The Statute of Limitations is a legal deadline that applies to various types of cases such as personal injury claims. For instance, the Statute of Limitations, otherwise known as the SOL, applies to states differently and carry different rules.
The deadline or SOL in California to bring a personal injury lawsuit or file a claim in court is two years from the date of injury. Delaware and New Jersey, for example, also carry a two-year statute of limitations while Florida and Utah allow for more time, giving plaintiffs four years to file their lawsuit.
Click here to learn more about the way the statute of limitations can affect your case. Failure by your attorney or you to file your case timely within the statute of limitations, regardless of your injuries, can be waived and lost. It is critical for you and your attorney to discuss and review this important consideration when taking up your case and filing your claim. Instances can become more complicated when the injury is caused by medical malpractice or a defective medical device which can reveal the injury years later.
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