Understanding the Statute of Limitations

Statute of limitationsUnderstanding the statute of limitations in California is crucial to recovering compensation in your personal injury case. That’s why you need to seek legal counsel from a trusted attorney as soon as possible after your accident. At Bish & Cutting, APC, our California personal injury lawyers are always ready to help innocent victims of negligence recover the full compensation that they deserve. Here is some information on the statute of limitations and how it relates to your injury claim.

Understanding the Statute of Limitations | How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In California, you will have two years from the date of your injury to bring your claim or to settle. This might differ for certain cases such as slip and falls on municipal property as well as medical malpractice. It would be wise to sit down with one of our California personal injury lawyers to determine if your statute of limitations is two years, or if your case is different.

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations | Why You Need to Act Fast

Our advice pertaining to the statute of limitations is to not wait them out. You should not be bringing your claim to an attorney with a week to spare. There is a lot of preparation that goes into these cases and we need time to do them. There is also a significance to calling an attorney as soon as you possibly can. A huge part of our job is to collect evidence. We do that by taking pictures, talking to witnesses, and recreating the scene. The sooner you come to us, the better the results are going to be. Here’s why: imagine seeing a car crash on the highway one day. You offer your contact information to the injured driver as a witness. What if they were to call you eight months later? Do you think you could give them an accurate memory from that event? Most likely not. When we take on a case, we always hope that we’ve been contacted as soon as possible so that we can get the clearest memories from people about the crash. Your witnesses might remember something very fuzzy even a few weeks after the collision, so there is no time to waste. This is why it’s so important to make sure your claim is filed long before the statute of limitations expires.

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If you were seriously injured, please call the California personal injury lawyers at Bish & Cutting, APC today for a free consultation. We will be there to support you and guide you through this difficult time. For more information on the California statute of limitations, call us today!