Why is time so important after you have been injured?

 

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Hey everyone and welcome to another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today we’re talking about why timing is important when hiring an attorney, and more importantly, why you should talk to an attorney immediately after you’re injured. Clients are always asking me if I filed a lawsuit yet, and if there’s still time to file a lawsuit. All of that has to do with a statute of limitations. To put it simply statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. For some personal injury cases you have two years from the date of the accident. But that is not for all personal injury cases. If you were injured by a government entity, like being rear-ended by a police vehicle or tripping on a city-owned sidewalk, then you have a different timeline and not two years.

Other states have different timelines as well, so it’s important that you speak with an attorney in the same state and this incident occurred. Statute of limitations can be a complicated issue and can vary in different cases too. That’s why it’s important to talk with that attorney as soon as possible, because if you missed that statute of limitations, and you don’t follow the lawsuit on time, your claim is gone, and you may not be able to recover for your injuries or your damages. If you have any questions about this topic or any of the topics I’ve talked about, please contact me at (888) 5-ASK-TED.

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