When you’re focusing on recovering from an injury, the last thing you want to think about is having to deal with a legal battle to get the settlement you deserve. However, waiting can put you at risk of not receiving anything for your case. That’s why it’s always best to act as quickly as possible. Given this, what is the statute of limitations on personal injury cases?
The actual statute of limitations on personal injury cases is 3 years. This means that from the date of your injury, you have 3 years to file a personal injury claim — but it’s always a good idea to get started as soon as you can.
For one thing, you don’t want to let time slip away from you. If you keep putting off filing your claim, you could miss your window, in which case the at-fault party would not be held responsible, and you would get nothing from them.
Another reason to make your claim early is that your case is still fresh in the minds of doctors, physicians, and other experts you will need to support your case. For instance, if your doctor is asked to testify, they’re much more likely to remember the details of your case if it happened a few months ago rather than if it happened a few years ago. Your doctor’s testimony is going to be more credible if it is more recent.
We understand that it can be incredibly overwhelming to deal with both recovery and your personal injury case. That’s why we recommend working with an attorney from day one. We’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure that everything is taken care of.