When you experience injuries or loss due to the intent or negligence of another party, you deserve to be compensated. However, in order to receive the compensation, you have to file suit within the proper amount of time. If the statute of limitations passes, you won’t be able to seek compensation for damages.
In California, the statute of limitations can vary from case to case, depending on the damages that occur. Here are a few examples of the different timeframe you may have based on the particulars of your case.
- Personal injury – For a general personal injury case, you have two years to file a suit. This would include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries, dog bites, and the like.
- Property damage – If you are okay, but your property was damaged, you have three years to begin the case. For example, if you were in a motor vehicle accident but were unharmed and are not seeking compensation for medical bills, you can take an extra year to file suit.
- Wrongful death – In the case of wrongful death, the statute of limitations is usually two years. However, you should ask a lawyer about your specific case.
- Medical malpractice – Medical malpractice suits usually only get one year to be filed. Keep in mind that there are special rules in place regarding the current pandemic.
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Of course, there are other types of cases that may have a shorter or longer statute of limitations. The defendant will impact the timeframe as well. For example, claims against a public entity (for example, a government facility) have a shorter time in which to start the case. Contact the attorneys at Petrov Law Firm by calling 619.344.0360 to learn more about your case.Read More
Personal injury settlements can help to cover your medical bills, missed work, and additional pain and suffering that you may experience due to another person or company’s negligence. However, if you have been injured, you need to get your claim prepared as soon as possible. This is because the state of California places a statute of limitations on how much time you have to request compensation.
The amount of time that you have to make your claim depends on the type of damages or the guilty party. Here are a few examples:
- If a government agency was responsible – If you are injured due to the negligence of a government agency, you need to submit your claim as soon as possible. The statute of limitations on a claim involving a government agency is only six months.
- If you have been injured – You have two years to make your claim in a general personal injury case, but you should start right away. The closer you get to the statute of limitations, the more an insurance company can try and drag things out or force you into a smaller settlement than you deserve.
- If your property has been damaged – You have up to three years to make a claim on property damages. Again, don’t let the length of time stop you from working on the case right away. The closer you get to the deadline, the less likely you are to receive what you really deserve.
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The personal injury attorneys at Petrov Law Firm can help you to get your case settled within the statute of limitations so that you can maximize your compensation. Contact us today at 619.344.0360 to get started.Read More
When a person suffers an injury due to someone else’s intent or negligence, they may be able to receive compensation for losses that are suffered. This can include reimbursement for medical bills, property damage, and even general costs for pain and suffering that may have resulted from the experience. However, you only have a certain amount of time to bring your claim forward. Here is what you need to know about the statute of limitations in California.
Different Time Frames for Different Claims
Depending on the type of claim you wish to make, there are different amounts of time that you need to accomplish your claim during. Here are a few examples:
- Property damages – Let’s say someone damages your property along with the injury. For example, you are in a car accident. You have three years to make a claim on the damages to your car. Remember that you may not receive compensation on the day you make a claim, so you can’t wait until the end of the third year to report the damages.
- Personal injury – If you were to slip and fall due to negligence on the part of a business, you could make a claim for up to two years. However, because there are many steps involved, you will want to start the claim long before. And you should seek medical attention from day one of the injuries.
- Claims involving government agencies – If your claim involves damages caused by a government agency, you need to act fast. The statute of limitations is just six months.
Personal Injury Assistance in the San Diego Area
If you have experienced a personal injury in the San Diego area, contact Petrov Law Firm today to get your case started before time runs out. Call 619-344-0360 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.Read More
If you have been injured in the state of California, you may be due certain forms of compensation. For example, you may be able to recover medical bills that incurred due to the injury. You may even be able to get compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and to cover other damages.
But you have to act promptly. Why? California has statute of limitations laws that protect the offending party if you allow too much time to pass between the injury and the claim. Here are a few things you need to know.
Statute of Limitations by Claim Type
The type of claim dictates how quickly you have to build your case. Here are three examples:
- When a government agency is involved – If you have a claim against a government agency (you have a slip and fall accident in a government building, for example), you only have 6 months to make your claim.
- Personal injury – If you were in a car accident or suffered a personal injury in another way, you get two full years to make a claim. However, you still need to start building your case right from day one by seeking medical attention and then finding a lawyer to represent you.
- Property damage – Property damage claims have a three-year statute of limitations.
Filing Your Personal Injury Claim in Southern California
If you have suffered a personal injury in the state of California, now is the time to act. Petrov Law Firm has personal injury attorneys that service Southern California from our San Diego and Chula Vista locations. To learn more, call us today at 619-344-0360.Read More