If you're hurt in any type of accident, it's in your best interest to get a free legal evaluation of your accident as soon as possible. If you wait, evidence that could help prove your case may be lost, damaged, or even destroyed. In addition, the laws for each state put a time limit on when you can file a claim. If you don't file a claim before your state's deadline, you will lose your right to sue and recover money damages for your injuries and any future complications arising from your injury. Click on the state where the injury occurred to find out what the state's statute of limitations are for injury claims.
Note: Statutes of limitations restrict the time period that a person can file a lawsuit. These statutes not only vary by state, but they also vary by cause of action. The guides in this section provide limitations periods for each state, but only for particular causes of action; specifically, those related to personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability claims. The sections discussing special rules for minors only apply to the causes of action listed for that particular state.
Need more information on state laws? Learn more about the laws where you live.