Is there a time frame within which a claim must be made?
Typically, a victim of personal injury has a limited
period of time (determined by Statutes of Limitations)
in which to file his or her claim in court, or they are
forever barred from succeeding on their claim and from
recovering. In Massachusetts, this time period is
generally three (3) years from the date of the
accident or incident that resulted in the injury.
In some states the statute of limitations may require
filing of the claim in court in less time, such as
within one (1) years. Further, some types of cases
have notice requirements that may be as short as 30 days.
Although exceptions may exist in certain
instances, each exception is fact-sensitive and
requires the analysis of a qualified attorney to
determine if they are applicable. In addition,
given the complexities of some cases
and the need for a thorough investigation and legal
analysis before it can be determined that a claim should
be filed, waiting until the end of the period in which
one must file a claim could deprive the attorney
sufficient time to complete a review of the case in
a timely fashion. Anyone who suspects they may be a
victim of personal injury should thus
contact a qualified attorney.
Our law firm, together with the network of other
law firms that we work with, helps victims of
personal injury nationally.
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