Personal injury claims for damages are an important legal resource in the arsenal of an injured victim. Because of the importance of a personal injury claim for damages and its ability to help victims, it is also essential for victims to be familiar with the important timelines associated with making a claim for damages.
Regardless of if the claim for damages is a personal injury claim for damages following a car accident or a medical malpractice claim for damages, there are statutes of limitation associated with bringing a claim for damages. Statutes of limitation limit the amount of time a victim has to bring a claim against the negligent parties responsible for the injuries and harm they have suffered. Statutes of limitation vary by type of claim and can also vary by state so it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with any relevant statute of limitation that applies to their claim.
Statutes of limitation vary in length and certain circumstances can toll, or delay, the statute of limitation applicable to a victim's claim. Complexities can also relate to when the statute of limitations begins to run. It is important to note that if a statute of limitations has run, and the relevant claim for damages has not been filed, the victim will be prevented from bringing their claim for damages. As a result, it is vital to be familiar with statutes of limitation and the impact they can have on a victim's claim for damages.
Whether the victim is a car accident victim injured by a negligent driver or the victim of medical malpractice harmed by a negligent medical care provider, it is important for victims to be familiar with how a personal injury claim can help with their medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. It is also necessary for victims to be familiar with the timeline for bringing claim if they want to pursue compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries from the negligent party.