Personal Injury Law

Professional Negligence

What are statutes of limitations?

Statutes of limitations—often referred to as limitations of actions—refer to the required time periods to sue in a case. Most personal injury tort suits have a one-year statute of limitations. This means that a plaintiff must file suit within that one-year window or forfeit their legal rights forever. Note that not all states have the same statute of limitations. It can vary dramatically from state to state.


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