalf. Backed by more than 25 years of dedicated legal experience, our
firm can help you get through your difficult time and maximize your chances
of securing a desirable outcome.
To get started towards retaining top-notch legal representation,
request a free consultation or call our office today at (714) 701-8182.