Your right to sue for a personal injury claim does not last forever. The statute of limitations sets two years as the period within which you must file a lawsuit or lose your right to compensation. Of course, it’s always advisable to start legal action in a timely manner, so that your attorney can preserve and assemble the necessary evidence. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, we can move quickly because we’re local in so many areas, and we’re committed to delivering personalized service to every client. If you’re concerned that the statute of limitations may already have expired for your case, be aware that many factors can extend the statutory period. This is something you must discuss with an experienced attorney before abandoning an otherwise valid claim.
A statute of limitations offers reasonable protections to people who would otherwise have lawsuits hanging over their heads forever. States have different limitations periods for different types of legal controversies. In Virginia, the standard period to bring a lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death is two years from the injury event or the death, respectively. However, there are exceptional circumstances that can extend the period for injury cases:
The statute of limitation is not the only technical aspect of your injury case. You should consult a knowledgeable attorney to better understand Virginia liability laws, how to file a claim and how to deal with the costs of filing.
Don’t let the statute of limitations bar your recovery. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is prepared to manage your case aggressively and effectively. To schedule a free consultation with a determined, local attorney, call (888) 351-1038 or contact our office online.
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