Statutes Of Limitations
Posted on: August 3, 2012
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If an individual believes he has a personal injury claim it is important to be aware of the statute of limitations for the State in which the claim will be filed and for the type of personal injury being claimed. Different claims carry different statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations is the amount of time provided by law that a person has to file a claim.
There are factors to consider when attempting to calculate the statute of limitations in a case. Sometimes the time period begins immediately upon incurring the injury. Other times, in the event where the injury could be undetectable or could go unnoticed for a period of time, the time period begins when the injured party becomes aware of the injury. The age or mental stability of the injured party may also be a factor that affects the statute of limitations. Also, the inability to be present in the state to file a lawsuit can create grounds for extension or adjustment in the statute of limitations.
Once a statute of limitations runs on a case the injured victim has no legal recourse to attempt to collect damages for his injuries. Therefore, it is extremely important that calculation of the statute of limitation is done correctly and the case is filed within the allotted time limit.
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