Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

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Oftentimes people are not aware that their legal rights
are expiring due to the passage of time. If they’re hurt by a public entity, for example,
the statute of limitations or the the claim period, when you have to file a claim against
a public entity is only six months. There are some exceptions and you can get some
relief beyond six months up to a year, but you better have a pretty good reason for not filing
an initial claim within six months. So, some of the statutes, some of the
claim periods are very short. For regular personal injury cases
it’s two years in California. But at the end of that two years, unless you have
a valid exception, you’re not going to be able to pursue your claim anymore. So, you got to act quickly if you’re at all interested, really,
in pursuing the case or in talking with an attorney. It’s, also, important to preserve evidence,
to be able to get experts out to the scene, to take photographs, to document injuries,
all of those things. The sooner you get an attorney working for you,
the sooner those things can be preserved. And you’d be surprised how fast everything fades
at the scene of an accident if you’re not out there within days of what occured.

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