How long will I have to file my claim?
Under the laws of our state, you will have exactly two years from the time of your accident to file your claim. If you choose not to file a claim within this period of time—otherwise known as a statute of limitation—you will have forfeited your right to file a claim against the responsible party in the future.
One thing that is important to note here is that that this period of time only begins the moment you become aware of an accident, not necessarily the time you sustained the injury. This distinction is important for people who sustain injuries that are not immediately apparent; for instance, the cumulative effects of a dangerous pharmaceutical may take years to become apparent.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident that was caused by the carelessness or recklessness of another person, you may be able to take legal action against the party found to be responsible for the accident. To speak with a San Diego personal injury attorney from Ritter & Associates about the particulars of your claim, please call our offices at (619) 296-0123 today.