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Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitation is a law that bars claims after a certain period of time. The time period depends on the type of claim. The statute of limitations for a personal injury suit is three years.
The time limit for a personal injury action is determined by the date of when the injured understands the nature of his or her injury. This means when the plaintiff knows or should have reasonably known of the injury and its cause.
The statute of limitations for a claim against a public employee or governmental entity under the Tort Claims Act is two years. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death action is three years from the date of death. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice suit is three years from the date of the malpractice.
It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as you can after you are injured. There are many things that your attorney will need to do, including gathering evidence and records, before filing the lawsuit.
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It is important to make sure that there is enough time to properly prepare and file your claim before the time period expires. Gathering evidence as soon as possible is also important because witnesses' memories will be fresher and other kinds of evidence will likely need to be preserved for your case. The personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of James H. Wood PC will act quickly and efficiently to help you get the justice and answers you deserve.
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