Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

when to file a personal injury claim

A lawsuit must be filed before the applicable deadline (the “statute of limitations”) in personal injury claims, or you will be forever barred from taking legal action

Immediately consulting an attorney is vitally important, especially when you believe that your injury was caused by the negligence of another person.

The specific time limitation depends on the type of injury and the circumstances of the incident. In general, a lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date the accident. Under some circumstances, however, the time is shorter.

For example, if you believe a governmental entity is responsible, you must file a claim within two years of the injury. There are other time limitations if, for instance, you need to sue a doctor for medical malpractice.

Attorneys Ready to Help located in Everett, and Bellingham

If you wait until the statute of limitations is almost up, the attorney you retain may not have enough time to prepare your case.

If you need the assistance of a qualified legal professional, please contact the Bernard Law Group at 800-418-8282 for an immediate free evaluation of your situation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will return all calls or emailed forms within 24 hours.