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Understanding time limits associated with personal injury claims

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2019 | Personal Injury |

Personal injury claims for damages are a vital protection available to victims who are injured in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other types of traumatic events. Because of the importance of seeking compensation through a personal injury claim, it is essential that car accident victims are familiar with the time limits associated with a personal injury claim for damages.

Time limits associated with personal injury claims require that victims of car accidents or other events that are caused by the negligence of another bring a claim against the party responsible for their damages within a specified period of time. Those time limits are referred to as statutes of limitation and can vary by claim type and state, so it is important for victims to be familiar with the time limits in their state.

It is critical to note that a claim for damages must be brought within the time period specified by the relevant statute of limitation or it will be forever barred. This could result in a victim being unable to recoup damages suffered, which may include extensive medical expenses and lost wages. Statutes of limitation apply to car accident claims, truck accident claims, motorcycle accident claims, medical malpractice claims, products liability claims, and other legal actions. Statutes of limitation can be two years but because they can vary, it is essential for injured victims to be familiar with the time limits associated with their claim.

A personal injury claim for damages can provide relief for victims with their physical, financial, and emotional damages including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. As a result, victims should be familiar with the personal injury process, associated time limits, and the legal protections available to them.

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