Many people are unaware that there are time limits to file an injury lawsuit.
In all states, there are time limits for filing personal injury lawsuits. This is known as the statute of limitations. Once the statute of limitations has expired, a lawsuit is no longer considered valid and will be rejected by the court.
After a personal injury accident in California, an injured person must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the injury or accident. However, there are exceptions to this time limit in certain situations.
If you have been injured in a car accident, the defendant may argue that the action or inaction of the injured suing party (the plaintiff) caused or contributed to the accident and injuries. In California, your damages can be reduced depending on if the court finds you were partly responsible for the accident or injury.
Personal injury laws are very complex and it is important to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident or injury to ensure the best possible outcome. The law office of Guildjian Law APC represents clients throughout Southern and Central California in many different types of personal injury and accident cases. Call 714.485.0628 if you’ve been injured in any of the following: