Time Limit To Sue For Personal Injuries
If you or a love one have suffered personal injuries in a car accident, slip and fall accident, or trip and fall accident, you have a time limit for which you can sue for those injuries.
In accordance with the Limitations Act, you have 2 years from the date that you knew or ought to have known that those personal injuries were sustained as a result of an accident; this date usually runs from the date of the accident itself.
The 2-year limitation to sue for personal injuries may be extended by the court in some cases, however, the general rule of thumb is that this 2 year rule is firm.
Regardless of the 2 year limitation rule, once 10 years has passed since the accident, a limitation rule will be triggered, regardless of whether or not you have discovered your personal injuries, and you will be barred from bringing any action after 10 years; this is often referred to as the “10 year drop dead rule”.
While there are some exceptions to these limitation rules, it is important that you contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer as soon as practical after being involved in a car accident, slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident.
If you have been involved in a car accident, slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident, and have or may have suffered personal injuries, contact a knowledgeable lawyer at Law Fifty One LLP to see what options may be available to you in order to claim for compensation.