If you suffer in an accident caused by another individual or group, you may be able to file a personal injury case in order to seek financial recompense for the related medical bills, lost wages, and other hardships. However, with these types of cases, a law known as the statute of limitations puts a cap on the maximum amount of time a person has to file a claim.
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a personal injury accident, an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney can help you file your claim before it expires under the statute of limitations. To discuss your situation, contact the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.
How Does the Statute of Limitations Work?
When a person is injured in an accident, they may take some time to determine whether they believe litigation is the best option for them. While a person should consider their options carefully, they must make a decision within a certain amount of time to be able to act and receive compensation. To regulate the amount of time a person has to file as well as the compensation they can receive, statute of limitation laws covers issues such as:
- The specific number of years a person has to file
- Any extra time allowed for injured minors
- Any extra time that is available for people unaware of an injury
- Limits that may depend on the type of litigation or injury
A person needs to file a claim within their state’s set number of years or they can lose the chance to file at all. After the state of limitations has passed, that individual cannot press a claim for their injury.
If you have been injured and need legal assistance, we may be able to help you. To learn more about your claim options, contact the St. Louis personal injury lawyers of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.