How Long Do I Have To Hire An Attorney?

The law requires that you file a lawsuit within a specified period of time depending on the nature of the claim and the entity that caused your injury. This is referred to as the statute of limitations. Generally, for personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is three years from the time of injury.

There are separate claims requirements in certain instances. For example, if the injury was caused by a public employee, a claim must be made within 120 days. You should consult an attorney about the specific statute of limitations if you are in doubt.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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