Statutes of limitations apply in all types of injury cases. At Finney Law Office, LLC, we believe it’s important to understand the statute of limitations that may apply to your case, especially if you feel you’re the victim of the negligent or careless actions of another.
If a statute of limitations does apply to your injury case—which it often does—it’s important to understand that you only have a limited amount of time to either resolve your claim or to file a lawsuit, dependent upon the type of injury claim you have.
For example: if you are the victim of medical negligence, you have two years from the date when the negligence occurred to have either resolved your claim or to file a lawsuit.
If the statute of limitations does run out, there is nothing that can be done. You lose the ability to file a claim or lawsuit against that instance of negligence forever. This is why contacting an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney as soon you as you can is critical—waiting may cost you dearly.