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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.
Injuries cost money, including time away from work, medical bills and other complications. You should have an attorney help you with your claim. Not sure if you have a good injury case? Speak to a local personal injury attorney about the merits of your case. This one step can help you protect your rights and take the proper next steps.