When an incident happens that gives rise to a legal claim, the law has a deadline on the amount of time the injured person has to file a lawsuit. This is called the statute of limitations. Different types of lawsuits have different statute of limitations periods. Lawsuits involving personal injuries generally have to be filed within two years of the incident that caused the injury. There are some exceptions, such as when your claim is against a government entity. Under the California Tort Claims Act, before anyone can file a lawsuit against a government agency, department or employee, the injured person must file a specific notice of claim with that government entity. For personal injury claims, the notice of claim must be filed within six months of the injury causing incident.
Whether your injury claim falls under the “normal” two-year limit or is against the government and requires the more complicated filing in a shorter period of time, the assistance of a prominent accident lawyer in Los Angeles can be crucial to make sure you don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit. While you take care of your injuries and personal needs, your attorney can handle the legal details of your case, giving you time to heal.
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