Are there any time limits for filing a lawsuit after being injured as a pedestrian in an accident?
There are time limits, known as statutes of limitations, for filing a lawsuit after being injured as a pedestrian in an accident. These statutes vary depending on the state where the accident occurred. Statutes of limitations set a specific deadline within which you must initiate legal action, and if you fail to do so within the prescribed time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation through a lawsuit.
What Are the Statutes of Limitations for Pedestrian Accidents?
The statutes of limitations for pedestrian accident cases can range from one to several years, and the time limit typically starts from the date of the accident or from the date you discovered your injuries. In California, the statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents is two years from the date of the accident.
It's important to be aware of the statute of limitations that applies to your specific location. Failing to file a lawsuit within the designated time frame can result in the court dismissing your case, regardless of the strength of your claim.
Can An Attorney Ensure I File My Claim Within the Statute of Limitations?
If you were injured as a pedestrian in an accident, speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. They can advise you on the applicable statute of limitations and guide you through the legal process.
If you believe you have a valid claim, do not delay in taking legal action. Initiating the process early allows your attorney ample time to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong case. By acting promptly and seeking legal advice early on, you can ensure that your rights are protected and that you have sufficient time to pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses after being injured as a pedestrian in an accident.
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If you were struck by a negligent motorist while out walking around your neighborhood, don't settle for less than you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Our dedicated team will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve for all accident-related damages. Contact us today to learn more.
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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