What is a Statute of Limitations?
Statute of Limitations Attorney in Fresno
After suffering a personal injury in an accident, it is common to feel confused and uncertain about what to do next. However, waiting too long to hire a lawyer could mean that you will be unable to recover any damages at all. The state of California has laws known as the Statute of Limitations, which limit the amount of time a person has to file a claim or lawsuit for damages. Regarding personal injury in particular, these laws are found in the
Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1, which states that an action for injury or
wrongful death caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another must be pursued within two years.
If injured in an accident, you have two years to file a lawsuit or claim before you may no longer legally do so! This includes traffic accidents such as auto accidents,
motorcycle accidents and
pedestrian accidents, medical situations such as
medical malpractice and
nursing home negligence, and other cases such as
premises liability and
serious injuries. If you have been involved in an accident of any kind and need to fight for compensation, hire a competent attorney right away. Call Sawl Law Group today to learn what a Fresno injury lawyer could do for you.
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