Thursday, September 20, 2012

Two year statute of limitations on cases

One of the first question I ask prospective clients when they call about civil matters is when did the incident happen. While we need to learn what is alleged to have happened there may be nothing that we can do to help if the statute of limitations has run. In order to preserve your case it is always best to discuss the matter with an attorney right after the incident happens. There are a number of other reasons to take action immediately. For example, if you have been injured in a car wreck as a result of another driver acting negligently it is important that pictures are taken of the damage and recollections of the event are recorded. If the case involves a local or state government there are more specific rules regarding preserving your claim. A notice of claim must first be filed within 6 months to a year of the incident. Don't wait until it's too late to take action.

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