Are there time limits after I’m injured to file a lawsuit?

There are different time limits for different types of personal injury cases. These time limits set the legal requirement for how long you have to file your personal injury case.

If you don’t file a lawsuit within the set time period, you will lose the right to make any claims.
There are different time periods, for example, for a car wreck versus a medical malpractice case. There are different rules if you’re suing a business or individual versus a city or municipality. In cases involving injured children, there is usually an extension of time. If your case involves illnesses caused by chemical exposure or medical malpractice, there may be a delay in the discovery of the injury that allows for an extension.

No matter what type of personal injury case you have, the clock is ticking. Be sure you contact an experienced personal injury attorney like one from Lachman & Gorton, as soon as possible, to determine the legal deadline that applies to your case.

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