How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case?

Jul 8, 2024 | Blog

After suffering an injury, it’s crucial to understand the time limits for filing a personal injury case. The legal term for these deadlines is the statute of limitations. In this video, Geoff McDonald explains what the statute of limitations is, how it varies by state and type of injury, and why it’s essential to act promptly to protect your legal rights.

By the end of the video, viewers will have a clear understanding of the statutes of limitations for personal injury cases and the importance of timely action to protect their legal rights.

Contact a Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured and need to know how much time you have to file a personal injury case, contact Geoff McDonald at 804-409-0821 for a free consultation. Understanding the statute of limitations and taking prompt action is crucial for securing the compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury FAQ

  • What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case? The statute of limitations varies by state and type of injury but typically ranges from two to three years from the date of the injury.
  • Are there any exceptions to the statute of limitations? Yes, exceptions can include cases involving minors, delayed discovery of the injury, or the defendant being out of state, which can extend the filing deadline.
  • Why is it important to act promptly after an injury? Acting quickly helps ensure that evidence is preserved, witness testimony is secured, and injuries are documented, making it easier to build a strong case.
  • What happens if I miss the statute of limitations? Missing the deadline can result in losing your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
  • What steps should I take if I’ve been injured? Seek medical attention, document the incident, consult with an attorney, and file your claim as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline.

Geoff McDonald and Associates: 804-888-8888.


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