At Mickle and Bass, LLC, one of the first things we do for our clients is talk to them about the statute of limitations, or time limit, that applies to their personal injury claim. A statute of limitations requires that a personal injury claim be filed within a certain period of time. If a claim is not filed within the time frame required by the statute of limitations, an injured person loses the right to pursue his or her claim.
There is a statute of limitations, or time limit, on all personal injury claims, including work injuries, car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence claims, nursing home injuries and defective product claims. The statute of limitations varies depending on what type of personal injury claim you have. Some are two years, some are three years. Others may be longer. Others may be shorter.
The best way to avoid losing your right to pursue a personal injury claim is to consult a lawyer at Mickle and Bass, LLC.