Statutes of Limitations for filing personal injury law suits are typically two years. But there are other good reasons for acting promptly.
First, the circumstances surrounding the incident will be fresh in the minds of any witnesses. When legal action is delayed, witnesses may forget important details, or worse, move and never be found. It’s also important for a lawyer to accurately record the recollections of those involved.
Lawyers can also make sure the proper documents are filed to protect your rights and that you do not sign anything that may limit your ability to obtain money damages in a suit or settlement. In addition, your attorney can counsel you concerning the many problems, which can arise following accidents and injuries.
If you suffer a serious personal injury, look for legal counsel promptly to ensure your right to money damages.