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What does the term “statute of limitation” refer to?

While anyone who is injured through another person’s negligence or recklessness may be entitled to recover damages related that individual’s accident, there is a limited period of time to do so. This period of time in which an individual must file a personal injury claim is known as the statute of limitations.

So, if a personal injury claim is not made within the statute of limitations, the injury victim will no longer be capable of seeking compensation for the damages associated with his or her injury. For personal injury within California, for instance, the statue of limitations is two years from the injury, or one year from the date the injury was discovered.

To discuss the particulars of an injury you sustained with one of our San Diego personal injury lawyers at Ritter & Associates, please call us at (619) 296-0123 today.

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